Posted: 09/23/2011 in Consulting, IT Outsourcing, Regulatory Compliance, Second Markets, Trading Software
Tags: Asia-Pacific, Business, confirmation, daily trade, Funds, Hedge fund, Information and Service Providers, Investing, Latin America, Middle-office, over-the-counter, pre-settlement, processing, profit-and-loss, reporting, solutions, valuation, vitalvest
VitalVest has unveiled Hedge Fund Middle Office, a suite of operational solutions for hedge funds operating in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Hedge Fund Middle Office includes a range of scalable, modular post-trade and pre-settlement services. The services are global and include technology solutions that help manage daily trade processing and profit-and-loss reporting, over-the-counter confirmation and valuation, collateral management, corporate action processing and cash management.
In addition, the solution allows hedge funds to move to a more variable operational cost model, which VitalVest said is an attractive feature in the current cost-constrained environment.
If you are interested in learning more about middle-office solutions offered by VitalVest, please feel free to email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 08/02/2011 in Consulting, IT Outsourcing, Trading Software
Tags: algo trading, Algorithmic trading, algorithmic trading or automated trading, Business, c++, Core Java, CUDA, electronic trading systems, Field-programmable gate array, GPU, GPU (CUDA) supercomputing technologie, GPU programming, Graphics processing unit, Hedge fund, high performance computing (HPC), Java trading System, low latency, s, Stock trading system, Supercomputer, Technology, ultra low latency, Ultra low latency connectivity, Ultra low latency trading, Wall Street
First it was FPGA technology now its time for (GPU programming / high performance computing HPC) Graphical Processing Unit supercomputing technologies. GPU supercomputing is perfect for Trading Systems for its ability to speed up many types of financial calculations. GPU (CUDA) supercomputing technologies has made significant inroads into financial analytics and risk arena what looks like a silent revolution on Wall Street. Only Institutional Banks / Hedge Funds with financial capability and technology knowhow are currently using GPU (CUDA) supercomputing technologies for real-time financial trading and risk.
The power of high speed GPU programming gives traders ability to trades almost in real-time, thus it pays to be there first and ahead of the trading game. For more info on GPU/CUDA computing please visit Nvidia’s developer zone
Will FPGA & GPU technologies live the hype in finance? So, what can GPUs do now and in future as a trading technology? And where do we go from here?
Posted: 08/01/2011 in Consulting, IT Outsourcing, Trading Software
Tags: .net, c++, Core Java, Development, Google, Java, Java for Trading Systems, java trading architecture, Java trading software, Java trading System, Java Virtual Machine, java-based, Languages, microsoft, open source, oracle, Oracle Corporation, Programming, Stock trading system, sun, Sun Microsystems, trading bundle
After Sun its Oracle turn to try out novel development using Java.
Oracle is focusing on building a Java-based pre-engineered trading bundle this year in order to facilitate fast deployment and “fewer moving parts” to deal with for its customers. This development is aimed at tackling the challenge of performance versus time to market in the low latency trading architecture space. It would be based on Java enabled data grids and architectures on which trading infrastructures can be built could therefore provide more robust capabilities.
We will find our more about core Java-based pre-engineered trading bundle within months to come. Will be easier to implement and will it save time and money for both the software company/consultants and the users (Trading firms and its Customers, Capital Markets & Investment Banks).???
Java is HOT again!
Posted: 07/31/2011 in Consulting, IT Outsourcing, Regulatory Compliance, Trading Software
Tags: Algorithmic trading, Business, Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Electronic Trading, FinancialServices, High-frequency trading, Investing, Risk management
The financial services industry has changed drastically and evolved greatly owing to the economic crisis,
regulatory issues, competitive pressures and increasing customer needs. Today, IT plays a significant role
as a major operative and competitive requirement for financial institutions. Thus changing the future trends
and technology investment in Mobile Trading applications and High frequency trading (HFT)/ Algorithmic trading
Here are few technology trends or recommended improvements every investment bank must take note of :
Faster and better and mobile electronic trading systems will continue increased IT spending
Increased focus on electronic trading, including Ultra lower latency, co-location and access to new electronic
trading venues like mobile trading and direct data feeds from exchanges
Increased spending on derivative trading systems, both for ETD and OTC :
Both ETD and OTC derivatives will see an increase in volume; and with new rules (dodd frank bill) requiring
OTC products to move onto exchanges, with CCPs acting as clearers, new systems will have to be put
into place to manage the required collateral and margin.
Firms will have to invest in upgrading their risk management system :
Increased trading volumes, faster trading, more diverse types of securities traded, and new margining
and collateral rules will require that firms have capable risk management systems
Improving front-office, middle office and back office system capabilities
Firms will continue their perennial struggle to improve their middle and back office systems in order to
keep up with the ever increasing amount of trade volume – driven higher more quickly by the increase in
electronic trading systems. Wealth management firms will focus on upgrading advisor workstations and facilitating
A focus on integration of multi-platform
New trend is to work off a single platform across the enterprise. Wealth management firms will continue to
focus on process and data integration.
Posted: 07/29/2011 in Trading Software
Tags: Achronix, Actel, Application-specific integrated circuit, Central processing unit, Field-programmable gate array, Field-programmable gate array (FPGA), Hardware description language, high-frequency trading (HFT) solutions, Quicklogic, Ultra low latency connectivity, Ultra low latency trading, VHDL and Verilog, Xilinx
Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology continues to gain momentum in Stock Trading for Ultra low latency connectivity and high-frequency trading (HFT) solutions. This new technology invented by Xilinx, have gone from being simple glue logic chips to actually replacing custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and processors for signal processing and control applications. Because FPGAs run as an electrical circuit, they are configured with special programming languages known as Hardware Description Languages (HDL) such as VHDL and Verilog. These languages are not as low level as assembly language but one does have to have deeper knowledge of the target hardware.
Xilinx and Altera are the two biggest manufacturers followed by Lattice, Actel, Quicklogic, SiliconBlue, Achronix, Tabula, and Tier Logic. FPGAs vary in application, power consumption, and interfacing to standard buses to name a few.
Do you think this Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) in future will replace the existing trading system and become Next Wave of high-frequency trading (HFT) Technology?