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Fixed Income Trading: New venues

A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income trading venues are there?  I could not think of anywhere th...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Fintech: What is an OMS?

This is post that has been requested several times, but we have never been able to write about this topic without producing a "War and Peace" tendency article.  And so today, here's the long version of the answer to that question...


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Blackberry KEYone: Where are the USB drivers?

Regular readers will know that we retain a fondness for all things Blackberry. With the release of the KEYone - we thought it worthwhile to give a brief review.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Apple: How not to do eCommerce - sell me the cable I want!!!

You are a consultant travelling all round the world and you spend a lot of time in Europe.  So a set of adapters for electrical sockets are really useful...

Monday, 20 February 2017

Exchanges and their matching engines

Another list based blog post, this time on Exchanges and their matching engines.  This will be a work-in-progress and will be updated over time. 


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

FIX Orchestra: RC1 out now - next steps and looking ahead

As published recently here the release candidate 1 for FIX Orchestra has been released. A lot of work from a number of good people has gone into this (I take credit for the name, as a play on my original implementation of FIIDL - pronounced "fiddle").

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

FIX: Co-located onboarding?

FIX testing is very much regarded as an unglamorous part of the financial technology landscape.  But it's essential for most electronic trading relationships to work (yes, other protocols are available such as ITCH/OUCH, but I would suggest that in value terms traded per day FIX is king of the hill).

Thursday, 24 November 2016

SQL Server on Linux

Installed on CentOS in VirtualBox.  Will have a play around next week.  So far, so good...

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

FX Trading: New venues

We've already done this for Fixed Income, so by popular request, a list of FX Trading Venues.  This is a work-in-progress, please feel free to correct/amend by adding comments...




Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

OMS and EMS: Next moves?

Time for some crystal ball gazing, let's look at Factset. Bought Portware already but they need connectivity and an OMS.  So what should they do?