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The Next Wave for Trading Infrastructure Analytics

How are analytics applied to electronic trading infrastructure? What is so important about time accuracy? And how can you gain complete visibility into all the transaction processes with a view to answering questions from the business? Corvil CEO Donal Byrne addresses these questions and more, in a wide-ranging discussion on the potential for trading analytics…

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…

Metamako Makes First Acquisition as it Takes on xCelor’s Hardware Business

Metamako has acquired the network device business of Chicago based xCelor, bringing xCelor hardware customers into the Metamako fold and allowing xCelor to concentrate on developing high-performance network applications that will be provided on Metamako hardware. This is Metamako’s first acquisition and a strategic milestone for the provider of low-latency FPGA-enabled network solutions. Sydney based…

MiFID II Data Management: Where Are We Now?

Winston Churchill probably doesn’t spring to mind when considering Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), but his famous Battle of El Alamein description – “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” – fits the new EU regulation…

Trading Infrastructure Testing: Taking an Enterprise Approach

Over time, trading operations have become complex networks of different applications using diverse technologies tied together into an overall trading infrastructure. Testing has evolved in a similar ad hoc way and, as a result, firms often lack a coherent testing strategy. This could leave them open to trading errors on the scale that pushed Knight…

Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…