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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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The power of six: Tapping into the benefits of Site Reliability Engineering

The power of six: Tapping into the benefits of Site Reliability Engineering


Now more than ever trading firms are under pressure to do more with less. Having the right strategic technology partner is critical to not only staying abreast of the latest developments, but also supplementing internal operational expertise.   READ MORE +
Direct Market Access in Exchange-Traded FX Derivatives

Direct Market Access in Exchange-Traded FX Derivatives


In this article first published by e-Forex Magazine, Ahmed Heikal talks about how firms can ensure they provide the best possible environment for their customers to trade as the FX exchange-traded derivatives market evolves.   READ MORE +
Helping the broker community discover the value of DMA simplicity in a complex world

Helping the broker community discover the value of DMA simplicity in a complex world


There is increasing value to be found in a high-performance direct market access (DMA) platform that makes life easier for new liquidity providers by eliminating pain points, whilst at the same time allowing brokers to rapidly expand their own client reach with new lines of business at no additional cost.   READ MORE +
The democratization of direct market access

The democratization of direct market access


DMA has become increasingly pervasive across the industry in recent years, particularly amongst principal trading groups but also with an increasing number of hedge funds and other buy-side firms engaged in algo trading.   READ MORE +
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 +
Has the evolution to managed services just become a revolution?

Has the evolution to managed services just become a revolution?


The sudden shift in operating models may well have a lasting effect on operations going forward; what was a long-term strategy, vision or aspiration is now a tangible short- to medium-term project, being delivered as the ‘new normal.’   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 +
THE RACE TO SOFR: A NEW YEAR, A NEW BENCHMARK TO SEIZE TRADING OPPORTUNITIES

THE RACE TO SOFR: A NEW YEAR, A NEW BENCHMARK TO SEIZE TRADING OPPORTUNITIES


As firms shift to trading derivatives using SONIA in the UK and the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) in the US, the increase in liquidity and speed of trading is likely to create pressure on the trading infrastructure underpinning execution.   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 +
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 +
CAT: Moving the Ball Forward

CAT: Moving the Ball Forward


With a new contractor taking over the Consolidated Audit Trail project in March, the order-tracking system for all U.S. stock and option trading activity is pushing ahead with equities testing starting in December and a go-live date of April 2020.   READ MORE +
Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot

Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot


As market electronification has taken off, market players have been focused on low-touch or no-touch execution solutions. But there are still times when a trader wants to step in and take control of the situation. In this latest blog post, Vela's Ahmed Heikal looks at the growth of hybrid algo...   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 +
What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud


What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +
When is Dedicated Infrastructure Not Dedicated?

When is Dedicated Infrastructure Not Dedicated?


Is your Dedicated Server actually a Dedicated Server? How do you know that you don't have a Virtual Machine instead? Check out the PDF document below to read our full guide on how you can check that your Dedicated Server is a physical machine and not a VM.   READ MORE +
SONIA: Trading Opportunities in an Emerging Benchmark

SONIA: Trading Opportunities in an Emerging Benchmark


SONIA futures are growing fast, but smart technology is needed to connect and scale up with the three exchanges that provide them.   READ MORE +