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Mixed Report on HFT from Britsâ Foresight Project

November 2, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

The U.K.’s Foresight Project, part of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) has issued a white paper on “The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets” that discusses both high frequency trading and algorithmic trading, both of which (as the Foreword says with a bit of Brit understatement), have “attracted considerable controversy and opposition.”

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FCM360 Launches Low-Latency Financial Cloud to Meet Financial Trading Needs in New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo

November 1, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

FCM360 has just launched a global financial cloud hosting solution for traders, sell-side software vendors (ISVs) and exchanges to meet global trading infrastructure requirements by connecting the world's major financial hubs.

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Are you engaged in HFT? CFTC working group takes new stab at definition

November 1, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Chicago - A working group on behalf of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed a definition of high frequency trading which is based on four key criteria and which is designed to avoid regulatory arbitrage.

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Zeptonics to use Mellanox 10GbE NIC in worldâs fastest trade matching engine â ZeptoMatch

November 1, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

(1 November, 2012, Sydney): Zeptonics, the Sydney-based financial technology firm recognised for creating two of the world’s fastest network devices[1], today announced that it will integrate 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) from Mellanox Technologies into its new trade matching solution, ZeptoMatch, which promises to be the world’s fastest.

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Zeptonics wins Tech23 Grand Prize and ATP Explorer award with worldâs fastest network devices.

October 30, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

(30th October 2012, Sydney): Zeptonics won two major prizes at the 2012 Tech23 Conference last week, including the $40,000 Innovation Excellence Award, for their lowest-latency network devices, the ZeptoMux and ZeptoLink, which are specifically designed for use in the financial trading ecosystem.

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MEPs approve ban on ultrafast trading [Euractiv.com]

October 29, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Europe's first direct curbs on ultrafast trading and investors who take bets on commodity prices moved a step nearer on Friday (26 October) when the European Parliament backed new securities rules.

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