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Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions, today announced that Kotak Institutional Equities (KIE), one of India's leading institutional brokers and a division of Kotak Securities has chosen Ullink’s UL Bridge connectivity solution.

S3 (“the Company”), a financial services software company that provides customized solutions to monitor and analyze trade execution, today from the 2015 TSX Equities Trading Conference announced the launch of its Canadian Best Execution Quality Suite (“the Suite”).  The Suite, representing the Company’s international expansion as the first offering on its World View reporting platform, includes a number of components designed to offer traders sophisticated information on differing market conditions between the U.S. and Canada.

With rollout approaching for its order execution system incorporating theeXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS), TradeStation is finding that the specialized DBMS for financial systems from McObject delivers the expected performance boost – and that eliminating data management latency makes room for new features and flexibility that benefit its trading customers.

Wall Street Horizon, provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, and Lucena Research, provider of big-data analytics and decision support technology, today announced a partnership to allow clients to evaluate and model Wall Street Horizon data within Lucena’s analytic platform.

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that Norwegian Folketrygdfondet has selected SimCorp’s front office solution to achieve tighter system integration, lower operating costs and reduced time-to-market for new instruments.

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced that its next-generation Orc Tbricks trading platform now offers a certified interface to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), including the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). The new high-speed interface enables quoting and trading a broad range of products, including equity options and index options such as CBOE Volatility Indexâ (VIX Index) options.

Market Prophit an industry-leading provider of real-time stock market sentiment analysis of social media conversations has launched the first-of-its kind social media sentiment smart beta index. The index will be calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices based on their corporate actions data and Market Prophit's proprietary sentiment data. The index, which will be both real time as well as have end of day historical values, will be available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the ticker symbols CROWD, CROWDTR, and CROWDNTR (index price return, index total return, and index net total return) respectively.

REDI Global Technologies has integrated a suite of futures algorithms and DMA tools from Quantitative Brokers (“QB”) into its trade management platform, REDIPlus, providing its more than 5,000 active users direct access to the award-winning algorithmic broker.

Fidessa group today announced that Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong brokerage arm of one of China's largest securities firms, has gone live with Fidessa’s fully-managed trading platform for trading equities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and to take advantage of Fidessa's advanced trading capabilities to provide enhanced services to its clients.

Guotai Junan's trading desk will make full use of Fidessa's trading workflow as well as its algorithmic trading engine, which is fully integrated into the Fidessa order management system (OMS).  Guotai Junan will also use Fidessa technology for access to the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect link, and to offer FIX connectivity and direct market access (DMA) services to clients.

Mr. Kelvin Shek, Head of Information Technology of Guotai Junan, said: “Fidessa’s technology fits well with our commitment to give our clients the best brokerage services. The platform is very scalable, which is important as we need a solution that can grow with us as we continue to expand. Our clients know they can rely on us to offer a world-class service, and we are pleased with the capabilities Fidessa offers us which enable us to do this.”

Jean-Pierre Baron, Managing Director of Fidessa in Asia, said: “We have created strong links with Chinese players, who nicely complement our portfolio of domestic and international clients. The investment we have made to build a regional infrastructure is proving very useful for firms who want to minimize technical complexity, whilst at the same time benefit from advanced functionality.”

Fidessa provides connectivity to around 4,100 buy-sides and 870 brokers across over 210 markets globally. Each month, its network carries flow with a value of US$1.6 trillion. Fidessa's products serve 24,000 users at 1,000 clients worldwide and are used by 85% of tier-one financial institutions.