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NovaSparks, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced that it has expanded its coverage of the Canadian markets to include Canada’s oldest exchange, the Montreal Exchange (MX). MX is a fully-electronic Canadian exchange that trades futures contracts on equities, indices, and currencies, among others. NovaSparks’ ultra-low latency feed handlers, based on a powerful FPGA matrix architecture, already support other important Canadian markets including the Quantum feeds for Toronto Stock Exchange (TQL2), Alpha (AQL2), Select (SQL2) and Venture (VQL2), as well as CHI-X Canada and CX2.

smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in multi asset, end-to-end trading solutions for Tier1, Tier2, regional Banks, Brokers and Asset Managers, has been selected by Gaitame.com, a leading Japanese online foreign exchange (FX) trading company, to deliver a fully automated and hosted low latency FX connectivity platform.

Rival Systems (“Rival”) is a newly formed trading software company focused on empowering professional traders with the technology and resources required to compete in today’s markets. Rival will officially launch its low-latency derivatives trading and risk management platform later this year.

Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, today announced a contract with Sberbank CIB – the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank, which is Russia’s largest bank and one of the leading global financial institutions.

REDI Global Technologies today announced the extension of its multi-broker network to include Options on Futures strategies.

Eagle Alpha has launched a new component to its research suite, Investment Themes. This service consists of fundamental research that will provide insights from non-traditional sources on 100 global investment themes. These 100 themes will be chosen by our team of experienced analysts based on their understanding of the key topics that will drive equity markets in the months and years to come.

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high scalability, has been deployed by Traiana, the leading provider of pre trade risk and post trade processing solutions.  Traiana has chosen to implement Zing on CreditLink, Traiana’s real-time platform for pre and post-trade certainty of clearing, to drive higher scalability, lower average latency execution and eliminate inconsistent response time outliers to ensure it meets strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and regulatory standards. This initial deployment is part of a staged Zing roll-out across the entire Traiana network.

Neonet, the independent agency broker and execution specialist, today announced the latest addition to its algorithmic trading suite with the launch of the new “Capture” algorithm. “Capture” is a liquidity seeking algorithm designed to leverage a number of underlying algorithmic models and methodologies across both dark and lit markets, depending on the client’s urgency to complete the order.

Interactive Data, a trusted, leading provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, announced that it will provide Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, with continuous evaluated pricing to help its fixed income trading platform participants meet their price discovery and best execution objectives. Liquidnet will soon launch the first dark pool for corporate bonds which is centralizing a critical mass of corporate bond liquidity from its network of more than 780 asset managers and providing enhanced data and proven technology that will make corporate bond trading more efficient.