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Q&A: Todd Watkins of NYSE Technologies on Managing Options Data

Anyone who is familiar with the OPRA option data feed and associated message rates understands the challenges of dealing with options market data. NYSE Technologies has just introduced its Filtered...
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Thomson Reuters Markets: Biff, Bang, Pow(ell)

No sooner had the ink dried – metaphorically speaking – on Shanker Ramamurthy’s appointment as head of Thomson Reuters Markets’ Sales & Trading group, than news wafted its way across the Atlantic...
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High Volume, Low Anxiety

In the time that it takes you to read this sentence, approximately 10,000 equity orders and quotes will be sent to the main European equity venues. Approximately 75% of those messages, according to...
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How Buying Fixnetix Is Truly a Risky Business

Hot on the heels of Colt’s protracted courtship of MarketPrizm comes yet another corporate action in our beloved low-latency infrastructure segment. This one caught us by surprise, but not because it...
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Thomson Reuters Finally Fills S&T Top Slot

Filling a longstanding void at the top of its Sales & Trading business unit, Thomson Reuters has named former IBM general manager for banking and financial markets Shanker Ramamurthy as president...
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With New Switches, Cisco Weaves a Low-Latency Trading Fabric

Moving up the value chain from networking provider to low-latency solutions partner, Cisco Systems will tomorrow announce its "High-Performance Trading Fabric" initiative, which provides reference...
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The Race to Zero – Three Rules for Winning

Deutsche Boerse Group, one of the world’s leading financial exchanges, recently developed a new ultra-low-latency trading infrastructure linking Frankfurt to five other key worldwide trading centres...
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Seeing Colt Through a Different 'Prizm

While it may not be the biggest transaction, Colt’s agreement to acquire a majority stake in MarketPrizm, which finally materialised this week after months of speculation, gives the UK telecom...
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Will NYSE Tussle Turn NASD?

Keeping abreast of the to’ing and fro’ing between the various entities vying for control of NYSE Euronext has added a certain piquancy to simultaneously hosting a panel discussion on Optimising...
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A Low Latency Cocktail from The Brewery

Last week, I chaired A-Team's first Business & Technology of Low-Latency Trading event - #BTLLT for the twittersphere - at The Brewery (a former Whitbread Brewery, it's now an established events...

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