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December 18, 2014

First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, todayannounces that its Delta Stream product has been selected by EBS, ICAP’s market leading electronic FX business, as part of a new Data Analytics as a Service initiative. The solution will build on EBS’s ability to maximise execution rates at best prices and demonstrate that capability to existing and potential new clients. It is provided under an initial three year managed service contract.

December 17, 2014

Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, has successfully added the OTAS platform to its portfolio management process. OTAS Technologies is a decision support partner to the world’s largest global institutions. OTAS delivers intelligent decision support through a secure provide cloud platform, adding to Union Investment’s trading processes.

December 11, 2014

Cinnober Financial Technology today announced the signing of a prestigious order with Euronext, the pan-European exchange group. The deal is for a trade validation and confirmation solution that will run on the proven TRADExpress technology and be adapted to Euronext’s specific requirements.

December 10, 2014

smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset trading solutions for buy and sell side financial institutions, announces its ongoing expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Singapore.

December 9, 2014

Nissan Century Securities will deploy SunGard’s Valdi and Stream Clearvision as a managed service to support its Japanese equities, derivatives and commodities businesses.

December 8, 2014

DataArt, a global custom software development partner for the financial services sector, announced the completion of FlowTrader for Fintratech, a leading provider of trading simulations for institutional clients. The project involved re-architecting Fintratech’s existing simulator to create a more modern, robust and scalable tool that ensures flawless deployment and improves overall user experience.

December 4, 2014

AIM Software, the leading provider of data management software products to the financial services industry, today announced the availability of GAIN Quant DB, a new application helping asset management firms simplify and accelerate the research process by automating the once tedious task of data preparation. As a result, asset management firms gain in efficiency and model accuracy, and they keep control of the know-how about the models developed by their quants.

December 4, 2014

ITRS Group is set to open a new R&D facility in Malaga’s Andalusian Technology Park in Spring 2015. The new location follows a period of sustained global growth for ITRS, which recently opened a Singapore office in addition to its London, Hong Kong and New York operations, and existing R&D centres in Manila and London.

December 1, 2014

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, has announced connectivity to the London Stock Exchange universe of equities and equity derivatives. NanoSpeed’s Nano-Risk already offers connectivity to more than 30 exchanges around the world, including NASDAQ, Eurex and the CME.

November 25, 2014

OTAS Technologies, the preferred decision support partner to the world’s largest global institutions, today launched OTAS Base, an API and visualisation toolkit for developers to assist in building applications that integrate OTAS analytics and visual elements. Using OTAS Base, developers can quickly and easily build applications that include OTAS’ intraday analytics on over 10,000 stocks worldwide and also that deliver the look and feel of the OTAS interface.

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,