Trading Technologies and Strategies

HSBC Eyes End of Derivatives Platform Migration

LONDON-As part of its continuing initiative to standardize platforms across the bank, HSBC is nearing the completion of the move of its global cash derivatives business onto its Fidessa order management system (OMS), DWT has learned.

Making FIX Fly

To survive in the tumultuous economy and to stay relevant to the industry it serves, FIX Protocol Ltd. (FPL) has adapted to meet changing times. DWT U.S. reporter Oksana Poltavets sits down with Ryan Pierce, FPL's new technical director, to discuss his…

Markit tackles equity transparency problems

Markit, the London-based pricing and valuations data provider, has launched a web-based market-share analysis product to provide greater insight into liquidity in European equities.

Fanning the flames

Recent short-selling restrictions introduced by the SEC have seemingly realised hedge fund managers’ worst fears: heavy-handed regulation making little distinction between legitimate and below-board investment tactics, coinciding with the most…

Fidessa fragmentation index hits the spot

London-based trading platform provider Fidessa group has seen strong demand for its Fidessa Fragmentation Index (FFI) since it was launched in mid-November 2008. The web-based service is free to use and provides a numerical indicator of how much a…

Fragmented Europe Provides Window for Vendors

The past year saw the launch of a slew of new products, with many designed to help user firms navigate the increasingly fragmented European trading landscape resulting from the arrival of new MiFID-inspired multilateral trading facilities.

So Long to All That

Like most in the industry, I'm glad that 2008 is finally winding down. Although I'm not eagerly awaiting 2009, I believe most of us are well braced for the coming annus horribilis . Money can be made as a bull or a bear, but it's the uncertainty that is…

Making Measurement Work, Making Ends Meet

This week, Inside Market Data contains a special report on the importance of low-latency market data in today's modern trading environment. Yet in the same issue, we detail the problems at latency monitoring software vendor Trading Metrics, which is…

Speed Meets Excellence

Stock exchanges have come a long way-from the marketplaces where sellers and buyers met each other to engage in trade to today's electronic platforms, where participants can trade thousands of securities on a daily basis in only a few milliseconds. To…

HSBC Banks 'Best IT Team' AFTA

NEW YORK-Surrounded by friends and colleagues last week, HSBC's IT team won the coveted Best IT Team award at the fourth annual American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs) for its work in expanding the bank's emerging markets coverage.

Sophis Readies Platform Revamp

NEW YORK-French cross-asset trading and risk management platform vendor Sophis is set to begin regression and capacity testing for the next version of its products by the start of 2009, vendor officials tell DWT .

SuperDerivatives Upgrades Front-End Productivity

NEW YORK-Options and derivatives pricing software provider SuperDerivatives plans to help its sell-side clients deliver and sell more complex derivatives with a new set of productivity enhancement tools that the vendor has added to its trading front end,…

Analysis paralysis

A midst the volatility that has now become the norm in the financial markets, it may seem that the more information available to traders the better. But when it comes to transaction cost analysis, caution needs to be exercised - traders must assess how…

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