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November 24, 2014

Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced BSE – formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange – has deployed Solarflare’s intelligent network I/O software and hardware on their customer gateways and throughout their core network.

November 24, 2014

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that they have now combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group.

November 24, 2014

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, announced today that Parabellum Markets has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to aggregate liquidity and process Spot currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps and Precious Metals.

November 21, 2014

Tbricks today announced that Cebulon, the Amsterdam-based derivatives market maker, has selected Tbricks as the backbone of their market making and derivatives trading business.

November 21, 2014

Global electronic trading technology provider InfoReach has opened three new data centers in strategic locations to offer clients faster and more efficient trading performance.

November 19, 2014

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS) for capital markets, and Lucera Financial Infrastructures, a premier provider of on-demand high-performance infrastructure to power electronic trading, announced the availability of a STAC Report on the first cloud-based STAC-M3 benchmark assessing high-speed analytics on time series trading data. McObject and Lucera also announced a partnership in which Lucera will offer eXtremeDB Financial Edition as a service for applications hosted on the Lucera Compute high-performance, collocated cloud computing infrastructure for financial institutions.

November 17, 2014

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ashworth as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. He succeeds founder, Paul Caplin, who remains on the Board as Executive Chairman.

November 17, 2014

Thomson Reuters today announced a significant expansion of the footprint of its Elektron suite of propositions, increasing its ability to support customers who are looking for new growth opportunities while also controlling their costs. It is increasing the number of points of presence for its consolidated, real time feed in both established and developing financial markets, as well as expanding the reach of its managed services proposition. In doing so, Thomson Reuters is strengthening a comprehensive system of advanced data supply and delivery for customers around the world.

November 13, 2014

Corvil, a leading provider of real-time operational intelligence from wire data, today announced that its streaming analytics platform now is available with a full connection to kdb+, a high-performance database available from Palo Alto, California-based Kx Systems.

November 12, 2014

Colt Group S.A. today announces its proposed acquisition of KVH.

November 5, 2014

Metamako continues its leadership in ultra-low latency devices for exchanges and the trading community with the launch of MetaMux. MetaMux combines the features of an FPGA with Metamako’s 4 nanosecond MetaConnect switching technology to provide the ultimate deterministic speed for a range of critical trading and risk management applications. Orders sent by algorithmic traders, execution services and exchanges will reach their destinations in record time and will be delivered with a consistent latency, at a lower cost. Used for market access and network monitoring, MetaMux is considerably faster than conventional switches: a typical order entry through MetaMux takes only about 100 nanoseconds, more than twice as fast as traditional offerings.

November 3, 2014

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, today released its latest Nano-Risk FPGA for the CME. With a latency of sub 60 nanoseconds the product is the new benchmark for fastest pre-trade risk checks. Nano-Risk is fully compliant with CFTC’s Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading, SEC’s 15C3-5 regulation and ESMA’s guidelines on automated trading.

November 3, 2014

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, today released its latest Nano-Risk FPGA for the CME. With a latency of sub 60 nanoseconds the product is the new benchmark for fastest pre-trade risk checks. Nano-Risk is fully compliant with CFTC’s Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading, SEC’s 15C3-5 regulation and ESMA’s guidelines on automated trading.

November 3, 2014

Exegy, a premier provider of market data normalization and distribution solutions, has released a new version of its Trading Application Platform (TAP) product that allows customers to leverage the Exegy Data Feed for operational resiliency and access to broader content. “By coupling our embedded ticker plant and consolidated feed products, we have the ability to provide the best of both worlds,” says chief technology officer David Taylor. Launched by Exegy in January of 2014,

November 3, 2014

Global Derivatives Indices (GDI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP (GMEX Group), today announced a strategic partnership with Tradition, the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition, to use prices from Trad-X to calculate a new USD version of GDI’s Constant Maturity Index (CMI). This will underpin the GMEX interest rate swap (IRS) Constant Maturity Futures (CMF) contracts.

November 3, 2014

Infront, provider of the innovative Infront market data, analytics and trading terminal to thousands of professional users, has partnered with Neonet Securities, the independent agency broker and execution specialist, to offer users of its Infront terminals access to Neonet’s trading infrastructure. The partnership expands the choice of execution networks and venues for Infront customers, and creates a neutral and transparent solution for market data, connectivity and trading.

November 3, 2014

MarketFactory, the leading provider of software and services for the foreign exchange market, has announced the appointment of Steve Toland as its Vice President of Sales.

November 3, 2014

TeraExchange today announced that it has exclusively partnered with BitGo, the leading bitcoin security platform, to provide multi-signature blockchain based custodial services for USD/Bitcoin swaps executed on its swap execution facility. By partnering with BitGo, TeraExchange is the only player in the industry to provide its market participants with the ability to collateralize bitcoin derivative trades in a completely secure and auditable trading environment.

October 28, 2014

smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset liquidity management solutions, today announces the launch of a new end-to-end trading solution designed for Fixed Income and OTC derivatives businesses. smart-FI is available immediately and will appeal to both sell and buy side institutions looking to electronify and re-vamp their Fixed Income infrastructure.

October 22, 2014

BGC Partners ("BGC Partners," "BGC," or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced it has commenced a fully-financed tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of GFI Group ("GFI Group" or "GFI") it does not currently own for $5.25 per share in cash. BGC currently owns 13.5% of GFI's outstanding shares.

October 21, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has completed the firm’s expansion into CME’s Co-Location facility in Aurora, IL. This latest expansion sees the firm complete its build-out of all US exchange colocation venues and follows the IaaS provider’s recent expansion into the NYSE Euronext exchange co-location facility in Mahwah, which was completed in June of this year.

October 20, 2014

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has announced today that Blackwell Global has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to process spot currencies and precious metals, as well as FlexTCA for its analytic platform for real-time and historical transaction cost analysis.

October 20, 2014

Infinig Group, a New York based high performance software solutions company and leading provider of social media analytics for global financial markets, announced today its release of advanced API (Application Programming Interface) for access to the company’s ECHO platform.

October 17, 2014

First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to the financial services industry, today announces it has reached agreement with the founders of Kx Systems ("Kx") to acquire a further 46.47% stake in Kx for a total consideration of £36.0m. As a result First Derivatives’ holding in Kx will increase from its current 20.1% to 65.2% on a fully diluted basis. This increase in holding is expected to be earnings enhancing in the current financial year for the Company.