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Redkite Financial Markets,a specialist in real-time financial markets surveillance solutions,today announced the appointment of Matthew Coupe as sales director. Coupe joins Redkite as the firm scales up to meet increasing market demand from a financial services sector that needs to ensure compliance to global regulatory initiatives demanding real-time trade monitoring. The appointment follows Redkite’s recent investment from leading European VC firm DFJ Esprit.

CIBC has unveiled a ground-breaking smart order routing engine that combines ultra fast processing speed with powerful risk filters in a single equity trading platform.

NYSE Euronext (NYX), a leading exchange operator and provider of innovative financial technology solutions, and Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) hardware and software, announced today that NYSE Euronext has selected Solarflare's 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters and OpenOnload software to accelerate its trading network. NYSE Euronext implemented Solarflare's solution in its next-generation data centers.

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, today announced that it has closed on its transaction to acquire First Futures Software Engineering (FFS), a high-end technology solutions provider in Pune, India. The transaction marks RTS’ first acquisition of another company since its founding in 1992. The firm also announced it would open a data center in Mumbai with India-based global telecommunications provider Tata Communications.

Anova Technologies, a specialized custom fiber and low latency network provider, will turn up the industry’s fastest fiber span between 300 Blvd E and 111 8th at the end of the month. This mission critical corridor, with SLAs tightly tied to leading‐edge latencies, will be 25% faster than all current and existing routes; a reduction verifiable via Anova’s advanced OTDR and RFC 2544 testing.

OneChicago (OCX), a US equity finance exchange, and FFastFill, a leader in providing Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced that the exchange has certified FFastFill as an independent software vendor (ISV). As a OneChicago ISV, FFastFill will provide their customers software to support direct market access to OneChicago’s fully electronic marketplace via the CBOEdirect API for order placement and related market data.

TELEHOUSE America, a leading provider of global dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that AboveNet Inc., a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, is the first carrier tenant to reside at TELEHOUSE’s new, premium data center facility at 85 10th Avenue, in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. AboveNet’s expansion into the facility represents TELEHOUSE’s on-going commitment to bringing to its customers robust carrier neutral options and reliable solutions that combine high-performance interconnectivity options.

Thomson Reuters today announced that it will deliver an integrated suite of information and trading services to meet the specific requirements of FX trading firms leveraging the Elektron hosting sites in London. These services include low latency connectivity to the Thomson Reuters Matching FX Spot markets, together with access to all other key sources of FX liquidity, an integrated set of content services and pre and post trading applications.

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced FX Fifty Five, the FX division of Market Securities Kyte Group, has deployed MaxxTrader, its full STP, white label trading system for sell-side institutions operating in the foreign exchange markets. Built by Adil Soyfoo and Nathan Halfon, FX Fifty Five is a specialist electronic FX markets execution venue delivering low latency access to tailored FX liquidity pools via GUI and API.