The 2015 Trading Technology 40: Brenda Hoffman
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The 2015 Trading Technology 40: Brenda Hoffman

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#13 Brenda Hoffman, Group Head of Information Technology, TMX Group

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Brenda Hoffman

Group Head of Information Technology

TMX Group

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The successful launch of the world-beating, high-speed trading engine TMX Quantum XA was a crowning achievement for TMX Group and won for its group head of information technology, Brenda Hoffman, the 2014 Chief Information Officer of the Year award from the Information Technology Association of Canada. Quantum XA has reduced trade times from 2,000 microseconds to 25 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Alpha Exchange. That is 20 times faster than the previous system, on a “hardware footprint” that is less than half the size. “We did all this while maintaining 100 percent availability in the markets,” boasts Hoffman, 50, who joined the TMX flagship TSE in 2001 after working on global exchange projects for Canadian consulting firm TIL Systems and IBM Global Services. “Getting the platforms that need to be ultralow latency — that job is done,” she says. She notes that TSX is streamlining its market structure in other ways, having applied to regulators for permission to close TMX Select — the alternative venue that was the first to test Quantum XA, in 2013. There are also plans to apply the equity-trading technology to options and derivatives as well as to TMX’s data- and message-distributing ticker plant. Next on Hoffman’s development agenda: risk management and big data.


See also Hoffman's profile in the 2013 Trading Technology 40.


 

The 2015 Trading Technology 40



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Kevin Kometer

CME Group Richard Prager

BlackRock Raymond Tierney III

Bloomberg Tradebook Jonathan Ross

KCG Holdings Charles Vice

Intercontinental Exchange 6

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Zef Nikolla

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Chris Isaacson

BATS Global Markets Bradley Peterson

Nasdaq OMX Group Brad Levy

MarkitSERV Dan Keegan

Citi Ronald DePoalo

Fidelity Institutional 11

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Mark McQueen

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Margaret Fox

Gerard Beatty

Goldman Sachs Group Gerald O'Connell

CBOE Holdings Brenda Hoffman

TMX Group Billy Hult

Tradeweb Markets Nicholas Themelis

MarketAxess Holdings 16

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Steve Randich
Martin H. Simon

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Todd Plitt

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Bina Kalola

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Gil Mandelzis

EBS-BrokerTec (ICAP) Steven Randich

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Jerry Dobner

GFI Group Michael Liberman

BlueMountain Capital Management 21

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Dennis Degnan

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Paul Elledge

Bill Chow and Richard Leung

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Jamie Selway

Investment Technology Group Brad Katsuyama

IEX Group John Mackay (Mack) Gill

MillenniumIT Jamil Nazarali

Citadel Execution Services 26

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SENATE BANKING
Andrew Harrer

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Takashi KATO

Robert Cornish

International Securities Exchange Tyler Moeller andJoshua Walksy

Broadway Technology Rishi Nangalia

REDI Holdings Manoj Narang

Tradeworx,

Thesys Technologies Oki Matsumoto

Monex Group 31

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Douglas Kurn

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Luludi/LUZ

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Alasdair Haynes

Aquis Exchange Veronica Augustsson

Cinnober Financial Technology Stu Taylor

Algomi Luís Otávio Saliba Furtado

BM&FBovespa Tal Cohen

Chi-X Global Holdings 36

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Donal Byrne

Corvil R. Cromwell Coulson

OTC Markets Group Alfred Eskandar

Portware Richard Korhammer

SR Labs Hazem Dawani

OptionsCity Software


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