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FIX Flyer – Cutting edge technology for global institutional trading

May 18, 2012 Comments (0)           

Our Customer Spotlight series showcases the innovative ways our clients are using Xignite’s Cloud APIs to power their applications. FIX Flyer develops advanced technology for managing complex, multi-asset, global institutional securities trading with over 170 clients worldwide, including UBS, Barclays, Berenberg Bank, GBM, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan. They have pioneered several cutting-edge ideas such as applying the FIX Protocol standard to the wealth...

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May 2, 2012 Comments (0)           

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Seamlessly Integrate Market Data into Microsoft Excel

April 23, 2012 Comments (0)           

Despite the proliferation of market data platforms and custom internal applications that have been designed to replicate or replace Microsoft Excel over the years, Excel remains arguably the most widely-used mission-critical application for financial services industry professionals. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and models are employed across a wide range of processes, from investment research and portfolio management to currency trading and loan processing, and just about everything in between....

Looking to Improve Mobile App Performance? Use an API Mash-Up Platform

April 10, 2012 Comments (1)           

Over the last 5 years, more than a million mobile apps have been developed. (Source:  Mobile apps can be grouped into two categories. The first category consists of mobile apps created for the consumer market. The second category is custom mobile apps developed for enterprises. Enterprises create mobile apps to support their particular business needs and to create a competitive advantage.  Enterprise mobile apps...

Reducing Market Data Costs – How Wealth Managers can Benefit from the Cloud

April 10, 2012 Comments (0)           

In today’s environment of shrinking margins, it’s incumbent on wealth management firms and RIAs to ensure that they’re optimizing the value they receive across all vendor relationships.  Market data expenditures, which represent a substantial slice of ongoing operating expenses for advisors, are no exception. At most firms, market data is accessed within desktop terminals and Microsoft Excel.  Firms will often have to pay a steep annual fee for terminal access, with extra charges incurred to...

Microsoft Now Offers Real-Time Stock Data in Excel, Visual Studio and SQL Server (Powered by Xignite)

April 5, 2012 Comments (0)           

Like many of us, you may have run into challenges when importing real-time market data in Excel, Visual Studio & SQL Server. With the recent addition of Xignite Financial Market Data to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace Datamarket, users can now pull live stock quotes directly into Microsoft Excel 2010, develop data rich applications using Visual Studio 2010 and seamlessly populate backend database with SQL Server 2010. In late 2010, Xignite and Microsoft teamed up to make...

Creating Branded, Data-Rich Mobile Applications That Differentiate

March 30, 2012 Comments (0)           

It’s no secret that we’re now living in an increasingly connected world, one where mobile devices are transforming the way that businesses communicate with customers and prospective customers alike.  Investment management firms looking to market their fund offerings and engage retail investors are no exception. Today’s increasingly savvy retail investors, armed with the latest smartphones and tablets, expect real-time market information wherever they are, whenever they want it.  They’re using...

HTML5 Series- Part 2: How HTML5 Aids Mobile Financial App Development

March 27, 2012 Comments (0)           

This is our second post in the HTML5 series. There are number of new tags in HTML5 that aid in the development of mobile financial apps. In this post, I aim to explain these new HTML5 tags and how they facilitate the building of fully functional financial apps with native user experience. We partnered with our friends at OpenFin, to develop a HTML5-based mobile app. They developed a HTML5-based financial app (PNL tool) for the iPad. The app gets updated every five minutes and provides quotes...

Streamlining and Simplifying Portfolio and Compliance Reporting

March 21, 2012 Comments (0)           

Investment management firms are among those facing an uphill climb to conform to the regulatory requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  While legislators and lawyers are still busy sorting through the details of the controversial legislation, it is clear that reporting rules will be more stringent, requiring more transparent disclosure by asset managers. Here are a few of the issues that will impact investment management reporting: - To reduce systemic...

Staying Connected with Customers 24/7 – How Wealth Managers Can Improve Engagement

March 21, 2012 Comments (0)           

A key consideration driving financial advisors’ data management strategies is how to leverage data and technology to forge stronger client relationships.  There’s been considerable buzz recently about emerging new technologies that have improved wealth management systems such as CRM and account aggregation.  However, an area that’s still very much unexploited and rife with opportunity is the development of advisory-branded mobile applications. The explosive growth of smartphones and tablets in...