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Fidessa has responded to ongoing client demand for consolidated trading platforms that reduce total cost of ownership and increase efficiency with the addition of US Treasuries to its global futures and options platform, and connectivity to BrokerTec and Nasdaq OMX eSpeed.

Options continues to build out its Velocity infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), ultra-low latency electronic trading platform with the addition of Velocimetrics’ real-time monitoring and performance analysis solution. The companies have partnered to roll out the Velocimetrics software at Velocity colocation sites around the world, starting in the US with deployments in New Jersey.

Hardware-accelerated trading solutions provider Enyx has partnered with Options to offer its nxFeed market data distribution system through the Options Velocity platform. The combined solution aims to offer the benefits of FPGA-based data delivery at a lower cost point via a managed service business model.

As efforts to reduce data transmission latency begin to hit the speed of light barrier (the wireless networks being rolled out are pretty much the end game), attention is turning away from the speed of trade execution and towards the speed of trade construction and optimisation – decision latency as some call it. Addressing decision latency has moved the performance focus to within the data centre, and how to squeeze the maximum from servers, typically configured as tightly coupled clusters, running application code designed to take advantage of parallel processing.

As firms look beyond latency to improve trading and risk strategies, on-demand agility is coming into the picture, offering the ability to model and test strategies in accelerated time throughout the trading day. Last week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in New York considered the issues of on-demand agility and how it can be achieved in a panel discussion led by A-Team Group conference chair Pete Harris. Harris was joined by experts from IBM, Kaazing, Datawatch and Xenomorph, who provided examples of their work across the industry and discussed how technology platforms need to evolve to support agile trading.

Trading firms are looking to leverage hosted and managed services to improve business agility and reduce cost, but with these benefits come challenges. Last Week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in New York addressed the pros and cons of outsourcing in a panel discussion led by A-Team Group conference chair Pete Harris, who was joined by experts from Fidessa and SAP.

By Michael Mayhew, chairman and director of research, Integrity Research Associates

Last week, at A-Team Group’s Intelligent Trading Summit held in New York City, I moderated an insightful panel on the growing use of big data and data driven analytics in the buy-side research process. The panel of experts discussed a number of interesting topics including what they see as the future for ‘big data’ on Wall Street.

Intelligent trading architecture is emerging as technology developments support a move beyond trading systems based purely on speed and allow a focus on fast yet more intelligent solutions. The challenges and opportunities of implementing an intelligent trading architecture were discussed at last week’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in New York, where conference chair Pete Harris was joined by experts from OneMarketData, Tibco Software and Quartet Financial Systems.

Citihub Consulting has opened a Zurich office in response to local demand for its IT advisory services. The office adds to established bases in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto, and is part of the firm’s commitment to support clients in key financial centres around the world.