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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…

Recorded Webinar: Trading Beyond the Horizon

You can listen to the recording of this webinar by registering on this page. Click below to watch the recorded webinar, or download the white paper–for free! In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage…

Trading Beyond the Horizon: Fragmentation Drives Multi-Market Execution

In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage opportunities across the order book and by implementing high frequency and complex, multi-leg, cross asset class strategies. The successful operations – whether they be the proprietary desks…

Let’s Focus on Inter-Party Latency

Latency – and keeping it low – remains a concern for the financial markets. We at A-Team know, because our latest poll at low-latency.com found that 80% of respondents reckoned it will be more of a concern in the future. With all this algo and high frequency trading going on, events in the world would…

Buy Buy Buy

There was quite a bit of M&A activity last week. Oracle and BEA for $8.5 billion (we’ll have to see whether that’s good news for BEA’s Weblogic Event Server), Sun Microsystems and MySQL for a billion, and NYSE-Euronext snapping up Wombat Financial Software for $200 million. For Wombat – headquartered in Nevada’s Incline Village where…