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May 2013

Why IT Buyers Donât Trust Technology Vendors

May 29, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Last year, the CFTC (Commodities, Futures and Exchange Commission) had to find or build technology to surveil the swaps market. But they ran into a host of problems in trying to find the right technology solution. In essence, they felt that vendors were not being completely honest with them. A transcript of a CFTC Technology Advisory Council meeting contains some interesting commentary by Hugh Rooney, who is in the Division of Clearing and Risk.

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Thomson Reuters Launches Elektron Managed Services in Australia and China

May 28, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Thomson Reuters Elektron managed services to reduce cost and complexity of running market data and trading application infrastructure in Australia and China

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Largest trader on NYSE Liffe RSJ chooses Kx Systems for speed

May 22, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Palo Alto (21 May 2013) – Kx Systems, the leader in high-performance database and time-series analysis, confirms today that RSJ a.s., the biggest trader on NYSE Liffe and a large trader on other derivatives exchanges, has chosen Kx’s kdb+ to support its algorithmic trading.

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Redline Trading Extends Ultra-Low Latency Futures Trading Solution with Support for ICE

May 22, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

WOBURN, Mass. – May 22, 2013 – Redline Trading Solutions today announced support for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) futures exchange in its ultra-low latency InRushTM 3 Accelerated Ticker Plant and Execution Gateway products.

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Azul Systems Teams-Up with Rapid Addition to Deliver Low Latency, Jitter-Free Trading Engines

May 22, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

LONDON, UK and SUNNYVALE, CALIF., May 21, 2013 –  Rapid Addition, a leading provider of trading technology to buy- and sell-side financial institutions, has joined forces with Azul Systems, the award-winning supplier of high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs). Rapid Addition’s Cheetah FIX engine will support Azul’s flagship Java runtime, Zing™, to offer clients low latency, jitter-free Java trading engines. 

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Discussing HFT with an Electronic Trading Pioneer

May 20, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

In this interview, we talk to Capital Markets veteran John Lowrey, Global Head of Electronic Trading and DMA Services at Marex Spectron who, during a long and illustrious career in the City, has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, Knight Securities, Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Chi-X.

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CFN Launches Alpha Platform Direct Connect⢠its Direct Market Access and Raw Market Data Platform

May 20, 2013 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Key U.S. Financial Venues Mark Initial Deployments for CFN’s Managed, High Performance Direct Market Access and Raw Market Data Platform

HERNDON, VA -- May 20, 2013 -- CFN Services (www.cfnservices.com), a leading provider of managed automated trading enablement services, today announced the launch of Alpha Platform Direct Connect™, the company’s managed high-performance market access and market data platform. This integrated solution reduces the cost and complexity of market access infrastructure, while providing clients the lowest latencies possible enabling them to improve trading performance and profitability.

Leveraging its Alpha Platform™, the company’s private cloud for ultra-low-latency market data delivery and trade execution, Alpha Platform Direct Connect will provide lowest latency, direct market access and raw, full depth-of-book market data feeds via strategic relationships with major exchanges.  Alpha Platform provides clients the direct connections to the exchanges they need through a combination of fiber and wireless networks ensuring highly efficient data delivery at the guaranteed lowest latency.

“More and more, firms trading in global markets require increased performance in their market access infrastructure to ensure best order routing and trade execution,” said Mark Casey, CEO, CFN Services. “As budgets continue to tighten, clients seek more efficient solutions to obtain what they need without sacrificing performance.  CFN’s Alpha Platform Direct Connect enables algorithmic traders, proprietary traders, hedge funds and technology providers to obtain the premium market data and market access they need to support their dynamic, low-latency trading strategies, while instituting a simplified and cost-effective solution.”

Debuting in leading U.S. markets, Alpha Platform Direct Connect’s managed platform enables clients to:
•       Significantly reduce market access and market data costs via shared economics;
•       Improve trading performance through accelerated market data delivery and trade execution;
•       Decrease data infrastructure and operating complexity via supplier consolidation;
•       Scale operations quickly and affordably while flexibly accommodating changing trading strategies; and
•       Maintain performance standards through CFN’s continuous monitoring and technology refreshes.

Alpha Platform Direct Connect strengthens CFN’s existing Alpha Platform capabilities -- furthering the company’s commitment to providing solutions that deliver the high performance and cost-savings required for today’s financial markets.

About CFN Services in the Global Financial Markets
CFN Services is a leading provider of automated trading enablement services that improve trading performance for many of the world’s most sophisticated financial markets participants.  CFN developed the Alpha Platform™, a high-performance, global cloud for ultra-low- latency, market data delivery and trade execution across key liquidity venues and major asset classes worldwide.  Buy-side, sell-side and trading application providers leverage CFN’s global, low-latency networks and proximity-hosted infrastructure to seamlessly integrate proprietary and best-of-breed trading applications. For more information about CFN’s infrastructure services and managed trading solutions, please visit:  www.cfnservices.com/alphaplatform.

About CFN Services
CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications.  Leveraging FiberSource®, CFN’s global network optimization platform, the company deploys and manages low-latency networks and private cloud solutions to cost-effectively improve application performance in distributed IT environments.  CFN’s global cloud platform connects more than 70 leading data centers across North and South America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, please visit:  www.cfnservices.com.

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