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Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: A Symphony of Paper Tigers

Some of us were encouraged – relieved, even – to read on various non-value-added news ‘services’ (PR wires?) about the success of the Symphony trader messaging collaboration in securing financial support from Google Alphabet, the new incubator-type funding organisation supported by You Know Who. We were pleased because Google’s support clearly indicated to us that…

The Search for Liquidity in Corporate Debt Markets

This is a contributed article from Andrew Howieson, an advisor to FactEntry. Corporate bond markets are inherently illiquid There is now wide recognition that corporate debt markets lack sufficient liquidity to meet investor trading requirements. Blackrock’s September 2014 paper Corporate Bond Market Structure: The Time for Reform is Now described the trading market structure as…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: The European Question

The marketplace is whirring with great minds turning their attention to what the latest ESMA rules for MiFID II actually mean. We’re not sure anyone has completely figured that out yet, but we’ll be watching closely as we’re embroiled in a number of projects that are impacted to various degrees by the latest ESMA utterances,…

Recorded Webinar: How to Create an Agile Trading System

High speed, low latency trading connectivity is no longer enough to differentiate you from your competitors – so how do you add value to your trading systems? How can you create a trading platform that is: Flexible enough to accommodate the transaction lifecycle? Powerful enough to deliver the analytics for better informed trading decisions? Fast…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: MiFID II and the Coming Post-Trade Revolution

Word has it that ESMA is serious about its intention to publish its final guidance on MiFID II this month. With a possible (unconfirmed) publication date of September 24 doing the rounds, the market is bracing itself for a vigorously more prescriptive approach than under MiFID I, with less wiggle room for divergence from the…

New Zealand’s Chelmer Adds Azul JVM to CSS Trading Platform

By Zoe Schiff Azul Systems’ resale agreement with Chelmer will allow the Auckland, New Zealand-based trading systems supplier to offer Azul’s Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to add consistency and scalability to clients’ low-latency infrastructures. The deal also expands Azul’s presence in Asia / Pacific. The relationship stemmed from Chelmer’s desire to address performance issues…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: Plato Gets Its Socrates

Kevin Covington’s appointment to the board of Delta Capita this week underscores a perhaps more wide-ranging development: the emergence of the Plato Partnership, which named Delta Capita as its strategic consultant earlier this year. As you’re doubtless aware, Plato Partnership is an industry-led consortium that aims – in its own words – to offer “new…

Alize Trading Builds Algo Trading Business on Horizon Platform

By: Zoe Schiff Alize Trading, a Paris-based algorithmic prop house, has gone life with Horizon Platform with a view to developing its algorithmic trading business. The flexibility of Horizon’s algorithmic trading software allows smaller prop trading firms to engage in trades with a few exchanges and gradually increase their scale of operation as they grow….

DeltaOne and Horizon Software Partner to Provide an Integrated Solution for ETF Quoting and Hedging

By Zoe Schiff DeltaOne Solutions and Horizon Software have partnered to deliver an integrated solution that provides a single place to analyse and implement index and exchange traded funds (ETF) trades, in turn allowing market makers and traders to quote and hedge ETF trades with greater accuracy. The partnership brings together DeltaOne’s index and ETF…

Corvil Webinar Discusses the Problems of Packet Loss and Some Potential Solutions

By Zoe Schiff Packet loss caused by network congestion or packet corruption can make trading strategies irrelevant and cause unwanted costs, but these problems can be resolved by using tools that provide visibility of packet loss and its effects. A recent webinar presented by James Wiley, director of technical product marketing at network data analytics…