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It’s Getting Better …

… Getting better all the time. That’s my assessment of the economy as far as spending on IT by Wall Street is concerned. Sorry, having just picked up the remastered Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, I couldn’t resist tapping Lennon/McCartney’s track 4 title for this blog post. I’ll offer just a couple…

Issue 7: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Low latency technologies continue to be deployed by the financial markets – driven by the need to adopt them simply to stay in the trading game, and hopefully win at it. But low latency covers a wide range of components – from networks, to server hardware, to operating systems and middleware, to middleware, and to…

NYSE Technologies to Facilitate Low-Latency Trading

Moving forward on a strategic vision championed by CEO Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext has created NYSE Technologies, a new company with a remit to commercialise the exchange group’s technical solutions, intellectual property and operational capabilities and sell them to other exchanges, liquidity venues and market participants. The company is headed by industry veteran Stanley Young,…

Q&A: Steve Gleave of Endace on Latency Monitoring

In the news yesterday as a result of its global partnership with Reuters, Endace’s technology – coupled with that of partner Trading Metrics – underpins the Reuters Latency Monitor. But just who is Endace, and what does their technology really do? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Endace vice president of marketing Steve Gleave to find out more…

Standing Settlement Instructions: Bringing the Poor Relation of Reference Data into the Fold

Awareness of the fact that missing or inaccurate standing settlement instructions (SSIs) are a major inhibitor to true straight-through processing (STP) is as long-standing as the industry’s focus on STP itself. Problems with SSIs are still the biggest single cause of reference data-related trade fails, which themselves are the second biggest cause of fails behind…

The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

RDUG Joins ISITC, FPL, FISD To Forge MiFID Working Group

The Reference Data Users Group (RDUG) has thrown in its cards with three other industry lobby groups to form a joint working group to address compliance issues spurred by the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), whose implementation date of early 2007 is causing ructions within the securities industry operations community. Writing exclusively…

Cicada, Algorithmics Set Details of Venture to Supply Cleansed Data in Risk Solutions

Cicada and Algorithmics are working to finalise the details of a new jointly-owned company they plan to establish, that will develop and provide multi-source clean, structured data and managed risk solutions to users of Algorithmics’ Algo Suite of products. A third partner, Investors Guaranty is funding and supporting the venture. The alliance, announced during April,…