ARQA Technologies in 2018

28 december 2018

Clients

In 2018, 20 organizations including banks, investment companies, asset management companies, and exchanges became new clients of the company. Besides that, 4 clients expanded their current infrastructure by implementing both software product lines – QUIK and QORT – by ARQA Technologies.


Projects

A defining feature of the year was implementation by ARQA Technologies of many various projects to develop the QUIK software complex and the QORT platform as well. These projects were focused on bringing the company solutions into a line with infrastructure and regulatory changes on financial markets as well as on development of complex trading solutions and training services.

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Support of regulatory requirements


Support of infrastructure innovations

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Setting up complex trading solutions

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  • Developing solutions for complex trading software packages, ARQA Technologies supplemented ARQA OMS with new capabilities including: direct interaction between Clients and Traders without participation of Sales, group execution of OMS-orders with coinciding parameters, use of house-orders to execute broker’s own operations, limiting of OMS-orders, and many ergonomic changes of the interface.

    It is also worth noting that ARQA Technologies continued adapting the OMS-solution for European markets. Due to improved market data processing and data-centers services, ARQA OMS has wider applicability on European financial markets.


Training services

  • The training server of ARQA Technologies, providing free demo access to training systems of Moscow Exchange, acquired the capacity of working with algo orders. This innovation enabled users to test their own strategies with such algorithms as ‘Volatility’, ‘Order with a period of validity’, ‘Stop Order’, ‘Spread’ and other algorithms available in the Algorithmic trading module.
  • ARQA Technologies together with MOEX School held a series of monthly webinars ‘QUIK from developer’ where ARQA Technologies specialists told about the main terminal functionality of the QUIK Workstation and mobile terminals from first installation and setting steps to complex stop- and algorithmic orders and internal programming languages.

Development of user terminals

In 2018, the principal QUIK user terminal — the QUIK Workstation — went through four updates with new ergonomic alterations as a trend of recent years. For example, changes were made to optimize table settings and error reports, add more flexible functionality for graphic analysis, and transmit news in html format.

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Besides that, last year the company released new versions of mobile terminals QUIK Android X and iQUIK X which underwent general redesign and supported full compatibility with tablet PCs. There are new options of authorization – TouchID (with a fingerprint scan) and FaceID (with a 3D face scan), improved ergonomics for displaying graphs, changes in notification and order services, processing of several classes of non-trade instructions.

In 2018, ARQA Technologies offered its service for branding QUIK mobile terminals that provides clients with a separate application in custom-designed color schemes available in Google Play and App Store.

   The company also took part in several big projects to develop investment applications for major players of the Russian financial market.


Events

In 2018, ARQA Technologies took an active part in leading technological forums in Russia and abroad, exhibitions and conferences, such as IDX 2018 (London), TradeTech Europe 2018 (Paris), TradeTech FX (Barcelona), 14th Annual FIA Asia Derivatives Conference (Singapore), Moscow Exchange Forum (Moscow), InvestTech of Moscow Exchange (Moscow), Finnopolis (Sochi), NAUFOR Russian Stock Market Conference (Ekaterinburg), Siberian forum of exchange and financial markets of Moscow Exchange (Novosibirsk), etc.

The company’s own annual ‘February’ seminar traditionally attracted a large audience. In 2018 its attendance closed on 360 representatives from over 100 Russian and foreign companies.

For the second consecutive year ARQA Technologies conducted joint workshops with Bloomberg and QuantHouse in Moscow.

ARQA Technologies together with the Belarusian currency and stock exchange held its first seminar in Minsk where professional financial market participants of the Republic of Belarus were introduced to capabilities of the QUIK software complex.

In 2018, ARQA Technologies acted for the fourth time as a technological partner of the competition held by Moscow Exchange for newcomers to exchange trading ‘Invest Trial’ with its own nomination ‘A Random Walk Down Bolshoy Kislovskiy’. A special prize, Apple Watch Sport, was raffled off during the prizegiving ceremony.


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