Technology

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22 Apr 2020 — Bill Hodgson

Read this free report from Capgemini and Efma on the state of Fintech and disruptive entrants to banking

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21 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

During the current period of market volatility and displaced workforces, financial firms are relying heavily on technology to ensure successful Business Contingency Plans. Earlier today, Quantile announced that through its early adoption of Cloud technology, its services continue to operate without disruption.

Quantile leverages AWS for scalable computing power, data storage, and corporate infrastructure - helping to deliver services to OTC market participants globally.

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21 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

Microsoft Excel has powered much of the growth of Financial Markets over the last 30 years. Excel is a great application. But (and this is a big but) Excel is dangerous....

This excellent article is written by Troy Peterson, co-founder of Hudson Fintech.

 

Remember J.P. Morgan's "London Whale"?

The trader who lost at least $6.2 billion in 2012 in CDS positions. As a result, J.P. Morgan agreed to pay $920 million in fines, related to its risk management systems and internal controls.

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16 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

Beeks Financial Cloud Group has acquired network monitoring and analytics firm Velocimetrics.

The purchase of Velocemetrics expands the Beeks' product offering into network automation and trading analytics, increasing security and monitoring capabilities by allowing customers to detect performance, operational risk or regulatory concerns.

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09 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

Until recently, trading firms had been slow adopters of the Cloud. In a world often measured in microseconds the general opinion was that on-premise servers and ultra-low latency connectivity was essential. But now the world is changing, and so are opinions.

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07 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

SIX has announced that it is to establish a jointly owned company with Nasdaq. The new company, RF Nordic Express AB, will build and operate microwave routes for the transmission of market data from Stockholm to London.

SIX owns and operates the largest microwave network in Europe. Earlier this year it took a majority stake in 12H AG, the operator of its microwave network. This network allows all SIX trading participants to access low-latency market data transmission from Zurich to London, Frankfurt and Milan as well as from Milan to Frankfurt and London.

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01 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

In this week's Future Focus we speak with Abdullah Hiyatt, CEO and Co-Founder of THETA Trading Technologies, about the changing requirements of the buy-side, the inflexibility of incumbent vendors' solutions, and the need for a modular and flexible technology infrastructure to increase efficiency, flexibility and transparency.

 

OTC - What are the key technology issues faced by the buy-side?

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01 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

SIX and Crux Informatics are working together to provide a managed market data solution, which enables buy-side firms to focus on core activities without having to manage complicated technical integration.

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17 Mar 2020 — Deputy Editor

We recently spoke with Dietmar Nowatschek, Head of Product and Co-Founder of Hudson Fintech, about Entity Component System (ECS) Architecture. Dietmar shares his views below on Capital Markets technology and the need for a more flexible approach.

From Pixels to Prices - The New New Thing for Capital Markets Technology

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13 Mar 2020 — Deputy Editor

Data analytics seems to be a key focus for ING, with this latest investment in Eiden Technologies. It recently also provided a £1.5m scale-up loan to Fixed Income analytics provider, Katana, as part of a £3m funding round.

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13 Mar 2020 — Deputy Editor

Accuity has acquired Apply Financial, the provider of automated payment validation services..

Apply Financial’s flagship product, Validate, uses cloud and API technology to help firms submit the correct bank account and payment details when processing a payment, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing the risk of a transaction failing.

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06 Mar 2020 — Deputy Editor

IPC and Cloud9 have launched Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), a cloud-based solution for voice trading disaster recovery. DRaaS allows traders to have access to a custom-designed virtual trading desks from any global location during an emergency.

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