Hamish Adourian

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LME Week 2019



LME Week 2019 It’s October, and so almost time for this year’s LME Week in London (Oct 27 – Nov 1) As always, a number of Sinara directors and staff will be attending the events during the week. We are also pleased to once again be sponsoring the LME Metals Seminar at the QEII Centre, (more…)

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FIA IDX 2019



At the FIA International Derivatives Expo 2019 in London last week, there was much discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing exchanges and clearing houses, and the types of technology investments they might need to make over coming years. As a software house working with clients in this space, we at Sinara take a close (more…)

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Inventory Management System for Euronext



Euronext wanted to expand its range of offerings in the commodities space to participants across the European marketplace, in particular to eventually make the process for physical delivery simpler and more secure. The idea was to replace the manual paper/email processes with an automated system, whilst taking advantage of this digitisation to enable commodity (more…)

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Blockchain – Part 3 – Smart Contracts



In this final post in our three part series on Blockchain, we discuss an important idea in this space, smart contracts. This featured heavily at recent Blockchain Summits and similar conferences, and is a topic of great interest and research. (more…)

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Blockchain – Part 2 – Applications



This is the second in a three part series on blockchain, focusing on some of its potential applications. Of course, it’s impossible to talk about this subject without mentioning the original: Bitcoin. However, there is plenty written about this on the Internet so suffice to say that this is a digital currency (more…)

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Blockchain – Part 1 – Technology Overview



In recent years, two of the major drivers of change in the financial industry have been regulation and technology, and it is likely that this will continue for some time. There is one technology in particular that has been generating much interest (both to participants and regulators), active research and product development; a technology (more…)

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MiFID II Master Reference Data System



The upcoming MiFID/MiFIR II regulations and directives being developed by ESMA, the financial regulator of the European Union, are the subject of much discussion within the financial industry. Technology companies working within this space, including Sinara, will also be examining the implications for their clients and how the products and services they offer can (more…)

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Unhandled Exceptions in .NET



At Sinara, we build many server-side applications that must run 24×7 and cope successfully with the myriad problems that might occur in any live production system, including network outages, disk space problems, server restarts, slow connections, etc. We therefore devote a great deal of development time to ensuring that the code we build is resilient and can (more…)

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Dynamically Generating Excel Workbooks



Recently, developers here at Sinara have built a number of applications that have involved dynamically generating large numbers of Excel spreadsheets from database tables. In some cases, the spreadsheets had simple layouts, with just raw numbers in cells, whilst others had more sophisticated formatting and charts. In addition to the core functionality, the performance of the (more…)

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