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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in May 2014
Is FIX Protocol Use Declining?
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
FIX may be the dominant standard for buy-side to sell-side electronic trading around the world, but binary protocols such as OUCH have gained traction among high-speed traders. Now the rise of Bitcoin and crypto currencies is fueling the next stage of evolution.
Nasdaq OMX Migrates eSpeed Platform to Its Carteret Datacenter
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
On top of performance gains, the move positions Nasdaq OMX to offer electronic trading services to broker dealers who are still relying on voice brokerage and to expand the fixed-income product set.
Driving Competitive Advantage Through FX TCA
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Accurate TCA for FX trading has proved more challenging than in equities, delaying its progress. But the benefits to trading strategies can't be ignored, and investors are already positioning FX TCA as a critical business function.
IEX’s Katsuyama: Market Structure Problems Are Everyone’s Responsibility
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Don’t single out HFT for the market’s problems. Anyone who has worked in the industry during the past two decades has been complicit in corrupting the markets.
Market Data Gone Wild
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
While some people talk of a new “transaction tax,” most ignore the hidden tax within the markets.
The Next Wave of Innovation in Capital Markets Technology
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
Post financial crisis, most banks have been focusing on survival rather than innovation. That's changing, however, as more technology startups are entering the financial services scene.
Nasdaq OMX Launches MiQ for Better Data Intelligence
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced a centralized data management solution that will allow organizations to better visualize cross-system data.
TrueEX Processes $750 Billion in Bunched Order Allocations
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
The firm's post-trade platform is helping asset managers and FCMs handle "bunched order" allocations for interest rates swaps, a major pain point for the buy-side.
Scivantage and Stevens Institute Launch FinTech Incubator Program
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
The 12-week program supports financial service technology entrepreneurs and early-stage startups.
Beyond Heartbleed: 5 Basic Rules To Reduce Risk
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Firms continue to migrate sensitive information into fewer web-based applications with homogenous environments, increasing the potential for damage.
BlackRock to Bring Tradeweb Liquidity into Aladdin Portal
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
The asset manager announced a strategic alliance with Tradeweb seeking to expand access to liquidity in rates and derivatives.
Stewardship of the Balance Sheet, Part 2: Why Interest Rate Risk Matters
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
With the threat of rising rates on the horizon, banks are relying on existing “technologies” to avert the danger, such as duration risk, VaR and dynamic simulation, writes David Renz of SunGard's Ambit Treasury Management solution.
Internet of Things: Who Gets the Data?
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Connected machines will spark new negotiations along the supply chain.
Nasdaq OMX Expands Information Offering with Macroeconomic Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced an exclusive relationship with MasterCard to distribute its detailed reports on consumer spending activity to the buy-side community.
Motif Investing Enters Financial Advisor Market
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
After raising $35 million in a second funding round, the online site announced a platform for financial advisors along with plans to expand internationally and roll out asset allocation models to self-directed investors.
Bringing Discovery to your Fingertips: Graph Search for Financial Markets
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Companies like Google and Facebook are redefining the way we search for information. Now this transformation is coming to financial markets, a complex world in need of a simple way to pinpoint meaningful data.
Nasdaq OMX Rehires Adena Friedman as Co-President
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Friedman is leaving the Carlyle Group to return to Nasdaq OMX, where she is reportedly a candidate to become the next CEO.
Stewardship of the Balance Sheet: Why Funding Matters
Commentary  |  5/12/2014  | 
It may be time for a revival of securitizations — a practice once reviled in the aftermath of the financial crisis — but one that can help make banks’ funding more secure, writes David Renz of SunGard's Ambit Treasury Management solution.
The Great Cosmic Misalignment
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
How can you truly trust someone whose incentives and interests are so different from your own?
Dark Pool for Dealers Addresses Shortfall in Corporate Bond Liquidity
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
TMC Bonds and Codestreet have launched the first dealer-only dark pool for US corporate bonds to mine data across a virtual balance sheet.
Open Source for Mission Critical Systems: 5 Lessons
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Open Source for mission-critical enterprise needs vision and focus, says Sanjib Sahoo of tradeMONSTER
White House Big Data Report Stresses Privacy and Balance
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Companies need to be thoughtful of the upstream and downstream impact of using big data.
Three Tactics to Support Social Business Innovation
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Banks need to take action to encourage innovation in social media as it becomes a bigger part of consumers’ lives.
The Flash Crash – And Near Misses – Four Years Later
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
In all seriousness, regulators need to continue to think of the Flash Crash as a possible precursor to a meltdown of the global financial system, writes Walter Ferstand of NICE Actimize.
Mad Men, Insurance and Change
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
A metaphor-filled episode of the show about advertising in the '60s has relevance for a transforming insurance industry.
Javelin's CEO James Cawley Departs SEF
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
An advocate for transparency in swaps trading, James Cawley, founder and CEO of Javelin SEF, is parting ways with the derivatives trading platform.
BondEdge Launches Analytics Suite for Equities
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Fixed income managers are asking for multi asset analysis and reporting tools.
White House Big Data Report: 5 Privacy Takeaways
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Big data raises serious privacy concerns that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later, report says.
A New Vision for Managed Services in Capital Markets
Commentary  |  5/5/2014  | 
Reusing people, processes and technology wherever possible — helps firms reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and achieve economies of scale, writes SunGard's John Avery.
Bloomberg Defends HFT and Dark Pools on CNBC
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Michael Bloomberg told CNBC the system "is not rigged," commissions are dramatically lower, and investors have choices of numerous venues where they can trade.
Common Backup Blunders
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Don't get caught with your pants down.
Intralinks Proves Social Deal Sourcing Here to Stay
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
In 2013 Intralinks saw a 99% increase in the total number of actionable M&A opportunities hosted on the platform. Deal volume is on track to double again in 2014.
Don’t Let "Flash Boys" Throw the HFT Baby Out with the Bathwater
Commentary  |  5/1/2014  | 
Whether it's "Flash Boys" or four years since the Flash Crash, regulators should not come down against HFT without examining the pros and cons, argues Dev Tyagi of Supermicro UK.

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