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Tech Matters with Pete Harris: Flash For The Men, Not The Boys

In the search for increased financial application performance, systems architects are exploring a number of different hardware approaches. Parallel processing is one of them. Another is deploying Flash memory as a substitute for hard disk storage, which can be particularly effective where data throughput is a bottleneck. As it happens, quite a bit has been…

Gilbert Dupont Extends Use of SunGard Valdi Market Access to Reach Turquoise and Equiduct

Société de Bourse Gilbert Dupont is building on its relationship with SunGard and its use of the company’s Valdi Market Access software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to extend its reach to Turquoise, the London Stock Exchange’s pan-European multilateral trading facility. Gilbert Dupont, a specialist in small and mid-sized company research and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Crédit…

Talking Intelligent Trading With Andrew Delaney: Can Colt Grow Into a Cap Markets Stallion?

Colt’s creation of a dedicated capital markets team that integrates its now wholly owned MarketPrizm unit with its own hosting and connectivity offerings – announced last week – is a perhaps overdue logical next step in its acquisition of MarketPrizm, which was spun out of the former Cicada Cos. MarketPrizm became 100% owned by Colt…

Intelligent Trading Summit: Implementing Intelligent Trading Architecture

Intelligent trading architecture is emerging as technology developments support a move beyond trading systems based purely on speed and allow a focus on fast yet more intelligent solutions. The challenges and opportunities of implementing an intelligent trading architecture were discussed at last week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in New York, where conference chair Pete…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: It’s Time to Buy and Build

As we put the last-minute touches on our agenda for next week’s Intelligent Trading Summit in New York – register here if you haven’t already – we continue to canvass the marketplace on what makes a trading platform intelligent. Part of the story, we are finding, is in approach to design. And the message we…

Lab49 Describes Development of UBS Neo Cross-Asset Platform

Lab49, a strategy, design and software development consultancy working with investment banks, asset managers and exchanges, has detailed its involvement in the creation of UBS’s Neo cross-asset platform, which is designed to provide access to all UBS Investment Bank products and services, and includes social web technologies and mobile access. The consultancy’s involvement as a…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Peter Farley: To Really Get Big Data You Will Need Both Brains and Brawn

Intelligent Trading Technology was created last year to recognise the shifting emphasis in trading rooms that continue to search for “Alpha” and that elusive competitive advantage. This was to both embrace our existing Low Latency community and expertise, along with those rapidly adopting strategies that use “Big Data” and more sophisticated analytics. Some said that…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Peter Farley: The Show Moves On

With our inaugural Intelligent Trading Summit behind us a couple of weeks ago, the show moves on to New York where, on May 13, we will kick off another packed agenda with a keynote and panel discussion examining the key attributes of what is required from an Intelligent Trading architecture. Although some experts now say…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Peter Farley: A Hectic Baptism

What a great way to get involved with a new company. After only a few weeks on board with The A-Team Group it was all systems go for our two flagship events in London last week, where we were able to showcase the range of industry debate around the market dynamics driving pre- and post-trade…

Intelligent Trading Summit: Implementing an Intelligent Trading Architecture

The concept of intelligent trading is gaining momentum as trading firms acknowledge that competitive advantage is no longer only about speed, but also about a flexible and scalable architecture that can handle Big Data and analytics on the fly using technologies such as in-memory data and complex event processing. The technology elements and people skills…