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Ullink, a leading provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community, today announced the release of the latest version of its popular order and trade monitoring solution, UL Monitoring. Version 2.3 of UL Monitoring adds new capabilities including enhanced support for position management and handling of split and multi-day trading sessions. The latest version has been significantly tuned to improve scalability, now handling hundreds of millions of messages per day.

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, today announced the launch of its new Buy-Write Algorithm. This new algorithm leverages Convergex’s advanced VWAP equity algorithm and Pulse options algorithm to allow clients to electronically employ a buy-write trading strategy.

Ipreo, a global leader of data, market intelligence and productivity solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, today announced the acquisition of iLEVEL, a leading portfolio monitoring, analytics and transparency platform for global private capital markets. iLEVEL will be merged with Ipreo's Alternative Assets group to form a new Private Capital Markets division within Ipreo.

Anova Technologies announces its hybrid laser Market Data offering is live and operational between the Carteret and Secaucus, New Jersey data centers that house the matching engines of NASDAQ and BATS/Direct Edge.  NASDAQ TotalVIew ITCH & BX, BATS BZY & BZX and DirectEdge EdgeA & EdgeX are now available as discreet feeds on the world’s first and only dual spectrum wireless network. Customers can also pair the market data with order execution bandwidth.

Aquis Exchange, the subscription-based European equities exchange, has announced its first software licensing transaction.

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of a new app on its flagship desktop Thomson Reuters Eikon that uses unique data visualisations to help FX traders quickly pinpoint value in currency markets across multiple value metrics and multiple currency pairs in real-time.

TradingScreen, the leading independent provider of electronic trading solutions, and a group of 15 of the largest long-only asset managers in Europe have launched TradeCross, the first buy side-designed crossing platform for fixed income corporate bonds. With the support and collaboration of these asset managers, TradeCross enables participants to uncover and unlock hidden liquidity from buy-side inventories along with other new sources of liquidity to complement the traditional trading approach for credit products.

Thomson Reuters has today announced that it has expanded its Elektron Direct Feed service to include the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA).  This provides customers with high-performance access to real-time options data with a low hardware footprint.

Kx Systems, a leader in high-performance database and time-series analytics, has expanded its senior team with the appointment of Mark Sykes as Global Market Strategist. Mark’s role will be to broaden the application of the kdb+ database solution within financial services and into other markets such as energy, pharmaceuticals and click-stream analytics.