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January 2013

German High Frequency Trading Legislation Delayed Due to Complexity

January 30, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Last week we reported on plans by the German government to introduce new laws around high frequency trading, specifically that HFT firms would need to register with market regulators and to provide regulators with details of their trading algorithms. The planned laws also included a limitation on the number of decimal places quoted in instrument prices and restrictions on quotes versus actual trades.


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S&P Capital IQâs Real Time Acquisition, QuantHouse, Expands Coverage in Asia

January 29, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

London, 29 January 2013: S&P Capital IQ is expanding its real time presence through the establishment of a Singapore office for its QuantHouse operation, which provides global next generation trading solutions. This expansion reflects the need for S&P Capital IQ to support its growing client base in the region and to capture the demand for low latency services from a diverse range of businesses, spanning the US, Europe and Asia regions.


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jClarity Taps Azul's Zing for High Performance Cloud Toolkit

January 29, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Java Performance and Cloud Experts choose Zing to complement suite of performance tools and deliver tangible business results


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Kyte Group goes live on AlgoSpan Low Latency Infrastructure and Exchange Access

January 28, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

London / New York - 28 January 2013: AlgoSpan, the specialist market
infrastructure provider, is pleased to announce that The Kyte Group
has gone live with AlgoSpan’s low latency exchange market access
platform, “AlgoNet’.

The Kyte Group and their clients can now access the AlgoNet low
latency European exchange network, including co-location at all major

With the growing demand from high frequency trading firms and hedge
funds to get the lowest latency possible at the most competitive
prices, The Kyte Group looks to leverage off the AlgoSpan
infrastructure to help in growing their DMA business.

Dr Rami Habib, co-founder and Director of AlgoSpan quotes, “Kyte Group
is one of the leading integrated clearing, broking and Direct Market
Access service providers and AlgoSpan is committed to providing the
best possible infrastructure to them and their clients. AlgoSpan
understands the need for fast exchange access and connectivity.”

Also offered over the AlgoSpan infrastructure is the market leading
low latency normalised market data (AlgoData), for all the major
European Exchange/MTF trading venues. “Good quality, low latency
market data is critical for any trader that is looking for best
execution with the ability to route orders to the most effective
venue. AlgoSpan have built both the infrastructure and the low latency
normalisation to make this readily accessible” quotes Dr Habib.

Peter Green CEO of The Kyte Group Limited said, “Kyte Group is
delighted to add AlgoSpan as one of our key infrastructure providers.
We have been impressed with the quality of service and the technology
on offer and we are pleased to be using AlgoSpan internally as well as
offering access to the infrastructure to our clients.”

About The Kyte Group Limited
The Kyte Group Limited "KGL", an independent Futures Commission
Merchant (FCM), ( provides clearing and settlement
services to professional 'expert' traders who transact business on the
world's leading exchanges. KGL offers clearing services, risk
management, financing and direct market access to proprietary traders,
brokers, automated/algorithmic trading systems, market makers and
hedge funds. KGL provides comprehensive market access to
exchange-listed, traditional and alternative investment instruments
including financial futures and options, cash stocks, cash bonds,
warrants, foreign exchange and commodity derivatives. KGL is a leading
agency clearer on LIFFE, Eurex, CME and ICE. KGL and its subsidiaries,
Kyte Broking Limited and Kyte Capital Advisors LLP, are separately
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. KGL is a
majority owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.

About AlgoSpan
AlgoSpan provides end-to-end trading infrastructure and real-time
market data services to financial services firms operating low latency
/ high frequency trading strategies – proven to bring direct
improvements to bottom-line trading performance. AlgoSpan’s trading
infrastructure (branded AlgoNet) underpins all customer solutions,
including delivery of its multicast normalised and raw exchange data
(branded AlgoData). For more information visit


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