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Drew Shields, Trading Technologies – Next-Generation Product Development Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,video

“There will always be someone as smart or smarter than you and you have no control over that. The only thing you have control over is whether you have more drive, more passion than others.” As chief technology officer at Trading Technologies, Drew Shields has been instrumental in the implementation of the software vendor’s new top-to-bottom makeover. The new architecture required lots of technical talent, to be sure, but it also required two additional attributes – hunger, and the ability to challenge the status quo. In college Shields majored in theology, and he started in the business world with few…

It’s Easier This Way: Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Maps A Compliance Path for Firms Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Today, firms are dealing with three major issues: regulation, compliance and global economics. None of the three are friendly to brokers and trading firms, and that’s where Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, believes there is opportunity. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf last month at the IDX conference in London, about how Fidessa is developing new technology that will assist firms in making the trading, risk and account management, and compliance task easier. “We have that order management system and that global footprint around the global order management system as well,” he said. “But we are also…

Jeremie Bacon on Taking the Reins at ORC Americas and Modular Technology Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

After a decade of running his own technology firm, Jeremie Bacon decided it was time for a new challenge. In May, he took the reins as president of Orc Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Orc Group. Bacon sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about why decided to leave the firm he co-founded, Backstop Solutions, a software-as-a-service company in the alternative investment space. Bacon said he was impressed with ORC’s established footprint in the industry and reputation it has built since its launch in 1987. He also likes the relatively new ownership structure of the firm. ORC, which…

Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Talks ISVs, Regulation & Technology Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, thinks globally and well, acts globally too. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how Fidessa is adapting to the new global marketplace and the demand for multi-asset class platforms and networks. The firm opened new data centers in Chicago, where the firm opened a new office in recent months, another in Brazil to support its Latin American initiatives and India. Fidessa continues to see strong growth in the derivatives space. Fidessa, founded as an equities platform, expanded into the derivatives space eight years ago. With a team imported from the derivatives…