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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…

IHS Markit Launches ‘Different’ Solution For Derivatives Tax Compliance

Information, analytics and solutions provider IHS Markit has launched Markit / CTI Tax Solutions for Section 871(m), a service that went live with some users on January 1 as the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule governing withholding on foreign investors for dividend equivalent payments for US equity derivatives took effect. Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH),…

Object Trading Adapts To Singapore Exchange’s Titan Platform

Multi-asset trading infrastructure provider Object Trading has adjusted its services to conform to Titan, the newly launched trading platform of the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Object Trading’s Direct Market Access (DMA) platform will continue to handle market data, order execution and pre-trade risk constraints for its clients who trade on SGX. Object Trading supports SGX’s QuestDT…

Establishing One True Data Voice: Extracting Long Term Benefits from MiFID II Compliance

By Boyke Baboelal, Director of Data Services at Asset Control The delay to the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) – now pushed back to January 2018 – gives institutions a chance to take a different approach. While many of the issues regarding MiFID II are still up in the air,…

Itiviti Details Plans Following its Formation through the Unification of Orc and CameronTec

Itiviti has set out development plans following its formation through the unification of Orc Group, a provider of electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, and CameronTec Group, a provider of FIX messaging infrastructure and connectivity. Torben Munch, CEO at Itiviti and formerly CEO at Orc, says the combined company is more than the sum of…

MiFID II: A Little Too Much Transparency?

Has transparency gone too far under planned revisions to the reporting requirements of the 2007 Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)? Market participants say that it will expose sensitive market activity, while creating a massive operational headache. While traders assume they will just have to deal with this pain they are in limbo until the…

Misys Delivers Cloud Based Version of FusionCapital

Misys is building out its FusionCapital trading platform on the basis of its four core workflow solutions – Kondor, Summit, Opics and Sophis – and the addition of components including pricing, curves and securities inventory that can be used across the core solutions but also by third-party vendor solutions. The FusionCapital platform is the culmination…