Trading Technologies and Strategies

Doing more with less in 2008

Traditional investment managers are being assailed on all sides. The market volatility of the past twelve months has only served to emphasise legacy challenges, while bringing with it new obstacles to be met and overcome. With revenues squeezed, managers…

Hart of the Matter

A year ago, Dow Jones' owners were locked behind closed doors deciding whether to accept a bid from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. One year on, Inside Market Data discusses some of the changes-and future plans-with Clare Hart, a 25-year veteran of…

GFI Group Preps EnergyMatch API

NEW YORK-Interdealer broker GFI Group is in final stages of development of an application programming interface (API) for its Web-based energy-derivatives trading platform EnergyMatch, DWT has learned.

The Case for Consolidated Market Feeds

In this age of low-latency direct feeds, consolidated market feeds such as the CTS, CQS and Opra are viewed more as necessary evils than sexy must-haves. Yet not only do these feeds remain basic essentials for firms to gain a consolidated view of an…

ITG's Alasdair Haynes: Maintaining the Cross

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) introduced multilateral trading facilities and systematic internalizers as new routing destinations for the European markets. With the rise of these new venues, what role do the established crossing…

Data Governance Takes Centre Stage

The recent economic downturn has made many firms focus on their internal activities instead of solving problems by buying million-dollar platforms. Data governance is the new buzz word for organizations aiming to improve data quality and reduce risk…

Following the leader

From its inception, Markit had the necessary ingredients for remarkable growth across the financial services industry: it identified (and focused on) a number of the most acute operational challenges for buy- and sell side firms; it attracted the…

Safe Harbour for start-ups

Harbour Capital Partners, a recently launched London-based hedge fund hotel, became the first such UK-based operation boasting FSA regulatory approval. Victor Anderson speaks with Steve Williams, Harbour's chief executive, about what he believes makes…

SWX Europe joins dark pool fray

SWX Europe, the London-based stock exchange owned by SWX Swiss Exchange and formerly known as virt-x, this month launches Europe's first exchange-owned non-displayed liquidity pool.

The back-office battleground

The intensely competitive and lucrative land-grab traditionally associated with the front office has slowly shifted towards the back office. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the portfolio accounting, investor reporting, and in some cases, OTC…

Bloomberg's All-Star Deal

In the lead-up to last week's annual All-Star baseball game in New York, a row erupted between Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and the New York press corps about who was the better closer and should end the game-Papelbon or revered Yankees pitcher…

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