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Let's look towards technology to create a fair and effective marketplace

July 8, 2015 Comments (0)           

Written by Jack Davis, Marketing Executive at Fixnetix. 
On the 10th of June George Osbourne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, proclaimed that in the past the banks had been “part of the problem” but that going forward they were now to be “part of the solution”. The speech, given by Osbourne at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, was of course echoing the language and vision of the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint report issued by the Bank of England (BoE),...

Guarding Against a Future Flash Crash

May 12, 2015 Comments (0)           

Written by Jason Mochine, Commercial Director at Fixnetix.  

The technology is available but until we use it global markets remain at the mercy of the financial hounds.

On the 6th May 2010 the Dow Jones Industrial Average index nose-dived by 6 per cent in just a few minutes. With no more warning, the Dow recovered nearly all of its earlier losses, leaving traders and regulators scratching their heads. 
Navinder Singh Sarao is thought to have played a key role in this Flash...

How to evolve a risk-based FPGA strategy into a value add strategy

April 8, 2015 Comments (0)           

Written by Dr Marcus Perrett, Director of Technology and Development at Fixnetix. 

The use of FPGAs in finance was originally driven by regulation. Brokers were encouraged (or mandated by regulation) to have controls in place to monitor and, if required, cancel or stop clients trading. As clients had traditionally enjoyed direct access to the market via a broker, a system that was positioned between a trading system and the exchange needed to be a fast as possible to reduce the impact...