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Blockchain offers banks potential, but HFT provides benefits now

HFT provides benefits now

I’ve been a technology nerd since before it was cool. In fact, when I went to college in the mid-1970s engineering students were treated more like George McFly than Mark Zuckerberg. It wasn’t the most glamorous major to talk about. Not much has changed today when I tell people I lead an advocacy organisation in support of high frequency trading (HFT), a technology that lowers trading costs for banks, asset managers and pretty much all investors. I find the work exciting, but I do run into my share of Biff Tannens.

Glance and trade: Swissquote introduces VR trading

Swissquote VR headset: glance and trade

Swiss online bank Swissquote has developed a virtual reality (VR) trading application that enables users make trades with a glance. The VR headset creates a 360° trading wall for users to monitor the markets.

Wearable technology in investment banking: watch your money on your watch

Smartwatch

How can wearable technology be made popular in investment/wealth management services? We suggest a number of features that can create value and relevance to individual traders and wealth managers, if made available on smartwatch trading apps.

White Paper | Driving High Frequency Trading and Compliance With In-Memory Computing

GridGain paper

This paper looks at the current state of high-frequency trading – why it’s popular and what types of strategies and technologies are being used. It then explores how in-memory computing can meet the technological challenges and increase trading profits. As competition intensifies in the field of high-frequency trading, financial services firms need a new level […]

Neptune sponsors set up company to run the open standard utility

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Neptune, the open standards network for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has set up a new company, Neptune Networks Ltd, to run the utility. Neptune was formulated by Etrading Software and a group of 40+ banks and asset managers in H2 2014. The pilot production network went live in August 2015. Its supporters include Barclays […]

DTCC and Digital Asset to develop blockchain solution for repo clearing

Mike Bodson, president and CEO of DTCC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Digital Asset Holdings have teamed up to develop and test a distributed ledger (blockchain) solution for repurchase agreement (repo) clearing. Blockchain will be used to manage the clearing and settlement of US treasury, agency, and agency mortgage-backed repo transactions. Mike Bodson, president and CEO of DTCC, says: […]

Potential “merger of equals” between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange confirmed

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Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) have confirmed they are in “detailed” discussions about a potential “merger of equals” of the two businesses. The announcement saw shares in the LSE and Deutsche Börse rise 17% and 7% respectively. It is the third time they have tried to make a deal, the first attempt […]

Goldman Sachs trading error is “a warning to all”

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Financial industry analysts have warned that investors should be careful about how they approach automated trading, following news that a trading error at Goldman Sachs lost the firm $100 million on Tuesday.

Social media trading goes live on DCM

DCM Capital provides a social media feed for traders

Online trading service DCM Capital has released a trading platform with a social media sentiment feed, allowing traders to incorporate information from channels such as twitter and Facebook into their trading decisions.

JP Morgan trade platform promises joined-up thinking

JP Morgan Markets: joined-up thinking

JP Morgan has begun rollout of its new multi-asset class trading platform, JP Morgan Markets, which the firm says will make it easier for clients to bring together different elements such as research and analytics and convert them into successful trades.

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