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April 15, 2014

S3 is pleased to announce its Buy-Side Execution Quality Suite, which allows both Buy-Side institutions and their Sell-Side providers to ensure the Buy-Side clients are getting the very best representation in both the equities and listed options markets.

April 15, 2014

Ullink, global provider of market leading trading technology and connectivity services, today announced that it has hired former NYSE Technologies regional COO Simon McDowell, to support its rapidly growing multi-channel sales organisation. London based, Simon reports to CEO Laurent Useldinger, working closely with the senior management team to drive Ullink’s global, multi asset class growth strategy.

April 9, 2014

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced the general availability of Zulu 8.0, a commercialized build of OpenJDK that is compatible and compliant with the Java SE 8 standard. Zulu 8.0 is available immediately and freely downloadable from www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/downloads.

April 9, 2014

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the StarMine Insider Filings Model US, based on the trades and holdings of company insiders to rank US stocks by under/out performance. It uses the sentiment of company insiders on the future prospects of their company, as reflected by their stock transactions and ownership, to indicate likely performance across the coming months.

April 8, 2014

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Adam Sussman has joined the company as Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Partnerships. In this global role, Adam will serve as a senior advisor on market structure issues providing insight and guidance on industry developments, technological trends, and financial industry dynamics to Liquidnet’s community of buy side Members and customers. He will also advance Liquidnet’s efforts in identifying new ways to bring in additional sources of unique, safe and actionable block liquidity by building and strengthening partnerships with a broad spectrum of industry participants. Adam will be based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Head of US Equities, Brennan Warble, and will work closely with leadership across all regions.

April 8, 2014

BT today announced a new cloud-integrated innovation for financial markets that puts traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships.

April 7, 2014

First Derivatives (FD), a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry today announces today that CQG, a provider of global market data and advanced technical analysis, has partnered with Direct FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange firms, to add OTC trading capabilities using First Derivatives Delta Flow trading platform. The new agreement expands CQG’s FX market data and trade routing offering over CQG FX, a platform for foreign exchange professionals.

April 3, 2014

BCS Financial Group, the leading financial group for the Russian markets, today announces a partnership with Orc, the global leader in derivatives trading technology, which allows Orc’s clients to trade Russian securities and derivatives on the Moscow Exchange (MoEx) and on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

April 3, 2014

MarketPrizm, a leading provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, today announced that it is teaming up with Fusion Systems, an Asia-based leader in software and hardware-accelerated trading systems, to offer a fully managed, end-to-end low latency market gateway and trading risk management solution, deployed in co-location, for use by Fusion’s clients in Asia-Pacific. This move gives market players yet more reasons to use the highly sought-after Fusion Raptor ‒ Fusion’s game-changing, ultra-low-latency, risk-managed market gateway platform for all major Asian equity/derivative exchanges and alternative venues.

April 1, 2014

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions, the global provider of innovative market data services, trading and infrastructure solutions, has announced the extension of its QuantFeed and QuantLINK technologies to TMX Group markets and information, which includes Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Alpha and the Montreal Exchange.

March 31, 2014

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, and LiquidityBook, a full suite financial technology company with customized solutions for securities firms and market participants, announced a strategic partnership to host LiquidityBook’s complete buy-side solution, LBX, in the AbacusFLEX private cloud environment.

March 27, 2014

Interxion Holding NV, a leading European provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data center services, today announced that G. H. Financials has joined Interxion’s thriving financial community at its City of London data center campus.

March 26, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has recently completed the upgrade of the route between its venues in Savvis Weehawken, New Jersey (NJ2) and Equinix Secaucus New Jersey (NY4). The newly upgraded link utilizes the fastest fibre path available, reduces round-trip latency on the route by 36% and will further compliment the firm’s wireless connectivity, in addition to providing tailored balances of speed, availability and cost.

March 24, 2014

Interactive Brokers has decided to offer trading on TOM to its brokerage clients as of 24 March 2014. Clients will be able to trade directly on TOM in derivatives. With the connection of Interactive Brokers, more than 50% of the Dutch retail flow is executed via TOM.

March 24, 2014

KVH Co., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced the launch of newly optimized ultra-low latency routes to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in Aurora, Illinois from Tokyo and Singapore. Commercially available from March 31, 2014 and delivered over a high bandwidth premium Ethernet service, these routes offer SLA-backed latency below 122 and 188 milliseconds between Tokyo and Aurora and Aurora and Singapore, respectively, making these routes the fastest network between these locations in the market today.

March 20, 2014

First Derivatives (FD), a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, today announced consulting services to deliver next-generation financial applications to the industry. Powered by technology from Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, First Derivatives align their complementary skills to offer consulting services for the design and implementation of financial solutions in areas such as surveillance, risk management and trading using Pivotal One, a comprehensive integrated platform that includes a set of application and data services that run on top of Pivotal CF, the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry.

March 19, 2014

SuperDerivatives, a leading cloud-based financial information, derivatives technology and trade execution provider, has announced that d-fine GmbH, a leading European provider of quantitative and technical consulting projects in the context of risk & finance, has selected its real-time market data, analysis and news terminal DGX for its consultants. In addition d-fine GmbH has signed a strategic partnership with SuperDerivatives to purchase historical data to be used as an independent market data source for its independent price verification services.

March 18, 2014

Bloomberg is working with more than 125 financial software providers in an effort to establish integrated, scalable and reliable enterprise solutions for its financial services clients. Bloomberg's Enterprise Solutions and Trading Solutions businesses have established a formal process to enable these financial software providers to connect to Bloomberg applications and access its premium financial information.

March 18, 2014

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of a unique service that facilitates block trading between brokers and buy-side clients, and improves liquidity discovery for the US equities market. Thomson Reuters Block Connect allows brokers to find counterparties for their block orders, while providing the buy-side with anonymous electronic access to natural block liquidity across their network of brokers.

March 17, 2014

Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of global security corporate actions, pricing and reference data, in partnership with The Beast Apps announced today the release of its latest data feed, bondΣ.

March 13, 2014

Object Trading, an independent provider of global Direct Market Access (DMA), has selected MarketPrizm, a leading provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, to offer Object Trading’s managed FrontRunner DMA on MarketPrizm’s integrated, data enabled platform for buy-side and sell-side firms.

March 12, 2014

12 Horizons is proud to be the first carrier to provide a Microwave Radio Frequency link between Frankfurt and Zurich, linking the key datacenters in these financial hubs at unprecedented latencies.

March 11, 2014

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today the release of RTD Tango Trader 2.0, including a sophisticated Chart Analytics Package to complement the offering’s click and algorithmic trading capabilities. The new version also features an Algo Development Services component to help traders easily enhance the sophistication of their trades.

March 5, 2014

BT today announced it is launching BT One Voice Radianz, a new service that unifies voice, mobile and data services and delivers them to members of the BT Radianz Cloud, the world’s largest secure networked community for the financial services industry.