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SGX Reaches for Lower Latency

So, Singapore Exchange’s Reach matching engine went live today as planned. Based on Genium Inet technology from Nasdaq OMX, it matches in less than 90 microseconds, door to door, whatever that means. The new system is part of a $250 million upgrade by SGX, also including a new data centre and co-lo facilities. Apart from…

Just One To Go For TradElect

With Oslo Børs moving to the LSE’s Millennium Exchange technology sometime soonish, it looks like flicking the off switch for TradElect is moving closer. The exchange has already migrated its main market and its Turquoise MTF to Millennium, so moving Oslo’s market will mean just Borse Italiana remains in the slower-latency world. It does all…

Getting to Grips with Latency for HFT in FX

There has been much discussion recently around the impact of high frequency trading (HFT) on the financial markets. There is no doubt that the concept of HFT, analysing market information such as stock prices to implement proprietary trading activity in a matter of seconds, has many advantages. This includes greater market liquidity, lower transaction costs…

Strange Bedfellows in Singapore?

Certainly in some people’s eyes. Or maybe just an example of pragmatism, co-operation and even industry standards at work. I speak of the rollout at the Singapore Exchange of pre-trade risk functionality in the form of the Risk Management Gateway from NYSE Technologies. And its soon to be hookup with the exchange’s new matching system,…

NYSE+Nasdaq … The Platform Play

So as somewhat expected, Nasdaq OMX is making a play for NYSE Euronext, pulling in IntercontinentalExchange as a partner, and offering a good premium over Deutsche Boerse’s bid. Regulatory issues – which are likely to be significant for both bids – aside, the Nasdaq/ICE bid looks credible on paper. But what does it say –…

A Dose of Latency Nourishment

Plenty of food for thought this week for those of us who need to think deeply about latency. No, A-Team isn’t wrestling with how to squeeze out interparty latency, cut the tails of its jitter curves or ensure ROI on new high-speed venue connections (although we know many of you are). No, our current deep…

Opinion: New Wall Street Film Shows That Technology Never Sleeps

By Dr Giles Nelson, Deputy CTO, Progress Software The latest Wall Street movie – ‘Money Never Sleeps’ – opens with Gordon Gekko, the man who so famously stated “Greed is good” in the first film, being released from jail. It’s a comical scene, contrasting the technology of the ’80s to the tech of today as…

Alternative Trading Systems Directory 2010

The year since we launched our first edition of the A-Team Alternative Trading Directory has passed by in a flash (no pun intended). And while the rate of expansion of the alternative trading system sector may have slowed – even consolidated somewhat – in the more established centres, their onward march continues both in terms of credibility, and of uptake…

Plus Markets Puts Algo Technologies at Heart of New Exchange Plans

Plus Markets’ plans to develop a competitive stock exchange by creating new products and services on the basis of its status as a recognised investment exchange are underpinned by a technology strategy that builds on Algo Technologies’ software. The exchange’s change in business strategy results from a five month review that ended in late August…

Data Management for New Trading Opportunities

As high-frequency and quantitative trading techniques mature, trading firms are finding it harder to make money. Market practitioners are recognizing that speed of market access alone is no longer sufficient to stay ahead of the pack, as low-latency connectivity enters the mainstream. The emphasis is returning to the quality of the trading model. In order…