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January 15, 2014

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries is pleased to welcome Openreach, BT’s local access network business, to its state-of-the-art data centre in central London.

January 14, 2014

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has acquired Impendium Systems, a London-based firm that deploys cloud-based software solutions to help customers’ achieve regulatory compliance in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The acquisition was completed on 10 January 2014 for an amount in the single digit million euro range. The deal represents an important step in Deutsche Börse’s growth strategy of integrating technology and data offerings to better serve client needs.

January 14, 2014

Interactive Data today announced an agreement with BGC Partners to provide BGC’s globally available Over-the-Counter (OTC) asset class data via its Consolidated Feed and through the 7ticks network.

January 14, 2014

Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, today announced that it has acquired thinkFolio, a London-based maker of portfolio management software.

January 10, 2014

Spread Networks opened a point of presence this month at the NYSE Euronext datacenter in Mahwah, NJ. By adding this key financial data center to its best in class fiber optic network, Spread is now able to offer the lowest-latency fiber optic connection between NYSE Euronext markets and all major Chicago exchanges. Wavelengths on the Mahwah to Chicago route are available at bandwidths from 1Gb to 10Gb exclusively through the SFTI network, the world-class secure global trading backbone for resilient multi-market, multi-asset connectivity to the capital markets. Firms interested in ordering SFTI Optic services on this route should contact their NYSE Euronext SFTI account representative.

January 9, 2014

Infront, the leading European provider of real-time market information and electronic trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Urs Rutschmann as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Urs will manage all operational aspects of the Infront business including strategy, sales, marketing, product development and client services.

January 8, 2014

Fidessa group has today announced that Aizawa Securities, an independent securities company headquartered in Tokyo, has selected Fidessa as its new proprietary and wholesale agency trading system.

January 2, 2014

NASDAQ OMX Group and Borsa Istanbul A.S. have today concluded a wide-ranging agreement, which includes the delivery of market-leading technologies and advisory services to Borsa Istanbul, and NASDAQ OMX taking an equity stake in Borsa Istanbul.

December 20, 2013

Citicom Solutions, a total communications business focused on financial services organizations globally, today announced a partnership with Tango Networks, a leading technology provider that enables enterprises to embrace the power of mobile collaboration with any mobile phone. Tango Networks will provide a network-based mobile voice recording solution to Citicom Assure, a product designed to provide proactive, real-time analysis of data, including instant messages (IMs), emails, text messages and mobile- and fixed-voice recordings.

December 18, 2013

ONE NEW RECORD PEAK: BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was down 3% to 6,468,740 mps over the 1 second interval

December 18, 2013

Mercury-Minerva Systems, (Carmel, IN, Tiburon, CA) has released its GunslingerHFT, probably the world’s fastest high frequency trading (HFT) system. The system is available as a turn-key appliance for purchase or lease. It is already deployed on a US exchange by an unnamed client with two additional clients about to deploy the system.

December 18, 2013

Thomson Reuters today announced that it has improved performance and transparency for customers of its Autex FIX order routing network with two strategic enhancements. The Company has moved its global FIX order routing system, Autex Trade Route, onto its Elektron network, improving performance for over 750 buy-side firms and 700 executing brokers and venues using the service. Additionally, Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Autex Client Portal, the first tool of its kind among FIX network providers, to give system administrators at financial services firms a real-time, interactive view of network status and trading activity both within the firm and across counterparty connections, enabling greater operational risk management.

December 18, 2013

Trading Technologies International (TT) today announced the release of its connection to NASDAQ OMX NLX (NLX), the new London-based derivatives trading market.

December 17, 2013

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, has today announced that Michael Villain is joining the company as the global head of business development. Villain brings a great deal of industry experience and knowledge of the highly competitive HFT and low-latency sectors of global trading.

December 17, 2013

Global electronic trading technology provider InfoReach announces its new fixed-income trading functionality with direct access to one of the largest and most liquid fixed-income cash markets in the world: U.S. Treasuries.

December 17, 2013

Numerix, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, today announced the appointment of Tim Carley to Managing Director of EMEA where he will oversee all direct sales efforts in the region – driving the day-to-day initiatives of financial engineering, quantitative research and development. Reporting to Joseph Saporito, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, in his new role Mr. Carley will manage Numerix’s London, Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, Milan and Stockholm sales and development office locations.

December 17, 2013

OptionsCity, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today unveiled OptionsCity Hosting, a global hosting service.

December 17, 2013

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, and Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange offering capital-efficient Eris interest rate swap futures, today announced that RTS clients can now enjoy direct connectivity to the Eris SwapBook electronic trading platform through the full range of RTS trading solutions.

December 16, 2013

Exegy, a provider of high-performance hardware-accelerated market data appliances, has today announced the availability of three new feed handlers for foreign exchange venues. The new additions expand Exegy’s broad portfolio of over 200 market data feed handlers, including over 20 feed handlers for bank portals and ECN platforms for foreign exchange trading. Today, Exegy announced support for feeds from Bloomberg Tradebook, Currenex ITCH, and GAIN GTX.

December 16, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions today announced that IEX, the first alternative trading system (ATS) owned by buy-side investors, is using Redline’s ultra-low latency InRush 3 Accelerated Ticker Plant on its new trading venue for reliable, timely and accurate market data.

December 12, 2013

Green Key Technologies, a financial markets technology solutions provider, announced today that the United States Patent Office has awarded the company a patent for the design of their OTC liquidity allocation process called “Decline Ratio Matching”.

December 11, 2013

FSMLabs, provider of software and hardware for high-precision time synchronization and distribution, today announced that it has launched its TimeKeeper Pocket GrandMaster appliance, which radically reduces initial entry price for firms requiring high-precision time distribution and gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

December 11, 2013

SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, announced today that the company has significantly expanded their Proximity Cloud solution. Proximity Cloud, SpryWare’s traditional cloud based ticker plant offering, will now offer clients a range of value added products and services not previously available in a hosted environment.

December 10, 2013

CoreSite Realty Corporation, a provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center products and services, today announces that its NY2 facility, located in Secaucus, NJ, opened on December 2. NY2 is a 280,000 square-foot data center, which is connected to CoreSite's NY1 facility located at a network dense point of interconnection in Manhattan to create one of the most powerful, network-dense, low-latency campuses on the East Coast. The New York campus hosts a rich community of enterprises, financial services providers, ISPs, cloud providers, and over 70 domestic and international carriers. For more information on the facility's technical specifications, visit http://www.coresite.com/secaucus-data-center.php.