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May 13, 2011
March 24, 2011

The Business and Technology of Low-Latency Trading focuses on how low-latency technologies are being leveraged by trading firms and market centres as they seek new opportunities by deploying agile platforms, and with an eye on reducing TCO.

 

March 24, 2011
How low-latency technologies are being leveraged by trading firms and market centres as they seek new opportunities by deploying agile platforms, and with an eye on reducing TCO. A full conference program and workshop series will run alongside an exhibits area where real-life solutions will be demonstrated.

 

February 2, 2011

Fleet Street Just because we could, we took lunch on Fleet Street yesterday. I managed to squeeze in a quick haircut at the hairdressers just across the street from the Punch Tavern, then ambled over to Lutyens, the newish chi-chi restaurant housed at – yes, you guessed it – 85 Fleet Street.

January 10, 2011

smoke fire It’s surprising how market downtime – that is to say the just-passed holiday period – continued to generate tittle-tattle, which of course we were able to monitor from the southern tip of Europe thanks to the modern marvel that is the iPhone.

Tittle-tattle it may be, but something is afoot in the low-latency connectivity space. Here’s the chronology:

August 4, 2010

We read the latest CESR advice on transaction reporting with alarm. In short, it suggested that the market had failed to find its own solution to the challenge of transaction reporting in a fragmented liquidity environment.

July 28, 2010

The autumn season of 2010 holds the promise of extreme exchange action in the European arena as all of the major incumbent exchanges proceed with major investments in their matching engine, data centre and connectivity infrastructures. Clearly, this has all come in response to the arrival of a glut of multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) since the launch of the most successful of them – Chi-X Europe – back in mid-2007.

April 7, 2010

Actually, I used Bordeaux to get your attention. I write this blog from rural Perigord – the village of Bourdeilles, to be exact – which sits close to some wine appellations that are regarded as Bordeaux, like St. Emilion and Pomerol.

March 18, 2010

Unsurprisingly, there has been little news from Interactive Data on how its ‘strategic review’ is progressing. As you’ll recall, the company took everyone by surprise – including its staff – with the announcement that it’s exploring options as its current owner, Pearson, looks at focusing on its core business, which increasingly seems to be not financial.