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The Trading Mesh

November 2010

High Frequency Trading and Cyber Terrorism

November 15, 2010 Comments (0)           

An Interview With Roderick Jones
This week, Mike O’Hara talks to security specialist Roderick Jones, CEO of Concentric Solutions, about the potential security risks associated with High Frequency Trading and how those risks should be managed to prevent the possibility of cyber-terrorist attacks.
Roderick is CEO of Concentric Solutions, which provides a variety of intelligence driven security solutions to private sector clients. He was educated at London and Cambridge...

High Frequency Trading World Europe, Day Two

November 8, 2010 Comments (0)           

Well, I didn’t manage to catch all of the sessions at HFT World Europe today but I’m very glad I was able to attend the keynote given by Professor Andrew Kumiega of Illinois Institute of Technology.
He delivered an excellent presentation about the importance of Quality in financial engineering (not just related to high frequency trading but finance generally). In myinterview with Dr Kumiega back in September, we talked mostly about the application of Kaizan...

High Frequency Trading World Europe, Day One

November 7, 2010 Comments (0)           

Earlier today I headed along to the Hilton Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands, to attend the first day of High Frequency Trading World Europe 2010.
The event was pretty well-attended, with well over 100 delegates from a wide variety of firms including prop traders, hedge funds, asset managers, brokers, investment banks, exchanges and technology vendors.
Not too many regulators though. I was actually surprised by how few of them were in attendance, particularly given the amount of...