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The importance of sell-side relationships to investing in regional markets

The importance of sell-side relationships to investing in regional markets

The importance of sell-side relationships to investing in regional markets By Mike Powell, CEO Rapid Addition I had the pleasure of attending the Singapore FIX Multi-Asset Trading Conference 2023 earlier this month. As well as catching up with old and new colleagues, it was an opportunity to hear industry peers discuss current views on regional […]

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Which Trading Functions are Best Suited to Cloud

In previous blogs, we’ve explored the factors driving capital markets’ embrace of cloud technology (link), the benefits firms are already enjoying from making the move (link), and some of the obstacles that can derail a cloud migration strategy (link). What’s clear is that for capital markets, cloud isn’t a panacea but rather an increasingly important […]

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Differentiation and Scale – is cloud ready to transform trading infrastructure?”

Modern capital markets’ structure has been shaped by the adoption of new technologies. Major regulatory shake-ups, such as MiFID and RegNMS, drove huge investments in technology, pushing executions from screens and phones onto electronic trading platforms to take advantage of the fragmenting liquidity landscape. This sparked the rise of algo and HFT trading, which in […]

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Obstacles to Cloud Adoption in Capital Markets Trading

By Mike Powell, CEO, Rapid Addition. We’ve already talked about what’s driving capital markets’ growing interest in cloud technologies, and discussed what the real world currently looks like, in earlier blogs (here, here and here). But practitioners accept that the journey to cloud isn’t entirely an easy one. Even for committed capital markets protagonists, cloud represents its own […]

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Tilting at Giants

In Miguel de Cervantes’ seminal 17th Century novel, a delusional middle-aged man named Alonso Quixano becomes obsessed with chivalry and believes he is a knight named Don Quixote. Accompanied by his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza, Don Quixote sets out on a series of misadventures, perhaps the best known of which is tilting at windmills in […]

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