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A-Team Group Releases Institutional Digital Assets Handbook

A-Team Group has this week released the first edition of the Institutional Digital Assets Handbook 2023, an in-depth guide to the institutional digital assets landscape for trading technologists. Financial institutions have demonstrated a marked and noticeable growth in interest in digital assets in recent years. With the potential for assets of all types to be…

Institutional Digital Assets Handbook 2023

After initial hesitancy, interest in digital assets from institutional market participants has grown over the past three to four years. Early focus inevitably centred on the market opportunities presented by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But this has evolved into a broad acceptance of a potentially meaningful role for digital assets in institutional markets. It’s now…

Trading in the Cloud: What Works and What Doesn’t

By Mike Powell, CEO, Rapid Addition. In previous blogs, we’ve explored the factors driving capital markets’ embrace of cloud technologies, the benefits firms are already enjoying from making the move, and some of the obstacles that can derail a cloud migration strategy. What’s clear is that for capital markets, cloud isn’t a panacea but rather…

IPC Systems and CryptoStruct Collaborate to Enhance Connexus Crypto Ecosystem with Enterprise-Grade Data

Communications and multi-cloud connectivity solutions provider IPC Systems has partnered with CryptoStruct, a low latency cryptocurrency market data and trading solution vendor. The collaboration aims to deliver enterprise-grade data to IPC’s Connexus Crypto ecosystem and further strengthens IPC’s crypto offering following the company’s recently-announced partnership with Kaiko. Connexus Crypto, launched in November 2021, is IPC’s…

McKay Brothers Launches Ultra-Low Latency Cboe UK Equities Data Service at London Stock Exchange

McKay Brothers International SA (MBI) has launched its latest low latency market data service, now offering Cboe UK cash equities raw data at the London Stock Exchange through its wireless QRD service at what the company claims is the lowest known latency. The service brings together data from Cboe UK’s CXE and BXE feeds in…

Intercontinental Exchange and KX Collaborate to Enhance Real-Time Analytics for Financial Firms

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), the global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, has joined forces with KX, creator of the Data Timehouse and KDB.AI vector database, in order to utilise KX’s platform to offer real-time analytics on data from ICE’s Consolidated Feed and Consolidated History. The collaboration comes in response to the growing challenges…

4OTC and Quod Financial Partner to Enhance Digital Asset Trading

4OTC, the digital assets and FX connectivity provider, has formed a strategic partnership with multi-asset trading solutions vendor Quod Financial. The partnership aims to offer a unique trading solution for digital assets, by combining 4OTC’s robust API and extensive connectivity across exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) venues with Quod Financial’s advanced Order/Execution Management System (O/EMS) platform….

B3 and Nasdaq Join Forces to Develop New Clearing Platform for Brazilian Stock Market

In a significant move for the Brazilian stock market, Nasdaq has announced a multi-year partnership with B3, operator of the São Paulo stock exchange. Under the partnership, the two companies will develop a new clearing platform designed to serve all markets currently settled through B3’s clearing house. This partnership aligns with B3’s long-term strategic vision…

Trading in the Public Cloud: Attitudes to Cloud Adoption in Capital Markets

Capital markets have been slow to embrace cloud technologies and in particular the public cloud. Practitioners have been wary of issues around speed/performance, privacy and cost, all of which can dampen the appeal of cloud technologies for trading firms. But broad acceptance of cloud beyond finance is highlighting some compelling benefits, primarily in terms of…

Powering the Future: The Transformation of Renewable Energy Trading through Technology

In a world seeking effective climate action, the spotlight is increasingly focusing on renewable energy. However, within financial markets, the trading of instruments such as biofuels, voluntary carbon credits and power purchase agreements remains complex and opaque. Advances in technology can lead to more automation, standardisation and transparency, but questions remain. How do we ensure…