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Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, and LiquidityBook, a full suite financial technology company with customized solutions for securities firms and market participants, announced a strategic partnership to host LiquidityBook’s complete buy-side solution, LBX, in the AbacusFLEX private cloud environment.

Interxion Holding NV, a leading European provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data center services, today announced that G. H. Financials has joined Interxion’s thriving financial community at its City of London data center campus.

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has recently completed the upgrade of the route between its venues in Savvis Weehawken, New Jersey (NJ2) and Equinix Secaucus New Jersey (NY4). The newly upgraded link utilizes the fastest fibre path available, reduces round-trip latency on the route by 36% and will further compliment the firm’s wireless connectivity, in addition to providing tailored balances of speed, availability and cost.

KVH Co., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced the launch of newly optimized ultra-low latency routes to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in Aurora, Illinois from Tokyo and Singapore. Commercially available from March 31, 2014 and delivered over a high bandwidth premium Ethernet service, these routes offer SLA-backed latency below 122 and 188 milliseconds between Tokyo and Aurora and Aurora and Singapore, respectively, making these routes the fastest network between these locations in the market today.

Interactive Brokers has decided to offer trading on TOM to its brokerage clients as of 24 March 2014. Clients will be able to trade directly on TOM in derivatives. With the connection of Interactive Brokers, more than 50% of the Dutch retail flow is executed via TOM.

First Derivatives (FD), a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, today announced consulting services to deliver next-generation financial applications to the industry. Powered by technology from Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, First Derivatives align their complementary skills to offer consulting services for the design and implementation of financial solutions in areas such as surveillance, risk management and trading using Pivotal One, a comprehensive integrated platform that includes a set of application and data services that run on top of Pivotal CF, the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry.

SuperDerivatives, a leading cloud-based financial information, derivatives technology and trade execution provider, has announced that d-fine GmbH, a leading European provider of quantitative and technical consulting projects in the context of risk & finance, has selected its real-time market data, analysis and news terminal DGX for its consultants. In addition d-fine GmbH has signed a strategic partnership with SuperDerivatives to purchase historical data to be used as an independent market data source for its independent price verification services.

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of a unique service that facilitates block trading between brokers and buy-side clients, and improves liquidity discovery for the US equities market. Thomson Reuters Block Connect allows brokers to find counterparties for their block orders, while providing the buy-side with anonymous electronic access to natural block liquidity across their network of brokers.

Bloomberg is working with more than 125 financial software providers in an effort to establish integrated, scalable and reliable enterprise solutions for its financial services clients. Bloomberg's Enterprise Solutions and Trading Solutions businesses have established a formal process to enable these financial software providers to connect to Bloomberg applications and access its premium financial information.