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In a shock move this week, News Corp has replaced Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick with William Lewis, News Corp’s chief creative officer who will serve as interim CEO at Down Jones until a permanent CEO is appointed. The change of CEO coincides with a review by News Corp of Dow Jones’ institutional strategy.

Earlier this week, I blogged on our Reference Data Review channel complaining about the lack of easement into 2014. And so has the rush of last week extended into this as we corral the marketplace for the latest ideas and opinions for our upcoming conferences, which kick off in London on March 4 with our Intelligent Trading Summit, followed briskly on May 14 in New York by a US version looking at similar themes.

Sarah Underwood

IXcellerate has added TMX Atrium connectivity to its Moscow One data centre, bringing the total number of carriers connected to the centre to 10. TMX Atrium offers ultra-low latency connectivity services and in this case provides some of the lowest latency connectivity between Moscow and European financial centres including London, Frankfurt and Stockholm. A round trip from Moscow to London comes in below 40 milliseconds.

A-Team Staff

Welcome to 2014, and the launch in earnest of IntelligentTradingTechnology.com.

As of today, I’ll be your host and editor as we explore how the convergence of high-performance technologies for low-latency trading and the emerging hunger for Big Data-type solutions converge to create the kinds of analytics heretofore unavailable to the pre-trade and at-trade environments.

Joanne Kinsella

The financial industry has long relied on exchanges to provide a stable infrastructure for financial markets. As self regulatory organizations (SROs), exchanges have been guided by regulations intended to protect their members and serve as the foundation of trading infrastructure. Not a small task. Yet, despite the great responsibility, over the years, exchanges have evolved to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by new financial products, faster trading technologies, and a growing list of compliance requirements.

Pete Harris

STAC has for the first time published results for its STAC-A2 options risk analytics benchmarks running on Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) that point to a near order of magnitude speed up compared to traditional x86 CPUs.

Pete Harris

Trading system vendor Mantara has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will see its technology pass to Deutsche Bank, one of its customers. A request to the company's CEO Michael Chin for further information was not responded to, but it is thought that the company has essentially ceased operations.

A-Team Staff

Caplin Systems’ launch today of Caplin Direct, a hosted, managed single-dealer platform for banks in the FX market, aims to make state-of-the-art SDP capabilities to financial institutions that may not have the budget or technical resources to implement a deployed solution.

Sarah Underwood

OptionsCity Software is offering multi-asset derivatives traders a consolidated solution for algorithmic strategy building, testing and execution through the integration of its recently released Freeway Analytics with its existing Freeway automated trading technology. The analytics solution initially uses historical futures market data from Vertex Analytics and allows traders to focus on developing trading strategies rather than integrating large volumes of data.