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A-Team Group’s Andrew Delaney chairs a high level panel at our A-Team Insight Exchange event in London on the importance of a suitably robust back office IT infrastructure in order to better support the risk management function, featuring speakers from Mizuho International, QuartetFS, Kinetic Partners and Oracle.

Darshan Chandarana from Oracle Financial Services outlines the company's focus on capital markets, and how it can now offer an integrated hardware and software stack following its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Complex Event Processing and Real-time Java are two specific technologies he points out, as examples of mainstream technology being more widely adopted for niche customers to create their own platforms.

TS-Associates' Henry Young discusses "precision instrumentation" of low-latency systems with A-Team's Pete Harris. "You can't manage what you can't measure," is the bottom line. Henry also provides and update on how the FIX Protocol Organization is involved in inter-party latency measurement, and why standards are needed in this area.

A-Team's Andrew Delaney talks to StreamBase Systems CEO Mark Palmer about the agility of creating low-latency systems - it's not just how fast they are, but how fast one can build, deploy and modify them. Also how business management is getting more involved in the low-latency debate, and the 'disconnect' between business and technical groups. Plus how latency is a factor of many elements in a complete trading system.

NEW RECORD PEAKS for BX TotalView ITCH 3.2, UTDF, Level 2 and QBBO from NASDAQ, CQS and OPRA from SIAC and CEF Core Eurex from Deutsche Börse

The Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), the first multi-asset exchange in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with RTS Realtime Systems (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider.

Activ Financial is moving into Interxion’s Brick Lane, London data centre with a view to winning business from market participants already in the centre and enlarging its European footprint.

Lime Brokerage LLC, an independent high-volume agency broker and leading provider of high-throughput, low-latency technologies to the professional trading community, has launched comprehensive, high-speed options execution. This latest offering complements its market leading high-speed equities and futures trading capabilities.

SpryWare, a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the approval of the next generation SolarFlare 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server Adaptors. Over the last 3 months SpryWare has tested and approved the dual port SolarStorm SFN5121T 10GbE network cards on their Ultra Low Latency Market Data servers. The tests of the cards resulted in lower latency and less CPU usage, both key factors to SpryWare’s market data clients.