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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...

Risk and regulatory reporting: centralisation is not the answer

March 5, 2015 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Steve Willson of Violin Memory, KPMG’s Steven Hall and Rick Hawkins, Stream Financial’s Gavin Slater, and Ash Gawthorp of The Test People, about how banks should evaluate centralised versus federated approaches to intensified post-crisis risk and regulatory reporting requirements.  
 
Introduction
 
The post-crisis environment poses many challenges to c-suite executives at major...

Getting to Grips with Non-Functional Requirements

February 4, 2015 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara to Ash Gawthorp of The Test People, and Matt Barrett and Olivier Deheurles of Adaptive Consulting, to find out just how critical it can be for companies to take a prudent and careful approach when setting non-functional requirements for new technology.
 
 
Introduction
 
Non-functional requirements can make the difference between game-changing technology and expensive flops. A non-functional requirement doesn’t determine if the...

Fixing fixed income: taking a leaf out of social media’s playbook

December 12, 2014 Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, talks to Paul Reynolds of Bondcube, Peter Fredriksson of Baymarkets, Stu Taylor of Algomi and Andrew Bowley of Nomura to discuss ways the financial industry can work with the buy side to address some of the structural problems that have led to chronic illiquidity in the fixed income market. Also, from the buy-side perspective, Gianluca Minieri of Pioneer Investments spoke with Mike about the issues buy-side firms face in...