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Five ways to optimise exchange connectivity latency

Every electronic trading algorithm has its own unique attributes impacting its operation. The general model is that the electronic trading algorithm takes in inputs, often composed of data disseminate...

01 Mar 2018
Fintech
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Market Volatility...? He who dares wins Rodney!

Over the past few weeks we have seen the global markets go wild and despite the fact that everything appears to have calmed down, one has to wonder, what’s coming next? What was particularly disturbin...

23 Feb 2018
Hedge Fund Technology
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Instant trade reconstruction is a challenge!

In regulated environments it’s imperative to invest now to future proof your business – the requirement for transaction reconstruction is not trivial and we suggest a systematic & proactive appro

16 Feb 2018
MiFID
Steve Grob

History of the World Part III

Those of us who have been in the industry for a while will remember what became known as the "Battle of the Bund" back in the early 1990s.The quick version is that newly formed DTB (now Eure...

06 Feb 2018
Zohar Hod

What is a Trade? No, When is a Trade?

When we define objects such as a book, a table, or a spoon, we usually only take into account three dimensions: length, width, and depth. These describe the object as it currently exists, yet overlook...

25 Jan 2018
Ivy Schmerken

Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning

The explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, is having a profound impact on the field of quantitative investing. Analyzing torrents of...

25 Jan 2018
Hedge Fund Technology
Ivy Schmerken

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which ...

15 Jan 2018
MiFID
Steve Grob

ESMA’s first Heisenberg moment

Anyone who has watched the cult TV series Breaking Bad knows that Heisenberg was the clandestine alias adopted by the show's chief protagonist, Walt White. The 'original' Heisenberg was, of course, th...

10 Jan 2018
Steve Grob

Storm in a tea cup

As Storm Eleanor literally howled across the UK last night I woke up wondering if it was some portent to today – Jan 3rd – MiFID II go-live day. But here I am, sat at my desk, and everything seems pre...

03 Jan 2018
Retired Member

Not a lot of people know that

Not a lot of people know that Commonly attributed to Sir Michael Caine, what a lot of people don't know is that it was actually said by someone else. “Not a lot of people know that” With MiFiD II just...

21 Dec 2017
MiFID
Ivy Schmerken

Wrestling with OMS and EMS Decisions

Many asset managers are wrestling with the decision on whether to keep the order management system (OMS) and execution management system (EMS) as two separate best-of-breed systems, or switch to a sin...

19 Dec 2017
Capital Markets Technology
Steve Grob

Bitcoin futures - the best idea ever?

I read yesterday that Cboe is bringing forward the launch date for its Bitcoin futures contract in a bid to usurp its rivals at the CME. This set me thinking about the likely impact of these contracts...

05 Dec 2017