Trading Technologies and Strategies

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…

Brokerages on the Front Lines of Data Revolution

The trading of equities, fixed income and foreign exchange (FX) has become a lightning-fast world, one that gets a bit faster every day. Every month, it seems there are fewer traders waving their hands around on the floor of the stock exchange-much to…

UniCredit Taps Caplin, Reuters for e-FX

MILAN-As a cornerstone of its multi-asset e-commerce initiative, European bank UniCredit's market and investment banking (MIB) division has selected Caplin Trader from Caplin Systems and the Reuters Electronic Trading-Automated Dealing (RET-AD) platform…

Credit Suisse Expands FX Algos to Asia

Hong Kong-Following the launch of algorithmic trading in foreign exchange (FX) in North America and Europe earlier this year, Credit Suisse's Advanced Execution Services (AES) has recently expanded the capability to Asia, according to bank officials.

ICE Heats Up Options

Even as the financial crisis unfolds on Wall Street, customers are demanding innovation and functionality from over-the-counter (OTC) markets. DWT reporter Oksana Poltavets sits down with Edwin Marcial, CTO of the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), to…

CQG Adopts Progress Apama for Advanced Ex

BEDFORD, MASS - Denver - headquartered futures charting and trading software provider CQG has announced today, Nov. 10, that it plans to deliver advanced execution capabilities on its platform using Progress Apama's complex event processing (CEP)…

Curse of the Black Swan

Black swan events are few and far between, but when they do occur they are generally memorable occasions. This is precisely what happened during Black Week – from Monday 6 to Friday 11 October – as Asian investors triggered a sell-off that saw the Dow…

Cognotec Releases RealStream Upgrade

DUBLIN-Improvements in research, analysis and client onboarding are a few of the new features that officials from Web-based institutional foreign exchange (FX) trading software provider Cognotec have upgraded with the launch today, Nov. 3, of version 3.0…

European Bats on the wing

As competition among exchanges and multi-lateral trading facilities (MTFs) heats up, ECN Bats Trading is taking on both markets simultaneously, having gained exchange status in the US and approval to launch an MTF in Europe. Max Bowie speaks with Joe…

Panel: Market Data Tech Spend Must Continue

Trading firms will need to continue investments in market data and infrastructure to support spiralling levels of data traffic driven by the proliferation of new trading venues, spikes in volatility and the spread of algorithmic trading, according to a…

Regulating EU Change

The financial crisis and recent government bail-outs are likely to result in more regulation, which will affect financial data management. Carla Mangado explores where the EU currently stands and whether the push to principles-based legislation will…

Breaking Out

While banks are focusing on cost cutting and downsizing, firms are looking at ways to rapidly improve data management strategies. Will outsourcing certain reference data activities be one of the options organizations will review? Tine Thoresen explores…

StanChart Deploys FX Aggregator

SINGAPORE-Standard Chartered (StanChart) has gone live with a liquidity aggregator developed by Progress Apama for its FX electronic pricing and trading division in Singapore, bank officials tell DWT.

Aegisoft Expands Monitoring in AthenaTrader

NEW YORK-Custom trading and testing software provider Aegisoft will add new tools to the next release of its AthenaTrader product that will be aimed at letting the end user have greater control of their foreign exchange (FX) trades, DWT has learned.

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