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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…

Bordeaux Dispatch – Extending the Tentacles

Actually, I used Bordeaux to get your attention. I write this blog from rural Perigord – the village of Bourdeilles, to be exact – which sits close to some wine appellations that are regarded as Bordeaux, like St. Emilion and Pomerol. So, yes, it’s a stretch. But there is a theme at play here. Bourdeilles…

Q&A: RTI Introduces Wide Area Routing Service; Scaling To Hundreds of Thousands of Applications

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is best known for its messaging middleware, which is deployed in support of low-latency applications such as algorithmic trading, within trading firms. Recently, RTI introduced the RTI Routing Service, which can be used to bridge applications and networks running in different locations – up to tens or hundreds of thousands of applications….

LSE Looking to the Future for TradElect

Following the tech blogs as we do, it’s been interesting to follow the smoke concerning the London Stock Exchange and the future of its TradElect system. Now it seems there’s some fire there, with the LSE acknowledging that it’s looking at the future of the platform, and how to keep the exchange in the low…

NYSE Technologies to Facilitate Low-Latency Trading

Moving forward on a strategic vision championed by CEO Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext has created NYSE Technologies, a new company with a remit to commercialise the exchange group’s technical solutions, intellectual property and operational capabilities and sell them to other exchanges, liquidity venues and market participants. The company is headed by industry veteran Stanley Young,…

Sun To Focus on Latency In Trading Applications Developer Workshop

Sun Microsystems is running a “Trading Applications Developer Workshop” on Thursday, January 22nd, at its New York City customer briefing centre. The workshop – with an emphasis on latency – runs from 8.30am to 1pm, followed by lunch, and is free to qualified registrants. Click here to register. Attendance is limited so register today. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com…

Financial Information Forum Highlights the US$250m Cost of New Options Symbology, Finds Industry Dissatisfaction with Lack of Agreed Standards

The majority of industry participants are disappointed and frustrated that an agreement has not been reached on an alternative standard to the Options Price Reporting Authority (Opra) code, according to a recent study by the Financial Information Forum (FIF). Mary Lou Von Kaenel, managing director, management consulting at New York-based consultancy Jordan & Jordan, which…

The Impact of MiFID

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been described as pure cost pain for little liquidity gain by some. What might the impacts be for the financial services firms in terms of conduct of business, data management and best execution and order-handling processes? asks Dr Anthony W Kirby, Fellow of European Think Tank Promethee and…

Russell/Mellon Adopts Citadel’s Cadis Platform To Support Index Data, Performance Measurement

Russell/Mellon has become the second subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corp. to purchase data management product Cadis from Citadel Associates. Cadis is being used across the range of index data services and performance measurement solutions at Russell/Mellon. The data management product is helping to streamline data operations internally, and will also become a component of Russell/Mellon’s…