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November 12, 2013 by Regulation Matters (Fidessa)   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa Regulation Matters blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
By Mark Brennan

Electronic trading of swaps will soon be mandatory and industry participants need to get ready. Javelin kicked off the process on October 18th, filing its MAT (Made Available to Trade) submission with the CFTC for a broad range of interest rate swaps, including spot and forward starting swaps and variable notional swaps, with tenors...

Industry Survey, Momentum Builds for Cloud Services across Capital Markets

November 11, 2013 by OneMarketData   Comments (0)           

What is it about cloud computing that causes such a disturbance in the force?  The seduction of low-cost yet massive compute power creates overwhelming interest. Yet fears of a too-good-to-be-true offer create an emotional tug-of-war not for the faint hearted.
Momentum is building fast within the trading and investment business to benefit from the $18B cloud computing industry.  In a recent OneMarketData survey, respondents overwhelmingly look to avail themselves of all that...

JAX London & MongoDB Tutorial

November 7, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

In previous years, JAX London would have been an easy, local conference to go to.  This time it took me most of Sunday to get there, and not because of the Super Storm.  Still, that gave me the day to finish off the tutorial I was running there on Monday morning.  Not that I would be so unprofessional as to leave preparing things until the last minute, oh no....But as in previous years, the main benefit of this conference for me was meeting most of the usual suspects from the...

LinkedIn Etiquette

November 6, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

For no reason other than LinkedIn communications are starting to irritate me, here's my personal LinkedIn Etiquette guide.  Feel free to disagree with it all.I'm not going to accept invitations from recruiters.  Not just because I'm not looking for a job (who knows what the future holds?), but because I believe it shows a lack of respect to my network to bring recruiters one step closer to being able to contact them all.  It's not about Evil or Good recruiters, but I really don't...

JavaOne 2013

November 5, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

So, I thought a few months ago that my blog would become more of a travel blog than a tech blog because of the amount of conferences I was going to.  Turned out that I was so busy writing / updating / practicing talks and workshops and, er, travelling, that I never got around to doing retrospectives on the events I'd been to.So, JavaOne, again, my third year there.  I'll always have a fondness for it - because of Martin Thompson, it was the first conference I presented at.  I...

High Frequency Trading and the True Value of Time

November 4, 2013 by Victor Yodaiken   Comments (0)           

By Victor Yodaiken, CEO, FSMLabs
Every computer server has a clock on it and a way to ask the operating system the current time, but  at HFT speeds making sure that time is accurate is technically difficult and critical to business. A trading application trying to figure out the simplest information, such as how long a trading venue is taking to confirm trades, is helpless without good time synchronization. The timestamps on confirmations reflect the clock in the exchange or other venue....

And the Winner Is Hybrid Trading!

November 4, 2013 by Peter Fredriksson   Comments (0)           

By Peter Fredriksson, CEO, Baymarkets
With the structure of global OTC markets – particularly OTC derivatives -  going through some fundamental changes at the moment, it is perhaps not surprising that the main focus of many firms in the industry right now is on how to comply with all of the new regulations that impact their business.
But just complying with rules and regulations and doing no more than that is never going to give a firm a competitive...

Market Data at the Speed of Light

November 4, 2013 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara, CEO of HFT Review - in conversation with Arnaud Derasse, CEO of Enyx, Stephane Tyc, Co-Founder of Quincy Data and Ron Huizen, Vice President of Systems & Solutions at BittWare - looks at how the combination of microwave and FPGA technology is changing the landscape of market data distribution and consumption, particularly in high performance, low-latency trading environments.
In April 2013, Quincy Data, a US-based provider of ultra-low...

Time is of the essence

October 30, 2013 by Regulation Matters (Fidessa)   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa Regulation Matters blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
By Christian Voigt

Last weekend heralded the official end of summertime as the EU put its clocks back one hour. Since most electronic clocks are updated automatically many of us hardly notice the difference, but others may be forgiven for waking up somewhat confused as to what time it really is. I guess that must have occurred to the legislators in...

Investing in the UKs digital infrastructure

October 29, 2013 by Julian King   Comments (0)           

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Three years ago Volta decided to invest tens of millions of pounds in building a new data centre in the heart of London. At the time confidence in the economy was hard to come by with very little money being invested in technology infrastructure, the City and elsewhere.
So why did we push ahead with our plans?
Data centres are a fundamental part of advanced economies and underpin so much in our digital, networked...