What we do?

Helping wall-street institutions to stay up-to-speed with their trading technology

We specialize in electronic trading operations, applying technology to achieve the best performance. 100% focused on the design of ultra-low latency trading and scalable systems for the capital market.

This includes Real-Time data processing, High-Frequency Trading (HFT), and ultra-low-latency systems for Equity, Option, Future, and Forex markets.

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How we can help

Need the know-how?

When developing your trading systems, having the right experience with OMS, EMS, RMS, etc, is key.

How?

Working along with your team, advising on best practices, and basic features of all the different modules of a complex/low latency trading system.
Closing the learning gap, with specific advisory on certain functions and how to implement them.

Benefits

Cut implementation costs by more than 50%, avoiding common pitfalls due to the lack of knowledge on specific technologies.

Recognize bottle-necks

No matter how fast your systems are, they most probably have bottlenecks that can be improved.

How?

Our specialized team will do profiling on each system, find possible bottlenecks, and analyze how every hardware performs at the CPU level. This is an ongoing task.
Create stress tests of your applications in order to assure latencies and throughput in every pipeline.

Benefits

Improve processing latencies and throughput by more than 60%, gaining extra edge and performance of your trading systems.

Lack of Technical Lead & Management

Managing technology projects and its resources can be tricky, to say the least.

How?

Assembling and leading the right team for the right operations, and establishing the right metrics to improve the overall development process.
Evaluating what worked and what didn’t, avoiding potential miss-steps along the way.
Defining KPIs and performance checks for the technology setup for maximum value on investment.

Benefits

Increase the performance of your tech team, achieving the organization’s vision, targets, and goals, while keeping budgets under control.
Our strong experience in the financial industry will allow you to gain a competitive advantage over your competitors.

Quantitative Funds & Trading Desks

Helping trading desks transform or enter the global multi-asset class electronic trading landscape.

How?

Overseeing the design and implementation of algos and smart order routers (SOR).
Assisting in pioneering bespoke trading engines, execution algos, quoting engines, and matching engines.
Assisting with execution algos available via seamless and existing integrations with a variety of Order Management Systems  OMS/EMS platforms.

Benefits

Start shaping your tech staff immediately, having the right resources your business needs.
We plan, maintain, optimize, and track deployments, timelines, and project lifecycles. Defining KPI and performance checks for the technology set-up for maximum value on investment.

Guidance developing your own Trading platform.

You are having a very specific need for your algorithmic trading platform. You are also needing specific skill sets and IT leadership.

How?

We lead and help your current team to develop your trading platform. Make sure they apply best practices and avoid known pitfalls.

Benefits

Even if you don’t have the right tech, your organization can build its own, in-house Trading platform.
Additionally, avoid common pitfalls, you will cut off at least 60% of development time.

High Frequency Trading

Building the software infrastructure for high frequency trading is a challenge in itself. Getting the right architecture and resources is key. For more than 10 years, we have been working in high frequency trading shops

How?

Architecting the entire engine utilizing our own architectural design, and in some cases, 3rd party libraries to speed up the development cost – without losing the speed advantage-
Reaching under 10 microseconds tick-to-trade engines.

Benefits

By using our advice and guidance, customers achieved under 10 microseconds tick-to-trade speeds.
Save 60% of the development cost by taking the right decisions and building your in-house high frequency trading system.

What is the process?

HFT Advisory process | How high frequency process works

Pricing

By using our advice and guidance, customers save 60% of their development costs. Taking the right decisions and avoiding common pitfalls. We will help you stay within the industry’s best practices and have all the technical processes covered.

We plan, maintain, optimize, and track deployments, timelines, and project lifecycles. Defining KPI and performance checks for the technology set-up for maximum value on investment.

Our strong experience in the financial industry will allow you to gain a competitive advantage over your competitors.

Standard

$12K monthly
  • Ongoing Technical Guidance & Assessment
  • Set the technology strategy
  • Set Development processes
  • Team Guidance

STARTUP

$16K monthly
  • ALL from #Standard
  • Full Technical Roadmap
  • Assuring Best practices are followed on every step
  • Designing procedures & techniques
  • Designing & Architecting software modules
  • Lead the Implementation
  • Handling Vendor's relationship
  • Hiring Process
  • Weekly meetings and follow up with the team

CORPORATE

$20K monthly
  • ALL from #Startup
  • Gathering business requirements
  • Implementing Maintenance operations
  • Leading the entire technical team

Expertise

Capital Markets | Hedge Funds | Quantitative Trading Funds | Electronic Trading Desks | Proprietary Trading | Investment Banks | Asset Managers

Industries

Market Makers
Capital Markets
Hedge Funds
Trading Desks
Liquidity Providers
Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Electronic trading

Electronic Trading

High Frequency Trading
Low latency & Arbitrage
Support Quantitative Researching Team
Quantitative Development Teams

Markets

Futures & Commodities
Cryptocurrencies
CFD’s
FOREX (Foreign Exchange)
Equities
Fixed Income
Derivatives

ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

We build real-time order management systems (OMS) and order blotters to manage all your order activity and the associated data.
Additionally, we also provide Smart Order Routing (SOR) solutions to increase execution efficiency and lowering the market impact.

BACKTESTING

We provide framework solutions so you can backtest your trading ideas in any market. From equities, foreign exchange, futures, and any derivative markets, we provide a robust toolset that will allow your researching team to work more efficiently.

Price Aggregators

High Performance Price Aggregation.
Aggregates real-time quotes from multiple liquidity providers.
Sends orders to appropriate liquidity providers by order router management system.
Monitors merged quotes and manages multiple accounts simultaneously.

CASE STUDIES

Quant trading firm needed advisory on their HFT development

Chicago-based group of quantitative proprietary trading firms specializing in global derivatives needed guidance and advisory for their engineers. They were able to cut development efforts by 60%.

Top Crypto liquidity provider built their specialized US-based team

One of the top 10 liquidity providers in the major crypto exchanges, headquartered in Hong Kong needed a technical head and a specialized team for their US operations.

Prop trading firm looking to upgrade, learn and build their own HFT

Australian proprietary trading firm looking to upgrade, learn and build their own high-speed trading system to operate with the CME futures markets.

Fintech Startup CTO gave 1 month leave notice

A fintech startup that was in its series B funding round, was losing its Chief Technology Officer after he gave them one month’s notice.

Fintech saved +60% on their overall budget

A lead fintech that provides CRM tools for the “Merchant Cash Advance” industry, was growing rapidly year after year, and with that its demand for its software.

Hedge Fund startup to setup their HFT electronic trading

Two former executives from a recognized bank decided to start a new Hedge Fund that traded electronically on the forex and futures market. 100% focused on high frequency trading.

HFT startup running operations on outdated systems.

South Florida hedge fund startup doing HFT operations and electronic trading into the institutional forex market. We came on board to do an overview analysis of their operations.

Renowned investment bank needed work on their RMS

An investment bank with headquarters in NYC needed additional help with their Risk Management Systems and the integration with their OMS

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Frequently Asked Question

These are a compilation of used questions received. Let us know if you have any question not listed here.

What does an Electronic Trading Advisory do?

An Electronic Trading Advisory advises clients on how to best use information technology (IT) practices to achieve their specific business objectives. In order to best optimize a client’s IT resources and practices, a technology consultant would also manage and implement strategies.

Is this Service for me?
  1. Are you looking to optimize internal inefficiencies? As your Advisor, we have a unique understanding of the workings of the internal tech environment, and highlights underperforming areas.
  2.  Product development is not going as planned? Quality issues, delivery dates missed, lack of features, etc.
  3. Your current tech team is (or soon will be) no longer in the picture and you need someone to keep things going until you can hire the replacement.
  4. You are building a quantitative fund, and need advisory with the technology part.
  5. Your current operation is already using Electronic Trading, and you have different issues (execution, slippage, misses, etc)
  6. You want to coach and advise your current team to follow the best practices.
  7. You are on the Buy-side and need to implement new processes for your strategies.
  8. You are on the Sell-side and must improve latencies in order to be competitive.
What is the approach taken?

Whether you need senior leadership consulting or project-based executive expertise, our retained Advisors can provide technology-centered leadership needed to match business strategies with technology architectures.

We provide consulting and advisory services across a multitude of modern technology solutions and service requirements such as cloud hosting, software as a service (SaaS), software development, on-site and offshore team management, and more.

What are the best practices when designing HFT systems?

Depending on different factors, markets, and compliances, this may vary, but some basics will remain the same for any trading system.

The key factor here is being able to handle a big amount of incoming information, response time to external events, internal response time, and capabilities to provide the highest throughput and lowest latency.

These are the usual challenges:

  • The system must be able to handle multiple strategies, making sure that the system will not underperform as we add more strategies.
  • Order book reconstruction from different venues. If we take as an example like the forex market, there are tons of different venues and ECNs, all of them using different API and connectivity standards. The system must be able to handle those different sources and aggregate them into an internal and well-defined data structure.
Is implementation included in this service?

No. However, whatever the plan is, we can setup a specialized team to perform the implementation.

How can you help us with the hiring process?

We have a global network of specialized resources and consultants, and we can make sure the team we put together is the best fit for the project.

How the onboarding process looks like?
  1. Capture of Business operations, culture and goals.
  2. Identification of bottlenecks and improvements to be made
  3. Draft of a plan and adjustments
  4. Team setup and definition of procedures
  5. Managing the implementation
  6. Handling project budget and resources towards the final goal
  7. Maintenance, support and constant improvements
How many people work in the company?

We have a core of 3 senior consultants and a much wider reach of associates in their fields. Therefore, we ensure all the consultants working for us have had experience in a senior role within the industry to achieve this.

We widen our reach to the US and Asia too through partnerships with agencies specializing in this niche.

Is this service suitable for startups?

Absolutely. For any startup starting a business in any electronic trading field, whether within the buy-side or sell-side, or just a small hedge fund, we can certainly give you the know-how of the technology part.

We encourage startups to work with us and avoid common pitfalls that most encounter in these areas. In the end, you will save money and most importantly, time.

How much money would it cost to setup high-frequency trading?

You will need the following:

  1. Quality Data sources
  2. Collocated Servers
  3. Software: platforms and execution
  4. People and resources
  5. Brokers

For more information, you can read our complete report here.

Can you help us to build our own trading platform

Absolutely yes. You can leverage our +10 years of building the most high-performing trading platforms and build your own, in-house system.

We advise from the initial designs to its implementation.

We manage the project with your own in-house or outsourced team.

You keep the entire intellectual property (IP) of the project.

How you help to reach our business goals?

Being one of the experienced technology consulting companies, we offer you access to executive-level technology expertise and on-demand full-time resources on a wide range of technologies and digital platforms.

The Advisory program is a unique offering where experienced technology experts chosen explicitly for your business needs work with you to ease and support IT and development initiatives, outline tech strategies and approaches according to business goals, and manage technology infrastructure, tools, and teams. The technology expert works with you to support as a consultant and is accessible in your time zone, on your preferred communication channels, and in your office on-demand.

WHAT ELSE WE PROVIDE?

Learn more about what else we can do for your organization.

Our custom made Low Latency Platform

A low latency platform with the best performance and fully customizable will allow any Electronic Trading operation to run with a clear edge over competitors.

Our unique and proprietary system architecture allows for achieving the lowest latencies in the market, offering integration with different open-source solutions, and allowing us to provide the best-in-class institutional trading platform.

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