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First Derivatives plc subsidiary Kx Systems, a leader in high-performance database and time-series analytics, today announces some key management changes. The changes follow a recent board review of First Derivatives’ wider group leadership focussed on delivering strategic priorities, customer benefits and sales and marketing efficiencies.

Recognizing that financial markets participants require greater flexibility in working practices, Thomson Reuters today announced that its Eikon Messenger service would be made available across all major mobile device types, providing its growing community of users with greater agility to connect and transact business with counterparties over an open messaging system.

Arachnys and Dow Jones today announced a partnership bringing together Arachnys’ D3 award-winning global due diligence platform with Dow Jones data. The partnership creates an enhanced end-to-end product which will enable users to conduct smarter and faster due diligence checks, ultimately reducing compliance risk.

Celoxica, a leading provider of accelerated market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions for the electronic trading community, today announced the extension of its Celoxica Feed Handler and Gateway portfolio to further support Interest Rate Markets by including the BrokerTec and Nasdaq eSpeed venues, delivering small footprint, high message volume processing at ultra-low latency.

Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, today announced the availability of a market adapter to the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX). This new Orc market adapter connects exchange members and trading firms to the CFFEX platform for derivatives trading.

Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has partnered with software and appliance vendor, TraderServe. The partnership will see Options become a strategic managed service and hosting partner for TraderServe’s fully functional, exchange emulated test environment, AlgoGuard.

Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, today announced an expanded trading solution and expert services offering to address new requirements arising from updated European market regulation. From January 3, 2017, the revised MiFID II Directive and the new MiFIR Regulation will apply throughout the EU, with major implications expected for market participants: trading venues, investment firms and their clients.

Thomson Reuters has brought together all of its FX transaction venues onto one platform to create a single point of access to the industry’s largest collective independent pool of FX liquidity. Thomson Reuters request for stream service (FXall QuickTrade), continuous streaming prices (Bank Stream), central limit order books (Matching, Order Book) and conversational dealing platform (Dealing) have now all been fully integrated into the company’s next-generation desktop solution FX Trading.

NovaSparks, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced that it has expanded its coverage to the U.S. fixed income and bond markets by adding BrokerTec, a leading electronic trading platform for the fixed income market. NovaSparks’ ultra-low latency ticker-plant, NovaTick, will now support BrokerTec ITCH feed. NovaTick is based on a powerful FPGA matrix architecture that handles the high performance requirements of the highly liquid on-the-run U.S. Treasury securities with the speed and determinism that only FPGAs can bring.