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Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, High Precision Time and Market-to-Market networks, announced today company growth in strategic senior member hires as well as product expansion with a focus on Market Data for all asset classes. Anthony Gerace is President, Global Financial Services, Jeff Mezger, VP Product Management, Mark Studenka, Network Services Architect (both in Chicago), Amanda Altobello, Business Development and Raniere Tesser, Network Engineer, both in São Paulo.  This industry expert roster will support the Perseus momentum of triple digit growth into its 6th year and beyond. The start of 2014 included Perseus entering the Market Data space with the acquisition of TLV Networks thereby becoming Vendor of Record (VOR) for CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange ICE. Market Data for both exchanges is available globally, both raw and normalized for wireless delivery.

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SuperDerivatives, a leading provider of risk management analytics, financial market data and valuation services. The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of ICE’s comprehensive multi-asset class clearing strategy.

CME Group will introduce Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0, a low latency and direct data access solution designed to improve customers' ability to process and act on real-time price information. The new MDP 3.0 Channels will run in parallel with the current FIX/FAST Channels for six months after completion of the rollout of all MDP 3.0 channels.

The European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), Europe’s leading energy exchange, and Trading Technologies International (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading platforms, today announced that EEX has contracted with TT to supply the exchange’s trading participants with direct access to the exchange via the direct screen. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) TT platform provides secure, high-performance, go-anywhere market access and trade execution.

The Quincy Extreme Data service now offers order book data on select Eurex bond and equity futures. The QED service distributes select Eurex futures in major trading centers in the UK, New Jersey and Illinois at the lowest known commercial latency. Eurex Order by Order is the first Europe-sourced data feed distributed by the QED service, which already includes eight US-based exchanges.

Liquid Holdings Group, a provider of a single cloud-based platform that integrates real-time order, execution, and risk management with reporting and shadow NAV for the financial services community, today announced The Mada Group has selected the Liquid platform to manage its investment processes and middle-office operations. The Mada Group is a commodity trading advisor (CTA) that launched in 2014 and seeks to generate significant returns in the commodity futures space by deploying proprietary, quantitative and electronic investment strategies in the energy, agriculture and metals sectors.

Fidessa group today announced that it has expanded the service it offers its UK broker clients with the addition of Alliance News, a new journalistic news service targeted at UK companies, investors and their advisors. Covering all UK listed companies, Alliance News delivers both breadth and depth of coverage including smaller and AIM-listed companies, as well as providing general, global economic content.

smartTrade Technologies announces today a new release of its Order Management System (OMS) and adoption by clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. smartTrade clients have optimised their trading flow by using smartTrade OMS to handle client orders more efficiently across multiple desks, internalise client flows and improve their proprietary hedging strategies. All desks involved in the trading chain can utilize the tool, making sure that any team members can service the client orders instantly from anywhere in the world.

ASPone Ltd, provider of financial networks, trading applications and solutions for the financial markets today announced a partnership with Earthport plc. that will see ASPone develop a range of transaction systems to support Earthport’s expanding portfolio of payments services.