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Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…

ITRS Adds Integrations to Monitor Big Data Platforms, Container Technologies to Follow

ITRS has added a set of six integrations to its Geneos solution that allow users to monitor open source, big data technologies – including Kafka, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra and Elasticsearch – and troubleshoot, analyse and optimise the performance of applications running on each of these big data stacks. The company is also working on…

What’s Next for Financial Services and MiFID II

By: Jay Patani, Tech Evangelist at ITRS In Hollywood, with every movie that hits the headlines its sequel is right around the corner. When the credits roll, it no longer marks the end of a film, but the next step in a long and lengthy franchise. The same applies in the world of financial services….

Options Deploys TradeVision for Real-Time Multicast Gap Detection in Market Data Feeds

Options has integrated Ixia’s TradeVision platform with its managed colocation infrastructure to provide real-time multicast gap detection for market data feeds. The platform will initially be integrated with Options infrastructure across the US, with expansion across European venues during the second half of 2018. Launched in November 2017, TradeVision is a market data monitoring platform…

Highlights of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit

Last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit covered hot topics from the evolution of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role to the unfinished business of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the outstanding data management challenges of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the potential of technologies including cloud, machine learning and artificial…

Mana Partners Goes Live with Metamako Solutions for Better Investment Decisions

New York-based electronic trading and asset management firm Mana Partners has gone live with Metamako, using its network devices to provide cost-effective, nanosecond-level access to exchanges and gaining the ability to make better investment decisions. Concentrating on quantitative and algorithmic asset management, Mana has implemented Metamako’s FPGA-based, Layer 1+ network devices running the MetaMux application….

The CAT is Out of the Bag and it Looks Aggressive

In an era of regulation, traders may not love compliance, but they have learned to live with it. That said, the looming US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has stirred up infighting between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the individual broker-dealer firms and exchanges affected. There have been complaints of an ‘incredibly aggressive’ timeframe,…

Imagine Software Adds Panopticon Dashboards to Portfolio Management

Imagine Software has partnered Datawatch to resell the latter’s Panopticon visual analytics platform with its portfolio risk and compliance management solutions. The Panopticon visual analysis software enables easier monitoring and analysis of risk and profitability in real time, while the company’s business intelligence dashboards help organise data portfolios that risk managers have to navigate, reducing…

TRG Secures Exclusive Rights to Distribute Vela’s DART Terminal Usage Analytics

TRG continues to build out its spend management and usage tracking business through an agreement with Vela for exclusive global distribution rights to the company’s DART terminal usage analytics. Under the agreement, TRG will provide sales and relationship management for new customers, while Vela will provide after-sales support and development, and continue to manage existing…

UBS MTF Selects Aquis Technology for MiFID II Surveillance and Reporting

UBS MTF (Multilateral Trading Facility) has selected Aquis Technology, the regtech services arm of Aquis Exchange, to provide market surveillance and RTS 27 reporting software as required by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). UBS selected the Aquis Market Surveillance solution on the basis of its strong and comprehensive market monitoring and surveillance,…