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Low Latency Blogs

Fidessa has made its first move into the low-latency, low-touch trading technology market with a low-latency direct market access (DMA) platform that is delivered as a managed service and aims to provide brokers with high-performance, scalable and consistent access to global equity and derivatives markets.

Orc has teamed up with Galaxy Futures Co. to allow its customers to trade on Chinese markets using Galaxy’s exchange memberships. This is Orc’s first joint offering with a local broker in China and builds out its Asia-Pacific strategy of developing close cooperation with regional brokers.

Fonetic has fused information on completed trades with all the voice and text communications associated with the trades to deliver a linguistics-based automated trade reconstruction solution. Called ATR integra, the solution is powered by a proprietary algorithm and can replace time-consuming manual reconstruction processes with automated collection, analysis and matching of trade and communications information.

By Zoe Schiff

The idea that blockchain technology can aid in the development of real world trading technology gained more credence this month with the news that Mirror – a trading platform operator formerly known as Vaurum – has received $8.8 million in Series A funding from investors led by Route 66 Ventures.

We’ve been tracking the developments in the high frequency trading technology space since the launch of 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.