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By Zoe Schiff

Anova Technologies has gone live with a hybrid laser market data link between the Secaucus and Carteret, New Jersey data centres that house the Nasdaq and Bats/ Direct Edge matching engines. The company is offering Nasdaq TotalView-ITCH and BX, Bats BZY and BZX, and Direct Edge EdgeA and EdgeX market data feeds at 94.5 microseconds one-way with availability above 99.9%. It is also challenging high costs associated with wireless market data with a range of connectivity solutions.

Metamako has combined layer 1+ switching technology, field programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware and an Intel x86 server to deliver MetaApp, an adaptable application platform that supports network edge development and is expected to find favour in ultra-low latency environments such as high frequency trading.

By Zoe Schiff

smartTrade Technologies has secured contract wins in London and Japan. In London, the trading solutions supplier will build and host an e-trading platform for R5FX, a new liquidity pool dedicated to emerging market currencies trading. In Japan, smartTrade will host its LiquidityFX low-latency connectivity platform for Gaitame.com, an online foreign exchange company.

By Zoe Schiff

DeltaOne Solutions and Horizon Software have partnered to deliver an integrated solution that provides a single place to analyse and implement index and exchange traded funds (ETF) trades, in turn allowing market makers and traders to quote and hedge ETF trades with greater accuracy.

By Zoe Schiff

Packet loss caused by network congestion or packet corruption can make trading strategies irrelevant and cause unwanted costs, but these problems can be resolved by using tools that provide visibility of packet loss and its effects.

Fintech this, fintech that. It’s everywhere you turn. A bit like social media for finance just a couple of years back, whose community of tweeters and chatterers have fallen eerily silent (although tweeting is silent anyway, isn’t it?).

Orient Securities has implemented Orc’s Trading Bricks platform to support its options market making operations on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The securities firm chose Orc’s turnkey market making solution in a competitive selection process and on the basis of Orc’s market reputation and its platform’s rich feature set.

By Zoe Schiff

If you thought BCBS 239 would be a challenge, you should take a look at the proposals currently being formulated as part of the Basel group’s Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). Happily, this will be part of what we’ll be talking about next Tuesday, when A-Team hosts a webinar on risk data analytics. And by way of homework, you can check out a great paper from our friends at Wolters Kluwer, available for free download here.

Thomson Reuters has simplified access to its data feeds and services with a family of open source application programming interfaces (APIs) that are designed to help developers create innovative applications quickly and more easily than was previously possible.