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Are your mobile apps up to the test?

August 14, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group asks Ash Gawthorp of The Test People, KPMG’s Daryl Elfield and smartTrade’s David Vincent to assess the testing challenges facing firms looking to deliver banking and financial services via mobile apps.
 
Writing and additional research by Chris Hall, Associate Editor, The Realization Group.
 
Introduction

Your smartphone has more computing power than the combined super-computers used by NASA to...

How financial firms can reap the benefits of the cloud

July 16, 2015 Comments (0)           

On 2nd July 2015, The Realization Group, together with Adaptive Consulting, hosted a round table based on the recent Financial Markets Insights report entitled “Adventures in the Cloud – From Capex to Opex & Beyond”. Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group facilitated a discussion about both the opportunities and the challenges for financial firms looking to embrace cloud and in particular, emerging microservices technology. 
John Marks, Director at Adaptive...

Adventures in the Cloud: From Capex to Opex & Beyond

June 30, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group looks at how the cloud and the use of ‘microservices’ can transform operations for financial firms, bringing greater productivity and agility without sacrificing security. Mike hears from Matt Barrett & Olivier Deheurles of Adaptive Consulting, Jan Machacek & Martin Zapletal of Cake Solutions, Rob Bath of Digital Realty, Matthew Lempriere of Telstra Global Enterprise & Services and Ray Bricknell of...

Is FIX Moving to the Cloud?

June 16, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara asks Brian Ross and Jim Timmins of FIX Flyer, Sassan Danesh of Etrading Software, Digital Realty’s Stef Weegels and Rob Bath, and Toby Corballis of Bridline to consider the future role of managed services in increasing the efficiency and reducing the cost of the FIX connectivity infrastructures of banks and brokers. 
 
 
Introduction
 
For many securities market participants, FIX is part of the furniture. Starting life...

Making waves: breaking down barriers with ultrafast networks

May 15, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group investigate the development of new, ultrafast wireless communication networks for trading financial markets. Mike speaks with Stéphane Tyč, CEO of network provider McKay Brothers, while Adam talks with Tariq Rashid, a long-time data centre executive, and with Alexandre Laumonier, who has published extensive analysis of the state of play in the microwave industry. Together, they describe a fast-changing,...

Cleared for launch: A new era for OTC derivatives

May 11, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group talks to Hirander Misra of GMEX, Luke Hickmore of Aberdeen Asset Management, Nomura’s Lee McCormack and Byron Baldwin of Eurex Clearing, about the challenges – and alternatives – facing asset managers as they contemplate central clearing of OTC derivatives in Europe for the first time.
 
 
Introduction
 
Buy-side users of OTC derivatives face many uncertainties as they prepare for mandatory...

The UI Technology Mess

March 13, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Olivier Deheurles of Adaptive Consulting, Ash Gawthorp of The Test People, Eddie McDaid of Software AG and Ofer Deshe of Tobias & Tobias, about the current state of front-end user interface (UI) technology in trading platforms and investigates how firms can future-proof their investment in UI development.
 
 
Introduction
 
In recent years, financial markets professionals have seen a...

The Four Pillars of Sales Productivity at Global Investment Banks

September 8, 2014 Comments (0)           

Where Business Intelligence Meets Technology Innovation
 
 
In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Matt Barrett of Adaptive Consulting and Eddie McDaid and Tony Foreman of Software AG, about how sales productivity at global investment banks can be significantly improved by bringing together four “pillars”: management information systems; straight-through processing; control; and pro-active outreach; and how this can be achieved...

Performance Considerations in FX Trading Platforms

June 16, 2014 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Ash Gawthorp of The Test People, Matt Barrett of Adaptive Consulting, Andy Phillips of LMAX Exchange and Dan Marcus of ParFX about how technology challenges - particularly around performance – are being addressed as both the retail and the professional FX trading sectors adopt new trading platforms.
 
 
Introduction
 
The Foreign Exchange (FX) market is the most heavily traded market in the...

FPGA – Beyond Market Data

June 2, 2014 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara, Publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Mike Schonberg of Quincy Data, Laurent de Barry and Nicolas Karonis of Enyx and Henry Young of TS-Associates, about how and where FPGA technology is increasingly being used in low-latency trading operations, beyond the traditional areas of market data acquisition and distribution. 
Introduction
FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology, having been used by latency-sensitive practitioners in the financial...