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September 15, 2014

Victor Technologies, a financial analytics provider that specializes in risk management and listed derivatives pricing, today announced that the company is partnering with ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, to offer its enterprise-grade Market Volatility Feed (MVF) as part of ACTIV’s market data platform. With this partnership in place, Victor Technologies’ world-class volatility feeds will be made available to ACTIV data feed subscribers in real-time via ACTIV's global distribution network.

September 15, 2014

Victory Networks, a leading provider of market data, connectivity and colocation solutions for trading firms, today introduced SpeedEdge, a new ultra-low latency feed handler for futures and equity options. Due to its unique architecture and open API, SpeedEdge offers trading firms a more scalable, flexible and transparent solution than traditional legacy feed handlers.

September 9, 2014

Kx Systems, a 20-year leader in high-performance database and time-series analytics, has been selected by the Laboratory for Financial Innovation at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) in Shenzhen, China for trading analytics.

September 8, 2014

Exegy, 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 the leading bank portals and ECN platforms for currency trading. Today, Exegy announced support for the Cantor Fitzgerald StreamFX, FX All Active Trading, ICAP EBS Ai, Integral FX Inside, LMAX InterBank, and LMAX Professional feeds.

September 8, 2014

Horizon Software, the provider of the most advanced algorithmic trading technology on the market, today announced the latest version of its electronic trading platform. The newly-launched v2.1 significantly increases the throughput, reduces platform latency and extends its potential by covering all the business needs of equity and equity derivatives desks (Delta One, Options trading, customer flow, etc.). The new version provides a host of compliance tools, which will now allow clients to meet market-making obligations anywhere in the world and includes regulatory safeguards such as anti-self-matching, short-sell tagging and throttling limitations.

September 8, 2014

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, High Precision Time and Market-to-Market networks, announced today company growth in strategic senior member hires as well as product expansion with a focus on Market Data for all asset classes. Anthony Gerace is President, Global Financial Services, Jeff Mezger, VP Product Management, Mark Studenka, Network Services Architect (both in Chicago), Amanda Altobello, Business Development and Raniere Tesser, Network Engineer, both in São Paulo.  This industry expert roster will support the Perseus momentum of triple digit growth into its 6th year and beyond. The start of 2014 included Perseus entering the Market Data space with the acquisition of TLV Networks thereby becoming Vendor of Record (VOR) for CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange ICE. Market Data for both exchanges is available globally, both raw and normalized for wireless delivery.

September 8, 2014

RavenPack, the top provider of real-time financial news analysis services, today announced the launch of RavenPack News Analytics (RPNA) 4.0, with significant advances in its news analytics and event detection capabilities, enabling quantitative analysts and data scientists to accelerate the discovery of relationships between news and financial markets.

September 5, 2014

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SuperDerivatives, a leading provider of risk management analytics, financial market data and valuation services. The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of ICE’s comprehensive multi-asset class clearing strategy.

September 4, 2014

CME Group will introduce Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0, a low latency and direct data access solution designed to improve customers' ability to process and act on real-time price information. The new MDP 3.0 Channels will run in parallel with the current FIX/FAST Channels for six months after completion of the rollout of all MDP 3.0 channels.

September 4, 2014

The European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), Europe’s leading energy exchange, and Trading Technologies International (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading platforms, today announced that EEX has contracted with TT to supply the exchange’s trading participants with direct access to the exchange via the direct screen. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) TT platform provides secure, high-performance, go-anywhere market access and trade execution.

September 4, 2014

The Quincy Extreme Data service now offers order book data on select Eurex bond and equity futures. The QED service distributes select Eurex futures in major trading centers in the UK, New Jersey and Illinois at the lowest known commercial latency. Eurex Order by Order is the first Europe-sourced data feed distributed by the QED service, which already includes eight US-based exchanges.

September 3, 2014

Fidessa group today announced that it has expanded the service it offers its UK broker clients with the addition of Alliance News, a new journalistic news service targeted at UK companies, investors and their advisors. Covering all UK listed companies, Alliance News delivers both breadth and depth of coverage including smaller and AIM-listed companies, as well as providing general, global economic content.

September 3, 2014

smartTrade Technologies announces today a new release of its Order Management System (OMS) and adoption by clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. smartTrade clients have optimised their trading flow by using smartTrade OMS to handle client orders more efficiently across multiple desks, internalise client flows and improve their proprietary hedging strategies. All desks involved in the trading chain can utilize the tool, making sure that any team members can service the client orders instantly from anywhere in the world.

September 3, 2014

Liquid Holdings Group, a provider of a single cloud-based platform that integrates real-time order, execution, and risk management with reporting and shadow NAV for the financial services community, today announced The Mada Group has selected the Liquid platform to manage its investment processes and middle-office operations. The Mada Group is a commodity trading advisor (CTA) that launched in 2014 and seeks to generate significant returns in the commodity futures space by deploying proprietary, quantitative and electronic investment strategies in the energy, agriculture and metals sectors.

August 21, 2014

ASPone Ltd, provider of financial networks, trading applications and solutions for the financial markets today announced a partnership with Earthport plc. that will see ASPone develop a range of transaction systems to support Earthport’s expanding portfolio of payments services.

August 8, 2014

Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced that Jefferies, a leading global investment bank will join Collaboration Services, the open messaging network from Markit.

July 15, 2014

Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities has expanded its use of SunGard’s Valdi to help achieve greater operational efficiency through an integrated software and services approach for needs ranging from connectivity to trading screens and downstream system interfacing.

July 9, 2014

ITRS Group, the leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology, today announced the appointment of Guy Warren as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr Warren replaces Kevin Covington, who will remain as a Senior Advisor to ITRS.

July 7, 2014

Horizon Software, innovative provider of front-end trading solutions, is the first vendor to offer an options trading system in China’s booming market. With the long-awaited opening of the options markets, market participants in China have been looking for a flexible, powerful and easily-integrated solution. This initiative was mandated by the Chinese government some three years ago in order to develop investment banking and, in particular, derivatives trading in China.

July 3, 2014

Misys, which provides the broadest portfolio of financial services software on the market, has simplified its offerings and launched a new set of solutions under a common architecture. Misys unveiled a range of new open componentised software at its European, Middle East and African Market Forum in Barcelona this week.

July 2, 2014

Cinnober Financial Technology today announced the acquisition of Markit Trade Reporting (“BOAT”) from Markit with Cinnober taking full control of BOAT’s European trade reporting service as of July 1st. Earlier this year, Markit announced plans to discontinue the trade reporting service. However, with significant market demand for an independent trade reporting service and an extensive client base, Cinnober has decided to acquire BOAT. Cinnober has provided the core technology and operated the BOAT platform since its inception in 2007.

July 2, 2014

Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced the development of a new comprehensive service for electronic trade confirmation and exercise management for the FX options market. The service will be deployed by MarkitSERV, Markit’s trade processing service for the OTC derivatives industry.

July 1, 2014

Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the first company to deliver an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively in Hadoop, today announced all-in-one platform pricing that gives organisations the affordability and flexibility to grow and change with their business needs. The platform pricing includes capacity-based and subscription models as well as an innovative Right-to-Deploy option, helping customers successfully and economically scale to get the most business value from their data assets. While other vendors are locked into traditional approaches that penalise customers for growth with big data, Actian’s single platform pricing provides the broadest set of pricing options with the ability to deploy the platform’s capabilities that best address individual big data challenges.

July 1, 2014

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and NASDAQ OMX, have signed an agreement for NASDAQ OMX to deliver its industry-leading trading technology, X-stream Trading, to PSE. The new system will power PSE's trading platform, which currently trades equities and ETFs. X-stream Trading, which will replace the current platform, is expected to go live in mid-2015.