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"There Can Be No Great Accomplishment Without Risk"

September 3, 2015 Comments (0)           

By Antoine Rescourio
Within the last few years, firms operating in the equities and exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) markets have placed an increasing amount of focus on the area of pre-trade risk. Rules such as SEC 15c3-5, the ‘Market Access Rule’ introduced into the US securities markets in 2010, and the ESMA Guidelines released in Europe the following year, have led the way in requiring firms to run ‘in-line’ checks and controls around their...

We must all reduce costs! (but at what cost?)

July 6, 2015 Comments (0)           

By Lee Staines

Another week, another tier one bank announcing large redundancies. Another day, another article about how client service is king and therefore must be improved, but at a lower price point. Another meeting, another demand for technology usage to be more efficient while total cost of ownership is reduced.

These are trying times indeed for technologists operating in the world of financial markets. IT directors are continuously pushed to reduce costs. While heads of business...

What Lies Beneath

May 21, 2015 Comments (0)           

By Michel Finzi

Without competition there would be no need for innovation.  Innovation results in new products, new functionalities and new markets, all of which force industry participants to make important decisions, such as which markets to operate in, which business opportunities to pursue, grow or exit, and which competitive forces to react to. Most businesses today are bombarded with a seemingly endless stream of options that need to be constantly evaluated in order to move...

"To a hammer, all the world’s a nail……"

April 9, 2015 Comments (0)           

By Michel Finzi

This is the first in a series of blog posts from Celoxica on various topics pertaining to accelerated market data, risk management and trading technology infrastructure.  We hope you find these pieces insightful and we welcome your comments and feedback.


Over the past 24 months we have seen more and more financial institutions - both buy-side and sell-side - evaluating whether accelerated market data technologies are the appropriate solutions...