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Intelligent Trading Summit: Tackling Today’s Problems to Deliver Next Generation Trading

Today’s trading environment is ring-fenced by problems, but there are solutions and technologies that can revitalise trading and make it fit for purpose for next generation traders who are already immersed in technology. Presenting a keynote address at A-Team Group’s Intelligent Trading Summit, Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa, described what is going…

Q&A: Solarflare’s Bruce Tolley on Packet Capture and Performance Management

Packet capture – grabbing every data packet on a network for analysis – is becoming increasingly important, not just for specialist latency measurement but for higher level monitoring and management of trading and compliance functions. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Solarflare’s Bruce Tolley how and why it is being integrated into the company’s network interface cards. Q: Solarflare has an…

Q&A: Skyler’s Mike Vieyra on Market Data Management and LIBOR

Skyler Technology is a company that has re-invented itself since its early days as a complex event processing company from the San Francisco Bay Area, to focus on market data management – with some relevant technology for compliance in markets such as LIBOR – from a UK base. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to CEO Mike Vieyra to find…

Nasdaq OMX and Thesys Sketch Roadmap for Algo Testing Facility

The tie-up of Nasdaq OMX and Thesys Technologies to deliver an algorithm testing facility is expected to endure beyond initial plans to offer algo testing for US equities trading and take testing into other asset classes over time. It is also expected to help trading firms get ahead of any regulatory mandates that may set…

Market Surveillance Requires Systems that are Lean, Fast and Flexible

In a highly regulated trading market that is growing in complexity, yet must prove transparency, market surveillance is a significant challenge – but it can be addressed using technologies that span systems and data management, and deliver real-time alerts of potential abuse in the market. The pressing issues of surveillance and how best to tackle…

Is Low Latency the New Disaster Recovery?

“Everyone wants low latency … the trouble is no one wants to pay for it,” were words spoken recently by a senior executive of a major financial IT vendor. It was a private meeting, so I won’t name the individual or the company, but what was said resonated with me, because it echoed my increasing…

Perseus Rolls Certified Time Service for Regulatory Compliance, Algo Trading

Perseus Telecom has rolled out a certified time service to allow trading firms to accurately timestamp market data and transactions for regulatory and algorithmic trading purposes. The service taps technology from Certichron, which Perseus is now selling and maintaining at a number of market data centres, with more to come. Certified time is a proprietary and…

A-Team Video with Eccleston on S&P Capital IQ’s Vision for R2, QuantHouse and CMA in 2013 – and Beyond

Lou Eccleston, President of S&P Capital IQ, talks to A-Team’s Andrew Delaney about the company’s recent spate of corporate acquisitions, which saw the addition of risk specialist R2, ultra low-latency data provider QuantHouse and OTC derivatives valuations provider CMA. Eccleston explains the rationale behind each of the transactions, and presents his vision for combining the three…

Industrialising Investment Banking Technology

What does an industrialised bank look like? We are embarking on a journey already undertaken by many other industries as they matured. Using the automotive industry as an example, we see: Use of technology and lean processes to drive down costs Reduction in end-product complexity Increased regulation for a safer industry Extensive technology cross-licensing and…

Verdande and ITRS Link Provides Early Warning for System Outages

Continuing to work with application monitoring solutions, case-based reasoning specialist Verdande Technologies has forged a partnership with ITRS Group in order to create an “early warning system for potential trading outages, system failures or other latency-impacting events.” The deal involves Verdande linking its Edge platform with ITRS’s Geneos in order to leverage data points collected…