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Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a partnership with Integration Systems, a global software solutions provider for the financial markets, which enables Integration Systems’ new and existing customers to leverage the power of Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is aimed at environments requiring low latency and high performance.

Numerix, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, andx Quant, a leading financial technology vendor in mainland China with particular focus on providing quantitative financial solutions for the greater China region, today announced the details of a new partnership agreement.

Beltone Financial (“Beltone”), a leading regional investment bank headquartered in Egypt, has become the first market maker on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), providing liquidity on the bourse’s recently launched Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that tracks the EGX30 index called XTMisr (EGX30ETF.CA).

OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions to the financial services, corporate, energy, and commodities industries, today announced that Bank of the West has implemented OpenLink’s Findur solution for its Capital Markets and Treasury operations. The implementation included a number of workflows to automate and facilitate both pre and post sales business activities.

A bold new initiative is being launched today that has the potential to benefit the entire financial technology industry – the Financial IT Quality Assessment (FIQA). This is intended as the cornerstone of a public, industry-wide framework for quality assessment of financial software and systems. To kick off the initiative, Cinnober Financial Technology is inviting influential players in the industry to participate in a working group, which is being convened in London on June 8.

B2N, the technology company, today announced their new solution – MD2FIX. This module reverse engineers ordinary order book representation e.g. MarketFeed style, to FIX protocol deltas. This enables existing and new B2N customers to consume data from the B2N platform using FIX adapters. This new functionality greatly simplifies trading system feeds of financial data from well-known aggregators, including Thomson Reuters, Bloombergand IDC.

Bloomberg today announced the company has integrated access to Exane BNP Paribas’ Order Status Update feedback channel, which provides traders of European equities insight into trading algorithms, via Bloomberg’s Execution Management System (EMSX). Through this non-exclusive agreement, each trading algorithm provided by Exane BNP Paribas can deliver distinct real-time alerts, which are based on pre-determined signals and market conditions, directly to the EMSX blotter using the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol.

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 throughput, will be integrated into Tradition’s high performance trading platforms. Zing enhances Tradition’s competitive advantage through faster and more predictable trade execution and enables Tradition’s Development teams to pursue new capabilities and revenue opportunities.

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and Contineo, the first industry supported open messaging network to access issuers of structured products in Hong Kong, today announced that Ullink will provide the FIX messaging backbone for the new platform.