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Low Latency Taking Off in Latam

The news this week that Direct Edge is planning to set up shop in Rio de Janeiro is indicative of the growing importance of Latin America as a financial trading region, and one where low-latency technology is playing a leading role in transforming the marketplace. And the action is not just happening in Brazil, with…

Interactive Data Nabs Doe for Trading Solutions

While it’s not exactly shouting about it, Interactive Data Corp.’s 3rd quarter financial¬† results announcement noted that Emmanuel Doe has joined the company to run its Trading Solutions business. Until recently, Doe was a global business manager at Thomson Reuters, focusing on high frequency trading. At Interactive Data – which he joined at the end…

FIA Replay: Event Driven Trading – Should You Consider It?

A few weeks ago, I was in Chicago for the FIA Expo, and the nice people at CFN Services asked me to moderate a panel on “Event Driven Trading – Should You Consider It?” Of course, I said yes. For those wondering, event driven trading means trading on news, as opposed to market prices that…

Q&A: Vikram Mehta of IBM System Networking – One Year In … New Low-Latency Products, OpenFlow, Comparisons to InfiniBand

Remember Blade Network Technologies? Well, a year ago it was snapped up by IBM, and given the charter to network IBM’s enterprise server and storage products, to provide a unified system. Trading firms – and exchanges – were big customers of BNT, so IntelligentTradingTechnology.com chatted to the company’s founder Vikram Mehta, now vice president, System…

Ullink Reduces Latency with Ouch, Teams with Fiberblaze

Ullink has added Ouch support to its UL IRIS+ pre-trade risk offering, reducing latency of checks from 3.5 microseconds previously attainable for the FIX protocol to just two microseconds. Ullink is leveraging FPGA-based network interface cards from Denmark’s Fiberblaze as part of its solution. Ouch is binary protocol developed by Nasdaq OMX, and supported by…

Q&A: Sidera Networks’ Maura Mahoney on Partnerships and New Data Centres

Barely a day goes by when there isn’t an announcement from one of several wide area connectivity players, which underpin the world of low-latency trading. Sidera Networks is one of those at the centre of the action, and IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with Maura Mahoney, vice president for marketing and business development at the company, to…

CME’s Aurora Co-Lo: Quick Facts

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange opened its new data centre – housing the Globex matching engine – in August, 2010. Now it’s planning to add co-location services, beginning January 29, 2012. Here’s some more information … – The data centre is located in Aurora, IL – 40 miles west of the city. – It is a…

Options IT Taps Celoxica for Managed Futures HFT

Managed data and transactions service provider Options IT has tapped Celoxica to provide HFT trading services for futures trading in the U.S. and Europe. By leveraging Celoxica’s Container technology and providing requisite server hardware and connectivity, Options IT customers need just to provide the algorithm code, and can be operational within days. Celoxica’s recently-introduced Container…

Citi Deal Puts Fidessa Derivatives Platform on Global Map

Fidessa just bagged a big one. While its derivative platform has done well in Europe – around 50 customers to date – today’s announcement, made during the Futures Industry Association’s annual expo here in Chicago, of a worldwide rollout by Citi has put it on the global map. The managed service will provide initial low-latency…

CFN Adds CME Data, Elementised News to Alpha

CFN Services has augmented its recently-released Alpha Platform with the addition of market data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and elementised news from Selerity. Alpha is CFN’s managed service, providing ready access to market data, news and transactional services from a number of access points globally. CME data will be delivered in a roundtrip time…