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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.

April 14, 2015

OTAS Technologies, the leading provider of market data analytics, today announced that it has been acquired by a private investment group. The transaction makes OTAS Technologies fully independent and provides funding to accelerate growth and global expansion of its equity market analytics product line. Details of the transaction remain private.

April 13, 2015

OneMarketData, a leader in tick data management and analytics, today announced the launch of OneTickCLOUD, the industry’s most advanced data and analytics platform for time series analysis, powered by OneTick with global multi-asset class tick data from Morningstar.

April 9, 2015

OneMarketData, the founders of OneTick, a single solution for event stream processing (CEP) and tick data management, today announced that Ergon Capital Management, LLC, an Austin, Texas based company that builds market technology solutions and quantitative trading models, has selected OneTick as its tick data management platform. OneTick’s powerful analytical tools will enable Ergon to employ their quantitative research techniques on historical tick data for trading opportunities, run historical simulations & strategy back tests and perform transaction cost analysis (TCA).

April 9, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and Daewoo Securities Hong Kong, a leading full-service investment firm, today announced that Daewoo has chosen Ullink’s electronic trading platform to provide a low latency solution for its High Frequency Trading (HFT) clients.

March 30, 2015

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced they have expanded coverage of the Canadian markets to include the Aequitas NEO Exchange, a newly launched Canadian stock market. Orc clients looking for new opportunities can leverage connectivity for order routing and market data to the Aequitas Lit Book and NEO BookTM.

March 25, 2015

Fidessa group today announced that Fiera Capital Corporation (“Fiera Capital”), a leading independent Canadian investment manager, has deployed Fidessa’s investment management system (IMS) across its fixed income operations. The managed service, which includes compliance, order management, portfolio management and connectivity, has enabled Fiera Capital to quickly scale its fixed income business and accelerate time to market in a cost-effective manner. Derivatives will follow later this year.

March 25, 2015

Neonet, the independent agency broker and execution specialist, today announced that it has enhanced its integration with SimCorp, the leading provider of investment management software solutions and services for the global financial industry. Through the integration mutual clients leveraging SimCorp’s software solutions get access to Neonet’s full range of execution algorithms.

March 25, 2015

SunGard’s MarketMap market data solution now provides Platts Real-Time news, data and alerts to help traders visualize market behavior as it occurs and respond quickly to new trading opportunities.

March 17, 2015

Algo-Logic Systems, a recognized leader in providing hardware-accelerated, deterministic, ultra-low-latency products, systems and solutions for accelerated finance, packet processing and embedded system industries, announced today availability of their new Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) enabled Full Order Book solution on IBM POWER8 systems. The CAPI enabled Order Book performs all feed processing and book building in logic inside a single Stratix V FPGA on the Nallatech P385 card. The system enables software to directly receive order book snapshots in the coherent shared memory with the least possible latency. The low latency Order Book is designed using the on-chip memory for customer book sizes with many thousands of open orders, up to 24 symbols, and reporting of six L-2 book levels. For use cases where millions of open orders and full market depth need to be tracked, the scalable CAPI enabled Order Book is still implemented with a single FPGA but stores data in off-chip memory.

March 17, 2015

Thomson Reuters has today launched new controls in its instant messaging service to improve the ease with which financial markets professionals can communicate with their counterparties whilst helping ensure the highest standards of compliance.

March 16, 2015

Exegy, a leading provider of managed services and technology for market data normalization and distribution, has announced today the availability of its fourth generation of hardware accelerated appliances. Exegy unveiled the first FPGA-based appliance for market data processing in New York in June 2006. It quickly garnered attention by significantly reducing latency for normalized data delivery while consuming far less space and power in the data center. Since that time, Exegy has developed a high-performance and feature-rich product line that is backed by comprehensive managed services. Today Exegy serves as a strategic partner to leading exchanges, market makers, sell-side banks, buy-side asset managers, and proprietary traders. "This is a significant achievement for Exegy that underscores our relentless commitment to innovation. It is tangible evidence of our sustained efforts to deliver the manifold benefits of our intellectual property portfolio of over 125 patents and patents pending to the financial services industry," says chief executive officer James O'Donnell.

March 12, 2015

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that industry veteran Chris Jackson has joined the company as European Head of Liquidnet's Execution and Quantitative Services (EQS) Group. Chris brings over twenty years of experience to this new role which will involve setting the strategic direction of the European trading desk and Algorithmic Services Group, as well as heading up the senior sales effort for Liquidnet's global algorithmic offering with European clients.

March 12, 2015

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced they will expand coverage of Nasdaq markets to include Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the exchange group’s U.S.-based designated contract market (DCM), on its first day of trading.

March 10, 2015

Announced at the 40th Annual FIA Conference today, The Technancial Company (TTC) is first to market with their Eurex Clearing Prisma (Prisma) 2.05 real-time margin methodology on TTC’s JANUS. Much of the talk at Boca this week is about the scheduled replacement - at the end of 2015 - of Eurex’s RBM (Risk-based Margining) with Prisma, the new, dynamic methodology for calculating and simulating Eurex Clearing margin requirements.

March 10, 2015

Fidessa group has today announced that RBS has selected Fidessa’s futures and options trading platform to enhance its execution capabilities within the global derivatives business. Both firms will mutually benefit from the wealth of experience and talent they offer in the derivatives space as RBS invests in the technology necessary to continue to provide its clients with a top quality execution service.

March 10, 2015

McKay Brothers Microwave has launched the industry-leading private bandwidth service between Slough and Frankfurt. McKay’s latency between Slough-LD4 and Frankfurt-FR2 is 4.64 milliseconds (ms) round trip, the lowest known. The company is finalizing more routes between the UK and Frankfurt as well as a London Metro service.

March 10, 2015

OpenGamma, a leading provider of OTC market structure solutions, is working with dealers and other OTC derivatives market participants to deliver an open source model to calculate the margin on bilateral derivatives trades. The solution will implement the final Standard Initial Margin Methodology (“SIMM”) being developed by ISDA, which will meet the requirements set by the Basel Committee and due to be implemented by December 2015.

March 10, 2015

Velocimetrics, the provider of real-time business performance monitoring and analysis solutions, today announces TipOff can now capture network packets to disk at a sustained rate of 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) on a single 2U Appliance using the AHA374 GZIP compression/decompression card supplied by AHA Products Group.

March 3, 2015

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, and Celer Technologies, a leader in adaptable high performance financial markets trading platforms, today announced a partnership that allows Celer’s customers to leverage the power of Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high throughput. By integrating Zing into Celer’s platform, their next-generation, Big Data trading solution is able to leverage a Java runtime that delivers consistent low latency for all their trading modules – from trade implementation to execution, from clearing to client reporting and from risk management to compliance monitoring. Together, Celer Technologies and Azul Zing deliver a competitive advantage to trading firms, giving them the ability to completely customize the application, analyze large amounts of data in real time to find the best opportunities and enjoy market leading trade execution.

February 26, 2015

BTS, London Stock Exchange Group’s multi-asset and multi-market front end trading and quoting solution, today announces a direct connection to Turquoise, the European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). Through Turquoise, the BTS GUI, powered by GATElab, offers members access to over 4,000 shares, Depository Receipts, and ETFs admitted to trading from 18 European countries. BTS, developed on Java, can be downloaded and installed directly on a member’s PC, offering a single point of connectivity to all LSEG markets.

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.