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OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm has completed certification with CME Group’s Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0.

Tiger Infrastructure Partners (“Tiger”) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Hudson Fiber Network (“HFN” or the “Company”). The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014, following customary regulatory approval. Further terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced a dynamic order routing strategy that allows clients to designate a percentage of an order to be sent to IEX, with the remainder going to ConvergEx’s Darkest algorithm, which searches for liquidity among more than 20 other non-displayed venues. ConvergEx is offering this strategy after careful analysis of IEX executions showed that client orders were being successfully protected from latency arbitrage.

Kx Systems, a leader in high-performance database and time-series analytics, today announced it has signed an OEM partnership with FirstBPM, a global provider of business process management integration software. As part of the deal, FirstBPM will deploy kdb+ to greatly enhance the speed and performance of its data analytics processes.

DirectFN, a leading provider of financial market data and technology within the global emerging and frontier markets, launched its browser based market intelligence platform ‘Decypha’ in June 2014. Decypha is targeted at global investors who focus on the MENA region. These global investors extend to fund managers, asset managers, private equity firms, M&A and research analysts who have current or potential exposure to the MENA region.

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), today announced it has received certification of conformance to the ICE for UK derivative products and is ready to support clients through the trading access migration from NYSE LIFFE to the ICE trading platform. Clients will be able to continue trading without disruptions to their trading systems.

Redline Trading Solutions, the premier provider of ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems, today announced that its InRush 3 Accelerated Ticker Plant now runs on the Windows Server platform.

REDI Holdings LLC (“REDI”), the independent, industry-backed provider of the REDIPlus execution management system (EMS), today announced the strengthening of its sales, account management and development capabilities in the New England region with the hiring of Sean Graham and Roseann Hoffman Woodford, two seasoned equity trading professionals, and Jeremy Warburg, a veteran buy-side software developer.

NovaSparks, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced NovaTick, its third generation pure FPGA feed handler solution built on a new hardware platform. NovaTick is a fully integrated ticker plant solution targeting the most demanding customers who are not willing to compromise between speed and determinism on one hand, and scalability and functionality on the other. Compared to its predecessor, NovaTick supports four times the number of instruments and five times the input/output bandwidth, while delivering sub-microsecond processing speed even during market data peaks. NovaTick also integrates the recovery service offered by most exchanges.