Global hedge fund assets surge 19 per cent to USD2.48trn, says report

Global hedge fund assets under management in global hedge funds reached nearly USD2.5trn at the end of June, an increase of more than 19 per cent since the beginning of this year, accordin »

Bear Stearns adds to prime brokerage sales force

Bear Stearns has announced three new hires as part of the expansion of its global prime brokerage franchise. »

Californian court orders restitution and penalties in Piranha case

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that a federal court in California has entered a consent order of permanent injunction against Montana-based Robert Beasley and Lo »

Eurex to launch 170 new single stock futures

The international derivatives exchange Eurex will be launching around 170 further single stock futures on stocks listed on the Dow Jones Stoxx 600, RDXxt USD, and S&P 500 indices in th »

Stuart MacDonald joins Gems London office

Gems Advisors in London has appointed as a director Stuart MacDonald, formerly director of alternative investments at Shore Capital and director of hedge funds at Henderson Global Investor »

Algorithmic trading and technology shaping future of forex market, says FXall report

As the role of hedge funds in the foreign exchange market continues to grow, algorithmic trading and technology are shaping the future of the market, according to a white paper issued by FXall, the »

Latency and Execution

Latency: A measure of delay. In a market where speed is of the essence, the spotlight falls on the issue of latency. Latency is the time it takes to get a deal done, cancel an order or know what is happening in the market. »

Inherent Latency in FX Trading Systems

It is clear from conversations with a broad range of market participants that inherent latency is a problem for active market participants on current FX trading systems. »

How Financial Markets are Combating Network Latency Network Latency

Network latency is the time needed to effect a communication between two network nodes. »

Light Versus Dark: ECNS and Dark Liquidity in FX

Much has been made of dark pools of liquidity in the equity market at present. These are financial markets not available or visible to the general public - essentially 'non-displayed' liquidity. »

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