High-frequency trading (HFT)
Coming to America: Foreign agents seek to subvert domestic tech incumbents
Vendor consolidation has given more to power to those who already hold the most power in the US. Can overseas providers who’ve already succeeded in smaller markets bring back competition?
Smashing barriers: How shortwave frequencies are making trading firms faster
Improvements in shortwave radio frequencies could be a leap forward in the latency race. But given the costs and technical challenges, is it worth the investment?
Ice builds out low-latency trading connectivity in Asia
The enhancements will be completed by the first half of 2023.
Lower cross-border latencies open HFT opportunities
Automated and high-frequency trading in Asia have generally lagged behind US and European markets. But as low-latency data availability increases, that may soon change.
Four years of academic study on HFT yields complicated results
A transatlantic group of researchers has examined a treasure trove of market data to see whether or not high-frequency trading is a necessary component of today’s market structure. The answer is largely ‘yes,’ but with caveats.
BMLL partners with quants for HFT regulation
Researchers from a Paris university are using the provider’s data and coding environment to build models for more efficient regulatory approaches.
This Week: Janus/SS&C; Wolters Kluwer; Tora/Neptune; Standard Chartered/Northern Trust; SimCorp; & More
A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
Science Friction: Some Tire of Waiting for Quantum’s Leap
Use cases for quantum computing are piling up—from CVA to VAR. But so are the obstacles
IEX Makes Expansion Bid as New Limit Order is Approved
The Investors Exchange is now looking to propose a second new order type for NBBO non-mid liquidity.
This Week: CME, Katana/IHS Markit, S&P, SmartStream, Causality Link & More
A summary of some of the past week’s technology news
HPR Preps Market Data Entry with Databot
The Massachusetts-based infrastructure provider is looking to become a one-stop shop in the low-latency trading space.
Wavelength Podcast Ep. 199: Working Through Covid-19
Marshall Saffer, vice president and head of Americas sales at Hazeltree, discusses how Covid-19 has affected the treasury management space.
Stevens Institute, Capco Lay Out Commercialization Efforts for New Artificial Exchange
The platform will initially target the HFT crowd, as well those looking to better understand market microstructure in equities.
In Expansion Beyond HFT, FPGAs Eye AI
After a decade of supercharging low-latency applications, Wei-Shen Wong explores how FPGAs are pushing into new areas of the capital markets, driven by interest in AI & ML.
Colt Cuts Japan–Hong Kong Latency to Sub-41ms
Beyond new latency reductions between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Colt will continue to optimize its routes and expand its network coverage.
Support Swells for Developer in Spoofing Software Case
Petition for Chicago programmer Jitesh Thakkar nears its goal as industry worries about precedent CFTC enforcement case could set.
HFT Firm Grasshopper Taps Google Cloud for Research Platform
The firm's chief investment officer, Tan T-Kiang, explains how his team is using GCP to "listen" to live market data.
HFT Firm Potamus Looks to Outsourced Trading, New Asset Classes
Potamus has seen its US equities platform grow in the past year.
HPR Rolls Out Centralized Trading Infrastructure CRM-X
CRM-X uses cloud-like technology to trade and consolidate capital across markets.
Independence Day: Separation Brings Value for Fintech Spinoffs
Financial firms with a data or technology ‘vendor’ arm developed in house are finding that separation can benefit both business lines. Max Bowie speaks to companies that have spun out from other organizations about the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects…
SBI Invests in High-Speed Broker Potamus
The investment is expected to help expand business in the US and other asset classes.
Metamako Buys xCelor’s Hardware Ops to Grow Switch Business
Officials say the deal will allow xCelor to focus on its network applications business, while Metamako will take over the provision of underlying switching technology, expanding its own FPGA switch business. Wei-Shen Wong reports.
Prop Shops Lock On to Crypto Markets
As the sell side hesitates, advanced principal trading shops are getting in on the crypto craze in a big way.
The Insurgents: Fintechs Are Knocking Off Incumbents
Anthony Malakian says that in just the first two months of 2018, some big headlines are proving just how effective fintechs are at competing with the big players in the capital markets space.