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Low Latency Blogs

We’ve been tracking the developments in the high frequency trading technology space since the launch of Low-Latency.com in 2006 or thereabouts. Now retired and living near Heathrow – or rather, reincarnated as Intelligent Trading Technology – she watches with interest as the superfast aspect of our marketplace finally approaches the endgame, where physics finally says “Enough!”

Symbiont is planning to issue its first private equity shares as smart securities on the bitcoin blockchain next month with a view to demonstrating its capabilities to financial institutions interested in programmable securities that are stored on a cryptographic distributed ledger called a blockchain. Beyond the demonstration, the company aims to offer a service based on its Smart Securities technology platform that will allow institutions to issue, trade and process instruments cost-efficiently and securely in a global and distributed peer-to-peer financial network.

Electronifie is challenging problems of liquidity and information leakage in the US corporate bond market with an electronic trading platform that connects buyers and sellers directly but anonymously, limits market impact and generates liquidity.

Brokers are facing more pressure than ever before to ‘get it right’ with respect to trade execution, as trading costs continue to grow. Yet, today’s electronic execution landscape is more complex than ever before, making successful execution more difficult and potentially more expensive – and adding to the importance of taking the right approach.

By Zoe Schiff

First Derivatives’ Kx Systems has forged an OEM licensing agreement with CoreOne Technologies, a data management platform. Under the arrangement, CoreOne will deploy Kx System’s kdb+ tick and time-series database to help clients process growing data volumes and perform intricate analytics.

By Zoe Schiff

Low latency trading specialist Metamako has launched MetaApp, a latency-reduction device aimed at the trading and exchange communities and the telcos that provide them with connectivity. MetaApp seeks to address firms’ growing requirement for flexibility and determinism in their efforts to establish and support low-latency infrastructures in support of fast market access.

Thomson Reuters has added indices covering over 7,500 global companies to its MarketPsych indices, giving investors greater insight into how emotions and perceptions move financial markets, and helping them to define more effective trading strategies.

NanoSpeed has halved the latency of its first FPGA based trading gateway with the addition of Nano-Gateway, an FPGA including interfaces for up to 32,000 trading algos, market data feed handlers, pre-trade risk checks, limits that can be changed on the fly, and the ability to deliver client orders to an exchange in less than 220 nanoseconds.

As you know, we don’t often wade in on macro market structure issues, preferring instead to stick to our proverbial knitting: trading infrastructure that uses high-performance technologies to introduce some smarts.