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February 26, 2015

Quotix, a fintech company specialising in intelligent trade execution and management for the FX industry, has implemented Azul Systems’ Zing in order to eradicate Java garbage collection (GC) issues and latency outliers.

February 19, 2015

Bloomberg announced today that as of December 1, 2014, Bloomberg's sell-side trading solution has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to report securities with an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) and Over The Counter (OTC) derivatives as part of the Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARM) regime within the United Kingdom.

February 19, 2015

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist and the pioneer of single-dealer platform (SDP) technology, today announced Michael Wee as its new General Manager and Head of Asia Sales. This key appointment builds on the company’s commitment to the region.

February 17, 2015

Societe Generale Prime Services – formerly Newedge – today announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP (“GMEX Group”).

February 3, 2015

Orc, a global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced a multiyear contract with Erste Group Bank AG. A longtime Orc client, Erste Group’s Equity Capital Markets team has used Orc for trading and market making, in particular on Erste’s own structured products. By migrating to Orc’s Electronic Execution platform, including the Orc FIX Access connectivity product, Erste Group has now consolidated legacy market access gateways into a coherent, manageable and expandable framework, while significantly reducing complexity and infrastructure cost.

January 28, 2015

BATS Global Markets (BATS) today announced a definitive agreement with KCG Holdings to acquire Hotspot FX, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market, in a cash transaction valued at $365 million.

January 28, 2015

Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group) today announced that it has taken a strategic stake, through its GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH) subsidiary, in the UK based post-trade software firm Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir).

January 27, 2015

Corvil, the IT data analytics company to run your business in the now, today announced its most successful year to-date, reaching several significant milestones at the close of 2014. Over the course of the year, the company has grown to:

January 27, 2015

MillenniumIT, a London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) company, today announces that it has appointed Lorne Chambers as Head of Sales & Marketing. Lorne joins MillenniumIT from NASDAQ OMX where he was most recently Global Head of Sales and Business Development for SMARTS Integrity, NASDAQ’s global surveillance solution. Based in London, he will serve as a member of MillenniumIT’s executive team and will be responsible for leading global sales activities across MillenniumIT’s entire product portfolio.

January 21, 2015

Global asset manager Russell Investments and Integral Development Corp., a leading FX technology company, announced today the launch of Russell FX Network (RFX Network), a new end-to-end trading solution for the buy-side community for netting, execution and allocation of foreign exchange transactions. RFX Network is designed to help institutional investors including asset managers obtain currency exchange rates that seek to minimize tracking error with respect to the rates published by WM/Reuters.

January 21, 2015

Codestreet, the leading provider of fixed income matching and liquidity discovery solutions, today announced significant minority investments from leading venture capital firms, Rochester Advisors and Cerium Technology. The investments will help accelerate the growth of the Codestreet Dealer Pool (“CDP”), the firm’s dealer-centric platform for solving the liquidity challenges of the corporate bond market.

January 21, 2015

Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms, today announced that it has successfully integrated its real-time market surveillance capabilities with the Zagreb Stock Exchange’s (ZSE) trading platform across all trading segments; their regulated market, MTF and OTC trading platform.

January 20, 2015

Exegy, a leading provider of managed services and technology for market data normalization and distribution, has announced today the availability of a feed handler for the IEX Top of Book Quote Feed (TOPS). IEX, a fair access Alternative Trading System dedicated to institutionalizing fairness in the financial markets, plans to support displayed orders and to offer aggregated top of book quotations via its TOPS feed beginning on February 27, 2015.

January 14, 2015

Nasdaq today announced the appointment of Salil Donde as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Information Services. In this role, Mr. Donde will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business while managing the success and growth of Nasdaq's current data and index products. Mr. Donde will report directly to Adena Friedman, President of Nasdaq. He will be based in New York and will start on February 5.

January 13, 2015

Accedian Networks, the Performance Assurance Specialist, and SevOne, provider of infrastructure performance monitoring engineered for Speed at Scale, today announced a partnership to deliver high-resolution network performance metrics with infrastructure performance monitoring in a single dashboard.

January 5, 2015

Fidessa group announced today that Okasan Securities has selected Fidessa's SOR (Smart Order Routing) system to enable PTS (Proprietary Trading System) trading as of early 2015. Okasan Securities is already a client of Fidessa for both of their agency and proprietary trading platforms. The SOR system will be integrated into their existing trading platforms alongside Fidessa's algorithmic trading engine.

January 2, 2015

Orc, a global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced that Orc Group Holding AB´s owner Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding AB (a company indirectly controlled by Nordic Capital Fund VII) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Tbricks. The intention is to transfer the ownership to Orc Group AB, which will occur once consent has been obtained from SEB according to the terms in Orc Group´s loan agreement with SEB.

December 18, 2014

Corvil, the IT data analytics company for business in the Now, today announced that Dan Kennedy has joined Corvil's executive team as GM of Americas and Vice President of Sales. Formerly at Riverbed Technology, Dan led an organization responsible for the largest global clients. Kennedy brings eighteen years successful enterprise sales experience to Corvil. Kennedy's appointment comes alongside other efforts by Corvil to accelerate growth, including the promotion of Elaine Giblin to VP of International Sales.

December 18, 2014

First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, todayannounces that its Delta Stream product has been selected by EBS, ICAP’s market leading electronic FX business, as part of a new Data Analytics as a Service initiative. The solution will build on EBS’s ability to maximise execution rates at best prices and demonstrate that capability to existing and potential new clients. It is provided under an initial three year managed service contract.

December 17, 2014

Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, has successfully added the OTAS platform to its portfolio management process. OTAS Technologies is a decision support partner to the world’s largest global institutions. OTAS delivers intelligent decision support through a secure provide cloud platform, adding to Union Investment’s trading processes.

December 11, 2014

Cinnober Financial Technology today announced the signing of a prestigious order with Euronext, the pan-European exchange group. The deal is for a trade validation and confirmation solution that will run on the proven TRADExpress technology and be adapted to Euronext’s specific requirements.

December 10, 2014

smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset trading solutions for buy and sell side financial institutions, announces its ongoing expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Singapore.

December 9, 2014

Nissan Century Securities will deploy SunGard’s Valdi and Stream Clearvision as a managed service to support its Japanese equities, derivatives and commodities businesses.

December 8, 2014

DataArt, a global custom software development partner for the financial services sector, announced the completion of FlowTrader for Fintratech, a leading provider of trading simulations for institutional clients. The project involved re-architecting Fintratech’s existing simulator to create a more modern, robust and scalable tool that ensures flawless deployment and improves overall user experience.