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The Trading Mesh

November 2012

How The Speed Traders are Adapting to Changing Markets

November 28, 2012 Comments (0)           

In this interview for HFT Review, we talk to Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders.
As one of the HFT industry's most well-connected individuals, who is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and who is regularly invited to discuss the topic on media channels around the world, Edgar is well-placed to deliver his views on the changing nature of high frequency trading in todays markets.
HFT Review: Edgar, welcome to HFT Review. To start with, what is your own...

FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading, Part Six – What Does The Future Hold?

November 27, 2012 Comments (2)           

This is final article in our six-part series looking at the usage of FPGAs and other types of hardware acceleration in the financial trading ecosystem.

To round off this series, we asked the same question to ten experts from vendor firms that specialise in FPGA technology deployed in financial markets: “Where do you see the future of FPGA and hardware acceleration in financial trading?”
The answers that came back were revelatory. As well as some common themes, such as OpenCL...

New CMCRC Report Finds No Link Between HFT & Market Manipulation

November 13, 2012 Comments (0)           

Earlier today, Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), the Australian independent academic centre for capital market research, announced the release of a report commissioned by the UK Government as part of the Foresight Project.
Authored by Professor Alex Frino (CMCRC's CEO), using a number of mathematical models for market abuse, and based on five years' worth of data from the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris, the report discovered no direct correlation between high...