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Brokers, buy-side organizations and vendors can now expand their operations more efficiently and effectively thanks to the launch of a new global Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity service from Transaction Network Services (TNS).

Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses and data services, announced today that its subsidiary, Interactive Data, will work with AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB) to help the firm evaluate its trade execution quality and perform transaction cost analysis (TCA). The work will be done across various mutual funds and separately managed portfolios using Interactive Data’s Best Execution (Best Ex) service.

Speakerbus, the leading provider of innovative mission-critical voice collaboration solutions for financial institutions, today announced that Clarksons Platou Futures (CPF), the leading freight futures and specialist commodity derivative broker has deployed Speakerbus’ iTurret solution as its specialist voice broking platform in London and Singapore.

Nasdaq, the world's leading provider of market technology, today announced it will deliver SMARTS Trade Surveillance compliance technology to Koch Supply & Trading (KS&T). KS&T companies actively participate in a range of energy and commodity markets worldwide.

Horizon Software today announced the launch of its new certified gateway to Borsa İstanbul. Horizon is the leading provider of electronic trading and algorithmic technology to the world’s exchanges, banks, brokers and fund managers and provides advanced trade order routing and execution connectivity to more than 80 exchanges. This latest integration will give institutions high-performance connectivity directly to Borsa İstanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) via Horizon.

Chi-X Global Holdings today announced that J.C. Flowers & Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Japan and Chi-Tech Hong Kong.

Speakerbus, a market leading specialist provider of critical voice collaboration solutions for global financial markets, and Green Key Technologies creator of an award-winning voice workspace designed for financial market collaboration, announced today a unique technology partnership. Under the agreement, users of Green Key's comprehensive voice software can communicate seamlessly with Speakerbus iTurrets clients, effective immediately.

ITG, a leading independent execution broker, announced that it is expanding its Asia Pacific program trading team in response to growing client demand for agency-only PT execution. Paul Warhurst joins ITG in Hong Kong and will work alongside PT trading specialist Simone Turtle. He joins from HSBC Securities where he worked as a cash equity and program trader.

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of its EMEA Next Gen Algo suite, which is designed to enhance the trading performance of its institutional Members.