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Category: Events

Standing out from the pack or reinventing the wheel?

Last week our CEO, Mike Powell, took part in a panel exploring the much debated issue of whether firms should buy or build trading technology at the JSE’s SA Trade Connect event in Johannesburg. A familiar topic, but one that is constantly worth revisiting given advances in technology and the   margin pressure facing financial institutions. […]

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Living with Giants; tough times for the institutional sell-side market

The institutional sell-side market has had a tough time over recent years. Concerns over economic outlook, shrinking commissions and rising costs driven by regulatory and structural change make equity broking and client facilitation ever more challenging. And while competing with the large global investment banks can appear daunting, the regional players, national champions and domestic […]

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Connecting Markets – Welcome Aboard!

Regulatory scrutiny of buy-side broker selection and benchmarking, together with research unbundling rules, has meant that many asset managers are looking to rationalise their broker list. Winning and retaining mandates is harder than ever. Typically, sell-side firms look to differentiate themselves through the quality of their execution or TCA performance, but a poor onboarding experience […]

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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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Fix Trading Community 2019

FIX Trading Community 2019 speaks to Rapid Addition’s Kevin Houstoun

Our chairman, Kevin Houstoun, caught up with Fintech Finance TV at the FIX Trading Community Conference to discuss FGPA solutions, electronic trading processes and where the future direction of the industry lies. [TRANSCRIPT] We’re speaking to Kevin Houstoun, Chairman and Owner at Rapid Addition about the event, background on their company, challenges in the industry […]

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