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10 Reasons Why Your Competitors Pay for Fix Engines (And You Should Too!)

10 Reasons Why Your Competitors Pay for Fix Engines (And You Should Too!)

Why pay for a Fix Engine? It is almost impossible to estimate the size of the FIX Engine market, BUT What we do know is that there is a FIX engine at the heart of the trading infrastructure of just about EVERY investment bank and Investment Manager across the globe. Even for small firms using […]

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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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Why do banks continue to build non-differentiating components?

What could Investment Banks learn from Apple’s approach to the supply chain? How can they use the same approach to drive return on equity and shareholder value? In any industry there is a supply chain. That supply chain consists of two sets of components, those that differentiate your product and those that do not. The […]

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Speeding and scaling market data dissemination

Millions of quotes per second   The challenge of speeding and scaling market data dissemination remains one the biggest facing our industry. A global leader in FX needs to disseminate millions of quotes per second to an ever increasing number of clients, prices that will be used to make FX trading decisions and prices at […]

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Reduced latency is winning the war against stale prices

FIX engine platform vendors must continuously improve performance if they are to keep meeting clients’ demands, says Rapid Addition Chairman Kevin Houstoun. Disseminating millions of quotes per second to an ever-increasing audience demands a huge amount of innovation and investment. Yet it is the only way to stay ahead of the pack and remain a […]

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Developing Trading Algorithms – Buy Vs Build

Electronic Trading Infrastructure It is always hard when you hear the phrase ‘veteran of the industry’ especially when you realise they are talking about you, however, given the youth and innovation that exists in the world of electronic trading, I find it hard to avoid using the term about myself. I started my career in […]

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BOE Report on the October 2016 Sterling Flash Crash

The Bank of England have today published a very enlightening Staff Working Paper from the Bank on the Sterling Flash Crash in October 2016. The report adds further weight to the argument put forward by an earlier report from the Bank for International Settlements that whilst the movement of the GBP/USD currency pair was due […]

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