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The View is Clear – the Forecast is for Cloud

When it comes to capital markets, realising the promise of Public Cloud seems to have been a long time coming. Over the last decade it’s felt like there’s been an endless stream of conference panels discussing the benefits of Cloud, C-level execs proclaiming that their organisation will adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy, and large Cloud vendors forecasting how investment banks were about to become the new Netflix. Yet at times actual adoption seemed to be moving at a […]

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The Impact of Automation and COVID-19 on Workflows

Alison Hollingshead, Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology, Man Group moderated a panel of leading buy-side panellists from across the globe. From Emma Quinn, Global Co-Head of Trading at AllianceBernstein based out in Sydney to Joseph Collery, Head of Trading at Comgest in Dublin to Neil Joseph, Managing Director, European Head of Equity […]

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The Long Journey to Frictionless Electronic Trading – A brief history of FIX Protocol

Thinking about how integral FIX protocol has become to electronic trading, it’s interesting to reflect on the long journey that has brought us to where we are today. FIX started out as an experiment between Salomon Brothers and Fidelity in the fledgling days of electronic trading with the aim of automating the sending of execution reports and […]

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Trading Platform Strategy for a Faster Changing World

Rapid Addition CEO Mike Powell explores how the traditional barriers to platform modernisation can and need to be broken down   Even before the recent Covid-19 crisis, many firms were already assessing their electronic trading platform strategy against the developing needs of their clients and the evolving patterns of liquidity provision. Established electronic asset classes, […]

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Kevin Houstoun Elected as Director, FIX Protocol Limited

Rapid Addition is delighted to confirm its Executive Chairman, Kevin Houstoun, has been appointed as a Director of FIX Protocol Limited following a recent membership ballot. Kevin is appointed along with Emma Quinn, SVP, Global Co-head of Equity Trading, Alliance Bernstein, and Lou Rosato, Director at BlackRock.   Kevin has had a long association with […]

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Rethinking ‘buy or build’

Best-Execution speaks to Rapid Addition CEO, Mike Powell about market trends and the launch of their new trading technology platform. Posted by: Best Execution , April 27, 2020. Rapid Addition (RA) has been providing electronic trading technology to the market for over a decade, what have been the major trends over that period and what does the current […]

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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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