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Is cloud computing the future of finance?

Is cloud computing the future of finance?

In the fast-paced, tech-driven world that we are living in, the financial services industry has an opportunity to use cloud technology to drive growth, improve customer experiences and stay up to date with ever-changing compliance regulations.   READ MORE +


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Is cloud computing the future of finance?

Is cloud computing the future of finance?


In the fast-paced, tech-driven world that we are living in, the financial services industry has an opportunity to use cloud technology to drive growth, improve customer experiences and stay up to date with ever-changing compliance regulations.   READ MORE +
Marketplaces in the cloud: It’s about much more than data

Marketplaces in the cloud: It’s about much more than data


Vela’s Director of Infrastructure and Security Stacy Mallon participated in an enlightening industry panel hosted by FISD discussing a marketplace for market data products.   READ MORE +
Unleashing the power of the cloud for market data

Unleashing the power of the cloud for market data


Last month, before “social distancing” became part of our everyday vocabulary, I joined a panel discussion, hosted by FISD, alongside industry practitioners in the market data space. Our discussion centred around the pragmatic reality of market data in the cloud: what are the techniques and approaches that work, and what...   READ MORE +
DROP COPIES AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN PRE- AND POST-TRADE SOLUTIONS

DROP COPIES AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN PRE- AND POST-TRADE SOLUTIONS


Whether a broker is executing a client’s orders, offering direct market access (DMA) or providing sponsored market access (SMA), it is constantly taking on risk. The priority is to ensure that those risks are always visible and never build up.   READ MORE +
Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)

Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)


Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)   READ MORE +
Gaining an edge in derivatives market access in Asia Pacific

Gaining an edge in derivatives market access in Asia Pacific


In this latest blog, Vela's Viny Bodhani looks at how firms can optimise their market access connectivity and execution technology infrastructure as global trading strategies are brought to local APAC markets.   READ MORE +
Peggy Sullivan wins Women in Finance award for Excellence in Service Providers

Peggy Sullivan wins Women in Finance award for Excellence in Service Providers


Honored in Markets Media Markets Choice Awards for Women in Finance 2019   READ MORE +
Avelacom Launches Multi-Cloud Solution to Accelerate Connectivity to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Avelacom Launches Multi-Cloud Solution to Accelerate Connectivity to Cryptocurrency Exchanges


The solution offers traders ultra-low latency and on-demand connectivity to cryptocurrency exchanges located with world-leading cloud service providers   READ MORE +
Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data

Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data


While the concept of big data has focused on the problem of collecting and processing vast quantities of data i— the trend is moving toward data analytics.   READ MORE +
Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures

Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures


“While algo wheels have gained traction in equities, in futures it is a more recent development and it points to how the buy side is embracing the most advanced tools to automate and achieve optimal execution with an actionable feedback loop,” said Marco Bianchi, head of business development for futures...   READ MORE +
Singapore Spurs Development of FX Trading Hub & Ecosystem

Singapore Spurs Development of FX Trading Hub & Ecosystem


With the uptick in Asian currency trading and the growth of electronic trading, Singapore’s regulator is working with the financial industry to build an FX trading hub and expand FX market infrastructure, a move to improve liquidity and price discovery during Asian trading hours.   READ MORE +
Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations


Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.   READ MORE +
Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders


FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines desktop application interoperability and the push to make the desktop emulate the user experience on mobile phones where Android and iOS apps are aware of one another and share data.   READ MORE +
Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem

Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem


Just as people gather together in cities to gain the synergies of a social network, for business and leisure, there is a parallel in the “urbanization of IT,” with payments players creating infrastructure with direct access to data sources, service providers, networks and clouds to gain the performance and cost...   READ MORE +
Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains

Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains


Algorithmic trading has picked up steam in the corporate bond market as fixed income trading desks appear to follow the playbook of equities. But skeptics contend this is unlikely, arguing that bond desks are quite different and will undergo their own electronic transformation.   READ MORE +
Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny

Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny


A FINRA working paper has raised concerns about broker order routing to affiliated alternative trading systems (ATSs), shedding light on order routing decisions and potential conflicts that can impact execution quality. Can a higher level of scrutiny by regulators be on the way?   READ MORE +
When is a Cloud not a Cloud?

When is a Cloud not a Cloud?


When is a Cloud not a Cloud?   READ MORE +
What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud


What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +
Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income


Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.   READ MORE +
Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets


With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets, according to a recent webinar.   READ MORE +


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