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The Trading Mesh

August 2012

Key Points from the Latest UK Foresight Project Working Paper

August 31, 2012 Comments (0)           

The UK Government Office for Science's Foresight Project on The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets today published a Working Paper presenting its interim findings.
The paper focuses on  the costs, risk and benefits associated with six possible regulatory measures being considered by the EU as part of its MiFID II Review, namely:

Notification of algorithms to regulators
Circuit breakers
Minimum tick sizes
Market-maker obligations
Minimum resting times for...

FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading, Part Five – The View from Intel

August 23, 2012 Comments (0)           

This is part five of a six-part series by Mike O'Hara, looking at the usage of FPGAs and other types of hardware acceleration in the financial trading ecosystem.
Previous articles in this series have focused mainly on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. However, a number of firms are now looking at how the Intel Sandy Bridge architecture can help them accelerate their trading infrastructures, rather than following the FPGA route.
I spoke with David Barrand, EMEA...