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Final Thoughts on Sifma, Past and Present

The first SIA (now Sifma) show I attended was in 1986. In some ways, it was quite different to the event last week, while in other ways it was pretty much the same. Entering the main show floor...
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Sifma Rocked!

I'm referring to last week's Sifma Technology Management Conference and Exhibit in NYC. True, the new name (the result of the SIA's merger with the Bond Association) was a bit of a put off - many...
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Life In The Fast Lane

I'm writing this posting from Montreal, Canada, where I just watched a thrilling Formula 1 grand prix, won by British rookie Lewis Hamilton. An amazing achievement in only his sixth F1 race. So what...
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Perplexed By Percentages

A couple of weeks ago, together with Reuters, we conducted a survey of the marketplace to find out how well latency measurement is entrenched, and what users thought of datafeed providers and...
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Open Source Moving On Up …

I'm writing this blog from the Red Carpet Club at SFO ... heading back to NYC in an hour. It's been a great week out here in the Bay Area catching up with some old friends and making some new ones...
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Old Friends, Familiar Faces, Some Surprises

I am posting this from the San Francisco Bay Area, and it just struck me that a couple of major players from these parts were recently the subject of posts on this portal.  What’s more, they are...
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Can FPGAs Overcome the FUD?

So, those party animals at Activ Financial have invited me to a little gathering tonight - at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square - to formally launch ActivFeed MPU, their new hardware-...
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Sybase and QuantHouse Team On Algorithmic Trading Strategies

Sybase and QuantHouse have formed a strategic alliance to jointly deliver a solution for back testing and regression testing for algorithmic trading strategies. The solution will enable financial...
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The Low Latency Canary

The one constant in the world of financial markets IT is that nothing stays the same for very long. The world of market data feeds and the applications that process them is no exception. As data...
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Too Early To Be Skeptical

In his blog last week, Andrew said he’s skeptical that advantages from investing in low latency infrastructure will be anything other than short lived. I tend to share his opinion that low latency is...

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