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Fluid Dynamics – the evolving shape of European market liquidity

Nearly two years after the implementation of MiFID II, the equity market landscape is now taking shape. What was initially a race to be compliant has rapidly morphed to a battle of who can evolve their business models to take advantage of the new market structure and behaviour. The regulators focus on improving market transparency […]

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Connecting Markets: Going with the Flow

The competition for buy-side order flow is more challenging than ever, and in a crowded market with the outlook uncertain for domestic and global equities, sell-side brokers have to work hard to win new customers and mandates. Even if brokers can convince potential asset managers of the quality of their execution and trading services, physical […]

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Nordic Trading – Market Insight a Competitive Advantage

Rapid Addition was in Stockholm last week for the FIX Trading Community’s Nordic Trading Briefing 2019 event. A strong turn out from local market participants and London counterparts led to some interesting discussion, particularly in regard to the Nordic equity market landscape. In terms of fulfilling their primary purpose of facilitating capital raising, the Nordic […]

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TradeTech FX shines light on evolving industry

The fact that last week’s annual forex event was well attended may have had something to do with the choice of Barcelona as a venue, but more likely is testament to the current pace of evolution in this sector of the financial industry. From a purely trading perspective, the instability of the global political environment […]

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Three things learned in Reykjavik

Last week our Executive Chairman, Kevin Houstoun, was invited to participate in “The Regulation and Operation of Modern Financial Markets”conference, hosted by the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Held in cooperation with the London School of Economic Systemic Risk Center, where Kevin is a research associate, the event brought together leading academics, regulators and central […]

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Mike Powell joins Rapid Addition as CEO

Mike Powell has joined the organisation as Chief Executive Officer. Majority shareholder, Kevin Houstoun, will remain in his role as Executive Chairman, handing over operational responsibilities with immediate effect. Based in London, Mike will lead Rapid Addition’s growth plans, building on their position as a leading provider of high-performance enterprise solutions for electronic trading and […]

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Want to improve your cost income ratios? Our trading technology guru, Kevin Houstoun, explains how to TRADE TV at TradeTech 2019

TRADE TV caught up with our executive chairman Kevin Houstoun at Trade Tech 2019 to discuss some of the challenges we face across the industry. In an ever more competitive industry, where we are all increasingly focused on the bottom line, what are doing to help clients meet these challenges whilst providing them with that […]

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Examining the similarities between cars and electronic trading

What do the Audi Q7 & Q8, the Bentley Bentayga, the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg have in common and what are the parallels to the world of Electronic Trading? The answer is platform engineering. The design and manufacturing of cars is an expensive business, and there are many non-differentiating components in that […]

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