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Traiana Embeds Duco Reference Data Reconciliation Technology in CreditLink to Support SEF Trading

Traiana has embedded Duco data matching and reconciliation technology in its CreditLink service to help customers reconcile client reference data when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s mandate for electronic trading of swaps on swap execution facilities (SEFs) comes into force in mid-February. The Duco technology uses sophisticated algorithms and fuzzy logic to reconcile reference data…

STAC Benchmarks GPUs for Options Risk Analytics

STAC has for the first time published results for its STAC-A2 options risk analytics benchmarks running on Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) that point to a near order of magnitude speed up compared to traditional x86 CPUs. STAC-A2 is a suite of benchmark tests developed by market participants that measure the time to complete the calculation of…

Q&A: Exablaze’s Matthew Chapman on Network Switch Latency and Management

In a world where major network vendors like Cisco Systems and Arista Networks are competing on increasingly complex functionality, there is still room for niche products that fulfill straightforward local connectivity needs, including manageability with negligible latency. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Exablaze’s CTO Matthew Chapman about this need, and how his company is addressing it. Q:…

Getting a Grip on Benchmark Contributions

A discussion of the issues surrounding bank-contributed market information for benchmarks and indexes. Recent scandals involving bank-contributed financial information – most notably 2010’s discovery of fraudulent contributions to the widely used the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark – have underscored the lack of transparency and lack of control of the rates and prices financial…

OptionsCity Details the Potential of Freeway Analytics

OptionsCity Software is offering multi-asset derivatives traders a consolidated solution for algorithmic strategy building, testing and execution through the integration of its recently released Freeway Analytics with its existing Freeway automated trading technology. The analytics solution initially uses historical futures market data from Vertex Analytics and allows traders to focus on developing trading strategies rather…

Caplin Launches Caplin Direct SDP-as-a-Service

Caplin Systems’ launch today of Caplin Direct, a hosted, managed single-dealer platform for banks in the FX market, aims to make state-of-the-art SDP capabilities to financial institutions that may not have the budget or technical resources to implement a deployed solution. According to CEO Paul Caplin, the initiative represents the third generation of SDP development,…

Vulpes Investment Management Revamps IT for Systematic Trading

Vulpes Investment Management is revamping its technology infrastructure as it moves out of volatility trading and into systematic trading. The revamp includes implementation of OneMarketData’s OneTick stream processing and tick data management solution for quantitative research, modelling and strategy development, as well as a Tora electronic trading platform and portfolio management system, Redis in-memory database…

Leveraging In-Memory for Real-Time MapReduce Analytics

See the video below on how in-memory technology from ScaleOut Software can boost MapReduce 40x for financial applications, such as real-time risk analytics.

Infront Targets Thomson Reuters 3000 Xtra Customers with Free Trial Offer for Infront Market Data and Trading Service

Infront, the leading provider of real-time market data, news and analytics, is offering a free trial of its latest Infront market data and trading platform to current clients of Thomson Reuters’ 3000 Xtra premium desktop service, which is being withdrawn from the market on December 31, 2013. The Infront platform caters to those users who…

Onix Solutions and VDIware Plan to Extend Nanotick Historical Market Data Service to Venues beyond the CME

The Nanotick high-precision historical market data service developed by Onix Solutions (OnixS) and VDIware is to be extended beyond its initial scope as a service for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) with coverage of additional venues across Europe and North and South America due to come on stream next year. The joint initiative was set…