TradingTech Insight OMS, EMS & SOR The latest content from across the platform

A Replay of the London Low-Latency Summit …

We’ve uploaded audio from the morning sessions at the London Low-Latency Summit, which took place on September 26th … there’s some great listening and learning to be had … Also attached are slides from Bjorn Carlson of Nasdaq OMX, who presented a keynote. Keynote Discussion with Ben Stephens of Nomura International. Keynote with Bjorn Carlson…

Fast-Paced Futures

Whether you are trading Eurodollars in Chicago, FTSE 100 futures in London or Nikkei contracts in Tokyo, there is little to distinguish the style of listed futures and options trading or the regulatory requirements involved. From the trader’s perspective, the hundreds of thousands of instruments and the multitude of exchanges on which they trade are…

SIFMA 2011 – Booth 1101 – What to Expect

Today is the first day of the annual SIFMA show. And each year since it’s been run at the Hilton, Booth 1101 is the very first one that punters encounter following registration. So in some respects, it sets the tone for the entire trade show, and perhaps what is hot in the financial technology marketplace….

Viewpoints on Latency – I Am Not a Number – May 2011

The “Three Ms of Latency” are a set of essential steps that turn the data that’s derived from a roster of tools – including those from contributors Corvil and TS-Associates – into meaningful, actionable information that can be leveraged to boost one’s business. The Three Ms of Latency are: Measure, Monitor and Manage. It all…

A Low Latency Cocktail from The Brewery

Last week, I chaired A-Team’s first Business & Technology of Low-Latency Trading event – #BTLLT for the twittersphere – at The Brewery (a former Whitbread Brewery, it’s now an established events venue), and these are a few geeky highlights from my day. Starting with the toy I wanted for Easter … it’s called RoboTrader from…

Q&A: Craig Betts of Solace Systems on Latency Beyond Algo Trading

Low latency messaging use is expanding beyond traditional algorithmic trading applications to address wider business requirements. Meanwhile, issues such as reliability, manageability and cost are becoming more visible. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com discussed low-latency messaging directions – and messaging directions in general – with Craig Betts, CEO of Solace Systems. Q: You recently announced a deal with the…

Q&A: Fidessa’s Justin Llewellyn-Jones on Hosting and Latency

An increasing number of execution systems vendors are now offering their products as hosted services, running them from their own data centres, and taking on the job of managing them, including keeping their latency low. Fidessa has been doing this for some time. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with the company’s managed services head Justin Llewellyn-Jones to…

The Connected World of Connectivity

What is connectivity? How to define connectivity in the high-performance trading infrastructure segment depends on where you sit in what’s increasingly viewed as the financial ecosystem. At the FISD’s recent Low-Latency Roundtable event in London, I asked a group of esteemed supplier panellists how financial markets users should decide on which application type is the…

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…

A-Team Insight Exchange Takes a Holistic Approach to Latency

Next week’s A-Team Insight Exchange event in London will feature a number of sessions that focus on latency and how to reduce it – not only through fast messaging middleware and co-location, but across an entire trading system stack – hardware, software and network. One session in the Insight Conference – “Beyond Equities and Sub-Microsecond…