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Horizon Opens Gateways to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Horizon Software has extended its trading platform to provide users with the option of trading Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as Ether, Ripple and Litecoin. The company offers native gateways for connecting to the main cryptocurrency exchanges, including Kraken, Bitstamp, Bitfinex and GDAX, and will be adding access to other exchanges in the…

Eze Software Partners with MSCI to Roll Out Real-Time Factor Analysis

Investment management software provider Eze Software has teamed up with factor analytics specialist MSCI to enable investors to measure their exposure to risk in real time and adjust exposure as they trade throughout the day. Eze is integrating MSCI’s factor exposure data into its order management system (OMS), with MSCI providing coefficients of the Barra…

Sponsored Blog: Ullink’s Richard Bentley Discusses the Shifting Balance Between High-Touch and Low-Touch Trading Technology

As global trading markets continue to evolve, moving from high-touch to low-touch trading solutions and beginning to benefit from hybrid products, we caught up with Ullink chief product officer, Richard Bentley, to talk about his take on market direction, the rise of managed services, and the products firms need to implement to keep pace with…

A-Team Group Tags Some Top RegTech Start-Ups

Whether you define RegTech as the application of technological innovation to reduce the burden of regulatory obligations, or the digitisation of regulatory compliance processes, it is promising to play a significant part in solving the compliance conundrum by reducing complexity, cutting costly manual processes and delivering accurate and timely regulatory responses. Ahead of next week’s…

Seizing the Opportunity: In Defence of MiFID II

By: Will Winzor-Saile, Execution Architect, Redburn There is no escaping MiFID II. As the regulation becomes clearer and industry consensus forms, every financial firm is working hard to be ready for January 3, 2018. Alongside implementation, myriad discussion papers address the challenges faced in the new world – where can we trade dark, how will…

Vela Adds to Object Trading to Growing Portfolio of Managed Services Components

In another burst of corporate activity, Vela Trading Technologies has agreed to buy Object Trading, a provider of Direct Market Access (DMA), pre-trade risk, and analytical applications. The deal follows hot on the heels of Vela’s recent acquisition of OptionsCity and adds to Vela’s portfolio of high-performance trading and market data offerings. In particular, Object…

Metamako Links Multiple FPGAs

FPGA networking platform provider Metamako has launched capability to run different FPGAs [field programmable gate arrays] at once, saving its users the costs of data center rack space and freeing resources for use with other applications and functions, according to officials at the provider. “One of those FPGAs could be used for the watch application…

Why You Should Think About TCA Earlier When Trading

Transaction cost analysis (TCA) is mostly viewed as an after-the-fact function, or at best, a task that is performed alongside transactions in real-time. However, some service providers are beginning to think about and develop “pre-trade” TCA as a new element of risk management. Pre-trade TCA also could re-shape data management by accounting for smart order-routers’…

Making Market Data Instantaneous: Beast Apps Shakes Up Trader Workflow

With its Monoceros Market Data Platform (MDP), financial data, analytics, trading and risk technology company The Beast Apps expects to change the traditional client sales trader workflow from the way that has operated for decades. Intelligent Trading Technology spoke with Vinayek K. Singh, CEO of The Beast Apps, discussing what is novel about Monoceros (rhymes…

When Is Lower Latency Worth The Effort?

Shaving response times by nanoseconds can produce value in high-frequency trading, but the cost of achieving that size of an improvement in latency, in resources and time, can be too high for trading of more complicated types of securities, according to low-latency services and market access platform providers. “High frequency traders are responding at a…