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May 20, 2015

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that Norwegian Folketrygdfondet has selected SimCorp’s front office solution to achieve tighter system integration, lower operating costs and reduced time-to-market for new instruments.

May 20, 2015

Wall Street Horizon, provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, and Lucena Research, provider of big-data analytics and decision support technology, today announced a partnership to allow clients to evaluate and model Wall Street Horizon data within Lucena’s analytic platform.

May 18, 2015

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced that its next-generation Orc Tbricks trading platform now offers a certified interface to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), including the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). The new high-speed interface enables quoting and trading a broad range of products, including equity options and index options such as CBOE Volatility Indexâ (VIX Index) options.

May 13, 2015

Market Prophit an industry-leading provider of real-time stock market sentiment analysis of social media conversations has launched the first-of-its kind social media sentiment smart beta index. The index will be calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices based on their corporate actions data and Market Prophit's proprietary sentiment data. The index, which will be both real time as well as have end of day historical values, will be available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the ticker symbols CROWD, CROWDTR, and CROWDNTR (index price return, index total return, and index net total return) respectively.

May 12, 2015

Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that Capital Advisors Group has implemented Linedata Compliance for its institutional separate account business.

May 12, 2015

Fidessa group today announced that Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong brokerage arm of one of China's largest securities firms, has gone live with Fidessa’s fully-managed trading platform for trading equities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and to take advantage of Fidessa's advanced trading capabilities to provide enhanced services to its clients.

Guotai Junan's trading desk will make full use of Fidessa's trading workflow as well as its algorithmic trading engine, which is fully integrated into the Fidessa order management system (OMS).  Guotai Junan will also use Fidessa technology for access to the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect link, and to offer FIX connectivity and direct market access (DMA) services to clients.

Mr. Kelvin Shek, Head of Information Technology of Guotai Junan, said: “Fidessa’s technology fits well with our commitment to give our clients the best brokerage services. The platform is very scalable, which is important as we need a solution that can grow with us as we continue to expand. Our clients know they can rely on us to offer a world-class service, and we are pleased with the capabilities Fidessa offers us which enable us to do this.”

Jean-Pierre Baron, Managing Director of Fidessa in Asia, said: “We have created strong links with Chinese players, who nicely complement our portfolio of domestic and international clients. The investment we have made to build a regional infrastructure is proving very useful for firms who want to minimize technical complexity, whilst at the same time benefit from advanced functionality.”

Fidessa provides connectivity to around 4,100 buy-sides and 870 brokers across over 210 markets globally. Each month, its network carries flow with a value of US$1.6 trillion. Fidessa's products serve 24,000 users at 1,000 clients worldwide and are used by 85% of tier-one financial institutions.

May 12, 2015

REDI Global Technologies has integrated a suite of futures algorithms and DMA tools from Quantitative Brokers (“QB”) into its trade management platform, REDIPlus, providing its more than 5,000 active users direct access to the award-winning algorithmic broker.

May 12, 2015

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments ('TPAI'), the alternative investments arm of Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers, today announces that it has developed and launched the first screen-based matching engine called TP-AIME (Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments Matching Engine) to better facilitate transactions in alternative investments. In addition to functioning as a price discovery and matching engine, the screen also facilitates auctions in hedge fund, private equity and real estate fund interests.

May 11, 2015

Nasdaq today announced plans to leverage blockchain technology as part of an enterprise-wide initiative. Nasdaq will initially leverage the Open Assets Protocol, a colored coin innovation built upon the blockchain. In its first application expected later this year, Nasdaq will launch blockchain-enabled digital ledger technology that will be used to expand and enhance the equity management capabilities offered by its Nasdaq Private Market platform. Nasdaq's blockchain technology will offer efficient, fully-electronic services that facilitate the issuance, transfer, and management of private company securities. Fredrik Voss, Vice President at Nasdaq, has been named the company's Blockchain Technology Evangelist to lead the strategic development of this initiative for Nasdaq.

May 6, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions is pleased to announce that CITIC Securities International (CSI), a leading China-focused international investment bank, deployed Ullink’s low latency connectivity platform, order management, algorithmic trading and market making solutions as a fully hosted service, to power its trading desk technology in Asia and the US.  Adding CSI to its growing list of clients adds further reinforcement to Ullink’s expansion plans across the Asian Pacific and Americas regions.

May 6, 2015

Velocimetrics, the provider of real-time performance monitoring and analysis solutions to the global financial community, today announces it has appointed Ambrotos, a leading technology supplier of low latency trade infrastructure solutions in South Korea, as its official local distributor.

May 5, 2015

Exegy Inc., a provider of high-performance market data normalization and distribution solutions, has today announced the availability of six new feed handlers for foreign exchange venues. The new additions expand Exegy’s broad portfolio of over 200 market data feed handlers, including feed handlers for leading bank portals and ECN platforms for currency trading. Today, Exegy announced support for an additional six bank portals: Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Nomura, and Royal Bank of Scotland.

May 5, 2015

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a partnership with Integration Systems, a global software solutions provider for the financial markets, which enables Integration Systems’ new and existing customers to leverage the power of Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is aimed at environments requiring low latency and high performance.

April 30, 2015

Numerix, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, andx Quant, a leading financial technology vendor in mainland China with particular focus on providing quantitative financial solutions for the greater China region, today announced the details of a new partnership agreement.

April 29, 2015

B2N, the technology company, today announced their new solution – MD2FIX. This module reverse engineers ordinary order book representation e.g. MarketFeed style, to FIX protocol deltas. This enables existing and new B2N customers to consume data from the B2N platform using FIX adapters. This new functionality greatly simplifies trading system feeds of financial data from well-known aggregators, including Thomson Reuters, Bloombergand IDC.

April 29, 2015

OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions to the financial services, corporate, energy, and commodities industries, today announced that Bank of the West has implemented OpenLink’s Findur solution for its Capital Markets and Treasury operations. The implementation included a number of workflows to automate and facilitate both pre and post sales business activities.

April 29, 2015

Beltone Financial (“Beltone”), a leading regional investment bank headquartered in Egypt, has become the first market maker on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), providing liquidity on the bourse’s recently launched Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that tracks the EGX30 index called XTMisr (EGX30ETF.CA).

April 29, 2015

Bloomberg today announced the company has integrated access to Exane BNP Paribas’ Order Status Update feedback channel, which provides traders of European equities insight into trading algorithms, via Bloomberg’s Execution Management System (EMSX). Through this non-exclusive agreement, each trading algorithm provided by Exane BNP Paribas can deliver distinct real-time alerts, which are based on pre-determined signals and market conditions, directly to the EMSX blotter using the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol.

April 29, 2015

A bold new initiative is being launched today that has the potential to benefit the entire financial technology industry – the Financial IT Quality Assessment (FIQA). This is intended as the cornerstone of a public, industry-wide framework for quality assessment of financial software and systems. To kick off the initiative, Cinnober Financial Technology is inviting influential players in the industry to participate in a working group, which is being convened in London on June 8.

April 28, 2015

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high throughput, will be integrated into Tradition’s high performance trading platforms. Zing enhances Tradition’s competitive advantage through faster and more predictable trade execution and enables Tradition’s Development teams to pursue new capabilities and revenue opportunities.

April 23, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and Contineo, the first industry supported open messaging network to access issuers of structured products in Hong Kong, today announced that Ullink will provide the FIX messaging backbone for the new platform.

April 14, 2015

Cinnober, an independent supplier of multi-asset financial technology for market operators, clearing houses, banks and brokers, and Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy and sell-side firms, have entered into a strategic collaboration to provide market surveillance to the global banking sector.

April 14, 2015

Colt today announced the launch of its financial services extranet Colt PrizmNet, which will connect providers of financial content - including market data, research and other services - to Capital Markets firms. A dedicated private network with deterministic low latency will guarantee reliable, consistent, and transparent content delivery. Providers already signed up to distribute content via Colt’s extranet service include NLX, Nasdaq, Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Aquis Exchange.

April 14, 2015

Etrali Trading Solutions, the global compliance and unified communication services integrator for trading, announces today at TradeTech that it enhances its portfolio of solutions with Call Match and Recording Check. These services help compliance officers and IT managers at financial institutions be proactive in their management of regulatory issues directly affecting the organisation’s voice recording estate.