Posts Tagged ‘ technology ’

HFT: Is There Still Juice in the Oranges?

Oct 24th, 2011 | Filed under: Algorithmic and high-frequency trading, Alpha Strategies, Hedge Fund Strategies, Today's Post

By Christopher Faille Charles Jones of Columbia Business School made a presentation at an SIFR event in Stockholm, titled “What do we know about algorithmic and high-frequency trading?” Although a distinguished professor like Jones would not put the matter this way, his thoughts do have me thinking of the old human-inhabited trading floors, and their [...]


Alpha is for Apple: How to be like Steve Jobs and Why

Oct 6th, 2011 | Filed under: Editor's Pick

by Doug Friedenberg The passing of a profound individual usually triggers recitals of the great man’s accomplishments, and we’re experiencing that with the passing of Steve Jobs, for good and honorable reasons. But that leaves out what may be the most interesting and relevant understanding to be gleaned from his life, especially since Mr. Jobs [...]


Fine Print As Yet Unwritten, But the Gist is Clear for OTC Derivatives

Oct 4th, 2011 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Operations and Risk Management, Hedge Fund Regulation, Today's Post

Clearing within ten days after the transaction (T+10) was once the norm, though it now seems archaic. Clearing overnight or in a once-a-day cycle will in the years ahead become equally unsatisfactory. It may soon “become standard practice for risk managers and eventually traders to demand proof that their trades have been cleared mere seconds after execution.”