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The Evolution of the Multi-Asset Class Trading Desk

By John Greenan, CEO, Alignment Systems Over the past 30 years, the buy-side trading desk has undergone a fundamental transformation, specifically in two linked areas: automation of high-touch and low-touch trading, and the rise of multi-asset class trading. Alignment Systems worked with FactSet to document this transformation with an eye on understanding where the industry…

IPC and RANsquawk Collaborate on Real-Time Audio and Text News Feed

Communications and network solutions provider IPC is collaborating with RANsquawk, a supplier of market information, to offer a real-time audio and text news feed to users of IPC’s Unigy 360 cloud-based software-as-a-service communications and workflow solution. The aim of the collaboration is to help traders using Unigy 360 make better decisions. Users can consume RANsquawk’s…

ITRS Continues Infrastructure Monitoring Expansion with OP5 Purchase

ITRS Group’s acquisition of OP5, a Swedish provider of IT monitoring and log analysis technology, continues its move to shore up its trading infrastructure offering coming on the heels of a recent partnership deal with Velocimetrics and its May purchase of capacity analysis specialist Sumerian. OP5 specialises in helping firms to control and monitor their IT configurations using…

ITRS Partners Velocimetrics to Improve Operational Resilience

ITRS Group has partnered Velocimetrics to give users of its ITRS Geneos real-time monitoring solution the ability to independently trace and analyse the real-time performance of every trade as it is processed and improve operational resilience. The need for improved resilience was raised earlier this month in a joint discussion paper from the FCA, PRA…

Corvil Enters Client Analysis Space with AI-Powered Intelligence Hub

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Corvil’s release last week of its Intelligence Hub propels the Dublin-based data analytics specialist into the burgeoning world of business intelligence for the trading environment. Building on the company’s long-established trading infrastructure monitoring and latency measurement offerings, the Intelligence Hub extracts data from Corvil analytics appliances at every stage in…

A-Team Group Reveals Winners of 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards

The winners of this year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Technology (ITT) Awards have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best cloud-based trading environment to best trading analytics platform and best consolidated market data feed. Consultancy categories covered best specialist trading technology consultancy and best specialist market data consultancy. A…

ITRS Adds Capacity Planning Capability Through Acquisition of Sumerian

ITRS Group has concluded a nine-month partnership with Sumerian, which developed ITRS Insights Capacity Planning, with the acquisition of the firm. The acquisition combines ITRS’ real-time monitoring software with Sumerian’s predictive capacity analytics to help financial institutions save money on under-used resources, while quantifying business risks and avoiding outages. The solution takes large-scale data from…

ITRS Integrates MapR AI and Analytics into Geneos Gateway Hub

ITRS Group is collaborating with MapR to integrate the latter’s AI and analytics platform into its Geneos real-time monitoring and analytics tool. MapR software will be integrated into ITRS’ Gateway Hub, a new module available to Geneos customers that will make it easier for them to capture data and alerts, and use a range of…

A Ticking Clock: The Tricky Issue of Timestamping for MiFID II

MiFID II has introduced rigorous new requirements for timestamping and clock synchronisation, forcing firms to overhaul existing technology and implement new systems to comply. Accuracy is everything – but how successful has the industry been in meeting the tighter demands? In advance of A-Team’s webinar on timestamping and clock synchronisation tomorrow, we take a quick look…

Metamako Adds MetaProtect Firewall to Portfolio of FPGA Network Appliances

Metamako has extended its portfolio of field programmable gate array (FPGA) enabled network solutions with MetaProtect Firewall, a network appliance designed to deliver ultra-fast firewall protection and solve problems including situations where a firewall is mandatory but ultra-low latency and high port density are also required. The firewall solution takes Metamako into the security space…