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Valantic FSA Completes Strategic Investment in Low-Code Platform Provider Velox

Electronic trading and automation solutions provider valantic FSA, has completed a strategic investment in low-code development fintech Velox Financial Technology, to complement and bring further flexibility to its electronic trading business. The terms of the investment have not been disclosed, although valantic says it is “significant” and that it will allow the company to bring…

The Modernisation Imperative

In today’s fast-paced financial markets, institutions face a number of challenges. As well as having to cope with shrinking margins and ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny, firms are having to process more data from more sources than ever before, all in an increasingly competitive landscape. With everything moving so fast and changing so often, financial institutions are…

Video: Adaptive CEO’s View on what’s to Come in Trading Technology

Matt Barrett, CEO & Co-Founder of Adaptive Financial Consulting discusses what’s to come in trading technology, how the pandemic has “created a once in a generation rapid acceleration of change in the way people interact in capital markets”, and why he’s looking forward to speaking at TradingTech Summit London on 22 February. If you’d like…

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…