Trading Technologies and Strategies

Options Symbology - Time to Play Catch-Up

Only a handful of firms have started preparing for the options symbology initiative that will change options codes for trading and settlement, but experts say some of the work should have been done yesterday. Tine Thoresen reports on how firms can catch…

Archangel Takes Full Flight

NEW HOPE, PA.-Alternative trading system (ATS) Archangel from software and network provider 3D Markets has gone into full production, officials tell DWT .

Pivot Gains Weather Support

NEW YORK-Straight through processing (STP) of weather derivative trades is a step closer to reality as secure instant messaging provider Pivot launched the Instant Market module for its Pivot 360° platform today, June 30.

Calyon to Open New IRD Channel

LONDON-The corporate and investment bank of the Crédit Agricole Group, Calyon, plans to launch a single-dealer portal for its interest rates derivatives (IRDs) and other fixed-income instruments, which should go live next year.

Retiring, But Not Shy

After 40 years at Interactive Data and its prior incarnations-including eight years at its helm-president and chief executive Stuart Clark recently announced his intention to retire next year. As he prepares to pass the tiller to his as-yet unidentified…

What's Data Got To Do With IT?

Firms face a swathe of technology-related challenges-latency, capacity, hardware acceleration, benchmarking and complex event processing, to name but a few-with a myriad of potential solutions. Ahead of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets…

Crunch Time For Smart Order Routing

Smart order routing has been around in the U.S. markets ever since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) changed its order handling rules back in the late 90s allowing for the introduction of alternative trading systems and ECNs. In Europe,…

Solving the Smart Routing Dilemma

Smart order routing (SOR) may be old hat to U.S. market participants, but since the implem-entation of the E.U.'s Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (Mifid), it has gained an entirely new life in Europe. To help sort out the issues surrounding…

Kiodex Expands to Precious Metals

NEW YORK-Traders using SunGard's commodities risk management and trading platform, Kiodex, should be able to add precious metals to their portfolios by the end of the summer, say vendor officials.

Getting Meta All the Time

Metadata may not be the best word to use to try to get senior management excited about reference data projects. But metadata management is a vital part of enterprise data management (EDM), and as EDM projects are now maturing, metadata is swiftly moving…

Primed to perform

DSTi is no newcomer to the buy side having been established some 30 years ago. But the Surbiton, UK-based vendor's lengthy pedigree hasn't impeded its ability to bring new products and upgrades to market, one of the most recent of which is the firm's…

Fidessa unveils next-generation algorithms

Sell-side trading platform provider Fidessa has launched a new suite of algorithmic trading strategies into the US market, with long-term plans to roll them out to Europe and Asia.

Learning from the buy side

Udayan Goyal, a managing director at Deutsche Bank and part of Deutsche's Global Financial Technology Advisory Practice, believes the sell side has a lot to learn from the buy side when it comes to identifying, developing, and deploying technologies to…

The gloves come off at TradeTech... sort of

With the LSE, Chi-X, and Turquoise on the same panel, everyone at this year's TradeTech conference could be forgiven for thinking they were in for something of a Mexican stand-off. But as Joel Clark reports, the panel discussion turned out to be a damp…

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