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Fixed Income Trading: New venues

How many new Fixed Income trading venues are there?  [153]  A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Inco...

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Sydney FIX Seminar: October 2018

Around the time of the FIX Conference in October 2018 in Sydney, Alignment Systems will be running a private seminar on the current state of FIX.  Admission by invitation only.  If you are based in Australia or New Zealand and would like to hear more, please get in contact by email - sydney2018 (at) alignment hyphen systems dot com

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Technology Management, Political Intuition and Jon Haidt

An ever keen reader of The Economist, your author noticed 

"Jonathan Haidt's work on political intuitions helps explain how the President enrages them. Mr Haidt argues that political intuition is like riding an elephant. The jockey, who represents reason, may think he is in charge, but he sits on top of a more powerful beast, moral intuition, that goes where it will." -- The Economist July 14th "America's Democrats" special report

Friday, 10 August 2018

ISO3166 country codes, wrapped up in a Java enum

As the title says, the ISO3166 country codes wrapped up in a Java enum. On GitHub for your coding pleasure...
https://github.com/AlignmentSystems/ISO3166

Friday, 3 August 2018

Sydney FIX Seminar: October 2018

Around the time of the FIX Conference in October 2018 in Sydney, Alignment Systems will be running a private seminar on the current state of FIX.  Admission by invitation only.  If you are based in Australia or New Zealand and would like to hear more, please get in contact by email - sydney2018 (at) alignment hyphen systems dot com

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Web Assembly & Streaming Data for Financial Markets (HTML5, OMS, EMS, Market Data): proof-of-concept code on GitHub

Using https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/WebAssembly/C_to_wasm and a very simple node.js/express set up we have created a very simple proof-of-concept:

https://github.com/JohnGreenan/WebAssemblyPOC

Windows equivalent of UNIX "touch" command

A fairly standard operation in *nix world is the command touch.  Touch changes file dates, so it's an easy way to kick off backup jobs or similar that use file modification times. Windows doesn't have an exact analogue, but the same feature exists within PowerShell.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Virtual Box: Restoring a back-up alongside the original

The use of VirtualBox is perfect for consultants, where each client environment can be created on a dedicated VirtualBox environment. No embarrassing moments when client A sees something related to client B...

Haskell

Glasgow's finest...

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Fintech: Vendor Relationship Management: Follow the white rabbit...

Vendor Relationship Management - what is it and why does it matter?
[This is a summary of one topic within a white paper prepared for a client.  With their permission it has been summarised and reproduced here.]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sydney FIX Seminar: October 2018

Around the time of the FIX Conference in October 2018 in Sydney, Alignment Systems will be running a private seminar on the current state of FIX.  Admission by invitation only.  If you are based in Australia or New Zealand and would like to hear more, please get in contact by email - sydney2018 (at) alignment hyphen systems dot com

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

FIX Training in Singapore 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Singapore in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in Paris 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Paris in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in Frankfurt 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Frankfurt in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in Dublin 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Dublin in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in Melbourne 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Melbourne in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in Sydney 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in Sydney in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

FIX Training in London 2018

Further to a client request, we are now offering custom FIX training in London in 2018 and in other locations.  Sample agenda below, we can work with you to refine and focus on areas of interest.  Contact us at enquire@alignment-systems.com

Monday, 7 May 2018

FIX Orchestra + SBE + FIXP + SOFH = How FIX joins the 21st Century?

Regular readers will no doubt have read about the joys of FIX Orchestra here, here, here and an overview here

FIX has always been a protocol that's not a rigid protocol, started by Fidelity and Salomon Brothers to trade US Equities and then pulled kicking and screaming into other asset classes, workflows and geographies.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Sydney FIX Seminar: October 2018

Around the time of the FIX Conference in October 2018 in Sydney, Alignment Systems will be running a private seminar on the current state of FIX.  Admission by invitation only.  If you are based in Australia or New Zealand and would like to hear more, please get in contact by email - sydney2018 (at) alignment hyphen systems dot com

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fixed Income Data Analytics: Buy-Side MiFID 2 best-execution

MiFID2 uses a standard of "sufficient". Our view is that this means you need real-time data ingestion, persistence and analytics when evaluating which brokers to select for an RFQ and for post-trade justification to internal or regulatory audit.