The market of new technologies within Development is emerging– It’s clear to see that a number of banks are moving away from C++ and inheriting new technologies such as Scala, Python, JavaScript etc. The rise of Python in investment banking has been phenomenal, a lot of the banks and Hedge Funds are now using Python for their pricing and risk systems and moving away from the traditional C++ language which was so common.

The argument is C++ is an extremely difficult language to learn and the language has a huge size and scope and when things go wrong it can be catastrophic, when errors occur they can be hard to reproduce, hard to debug, and potentially expensive to correct as well.

 So, is C++ dying within the world of finance, hopefully not but you tell me!