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I’m thrilled that the agenda for our Intelligent Trading Summit on May 13 in New York is emerging as a match for our new editorial ‘agenda’ here at Intelligent Trading Technology.

BT has built out its Netrix range of trading turrets with Netrix HiTouch, a turret that integrates with services delivered by the BT Radianz Cloud as well as with trading applications and market data. The turret is designed to support complex trading strategies requiring high touch collaboration and communication among traders, clients and counterparties, and complement low touch automated trading.

CMC Markets, a provider of spread betting, foreign exchange and contracts for difference trading, has selected smartTrade Technologies’ LiquidityFX trading solution for FX and precious metals on the basis of its no brokerage fee model, delivery as a cloud-based managed service and collocation with liquidity providers across Equinix data centres in New York, Tokyo and London.

Etrali Trading Solutions has pulled together functionality it offers around the recording, storing and retrieval of traders’ voice calls to deliver Etrali Check Suite, a solution designed to help firms maintain compliance on the trading floor.

By Georges Bory, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Quartet FS

The collapse and bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 is an extreme example of what can happen when the ratio of liquidity holdings to potential debt is inadequate. The bank was hit with a liquidity crisis as a result of the collapse in the sub-prime mortgage market, compromising the liquid resources it had available to pay its creditors. Since this high profile collapse, the liquidity arrangements of financial institutions have been under increasing scrutiny, externally from regulators as well as internally.

As many of you know, we like to spend some time with the marketplace to try to understand some of the nuances of the topics we cover, particularly as we prepare for our big conferences, like the forthcoming Intelligent Trading Summit in New York on May 13.

MarketPrizm’s tie up with Fusion Systems to offer a managed, low latency market gateway and risk management solution for clients in Asia-Pacific is expected to extend to the US later this year and could reach European markets depending on client demand.

Lab49, a strategy, design and software development consultancy working with investment banks, asset managers and exchanges, has detailed its involvement in the creation of UBS’s Neo cross-asset platform, which is designed to provide access to all UBS Investment Bank products and services, and includes social web technologies and mobile access.

Intelligent Trading Technology was created last year to recognise the shifting emphasis in trading rooms that continue to search for “Alpha” and that elusive competitive advantage. This was to both embrace our existing Low Latency community and expertise, along with those rapidly adopting strategies that use “Big Data” and more sophisticated analytics.