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12 Nov

Automation is the Answer - Fixed Income Leaders Summit Amsterdam 2018

Regulation, Brexit and Market Fragmentation all got a lot of airtime. But our key takeaway was how trading desks are dealing with automation.

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16 Jul

Profit & Loss Talk Series - TransFICC

Steve talks with Colin Lambert from Profit & Loss about easing the pain of fragmentation, similarities (and differences) between FI and FX and 'David versus Goliath'

04 Jun

TransFICC - Most Promising Sell-Side Startup

Sell Side Technology talks to TransFICC about its genesis and how it has established a successful business, which solves real, everyday problems for market participants.

22 Feb

Connecting to Hundreds of Trading Platforms Made Easy

Earlier this week we spoke with The OTC Space , which did a great job describing what we do - "The challenge... is to connect to multiple (FI) venues without spending a fortune, and to achieve high speed reliable messaging at all times."

01 Feb

TransFICC Expands Developer Team with Two New Hires

Stephen Wood and Andrey Nudko have joined TransFICC as Senior Software Engineers, increasing the pace of development the company connects to the core e-trading venues demanded by its first two clients.

24 Jan

The Importance of Connectivity in Fixed Income

Do Order Management Systems inhibit innovation in institutional fixed income trading? On balance, YES....

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08 Jan

TransFICC Joins Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab

TransFICC has joined Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab in London, a three month accelerator programme for FinTechs to partner with banks, to develop technologies and refine business models.

11 Sep

Why You Should Care About JMH.........And A New Tool To Analyse JMH Data

JMH is a tool to measure Java code that is executed within micro-second timescales. Because TransFICC operates an ultra low-latency environment we developed Influx JMH Reporter to process JMH data - this has now been open sourced.

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10 May

The Holy Grail for Technology Firms - Matching Corporate Bonds

A very interesting piece by Shanny Basar at Markets Media points to the expected growth of all-to-all corporate bond trading, the increasing number of venues offering all-to-all, how market data is exploding, and the role of technology in connecting these markets. It's got it all.

09 May

Bondecosystem and TransFICC Partner on Bond Market Connectivity

Bondecosystem and TransFICC are collaborating to provide Fixed Income traders with low latency connectivity to etrading venues. The partnership delivers point of presence in key Equinix datacentres and TransFICC's API, which supports fast, robust and scalable data throughput.

03 May

Weekly Roundup - Technology And Fragmentation Drive Market Data Volumes

When markets were more manual and intermediated by people, the flow of information was limited to human networks. Electronic markets, coupled with increased market fragmentation, have multiplied the volume of market data exponentially.

25 Apr

Weekly Roundup - We Are All Dealers Now & The Bright Road Ahead For APAC Market Data

Two articles caught our eye over the last week, which highlight how the Fixed Income market continues to evolve. An article in The Economist highlighted the growth of all-to-all e-trading in corporate bonds and Markets Media published a comment piece about the growth of Market Data in APAC.

19 Apr

Connectivity Platforms Report FI Deals Ahead of MiFID II

Sobia Hamid at The Desk reports that the increase in Fixed Income e-trading is driving the growth of secure connectivity channels.

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13 Apr

Meet Me On A Venue

Corporate Bonds - Under MiFID II there will still be phone calls, but the calls will end when it comes to market-making. If a trade is deemed Large in Size or Size Specific to Instrument Thresholds, clients will hear, "Meet me on a venue".

04 Apr

IPC and TransFICC Announce Collaboration on Fixed Income and Derivatives Connectivity

IPC and TransFICC are now collaborating to provide over 6,000 market participants in IPC’s Fixed Income Marketplace with secure access to the production and UAT environments of TransFICC's high performance API.

03 Apr

FinTech - Delivering Generational Change In Capital Markets

"...the financial industry is going through a generational change in market structure due to deleveraging, regulation and zero tolerance of compliance failures." - Markets Media interviews Mark Beeston, from Illuminate Financial Management.

03 Mar

EMEA FIX Trading Conference - Takeaways

Yesterday, Steve attended a busy EMEA FIX Trading Conference. Unsurprisingly, discussions were dominated by MiFID II, with most panels highlighting how the structure of Fixed Income and Derivatives markets will change as a response to regulation.

28 Feb

Electronification in Credit Markets and the Emergence of All-to-All Marketplaces

Thomas Thees from CastleOak Securities speaks with Larry Tabb - We have now reached the point where technology supports both the sell- and buy-side being price makers. Thees discusses the emergence of all-to-all marketplaces, the trader’s responsibility to achieve best execution, and the value of data.

09 Feb

New IOSCO Report Highlights The Importance of Connectivity for Fixed Income

"The recent proliferation of electronic trading platforms has created a set of challenges for market participants...These challenges highlight the importance of addressing order to provide access to appropriate platforms and counterparties, as well as to allow aggregation and search functions..."

16 Jan

Object Pooling Using Deque, Results in Mean Latency of 0.56 Microseconds

Tom's blog has been getting a lot of attention over the past month, due to a client sharing the Micro Benchmark Testing results - particularly the mean latency of 0.56 microseconds (stack object pooling using deque).

22 Dec

TransFICC Confirms First 5 Venues For Spring Launch - Blog By Intelligent Trading Technology

Blog entry from Intelligent Trading Technology about TransFICC connecting to its first 5 trading venues, proving that it works with a mix of instruments, matching and workflow models, and different protocols like binary and FIX.

29 Nov

Why Aren't They Shouting?

Steve just finished 'Why Aren't they Shouting?' By Kevin Rodgers, who is recently ex Deutsche Bank FICC. If you want to understand how capital markets work, how banks have evolved and the role of technology, it’s well worth a read.

21 Nov

Cracking The Nut - Open Sourcing From a Single Source Tree

Judd discusses the benefits of using a single source tree and how to avoid the pitfalls

15 Nov

The Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Takeaways

Steve's thoughts on the Fixed Income Leaders Summit, organised by WBR Research