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When Is Lower Latency Worth The Effort?

Shaving response times by nanoseconds can produce value in high-frequency trading, but the cost of achieving that size of an improvement in latency, in resources and time, can be too high for trading of more complicated types of securities, according to low-latency services and market access platform providers. “High frequency traders are responding at a…

ICE Atrium Acquisition Streamlines New York-Toronto Low Latency Ties

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) acquisition of TMX Atrium, the wireless and extranet infrastructure services business owned by Canadian exchange operator TMX Group, could expand the low latency networks available to customers of ICE’s NYSE subsidiary. Following ICE’s acquisition of Interactive Data in December 2015, that company’s 7ticks low latency network was integrated with NYSE’s Secure…

Change is on the Horizon for Ultra-Low Latency Data

Technology cost and performance have characterised the ultra-low latency data space over the past few years, but change is on the horizon as trading firms review technology investment and chase game changing innovation. The opportunities and challenges of managing ultra-low latency data will be discussed at next week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in London….

S&P Global Calls QuantHouse Sale Part Of Realignment

Market information provider S&P Global’s sale of market data and end-to-end systematic trading solutions provider QuantHouse, which it had acquired in 2012, is intended to allow its S&P Global Market Intelligence division to focus on opportunities “that most closely align with our vision,” says Mike Chinn, president of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Access to exchange…

Avelacom Expansion Speeds Relays To Asia

Moscow-based network service provider Avelacom expansion of its optical fiber network, which reduces latency on its London to Moscow route, will have a ripple effect of decreasing the latency for trading between the UK and Asia, because Moscow acts as a hub for transmitting to Hong Kong, Tokyo and South Asia markets, according to Alina…

TransFICC Confirms First 5 Venues For Spring Launch

London-based electronic trading technology company TransFICC, which serves fixed-income and derivatives markets, plans a spring 2017 launch of its application programming interface (API) service to facilitate connectivity with trading venues. The service can connect to multiple venues to execute orders without separate submissions (for users with software to enable this method of sending orders through…

NovaSparks Adds Markets To Ticker Product

Paris-based market data company NovaSparks, which offers field programmable gate array (FPGA) services, has added 10 markets to its NovaTick ticker plant product. The additions bring NovaSparks total coverage in NovaTick to a total of over 50 markets. The new markets include the Osaka Securities Exchange, Chi-X Japan and SBI JapanNext in Japan; the Australian…

Recorded Webinar: High performance market data management technologies

The challenges and opportunities of managing market data using hardware acceleration, a deterministic approach to low latency connectivity and in-memory and other high speed databases. What are industry best practices for access to high-speed market information? How are firms using hardware acceleration? What is a deterministic approach to low latency connectivity and why is it…

SROs To Select CAT Builder within Two Months Following SEC Approval of NMS Plan

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the national market systems (NMS) plan that will create a consolidated audit trail (CAT) designed to help regulators improve tracking of trading activity in the US equity and options markets. Within two months of this week’s approval, self-regulatory organisations (SROs) must select an organisation, or plan processor…

Object Trading Adapts To Singapore Exchange’s Titan Platform

Multi-asset trading infrastructure provider Object Trading has adjusted its services to conform to Titan, the newly launched trading platform of the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Object Trading’s Direct Market Access (DMA) platform will continue to handle market data, order execution and pre-trade risk constraints for its clients who trade on SGX. Object Trading supports SGX’s QuestDT…