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Recorded Webinar: Modernising Legacy Data Infrastructure to Create Agile and Accessible Digital Platforms

27 April 2023

In a highly competitive trading environment with little room for manoeuvre, financial institutions are looking to move on from legacy data infrastructure and build proprietary high-speed, low-latency trading systems offering agility, accelerated time-to-market, and potentially, competitive advantage.

This is a sizeable undertaking and a shift from dependence on third-party trading services and solutions that has characterised the past several years, but it can be achieved using modern techniques and technologies.

This webinar will consider the challenges of legacy data infrastructure and provide practical guidance on how to modernise your technology stack to deliver an accessible digital trading platform that is fast, fault-tolerant, fit for purpose, flexible to change, and highly performant. It will also review the role of the cloud in modernisation.

Listen to the webinar to find out more about:

  • The limitations of legacy data infrastructure
  • Why now is the time to modernise trading platforms
  • How to build and optimise a high-performance technology stack
  • Useful techniques, technologies, services and solutions
  • Benefits of getting it right, penalties of getting it wrong


Anvar Karimson Chief Technology Officer
Kepler Cheuvreux
Gary Collier Chief Technology Officer
Man Group
Matt Barrett CEO and Co-Founder
James Wooster COO
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Anvar Karimson

Chief Technology Officer

Kepler Cheuvreux

Anvar Karimson, CTO at Kepler Cheuvreux, has over 15 years of experience designing and building high-performance trading platforms and execution optimisation services. His strategic leadership and technical expertise ensure seamless trading experiences, reduced latency and the ability to handle high-velocity trade throughput, reinforcing the firm’s position as a leading agency broker.

Gary Collier

Chief Technology Officer

Man Group

Gary Collier is CTO of Man Alpha Technology, with responsibility for all front office technology used across Man Group’s investment managers. He is also a member of the Man Group Executive Committee.

Gary was formerly Co-CTO of Man AHL, and prior to this, Technology Manager, responsible for Man AHL’s research and trading technology platforms with a particular focus on market data, trading strategies and signal generation.

Gary joined Man AHL in 2001, having previously developed software systems across various finance, telecomms and defence arenas.

He holds a Masters in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.

Matt Barrett

CEO and Co-Founder


Matt Barrett co-founded Adaptive Financial Consulting in 2012 along with three colleagues. Adaptive set out to deliver financial technology for its clients and focuses on front office solutions and trading platforms across financial services, capital and commodity markets. Matt is focused on understanding how technology can deliver lasting competitive value to organisations, and being able to trace that value through the delivery process. Matt graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Computer Science.

James Wooster



James is COO of Glue42, a provider of desktop integration platforms. He has an extensive background in software integration solutions and spent his formative years in a variety of development and architecture roles. Since then, he has run field operations & sales organisations for software integration businesses including SAP’s UK, Software AG Australia and TIBCO UK.

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