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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Europe’s institutional sell-side firms have had a tough time in recent years. As well as the costly overhead of implementing and complying with MiFID II, the industry continues to grapple with a deteriorating economic outlook (compounded by the Covid-19 outbreak) and shrinking commissions, while structural changes have made equity […]

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View from the beach – TradeTech FX

Last week’s TradeTech FX event at Miami Beach brought together buy-side, sell-side, trading platforms and technology providers for two days of discussion on the current state of the FX market. This year saw a major focus on the impact of electronification of buy-side FX trading. The limited attention paid to crypto currencies perhaps reflected the […]

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Electronic Trading Platforms Partners and Links

CEO CHAT: Traders Magazine sat down with Rapid Addition

Optimizing economies of scale is the way to go – especially when it comes to growing in the foreign exchange space. Rapid Addition specializes in the provision of high-performance enterprise solutions for electronic trading. The firm is a pioneer in FIX/FAST and FPGA technology and offers a messaging platform that combines the benefit of software […]

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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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Rapid Addition talks non-differentiating infrastructure at Fixed Income Leaders summit, Amsterdam for TRADE TV

Tell us about the focus around non-differentiating infrastructure If you look at what a bank does, a bank has a lot of technology it does things like it connects them to their markets, and connects their customers using fixed. It has a framework for rooting messages and prices internally. All of those bits, I don’t […]

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Rapid Addition – Microsoft Financial Services Partner

Rapid Addition has once again been confirmed as a Microsoft Financial Services Product Partner. Products include RA-ShortCut, a set of accelerators that integrate into Microsoft BizTalk, enabling simple transformation and normalisation between multiple versions of the FIX protocols and other protocols such as EMX, SWIFT, XML and many others. RA-ShortCut and Microsoft BizTalk enable financial […]

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