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The Trading Mesh

April 2012

Taking the high tech road

April 23, 2012 Comments (0)           

Nick Nielsen joined Marshall Wace LLP in 2008 and is head of trading in London. Prior to this, he was at Citadel Investment Group in London and Chicago. He started his career in high frequency trading at Goldman Sach’s Hull Group in the US. Nielsen has a BS in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In this sneak peak preview to his appearance at TradeTech Europe this week, Nick explains how the firm keeps its edge.
How difficult are today’s markets to...

Interactive Data on Market Trends, Regulation & HFT – a ‘Here to Stay’ Trend

April 23, 2012 Comments (0)           

Emmanuel Doe, President of Trading Solutions at Interactive Data, says that the number one challenge across the financial services industry this year, next and probably for many more to come, is cost.
Quite simple.
But not quite so simple to combat.
With things like high frequency trading driving up costs for infrastructure investments, impending regulations which could increase costs further and simply getting the job done with less resources, it will be a constant challenge to keep...

Infographic: South Korea’s Financial History

April 3, 2012 Comments (0)           

Check out this amazing new infographic from our friends at Asia eTrading charting the fascinating history of South Korea’s Capital Markets. Since 1949, when South Korea opened its first securities house the country has realized a remarkable change in its capital markets. Despite having to live under the threat of war with the north and being squeezed between China and Japan, South Korea has grown into a regional powerhouse. The KRX boasts the worlds largest index options market,...