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CurrentRisk Catches Unreconciled Trades and High Exposure 10-30-2014
To ensure that trades and orders are reported correctly—in both client and broker accounts—real-time trade reconciliation is an absolute must. With this mind, CurrentDesk was founded and with it came the introduction of its first product— CurrentRisk, an independent reconciliation platform that lets traders automatically manage the entire lifecycle of a trade in real-time.
Cyber Attacks are Here to Stay 10-30-2014
While JP Morgan Chase & Co. along with retailers Home Depot, Target and TJX Corporation get all the press attention when their systems are hacked, FX brokers, liquidity providers and traders are no less vulnerable. Cyber attacks are here to stay. That’s how delegates at SIBOS 2014 in Boston see it. During this annual bank technology conference organized by SWIFT, 80% of financial professionals polled during a session on cybercrime believe attacks are unavoidable.
Picking the Right Liquidity Provider Takes Asking the Right Questions 10-30-2014
It’s no secret; most companies contat at least three liquidity providecrs before making a final decision. In DivenFX’s case, for example, the company chose Boston Prime, a partner of Boston Technologies as its liquidity provider after an extensive review. Explained Roman Mernyi, director of DivenFX, “We are known as free EA and EA hosting providers [and] we’ll work only with cross-connected providers that pass our complicated execution verification tests.
PrimeTime for Foreign Exchange (FX) Colocation 12-26-2013
When the equities and derivatives industries pioneered colocation eliminatte latency from order execution by locating their servers near, or within, the buildings of the world’s exchanges, they sparked a move toward colocation in Foreign Exchange (FX) markets as well. Notwithstanding, among the FX markets, colocation is not as straight forward, given the multitude of liquidity pools, execution venues and technology solutions from which to choose.
Building a Superior OTC Foreign Exchange (FX) Broker 09-22-2013
Since the credit crunch began in 2008, there has been a very large move of capital into trading the OTC FX markets from equities and futures. Regulation and mature, exchange-traded markets have pushed profitability to very small margins in futures an
Low Latency Lines and Proximity Hosting - Helping Traders Profit 09-21-2013
Low latency lines and proximity hosting Proximity hosting bears the light for most traders, following the announcement by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) of the publication of rule specifying the various requirements for the contrac
The 50 Safest Global Banks 01-14-2013
Top 50 Safest Global Banks For banking safely, global citizens had better go to the local government. And pretty much avoid the U.S. At least that seems to be the take away from Global Finance Magazine’s ranking of the world’s safest banks. The
The Fall of MF Global 05-03-2012
The Fall of MF Global: Lessons for Futures and FX Traders Asset Protection In October 2011, the financial world woke up to the shocking news of the report of a quarterly loss of 1million by MF Global, a financial services firm which had widesprea
A Low Latency Financial Cloud That Works For Traders 03-27-2012
WHY IS THE FINANCIAL CLOUD SO CONFUSING? Cloud computing is one of the most mysterious enterprise technologies introduced in the past decade. It can mean many things to many people and rarely has a unified description. The term “Financial Cloud” whic
ECP Requirements - CFTC Regulation Forces OTC FX Traders out of FCMs and Prime Brokers 02-27-2012
ECP Requirements - CFTC regulation making it hard for FX traders to find FCMs and prime brokers that accepts trader funds I will start by defining ECP requirements, this is basically a list of rules and regulations that are mandatory for any compa
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