Join Colt at the FISD Technology Forum

Colt’s Julie Hutchinson will be moderating a panel again. He is focusing on ‘Market Data Technology 2.0 – the customers’ perspective’ as part of the FISD Technology Forum in New York. The event will take place on April 27th at the Morgan Stanley offices. The panel will be  taking place from 4:00 – 4:45pm. It will explore firms’ perspectives on the evolution of market data technology and include representatives from RBC Capital Markets, PVE Consulting, JP Morgan and Citi. It will also explore how the Cloud, Big Data, AI and a newer breed of providers are shaking the foundations of the longstanding IT infrastructure that underpins deployed market data systems. Evolution or revolution – what does Market Data Technology version 2.0 look like.  And how are the problems of 2017 different from those in 1997 or even those from 1987? What do customers want going forwards and what are they being offered? A licensed market data vendor since integrating MarketPrizm, Colt offers market data feeds for major European, Asian and North American markets. Carrying more than 50 feeds from exchanges and liquidity venues for equities, derivatives, commodities and FX, Colt delivers market data at consistently low latencies even during periods of volatility. To find out more, please contact colt@capitalmarkets.net The post…


Plantronics Office Headset

Plantronics is a hardware company based in Santa Cruz, California, and specializes in light-weight headsets. After the huge success of its Bluetooth headsets, it has entered the market of office headsets with its Savi Office System (both wired and wireless). Here is a brief introduction to and review of the Plantronics office headsets and their effectiveness. Plantronics Office Headset: Technical Advantage The Plantronics Savi Office system consists of a base unit and a couple of headsets. The whole system is packed in a black and silver casing, which gives it a distinct professional appearance. The base unit is around 3.9 inches wide, 3.5 inches deep, 3.7 inches tall. The headsets include noise-canceling and DECT 6.0 technology to give calls a crisp and clear reception. The ear gel helps the ear piece feel much more comfortable, although some users may find this type of headset difficult to get used to if it is their first time using ear gel headsets. Savi Office has a massive roaming range of up to 350 feet, add to this the ability of automatic power adjustment based on the distance from the base station and you have sufficient talk time between charges. Its average battery life is 9 hours for the convertible headset and 6 hours…


Why did WiAiPi.com fail?

With the advancements in technology, nearly everything can be planned in advance including hotels, doctors appointments, restaurants, with a simple click of a button. WiAiPi (pronounced VIP) tried to take advantage of this and go one step further so people could book their place in a nightclub ready for their arrival, why not? The whole project started with a team of just four; a designer, a programmer, and two others that knew the Luxembourg night scene like the back of their hand having experienced it over time as DJ’s and as party-goers. When we were approached, they were actually surprisingly quite far forward in the process and were eager to push forward and get going. They had already considered what packages will be offered by the clubs and how customers will pay securely online as well as having printed business cards and drawn up contracts for nightclubs should they be interested in the idea. We were pleasantly surprised by the focus and the drive of the team and they looked ready to go with a bit of investment which led to our first mistake; not questioning the idea far enough. Corpoinvest already had a company to the name that was sitting idly so we decided to use that as it…


MiFID II & enregistrement des conversations : réussir l’implémentation d’une nouvelle politique interne (2/2)

Le compte à rebours est lancé pour les professionnels du secteur financier qui doivent mettre en application la directive MiFID II au 1er janvier 2018. Son champ d’application très étendu est guidé par la volonté de transparence et de traçabilité des transactions financières opérées par des sociétés d’investissement. De nouvelles obligations doivent être respectées en matière d’archivage des conversations entre clients et conseillers en investissement.   A l’heure où les professionnels du secteur doivent valider leurs réponses opérationnelles, voici les 6 étapes clés pour implémenter une nouvelle politique d’enregistrement des données : 1. Identifier les services en contact avec le client Il n’y a pas lieu d’enregistrer toutes les conversations internes à votre entreprise. Il convient de lister les services qui travaillent en front office et sont susceptibles de contribuer à la signature d’un contrat.   2. Lister les personnes dont les conversations doivent être enregistrées Au sein des services concernés par la politique d’enregistrement, des personnes peuvent-elles être exclues ? Des indépendants doivent-ils être ajoutés ? Chaque individu peut-il indiquer une série de personnes qui ne sont pas ses clients et pour lesquels les enregistrements doivent être proscrits ?   3. Fournir un moyen de stockage adéquat L’hébergement des données est soumis à la norme PSF. Il peut être…