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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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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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10 reasons why your competitors see value in a premium FIX Engine

Why pay for a Fix Engine? It is almost impossible to estimate the size of the FIX Engine market, BUT what we do know is that there is a FIX engine at the heart of the trading infrastructure of just about EVERY investment bank and Investment Manager across the globe. Even small firms using 3rd […]

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Reduced latency is winning the war against stale prices

FIX engine platform vendors must continuously improve performance if they are to keep meeting clients’ demands, says Rapid Addition Chairman Kevin Houstoun. Disseminating millions of quotes per second to an ever-increasing audience demands a huge amount of innovation and investment. Yet it is the only way to stay ahead of the pack and remain a […]

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Developing Trading Algorithms – Buy Vs Build

Electronic Trading Infrastructure It is always hard when you hear the phrase ‘veteran of the industry’ especially when you realise they are talking about you, however, given the youth and innovation that exists in the world of electronic trading, I find it hard to avoid using the term about myself. I started my career in […]

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BOE Report on the October 2016 Sterling Flash Crash

The Bank of England have today published a very enlightening Staff Working Paper from the Bank on the Sterling Flash Crash in October 2016. The report adds further weight to the argument put forward by an earlier report from the Bank for International Settlements that whilst the movement of the GBP/USD currency pair was due […]

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