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Open-source vs Enterprise Bespoke Financial Software: Beware the Hidden Costs

In 1993, international tyre company Pirelli released an advert with the tagline, ‘power is nothing without control’. This rang true across all industries, including the financial services one. In fact, while choosing the right financial software is slightly more complicated than picking out new tyres for your car, the sentiment is the same because without...

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The Secret to Successfully Automating Repetitive Financial Tasks

Like many other practices, finance and investment come with numerous tedious and repetitive tasks, like reconciliation, checking bank and broker statements, and so on. These can be done by a computer yet the process of automating repetitive financial tasks can only be successful if you are aware of the actions you and your team take...

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Choosing The Best Programming Language For Finance and Investment Software

When it comes to financial investments, gut feeling and intuition are not things that should be taken for granted. After all, that is what makes an experienced investment manager such an asset to any company.  Yet these are things that are practically impossible to replicate by a computer – no, not even artificially-intelligent systems can...

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Backtesting vs Real-Time Trading: Why There’s A Discrepancy and How To Fix It

In life, we all look to the past as an indicative measure of the future. The same can be said for investments, where many financial managers conduct backtests to use past events to gain experience and make better choices in the future.  But then, why does every investment sheet contain the same words of warning:...

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TIBCO™ Streaming Adapters Are Part of the Secret To Building Faster & Better Financial Software

Last week, we explored how our collaboration with TIBCO™ has allowed us to create faster financial software development, with a turn-around time that’s at least 50% quicker.  As we explained, this is down to several key factors, including that TIBCO™ has turned complex code into components that can be easily moved around to create an...

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The Quickest Way for SMEs To Turn Their Financial Strategy Into Code? Using Wakett and TIBCO™ Streaming’s Unique Collaboration

The rise of electronic trading has made interacting with the world’s financial markets a game of speed, where mere seconds can determine whether a trade is worth it. Yet this faster approach to trading has meant that financial managers can no longer rely on outdated technology to plan and execute their strategies… (And, yes, that...

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