Mark W. Dowd

    Mark is Principal of Forefront Communications Group, a boutique marketing and PR firm focused on the trading technology space. He serves as REDI's outsourced CMO.

    Contact

    Email: mark@forefrontcomms.com

    Website: http://www.forefrontcomms.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ForefrontComms

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dowd-7a8950

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    The Week That Was: Nov 14

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 7,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    The Week That Was: Nov 7

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    The Week That Was: Oct 31-Nov 4

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    The Week That Was: Oct 24-28

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    The Week That Was: Oct 17-21

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    The Week That Was: Oct 10-14

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    How We Approached Spread Trader's Development

    As you may have seen, last week we announced the launch of our advanced new Spread Trader, which allows users to easily trade pairs of securities globally using a variety of market-neutral...

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    The Week That Was: Oct 3-7

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    The Week That Was: Sept 26-30

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    The Week That Was: Sept 19-23

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    The Week That Was: Sept 12-16

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    What We've Done to Prepare for Next Month's Tick Size Pilot

    On October 3, 2016, the SEC’s highly-anticipated Tick Size Pilot program will commence. The two-year study is intended to evaluate whether or not widening the tick size from the current $0.01 to...

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    The Week That Was: Sept 5-9

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    The Week That Was: Aug 29 - Sept 2

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    The Week That Was: Aug 22-26

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    HTML5, APIs and the Traders of Tomorrow

    Gaining a competitive advantage through an electronic trading offering has never been more difficult. Over the last several years, the industry has seen volumes contract, margins shrink, systems...

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    The Week That Was: Aug 15-19

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    The Week That Was: Aug 8-12

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    The Week That Was: Aug 1-5

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    The Week That Was: July 25-29

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    REDI Launches REDIPlus 16.0

    We recently launched version 16.0 of REDIPlus, our award-winning, end-to-end trade management platform. Among the enhancements introduced in this release are new broker routing customization...

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    The Week That Was: July 18-22

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    The Week That Was: July 11-15

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    The Week That Was: July 4-8

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    The Week That Was: June 27-July 1

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    The Week That Was: June 20-24

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    The Week That Was: June 13-17

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    The Week That Was: June 6-10

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    The Week That Was: May 30-June 3

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    The Week That Was: May 23-27

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    The Week That Was: May 16-20

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    The Week That Was: May 9-13

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    Introducing REDI Mobile
    We're pleased to announce the launch of REDI Mobile, which allows clients to access the powerful REDI trade management platform through the convenience of their iPad. With it, you can enter new...
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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of May 2

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of April 25

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of April 18

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of April 11

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of April 4

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of March 28

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of March 21

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of March 14

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of March 7

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    Top REDI Daily Digest Reads - Week of Feb 29

    The REDI Daily Digest's readership of 6,500 includes individuals from across industry -- buy-side, sell-side, exchanges, vendors and regulators. To help put in perspective the stories that are most...

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    REDI Launches REDIPlus 15.2

    Last week we launched version 15.2 of REDIPlus, our award-winning, end-to-end trade management platform. This release focuses on two main areas: enhancements to our suite of options trading tools and...

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    The Trading Desktop & Beyond

    Last month REDI hosted a roundtable at Markets Media's Global Markets Summit to discuss the future of the trading desktop. The group was comprised of experts from across the industry:

    • Mark...
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    REDIPlus 15.0 Users See Significant Performance Improvements
    In September we launched version 15.0 of REDIPlus, our award-winning, end-to-end trade management platform. The release provided significant new capabilities to our users, including:
    • Enhanced...
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    Here Comes the Sun(light)
    One of my favorite parts of being a CEO is the opportunity to engage with people throughout our industry, and for me that often means dialogue with our broker partners and clients around their needs...
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    DDPs Make Their Way to Wall Street
    This article originally appeared in the Q3 edition of The TRADE.   No company has set up more financial institutions for disappointment when discussing next-generation software architectures than...
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    REDI Updates OATS Reporting Engine
    Earlier this year FINRA announced new OATS reporting technical specifications, with a requirement that vendor platforms be ready for production on September 28. We're pleased to announce that we've...
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    REDIPlus 15.0 Released
    We're pleased to announce the launch of version 15.0 of REDIPlus, our award-winning, end-to-end trade management platform. This release focuses on two main areas: continued enhancements to the...
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    REDI Expands Multi-Broker Network to Include Options on Futures
    As you may have seen, this morning we announced the addition of multi-broker Options on Futures functionality. Users can now route Option on Futures orders to BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan,...
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    Triad Securities Now Available Through REDI
    We're pleased to announce Triad Securities as the latest addition to our executing broker network.  A full-service agency broker-dealer for nearly 40 years, Triad provides high-touch equities trade...
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    Buzzer Beater Lifts IncREDIbles as Playoff Push Intensifies

    We're not gonna sugar coat it -- last fall, REDI's basketball squad, the incREDIbles, had a rough go of it. But, as hope springs eternal in the human breast, we're convinced that the fellas are...

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    Welcome to the Network, QB!
    Quantitative Brokers this morning announced that its futures algos are now available through REDI. We couldn't be happier to welcome them to our network. Co-founded by mathematician and arrival price...
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    Defense Powers incREDIbles to Second Win

    We're not gonna sugar coat it -- last fall, REDI's basketball squad, the incREDIbles, had a rough go of it. But, as hope springs eternal in the human breast, we're convinced that the fellas are...

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    incREDIbles Cruise in Opening Night Win

    We're not gonna sugar coat it -- last fall, REDI's basketball squad, the incREDIbles, had a rough go of it. But, as hope springs eternal in the human breast, we're convinced that the fellas are...

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    Dash Financial Launches New BLITZ Algo Exclusively Through REDI
    Dash Financial today launched BLITZ, a new options algorithm designed for aggressive liquidity capture. We're pleased announce that it is initially available exclusively through REDIPlus. One of the...
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    Leverage Existing Third-Party Feeds to Mitigate Market Data Fees

    On January 1, the CME began charging all users to access market data for its family of exchanges -- CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX and DME (the CME Europe fee is currently waived). In an effort to mitigate...

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    REDI Grows into Mature Startup
    Traders Magazine's John D'Antona recently sat down with us here at 80 Pine for a lengthy interview on a variety of topics, including the industry's increasing move toward core competency focus, our...
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    Pro Tip - Leverage REDIPlus Market Data and Analytics in Excel Using REDI DDE
    The REDIPlus API's Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) links let you access your REDI market data and analytics in Microsoft Excel. For example, you can use the data to populate an Excel model showing...
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    #ittakesavillage
    Last night at Markets Media's Markets Choice Awards (not to be confused with Nickelodeon's Kids’ Choice Awards) REDI was named Best Technology Company. This is the second straight year we've won this...
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    Pro Tip - Use Hot Keys for Virtually Anything

    Did you know you can use REDIPlus HotKeys for virtually anything? For instance, you can:

    • Direct orders to any executing broker’s specific algorithmic or DMA strategies with a single click (see below)
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    Easily Submit Individual Scaled Orders with REDIPlus’ New Scaler Tool
    With the launch of REDIPlus 14.0 we’ve introduced Scaler, a new tool that lets you quickly and efficiently submit multiple independent orders.   Scaler is a control found on the Smart Action Bar (SAB)...
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    What Drew Me to FinTech, and What’s Next for REDI?
    This is the second half of a two-part blog post based on my interview with eFinancial Careers where we discussed a wide range of technology topics related to FinTech. If you read part one earlier...
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    FinTech Development – Where Are We Headed?

    Earlier this year I chatted with Sarah Butcher of eFinancial Careers and discussed a whole host of issues, including some of the new development tools and methodologies we’re leveraging here at REDI,...

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    Welcome to the New REDI.com
    Greetings, and welcome to the new REDI.com. Have a look around!    Our goal with the redesign was to provide a clean, intuitive, easy-to-navigate site, enabling you to find information and resources as...
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