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"This book is about the Microsoft .NET architecture’s contribution to the automation of financial markets, particularly the equity market as it transitions from the T+3 environment to the T+1 environment. … The book should be of interest to equity application developers and other application developers interested in streamlining front office, middle office, and back office throughput and operations in industry. … it could be used as a textbook for a computer science applications course or a business course on modern and future financial markets." (Friedrich, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (4), April, 2008)

About the Author

Yogesh Shetty is an expert in development for financial markets, with over eight years of experience in Microsoft technologies. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the design and development of Trading Engines, using the Microsoft .NET framework, ADO.NET, C#, VB .NET, SQL Server, and other technologies. He was responsible for developing a straight-through processing (STP) back office product with real-time connectivity to Exchanges and has participated in the Microsoft .NET Center of Excellence for Financial Markets.

Samir Jayaswal heads the product management and product development group for treasury and risk management products at 3i Infotech Limited (http://www.3i-infotech.com). He has about a decade of experience in conceptualizing, leading, and managing product development for financial markets in domains such as fixed income, equities, foreign exchange, commodities, and derivatives. These products have been successfully deployed in banks, exchanges, financial institutions, and brokerages worldwide, and have fulfilled functions such as trading, surveillance, risk management, and settlements. Samir has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a postgraduate degree in international finance. He is an avid investor and a voracious reader. You can contact Samir at leosamir@yahoo.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
  • Hardcover: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2006 edition (April 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590595645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590595640
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This text is excellent in what it sets out to do and five other reviewers have said so with 5 star ratings. I agree very much with the reviews of Ted Hrudz and Gulli Ellee, in particular - they are well said and spot on. I think I must make a few comments of my own, however. I have managed financial software projects in the last seven years and have experience in developing and implementing capital and money market securities software, and prior experience in implementing equity software, so I have some background and interest in this area.

First the positives: This books succeeds enormously at providing a very good introduction to equity markets and front and back office software development from a .NET development lead, architect or developer perspective. In less than 500 pages the authors manage to provide a very good and reasonably comprehensive/broad tutorial in several aspects of financials as well as .NET and the book makes reasonably easy reading for such technical subjects. Most of the relevant and interesting topics are covered or touched on. The reviewers I mention above itemize most of the .NET and financials topics covered so I will spare you the repetition.

The authors are obviously very knowledgeable in both the securities domain and the .NET architecture and development technologies and issues and convey their knowledge expertly. This book makes an excellent introduction (but ironically advanced/intermediate in several respects) to the domain concepts and requisite architectural/developmental .NET features. Having said that let me add that you will need more than this book if you seriously plan to undertake financial software development with .NET.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ted Hruzd on September 6, 2006
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.NET 2.0 is ready for Wall Street. This book is loaded with code supporting this conclusion. For much of the code, one can extend it and be well on the way to the creation of an electronic stock exchange order matching engine (Chapter 2) and market data distribution application (Chapter 4). The authors even detail critical factors involved in deciding whether to match orders in memory or via a database. Coding best practices are fully explained such as applying parallelism in processing orders while using thread synchronization techniques The code for a multi cast broadcast engine for publishing market data appears real word like with a decoupled scalable architecture.

Chapter 5 effectively details .NET remoting, proxies, and distributed garbage collection with diagrams and code. It concludes with code that utilizes .NET remoting to establish an application service (heart beats for monitoring services). The design uses a controller that reads an XML file that specifies applications which remote agents should specifically start via .NET remoting. One can readily extend this code and include additional services similarly. One feels a challenge to add the order matching engine and market data distribution service.

Chapter 8 starts with a fairly extensive explanation regarding how equity arbitrage works; it also explains arbitrage roles in stabilizing prices for markets. Obviously the authors are business experts as well as .NET / C# guru's. The chapter then concentrates on code generation and reflection. Using both, the authors set up a frame work for an equity arbitrage engine, to the point where a non programmer / trader is able to specify their own arbitrage rules (ex: via Excel). Awesome !

Chapter 9 is an excellent reference for new .NET 2.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Another Reader on January 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The authors' experience building a .NET application for a trading house shows. As a result I learned a little about the domain & saw several well written "how to" .NET examples based on it.

Two negatives might be worth considering before spending a fair amount of money. First, not much (anything?) about building high performance applications. Lots of talk about needing performance in the securities market, little in the way of delivery. Second, the book is based on .NET 1.X "best practices". The chapter on 2.0 reads like a last minute techno-tour.
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Format: Hardcover
I had been looking for a book to learn how Financial markets work and what so many financial-programmers write code about. This book gives a great introduction to the various participating entities and also shows various trading related business logic that need to be addressed. With some fine C# (.net) code, it is a good book for those who know programming (C#, C++ or Java) and want to learn how Trading systems are built.. or even for traders or business folks to dive into becoming technical programmers. I come from a non-financial background and know C#. The first chapter gave a very good introduction to these financial terms (without getting tekky) and laid the foundation for the other chapters such as Order Matching, Data Conversion, STP, etc.

Enjoy the book. I hope you find it equally helpful. Good for those looking for a break to work for wall street firms
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Thomas on August 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
.NET has been assimilated by many of the key financial institutions to build trading applications. This book portrays the entire trading environment and issues related to building real-time applications for financial solutions. The level of depth in the C# code snippets is an immense source of information which not only applies to financial world but to a developer it has great value. The language used in the book is simple, concise and without drag. I will recommend this book to all programmers in .NET including people building financial applications. It is a must read book.
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