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by Jimmy HuangCoping with Big Data: CSTA 2018 Recap This past August, at the 2018 annual Canadian Traders Securities Association, TickSmith was invited to speak with industry titans on the importance of using big data technologies as financial firms accumulate more and more data. The panel was moderated by Patrick Mcentyre, Managing Director, Electronic Trading & Services at National Bank Financial. The …

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By Emilie Katavic TickSmith’s Data Lake platform, TickVault, provides the missing link to centralize data from external and internal data sources. Based on big data technology and built as a modular and scalable framework, TickVault can be installed on premise and on cloud. The open nature of TickVault makes it easier than ever for clients …

Building on Top of our Platform is Easy – The DXC Fixnetix Use Examples Read More »

By Emilie Katavic We exhibited at the JWG 2018 RegTech conference last week. The audience included more than 200 senior-level attendees from top-tier banks and buy-side firms. All these executives came to the conference to learn more on how they can meet regulatory compliance and wanted more information on where to focus their efforts. It …

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By Emilie KatavicWe’ve all heard it. It’s the age old ‘build vs. buy’ software debate. You (assuming you are a financial institution or a market maker) have a great challenge of deciding whether you should save money with a ready-to-go solution or invest in a costly and time-consuming yet customizable option. You find off-the-shelf software …

Build vs. Buy: When it becomes obvious Read More »

By Emilie Katavic We had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2017 Canada FinTech Forum. The conference is held annually by Finance Montreal and if you were not sure about attending or could not make it this year, we’ve got you covered!  It was a success and their biggest conference yet featuring a completely new Techno …

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By Emilie Katavic & David Côté Calling all trading firms and banks… we’re here to help! As the Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB) implementation deadline is drawing closer (December 31, 2019 to be exact), it is important for banks to understand what technological and business strategies they need to change in order to meet compliance …

Make Shared Data the Cornerstone of your Architecture for FRTB Read More »

By Jimmy Huang For professional traders a surefire way to increase profitability is to decrease transaction costs. Management expense ratios or commission fees are examples of important explicit costs to take into account. These costs are fixed and involve relatively straightforward numbers. The difficulty lies in mitigating the implicit market impact and timing costs of …

Transaction Cost Analysis: A TickSmith Breakdown Read More »

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