High-Frequency Trading is Hitting the BRICs
As regulators in the United States and Europe weigh the merits of new regulations to govern high-frequency trading, emerging markets have been methodically paving the way for the practice to expand within their borders.
Taming the Market Data Beast
Hedge funds are drowning in market data -- and yet they want even more. How can smaller hedge funds and prop shops feed the market data beast?
How ING Avoids Customization Nightmares
ING CIO says the bank's new operations model is helping centralize more IT work, while still letting leaders react to local market needs around the globe. The ultimate goal: Make IT faster.
Liquidity Centers Are Big Business
Exchanges are the latest participants to jump into the data center colocation game as the appetite for hosted services shows no letdown.
Does TCA Really Work for the Buy Side?
Transaction cost analysis promises stronger executions. But buy-side trading desks may not always know how to pinpoint the information that can actually help them get the most out of their trades.
Fragmentation Coming to a Swaps Market Near You
Fragmentation is coming to the swaps market and dealers are preparing to spend heavily to build systems that can aggregate liquidity for their buy-side clients, according to a report by Tabb Group
Cloud Computing Has Become a Dominant Force in Financial Services
Cloud computing is emerging as a dominant force in the financial services industry, and investment banks, brokers, market makers and asset managers all will look to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud, according to Options IT CEO Nigel Kneafsey.
How to Assess Your Firm's IT Productivity
Capital markets technology organizations are under extreme pressure to do more with less. Rubin Worldwide founder Howard Rubin offers firms some guidelines for measuring IT productivity.
IFS Taps Activ Financial's US Market Data for TCA
Intelligent Financial Systems selected Activ Financial's US equity market data to drive research and analytics for its LiquidMetrix Workstation product suite and new coverage of North American markets.