Trading Technologies and Strategies

The Bottom Line in 2009

The data management world is already anticipating how the credit crunch will affect the industry in the coming year. Carla Mangado asks what the future holds for reference data teams, budgets and priorities

Standards Matter

The lack of standard symbology continues to be a fundamental problem in financial markets, and the credit crunch has further emphasized that there is an imminent need to fix this issue. Carla Mangado explores the opportunities for a commercial entity to…

Access Denied

The financial crisis has resulted in data managers experiencing a growing number of 'last minute' and ad hoc data requests. How can reference data teams optimize data accessibility to better meet the new demands? Tine Thoresen reports

Transparency worries persist in post-Mifid era

More than a year after Mifid's implementation, the European buy side continues to suffer from poor market data and inadequate post-trade transparency. When the regulation came into force in November last year, it required that all trades executed in the…

And the winners are...

After much deliberation Buy-Side Technology has announced the winners of this year’s buy-side technology awards; this year’s ceremony was held at the Lanesborough in London and featured 95 entries across 18 categories with a mix of last year’s recipients…

Spotlight on Neal Goldstein

As it expands operations across new markets around the globe, Liquidnet has named Neal Goldstein head of enterprise technical services to oversee the firm's development of global infrastructure standards. Goldstein will also manage infrastructure…

Hedge fund IT spending to fall below $1 billion

As hedge fund managers square up to the most precipitous market challenges in their history, the global hedge fund industry will likely have to contend with the prospects of fewer funds in business, lower total assets under management, and slashed…

May the 'Force Be With You

Jean-Michel Blanco, chief executive of data and trading systems provider Traderforce, says organized chaos drives innovation. If true, then the current market conditions should provide the perfect storm for the French vendor. In this interview, Blanco…

Latency Takes the Lead

There was a time when low latency was just an issue of plumbing in the dealing room or datacenter to speed up trading flows, but market fragmentation changed all that. Now it is strategic. Distance implies latency. If you use smart order routing in a…

One Platform to Rule Them All

Since the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Euronext merged to form NYSE Euronext, the exchange operator has aimed to deploy a single global trading platform across all of its exchanges. DWT European reporter Cecilia Bergamaschi sits down with Anthony…

FX Spending On the Rise

LONDON-Half of foreign exchange (FX) dealers plan to spend more on technology next year than they did this year, according to a recent poll of bank delegates who attended the FX Week Europe 2008 Congress in London last week.

Tradebook Resumes FX Trading

NEW YORK-After a six-week trading outage due to the foreign exchange (FX) industry's concern over the viability of its central clearing partner AIG, Bloomberg Tradebook FX is back in production, trading more than 40 currency pairs after partnering with…

Icap Starts EBS Update

LONDON & SINGAPORE-Interdealer broker Icap plans to roll out new features on its electronic foreign exchange (FX) trading platform, EBS Spot, on Saturday, Nov. 22, according to Icap officials.

Special e-FX Wizards

As foreign exchange (FX) trading volumes continue to break records, DWT European reporter Cecilia Bergamaschi discusses the evolution of e-FX trading platforms with Saxo Bank's head of product management Brian Kelly.

E-trading Drives Institutional Adoption of Options

NEW YORK-Although retail clients have previously dominated U.S. equity options trading, institutional firms are beginning to take over the customer segment and will represent 57 percent of the client base by the end of 2009, according to a recent report…

Sungard Readies MicroHedge Release

NEW YORK- Traders of equities, index and futures options will have a more granular view of their trading risk as SunGard introduces intra-day decay tracking in the latest update of its options trading and risk management platform MicroHedge, according to…

Attacking Latency at Its Roots

If there is one rule in trading in financial markets, it's that time is money. Latency is no longer a concern solely for the arbitrage shops-it has become an issue for firms across the spectrum. To discuss how firms can best optimize their systems to…

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