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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in February 2012
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Nasdaq OMX's N.J. Liquidity Center Offers Fastest Route to Brazil Exchange
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Nasdaq OMX's Cateret, N.J., colocation facility now boasts round-trip latency of just 107 milliseconds from the New York markets to Brazil.
Breach Data Shows Outside Threats Dominated 2011
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Preview of Verizon Business' data breach cases shows malware and hacking the top breach methods.
CIOs Must Beware of Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
Regulation Drives Buy Side Focus on Data Management — Survey
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
80 percent of respondents in MoneyMate survey said data management automation is very important in 2012.
Portware Hires Eskandar from Liquidnet As New CEO
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the new management structure, Portware promoted COO Scott DePetris to president and COO, and announced new roles for founders Eric Goldberg and Ari Khatchikian.
UBS Unveils Algo Strategy For Illiquid Securities
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
The algorithm can direct traders to the best venues for hard-to-trade stocks and help them navigate unpredictable market conditions, the firm said.
Regulators Contemplate Slamming the Brakes on High-Frequency Trading
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
As high-frequency traders achieve blinding speeds, the SEC is taking a long, hard look at whether they are dangerously out of control.
TradeKing Automates Social Media Surveillance
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
With usage of Facebook and Twitter on the rise, online broker TradeKing went live with SunGard's Protegent to monitor employees' social media activity.
Five Strategic Security Metrics To Watch
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Is your security program paying off for the business? Here are five high-level metrics that the executive suite needs to watch.
Liquidity Centers Are Exchanges' New Revenue Centers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Looking for alternative revenue sources, NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq and CME Group have built out liquidity centers that offer services ranging from colocation to on-demand trading technology and market data.
NEXT Brings Uniformity to Bloomberg Professional Service
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
113,000 clients already using Bloomberg NEXT, which enhances information access, uniformity across the application and workflow, according to the company's co-founder.
Q&A: How Can HFT Truly Slow Down?
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
As regulators and politicians look to manage the impact of high-frequency trading, change is coming. Advanced Trading spoke with Jamie Selway, managing director of broker-dealer ITG on what's in store for these high speed-trading firms.
Redline Trading Announces Pre-Trade Risk Solution
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Aimed at latency sensitive applications, Redline's Pre-Trade Risk Solution performs a comprehensive series of risk checks in less than one microsecond to help firms comply with the SEC's 15c-3 Market Access Rule.
NovaSparks Releases FPGA Feed Handlers for Five Equity Exchanges
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
The company's FPGA architecture achieves average latencies of 400 to 700 nanoseconds, avoiding bottlenecks by bypassing the CPU.
GETCO Appoints New CEO
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
The global market maker named Daniel Coleman as its new CEO, citing his success and leadership as the firm's global head of equities and client services since 2010.
Usability Lab Played Major Role in Bloomberg NEXT Development
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
New Bloomberg NEXT platform emphasizes user experience and many features were developed after collecting data on usage tendencies in Bloomberg's new usability lab.
Dimmer Growth Prospects Ahead For High-Frequency Trading Firms
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
With regulators determined to slow down the practice of rapid-fire trading, HFT operations traditionally focused on speed will need to turn more attention to strategy development, market research firm IBISWorld says.
What Is HFT Exactly?
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
SEC Expands Investigation of ETFs: Report
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
The wider probe of ETFs comes after a trade in a large, liquid ETF didn't settle within a four-day period and the SEC is examining what role high-frequency trading plays in such situations, according to Reuters.
Will Higher Gas Prices Stall the Recovery?
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
TD Ameritrade's New Mobile App Scans for Investment Opportunities
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
The online broker released a new mobile app for the iPhone and Android enabling investors to scan a product's bar code with the smartphone camera to reveal detailed information about the public company during the shopping experience.
Cloud Computing Is Still In Its Adolescence
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Compare the adoption rate for cloud services to that for virtualization, and it's evident we still have a ways to go.
Swaps Regs Up the Ante on Collateral Management
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
To cope with new swaps regulations, Kempen Capital Management scrapped its Excel spreadsheets in favor of an iinhouse collateral management system.
Lombard Risk Offers Solution for OTC Swaps Data Reporting
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
The risk management technology worked closely with U.S. clients to design a solution for OTC swaps data reporting under Dodd-Frank as of July 2012, but is eyeing European regulations with similar requirements by 2013.
BMO Capital Markets Expands Rollout of SunGard's GlobalOne
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Already a customer utilizing SunGard's Global One in New York and London, BMO adopted the system in Toronto earlier this year to consolidate all global securities lending on one technology platform.
Exchange Suitors Circle LME, But Deal Could Turn on Regulators and Clearing
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
A bunch of global exchanges, including the likes of CME and NYSE Euronext, are said to be submitting bids to acquire the London Metals Exchange, one of the last pit-based exchanges still standing.
Q&A With SwapClear CEO Michael Davie
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
In an interview with Advanced Trading, Davie breaks down how the over-the-counter swaps market is changing even before Dodd-Frank takes effect, and pinpoints what the buy side is looking for from their technology vendors to navigate the new landscape.
Accelerate IT Delivery, Or Die
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
With technology evolving so rapidly, entering into lengthy enterprise IT contracts seems foolish.
Can HFT Ever Slow Down?
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Wins TradeKing's $100K API Campus Challenge
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Winning application allows trading from any location via a browser plug-in or Android app.
Oman's Muscat Securities Market Launches Upgrade of E-Trading
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
The Middle Eastern marketplace migrated to NYSE Technologies' NSC V900 trading platform to boost speed and reduce the time needed for brokers to process transactions.
Nasdaq, BATS, CBOE Websites Knocked Offline by Anonymous-Backed Attacks
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
NASDAQ, BATS and the CBOE were knocked offline earlier this week by hacktivists. Nasdaq emphasizes that stock trading remained unaffected.
Dubai Investment Bank Renews Contract for Orc Trader
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Arqaam Capital will extend its use of Orc Trader to support cash equity trading on three stock exchanges in the United Arab Emirates.
Tech Economy Is Booming in New York
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
New York City is doing everything it can to attract new technology companies and compete with Silicon Valley.
Preparing for Margin Call Mania In Cleared Swaps
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
The regulatory push toward central clearing of OTC derivatives is going to create higher volumes of margin calls on cleared swaps for buy and sell sides. Manual emails will no longer suffice!
Market Data Q&A: Ed Chidsey of Markit
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Dow Jones Entices Quants, Traders With Machine-Readable News Analytics
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
The platform is designed to enable traders, quantitative analysts and risk managers to build more predictable trading models off prevailing news sentiment.
Mobile Payment Startup, Equity Financing Innovator Win SWIFT's Innotribe New York Regional Awards
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
P2P Cash Technology and Gust win New York competition and will compete in competition finals in October.
Should Apple Start a Hedge Fund?
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Wall Street Disrupted: Silicon Valley's New Elite vs Banking Giants
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
More talented workers are opting for Silicon Valley over Wall Street, a shift from the days when financial services could simply attract the best and the brightest by offering hefty compensation packages.
Cloud Computing Can Drive Business Innovation
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Cloud can enable new business models, but too many companies are just experimenting or improving existing processes and not taking full advantage of the technology, says IBM.
Empaxis Introduces Overnight Process Monitoring for Buy-Side Firms
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
New system provides added security for Advent and Axys users.
Rodman & Renshaw Acquires Assets of Investor Relations Group
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
The acquisition of IRG is complementary to Rodman & Renshaw's pending launch of DirectMarkets, an electronic platform linking public company issuers of private offers with investors.
TradeKing to Announce $100,000 College API Challenge Winners Wednesday
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Students from 12 schools entered 29 applications in the contest, with some apps almost ready to go live in a production environment, according to TradeKing.
Poland's CCP Choose Nasdaq OMX's Sentinel Solution
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
KDPW_CCP, Poland's leading securities clearing house and central counterparty, has selected Nasdaq OMX to deliver its OTC derivatives clearing and risk management product.
Swift's Arkelis Teamed Up With Red Hat Linux
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Fiinancial institutions can now run the outsourced Arkelis messaging solution on Red Hat Linux, an open source solution, more cost effectively.
iPad 3 Unveil Set For Early March
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Apple has scheduled an event in San Francisco to reveal the next-generation iPad. Will LTE be on board?
PVE Capital Takes to the Cloud
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
In this Advanced Trading case study, a small macro credit fund operates offices in London and Malta smoothly thanks to cloud technology from Options IT.
High-Frequency Trading Declines in Canada
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Venues that were known for being dominated by high-frequency trading have seen a significant drop-off in the number of orders they handle, according to a report by agency broker Investment Technology Group Inc.
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