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12 Nov
2018

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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24 Jan
2018

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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11 Sep
2017

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
2017

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.

Data
03 May
2017

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.

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25 Apr
2017

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.

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19 Apr
2017

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.

Meet Me
13 Apr
2017

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".

Bubble
03 Apr
2017

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.

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03 Mar
2017

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.

Alltoall
28 Feb
2017

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.

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09 Feb
2017

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 connectivity...in order to provide access to appropriate platforms and counterparties, as well as to allow aggregation and search functions..."

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16 Jan
2017

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).

Shouting
29 Nov
2016

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.

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21 Nov
2016

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

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15 Nov
2016

The Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Takeaways

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

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11 Nov
2016

Dragons' Den Votes For TransFICC

Steve pitched TransFICC in the Dragons' Den at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit....and won.

Tech
21 Oct
2016

New Report On Hedge Fund Technology Spending

A new study highlights increasing investment in technology by Hedge Funds, as they seek regulatory compliance and efficiency gains.

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14 Oct
2016

Time Is Back In Fashion......According to MiFID II

Geeky we know, but its not just us who are talking about the need to timestamp an event to within 100 microseconds. Joanna Wright at Waters Technology reports on new timestamping regulation and the need to synchronise clocks.

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16 Sep
2016

New Report From WBR Highlights The Key Challenges Facing Fixed Income In Europe

Results of WBR's research into some of the issues facing the fixed income markets. The survey was completed by 100 senior buy-side professionals based in Europe.

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05 Sep
2016

Time.....Obtaining Nano-Second Precision in Java

MiFID compliance requires the need to timestamp an event to within 100 microseconds. To achieve this in Java isn't as simple as you might think, as the time from the OS needs to have better than millisecond precision.

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25 Aug
2016

More Open Source - Continuous Delivery Feedback

More free stuff.......We have just open sourced our continuous delivery feedback screen.

Open
20 Jul
2016

Free Software From TransFICC

TransFICC's software uses open-source components and we also believe in giving back. We have just open-sourced some functions designed to help Java developers write cleaner code.

Reg Tech
09 Jul
2016

Key Themes From The RegTech Capital Markets Conference

RegTech has the support of the regulators, but for it to grow the whole market needs to take responsibility, breaking down barriers and giving innovative technology a chance