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ACTIV Financial: market data feeds

17 Feb 2016

Receive ACTIV Financial market data feeds at guaranteed low latencies ACTIV Financial distributes pricing market data on equities, futures, options and more, aggregated from over 200 exchanges and other sources worldwide. With a resilient, high-performance infrastructure established across 17 data…

Access to MOEX data and FX market

17 Feb 2016

Colt PrizmNet streamlines access to MOEX market data and FX markets The Moscow Exchange (MOEX), a provider on Colt PrizmNet, is the largest exchange group in Russia. It operates trading markets in equities, bonds, derivatives, FX, money markets, commodities and…

TraderServe: MiFID II algo testing

16 Feb 2016

With MiFID II due to come into effect in January, capital markets participants who trade in the EU need to start preparing for compliance with the new rules.

The world of Wide Area Networks

15 Feb 2016

The benefits of remote access are widely known, but companies often have to deal with the lesser known dark side. Connectivity issues can range from time lags during video conferences, leading to the dreaded frozen screen which somehow always manages…

Simple communication with Cloud UC

15 Feb 2016

Over the years we have all probably taken part in video conferences when located in various fixed positions. You could say the experience has been a ‘journey’. In terms of technology , much has changed along the way. Some of…

Evolution to Voice over IP

11 Feb 2016

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers services and benefits unparalleled by traditional technology. No matter the size of your business, VoIP is continually evolving, with compelling new benefits being developed for businesses. It is a surprisingly flexible, affordable technology that…

From Hollywood to Berlin in 30 mins

11 Feb 2016

This year, it will only take 30 minutes for some Hollywood productions to reach the International Film Festival in Berlin. “Provided the remote site has a fast connection, this is how long it takes to upload 100-200 GB data packets…

MiFIDII: Putting our heads together

15 Jan 2016

In my last blog, I explored the intricacies of timestamping under MiFID II. A natural next step is to take a closer look at the monitoring and reporting requirements the directive will introduce. These requirements impact both the investment firm…

Colt to launch graduate scheme

11 Jan 2016

“New year – new start”, is a hugely apt phrase for the Colt team taking the lead to welcome young talent to the company. This year will see the start of Colt’s first EMEA graduate scheme. The scheme welcomes new talent…

MiFID II – How do you measure time?

15 Dec 2015

The timestamping requirements of MiFID II have been discussed at length in the press and behind closed doors. New versions of platforms are being released which cater for these requirements and it seems that the enormity of the compliance task…

MiFID II – Opportunity from crisis

01 Dec 2015

A recent Colt survey found that IT leaders within financial institutions felt that their careers are defined by moments that matter, rather than by a long-term consistent effort. It seems that inflection points are the makings of careers and MiFID II has the potential…

Personal Downtime – how CIOs relax

30 Nov 2015

Recently we commissioned a study into the defining moments in the career of European IT Professionals. As part of that study we also thought it would be fun to ask what CIOs and IT professionals do to relax; and also…

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