Trading Technologies and Strategies

Laying the Cornerstone for Cross-Asset Trading

Whether it's an issue of providing new services to institutional investors or deploying a cost-saving maneuver in a down market, setting up electronic cross-asset trading capabilities is a difficult task for any broker-dealer. DWT assembled Steve Grob,…

StanChart Rolls Out FX Aggregation

SINGAPORE-Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) has completed the first phase of its implementation of Progress Apama technology by going live in four cities on the vendor's foreign exchange (FX) liquidity aggregator.

Pure Trading Readies For New Year

As the European and Asian markets mature, broker-dealers and investment banks look north of the U.S. border for their next frontier. DWT U.S. reporter Oksana Poltavets sits down with Richard Carleton, vice president of corporate development for CNSX…

BarCap Reaches Integration Milestone

LONDON-The investment banking division of Barclays Bank, Barclays Capital (BarCap), has recently completed a major phase in its integration of systems acquired from defunct Lehman Brothers, according to officials.

Big Fish Among Sharks

Merger advisory firm Marlin & Associates recently brokered the sale of Tenfore Systems to Morningstar. Chief executive Ken Marlin spoke to Inside Market Data about his views on the M&A landscape, his predictions for activity in the market data industry,…

Data Demand in a Downturn

With the financial markets in turmoil, 2009 brings an increased focus on data quality for better risk management and generating alpha from new asset classes, tempered by cost controls in response to the current fragile economy. This roundtable gathers a…

The Tech Year Ahead

Wall Street as we know it has changed forever. We'll remember 2008 for the struggle and demise of some of the largest and most venerable institutions, with spikes in equity market volume and volatility the likes of which we have never seen. Technology…

IT Trends, Challenges in Energy Trading

Last year saw massive volatility in energy and commodity markets, the credit contraction-and the resulting decrease in market participants-and increased regulatory scrutiny. This is the context for 2009 where we can see continual improvements in…

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…

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