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TradingTech Summit Virtual 2021: Watch the panel discussion – Accelerating digital transformation and migrating legacy apps to create a best in class trading environment

Panel: Accelerating digital transformation and migrating legacy apps to create a best in class trading environment Leveraging low code for trading system devops to enable the smart desktop, microservices and collaboration tools Managing legacy systems migration and transformation Leveraging open source, APIs to connect workflows and platforms Shift to automation: new tools, training and processes…

Low-Code Specialist Genesis Raises $45 Million from Accel and Others

In another indication of the industry’s appetite for low-code application development techniques, Genesis, a pioneer in the space, has raised $45 million in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Accel, and supported by GV, Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Citi, Illuminate Financial and Tribeca Early Stage Partners. Genesis provides a low-code…

Xilinx Seeks to Democratise FPGA in Trading with Accelerated Algo Framework

FPGA pioneer Xilinx has launched what it reckons is the industry’s first hardware-based algorithm trading solution stack in a bid to make FPGAs more accessible to the marketplace. Xilinx Accelerated Algorithmic Trading, a new algorithmic trading reference design, will provide traders, market data providers and algorithmic trading platforms with a modular and open-source solution, to…

London’s Continued Future as a Global Financial Centre Assured in Post-Brexit Era

By John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography, University of Birmingham Recent newspaper headlines have declared that ‘Amsterdam ousts London as Europe’s top share trading hub’. This has been seen as another downside of the UK leaving the UK. Amsterdam has become Europe’s most important hub for trading shares with London pushed into second place….

Chronicle Integrates Latency-Optimised Messaging Framework with KX’s kdb+

London-based low-latency technology specialist Chronicle Software has developed an off-the-shelf integration between its Chronicle Queue messaging framework and KX’s kdb+ high-performance database in partnership with consultancy firm AquaQ. According to Chronicle CEO Peter Lawrey, over 80% of the Top 100 banks Globally use the company’s Enterprise or Open Source products. Many of these banks are…

Practitioners Discuss Use of Cloud Technologies for Signal Extraction

Capital markets firms’ appetite for cloud technologies is growing apace, driven by the promise of improved efficiency, reduced costs, faster development of new products and services, and the ability to do all of this at scale. Cloud usage within the financial markets is growing across a wide range of business areas. Firms are exploring how…

Genesis and XP Investments Launch FX Trade Capture Solution

Genesis, the Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) vendor specialising in financial markets, has launched a new FX trade capture application. The system – FX Prime – was developed in partnership with XP Investments, the US-based subsidiary of XP Investimentos, Brazil’s largest broker-dealer and an early adopter of Genesis’ microservices approach to application development. The latest…

Trading & Electronic Communications Surveillance in a Changing World

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. The ongoing necessity for many trading professionals to work from home has placed an additional burden on compliance teams struggling to ensure their firms play by the rules while staff operate away from designed-for-purpose trading floors. The situation has been a catalyst for change in how surveillance against financial crime…

Itiviti Seeks First-Mover Advantage through Shift to Cloud

Nordic Capital-owned trading technology provider Itiviti is seeking first-mover advantage from its plans to make its entire electronic trading platform available through the cloud. The company last month announced a collaboration with data specialist Data Canopy and tech consultant Ingram Micro to adopt a hybrid private-public cloud strategy for its suite of trading technology services,…

Cloud-Delivered Market Data for Institutional Users – A Reality Check

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. Cloud-delivered market data was once ‘over my dead body’ territory for institutional market data managers, who understandably fretted aloud about performance, security and licence compliance issues. But Covid-19 has forced those same data managers to confront the fact that many of their professional market data users are able to work…