Infrastructure Technologies

Pulling Weeds: Sell Side Confronts Technology Stack Upgrades

Despite the current era in the capital markets as one of tight budgets, firms across the sell side are waking up to the fact that radical changes are needed to their technology stacks. From banks, to brokers and exchanges, questions remain around how…

Ex-UBS CTO Founds Cloud Startup

Andy Brown, former group chief technology officer at UBS, has left the Swiss bank to set up Street Scale IT Group, a company that will focus on bringing IT economies of scale around datacenters and cloud hosting to regulated industries, starting with…

Apama to Provide Third-Party Aggregation for EBS Direct

EBS, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange (FX) business, has selected Apama Software AG’s platform to deliver third-party aggregation to EBS Direct, a new liquidity service with direct streaming of tailored prices.

Options Taps Varonis for Data Permissioning

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IasS) provider to financial services will use Varonis's DatAdvantage solution to protect clients' dedicated virtual NAS (network attached storage) servers, which are scattered globally and number in the hundreds.

ICBPI Takes Etrali Open Trade for Comms

Etrali Trading Solutions has announced that Instituto Centrale Banche Popolari Italiane (ICBPI) has taken its Open Trade turret platform, along with a recording solution, for its Milan trading room.

Malfunction! Malfunction!

It’s not been a great week for capital markets technology. For the past seven days, I’ve had the image of Robby the Robot in my head, being told by Doctor Mobius to go against his basic programming, and building up to a short circuit as a result. This,…

Nomura Partners Amazon for Cloud Services

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has announced that it is now a premier consulting partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and will be building out a dedicated team to support development of secure cloud models.

CIMB Exec Advocates Tech Restraint in APTAS Keynote

Andrew Freyre-Sanders, managing director and head of execution services at CIMB Securities, warned against being swept up in technology arms races and stressed the need for intelligent systems design, while delivering the keynote address for the 2013…

Cost Control Beneficial to Big Bank IT Departments

Panelists at the Asia-Pacific Trading Architecture Summit, held last week in Singapore, debated the current business climate when it comes to infrastructure management, saying that although budgets are tighter, this is introducing a needed element of…

In Asia, Fragmentation Creates Regional Technology Challenges

Panelists at the Asia-Pacific Trading Architecture Summit, held in Singapore last week, discussed the role that regulatory fragmentation is playing in forcing banks to develop complex, semi-siloed systems in order to operate in multiple countries while…

Legacy Concerns Risk Overriding Architecture Decisions at Banks

Panelists at the Asia-Pacific Trading Architecture Summit in Singapore last week debated the contrasts between staying current in terms of technology and managing tightened budget sheets, saying that the approaching end of the lifecycle for technology is…