Month: June 2010

StreamBase and Solace Partner for Faster Market Data Analysis

StreamBase Systems has integrated its complex event processing (CEP) platform with Solace Systems’ hardware-based middleware routing products to provide customers with a solution that receives, filters and analyses market data, news and other inputs to improve real-time trading decisions. Solace’s hardware-based messaging filters and routes full market data feeds into narrowcast streams which can be […]

StreamBase and NVIDIA Accelerate Deployment Time of Trading Strategies

StreamBase Systems last week said it is collaborating with NVIDIA, inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), to offer services that will allow financial institutions to test out new trading strategies against large amounts of historical data and execute sophisticated analytics against real-time data. StreamBase’s complex event processing technology allows for the building, testing, and […]

Volante Extends Messaging Support in FX Data and Settlements

Volante Technologies has launched high-speed integration technology for price data from Currenex’s executable streaming prices (ESP), as well as an integration model for the CLS settlement environment. Originally developed to integrate Currenex ESP data into the low-latency data management architecture of a major Wall Street bank, the new Volante Designer Plug-in for Currenex supports the […]

Gain Capital Revamps; Adds Equity Index CFDs

Gain Capital, a provider of online trading services, has enhanced its website and added equity index contracts-for-difference to its platform.’s newly revamped website features web trading capabilities along with enhanced educational resources.With web trading, clients have access to a simplified, intuitive interface with trading and order management tools, interactive charts, an economic […]

Dow Jones Joins Markit Hub

Dow Jones & Co. has joined Markit Hub as the web-based platform’s first third-party content provider.Markit Hub provides institutional market participants with access to research, commentary, news, data and analytics from global banks and major third-party providers. Markit Hub customers will now gain access to Dow Jones Global Markets News. Content includes breaking stories from […]

On the Move

The latest moves at Citi, DnB NOR Bank, Nomura, TXC, Jefferies… Taylor Re-Emerges at Citi Citi has hired Peter Taylor as a managing director based in London. Taylor rejoins the bank after working for two years at Absa Capital in Johannesburg where he headed fixed income, currency and commodities trading. Prior to that, he spent […]

Tech Corner

A round up of the latest technology news… Socit Gnrale Corporate and Investment Banking has selected the CameronFIX Engine from CameronTec for its fixed income and currency FIX infrastructure requirements. CameronFIX will provide the FIX backbone for the bank’s global foreign exchange distribution architecture and play a central role in API trading and data streaming. […]

And Finally…

Having spent the last week swimming with sharks and walking through rain forests populated by various poisonous reptiles and not a few crocodiles (it reminded me of a few sales desks I worked with over the years), I have been out of the loop to a degree. Thankfully though, the material for this column was […]

South Korea Moves on FX Derivatives

South Korea has announced plans to limit the size of currency derivatives holdings by domestic and foreign banks in Korean won in an effort to limit volatility in capital flows. The country’s ministry of finance says that such high volatility is due to Korea’s heavy dependence on foreign trade and its open and liberalised capital […]

Hotspot Volumes Up in May

Knight Capital reports that May was a record month for its Hotspot FX trading platform, reinforcing positive data earlier this month from CLS, CME Group, Icap’s EBS and Thomson Reuters (Squawkbox, 7 June). Hotspot recorded absolute volumes – not single counted as other venues report – of $48.7 billion per day, a 38.2% increase on […]