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When Is Lower Latency Worth The Effort?

Shaving response times by nanoseconds can produce value in high-frequency trading, but the cost of achieving that size of an improvement in latency, in resources and time, can be too high for trading...
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ICE Atrium Acquisition Streamlines New York-Toronto Low Latency Ties

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) acquisition of TMX Atrium, the wireless and extranet infrastructure services business owned by Canadian exchange operator TMX Group, could expand the low latency...
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Symphony Foundation Looks To Leverage New FinTech Members

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Symphony Software Foundation, a non-profit financial services open source software organization, has added three new “silver tier” members in an effort to include more fintech...
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Housden Brings Capital Markets Focus To Colt

Network and communications provider Colt Technology Services’ hire of Andrew Housden as vice president of capital markets may herald greater attention and effort on financial markets work by the...
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Trade Surveillance is Challenging, But is There Also a Glint of Opportunity?

If Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) extend the breadth and depth of trade surveillance, could they also provide opportunities for firms that...
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As New Regulation Arrives, Europe Can Expect More Trading Venues

Experts on the European execution venue landscape are split on whether the future of that landscape is consolidation or fragmentation, as they expressed in a panel discussion on the topic at the...
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FCA Discusses Progress on MiFID II Policy and Practicalities of Implementation

Details on final requirements and the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) will continue to be published over coming months, leading the UK Financial Conduct...
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Convergex Implementation Shows Ancoa’s Global Value

Trading services and solutions provider Convergex has implemented an Amazon Web Services (AWS)-hosted market surveillance platform provided by Ancoa, gaining a “one-stop shop” for surveillance of...
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Outside Partnerships Bolster Trade Execution Infrastructures

Partnership is the most important ingredient for optimising the performance of trading infrastructure and reducing its complexity, say operations executives who spoke at the Intelligent Trading...
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Truphone Provides Solace For Industry BlackBerry Users

The business world, and particularly the financial industry with its stricter security needs to protect trading communications, has not been as quick as consumers to give up on BlackBerry, but has...

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