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Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. The announcement comes ahead of this month’s eSpeed migration to the main Nasdaq data center in Carteret, which follows the stock exchange’s July 2013 acquisition of the U.S. Treasuries-trading platform. The migration will see eSpeed move from the market’s current location in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and is planned for April 7th.

S3 is pleased to announce its Buy-Side Execution Quality Suite, which allows both Buy-Side institutions and their Sell-Side providers to ensure the Buy-Side clients are getting the very best representation in both the equities and listed options markets.

Ullink, global provider of market leading trading technology and connectivity services, today announced that it has hired former NYSE Technologies regional COO Simon McDowell, to support its rapidly growing multi-channel sales organisation. London based, Simon reports to CEO Laurent Useldinger, working closely with the senior management team to drive Ullink’s global, multi asset class growth strategy.

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced the general availability of Zulu 8.0, a commercialized build of OpenJDK that is compatible and compliant with the Java SE 8 standard. Zulu 8.0 is available immediately and freely downloadable from www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/downloads.

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the StarMine Insider Filings Model US, based on the trades and holdings of company insiders to rank US stocks by under/out performance. It uses the sentiment of company insiders on the future prospects of their company, as reflected by their stock transactions and ownership, to indicate likely performance across the coming months.

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Adam Sussman has joined the company as Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Partnerships. In this global role, Adam will serve as a senior advisor on market structure issues providing insight and guidance on industry developments, technological trends, and financial industry dynamics to Liquidnet’s community of buy side Members and customers. He will also advance Liquidnet’s efforts in identifying new ways to bring in additional sources of unique, safe and actionable block liquidity by building and strengthening partnerships with a broad spectrum of industry participants. Adam will be based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Head of US Equities, Brennan Warble, and will work closely with leadership across all regions.

BT today announced a new cloud-integrated innovation for financial markets that puts traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships.

First Derivatives (FD), a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry today announces today that CQG, a provider of global market data and advanced technical analysis, has partnered with Direct FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange firms, to add OTC trading capabilities using First Derivatives Delta Flow trading platform. The new agreement expands CQG’s FX market data and trade routing offering over CQG FX, a platform for foreign exchange professionals.

BCS Financial Group, the leading financial group for the Russian markets, today announces a partnership with Orc, the global leader in derivatives trading technology, which allows Orc’s clients to trade Russian securities and derivatives on the Moscow Exchange (MoEx) and on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).