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Ipreo, a leading global provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to financial services and corporate professionals, announced plans for the launch of Investor Access, which will allow investors to electronically submit Indications of Interest (IOIs) on fixed-income issuances directly into Ipreo’s syndicate-to-syndicate communications platform for the primary new-issue markets, IssueNet.

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of Liquidnet Dark IEX, a new order routing strategy that provides the buyside with more access to safe trading opportunities by giving them the ability to access Liquidnet’s market-leading institutional liquidity pool while working their orders within IEX. This proprietary algorithm was designed to give the buyside broader access to block liquidity and a safer way to trade large orders while minimizing market impact.

INTERXION HOLDING NV , a leading European provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that McKay Brothers International has chosen Interxion’s Central London data centre campus to deploy the lowest known latency connections between the City of London & Slough and the City of London & Frankfurt.

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, 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.