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Sponsored and presented by IBM, co-presented by Chi-X Global Webinar & Slides

Click below to watch the webinar (recorded Nov. 9, 2010), or download the slides–for free! In today’s ultra-competitive electronic trading marketplace, having lower latency than the rest is the only way to succeed. But there’s more to success than just the lowest latency system - your firm also needs the agility to move first into new asset classes, leverage new liquidity pools, react to increasing regulatory pressure, and seize trading opportunities to maximize alpha.

TMX Group today announced that Borsa Italiana’s derivatives market, IDEM has successfully migrated to the TMX SOLA trading system, which was developed by Montréal Exchange, TMX Group’s derivatives exchange. All listed equity derivatives on IDEM are now being traded on the new platform.

SunGard has launched an ultra low latency direct market access (DMA) service for pan-European equity markets through its European broker-dealer, Valdi Execution Services. Valdi addresses the ultra low latency requirements of high-velocity traders, providing a broker-managed solution that includes clearing and settlement.

Kevin Acott Back in the summer of 2006 – soon after Silver Lake Partners had completed its acquisition of voice trading systems supplier IPC Information Systems – we mused whether IPC might emerge from ‘going private’ as full-service network services provider designed to give the likes of BT Radianz a run for their money in the financial markets connectivity space.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today that it has connected to The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to enable low-latency transportation of CHX data from the client venue to participants in the NY4 location in Secaucus, New Jersey and in addition, to provide a connectivity path for order entry back to the CHX venue in Chicago.

Burgundy, the Nordic multilateral trading facility (MTF) backed by 14 of the region’s leading banks and brokers, is moving its matching engines to Interxion’s financial hub in Stockholm, with go live due in the first quarter of 2011.

NYSE Technologies’ recently announced partnership with CTSK InVenture stemmed from work the advisory group did with the technology supplier as it sought to assess impacts and opportunities on client organizations of its new Mahwah, NJ, and Basildon, UK, data centres. A joint venture between CS Technology and KLG Advisors, CTSK InVenture brought to bear its parents’ expertise in low-latency trading infrastructures and related real estate considerations, respectively, in NYSE Technologies discussions with financial institutions about the new facilities’ capabilities.

ADVA Optical Networking today announced the introduction of new latency-optimized Raman amplifier technology to its flagship ultra low-latency FSP 3000 platform that will allow faster connectivity along key financial trading routes, including Chicago to New York, London to Frankfurt and New York to Toronto.

Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that the Algo Group, the U.K.-based provider of next-generation trading technology solutions, has joined its Financial Business Exchange (FBX) and located its electronic trading platform solutions in Telx’s 350 East Cermak Road data center facility in Chicago.