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Interactive Data, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that it has further enhanced its rich source of global broker and other over-the-counter (OTC) content available via its low-latency consolidated feed, PlusFeed. PlusFeed now offers essential and significant OTC content from the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers and market makers to complement its extensive coverage of global exchange-traded securities.

ITRS Group, the leading global provider of predictive, real-time monitoring and proactive application performance management products to the world’s financial community, announced today the appointment of James Mills as managing director of ITRS Asia, based in Hong Kong.

Lightspeed Financial, a leading provider of ultra low latency direct market access trading technology, risk management solutions, and brokerage services for retail active traders and institutional investors, today announced that it has acquired Lime Brokerage International (Ireland), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lime Brokerage Holdings. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Orc Group, a leading provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, today announced that Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. has selected an Orc Trading solution to enhance its options market making operations on the Osaka Securities Exchange. The order was booked in Q2, 2011, and the contract is based on Orc’s licensing subscription model.

TMX Group today announced that TMX Datalinx, its information services division, has entered into a bi-lateral agreement with NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products to make each marketplace’s market data available in their respective co-location facilities. Using TMXnet North America, TMX’s low latency network between Canada and the U.S., TMX and NASDAQ OMX’s co-location clients can receive low latency, reliable and cost efficient access to NASDAQ OMX and TMX market data.

Fixnetix announced today, iX-eCute, an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) microchip for ultra-low latency trading is now the world’s fastest trading appliance for the financial markets. Customers are now seeing latencies as low as 740 nanoseconds through the stack (wire-to-wire). Fixnetix is offering live demonstrations of nanosecond trading at the New York SIFMA Show, held at The Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 14 – 16 June in Booth 1611 and the Midtown Suite.

CFN Services, the leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, today announced that Exegy, the market leader in high-performance ticker plants, has selected the Alpha Platform to deploy the ultra-low-latency, hardware-accelerated Exegy Ticker Plant.

CFN Services, a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, and SIX Telekurs USA, the American subsidiary of the Swiss-based leading financial information vendor, announced today that they are deploying ultra-low-latency, direct-exchange-access market data on the Alpha Platform.

CFN Services, a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, today announced the Alpha Platform, a global high performance private cloud for automated trading. This low-latency market data and application delivery platform improves automated trading performance across key liquidity venues in the equities, options, futures, derivatives, and FX markets. It is a flexible and customizable platform that seamlessly integrates delivery of low latency market and event data with best-of-breed trading applications, all proximity hosted within the liquidity venues to accelerate trading performance.