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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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DET Technologies Leverages Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX Engine in New Partnership

London, 28th April 2014: Rapid Addition, a leading provider of trading technology to buy- and sell-side financial institutions, has today announced a partnership with DET Technologies, specialist consultants and provider of bespoke software to support electronic trading platforms. Rapid Addition’s RA-Cheetah FIX engine will support DET Technologies’ flagship DET Hub, allowing clients to benefit from […]

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Simplifying ultrafast electronic trading – Kevin Houstoun Chairman co-chair of FIX Trading Community interviewed by FT

Implementing existing proprietary trading protocols can be difficult for financial market participants, and we are working to make things simpler. FIX Trading Community (formerly FIX Protocol), which manages a number of standards, has now created Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) – a variant of FIX aimed at enabling much simpler implementation for markets, as well as […]

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Azul Systems Teams-Up with Rapid Addition to Deliver Low Latency, Jitter-Free Trading Engines

London, UK and Sunnyvale, California – 20 May 2013: Rapid Addition, a leading provider of trading technology to buy- and sell-side financial institutions, has joined forces with Azul Systems, the award-winning supplier of high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs). Rapid Addition’s Cheetah FIX engine will support Azul’s flagship Java runtime, Zing™, to offer clients low […]

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