As profitability in equities has declined in recent years, firms have been increasingly looking to other asset classes to boost their profitability. This need to improve the bottom line has precipitated a move by HFT firms into the FX sector. Read more
2013 seems to be the year when technology trading finally made its mark on international markets. But with potential new European taxation laws for traders, is Europe in danger of becoming an economic region left behind? Hugh Cumberland, Colt’s Financial Services Solutions Manager considers whether the latest rulings could spell real trouble for both the City, and wider Europe. Read more
As the high-frequency trading (HFT) arms race continues, some firms are exploring the idea of using lighter-than-air balloons as a faster way of transmitting data. Colt’s Hugh Cumberland examines whether the concept is commercially viable.