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Obstacles to Cloud Adoption in Capital Markets Trading

Beware the onboarding nightmare in the battle for client order flow

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

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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Platform for Growth – an Emerging Approach to Making Better Trading Technology Decisions

Platform for Growth – an Emerging Approach to Making Better Trading Technology Decisions

In this article, orginally published in Best Execution, our CEO, Mike Powell, looks at an emerging approach to making better trading technology decisions. Capital markets institutions face a heady mix of geopolitical, economic, and structural challenges as they consider their strategic growth plans. With Europe slipping into recession, the Ukraine conflict driving up energy prices, […]

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trading platform monitoring

Trading Platform Oversight & Choosing the Right Monitoring Solution

Running a sell-side trading desk is a challenging business. Activity is highly regulated, customers are demanding, and competitors more than happy to take your place. Sales traders and execution teams are under intense pressure to update clients on the status of large open orders, explain why a trade may have been rejected or remains unexecuted, […]

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The future of trading technology

The future of trading technology

Kevin Houstoun shares his thoughts on impactful trends in trading technology during an interview at the recent TradeTech Conference in Paris. In addition to his role as Rapid Addition’s Chairman, Kevin is a Non-Executive Director at FIX Protocol Ltd., a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics Systemic Risk Centre, and holds a number […]

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