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October 23, 2013

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced that its Exchange Data Publisher (XDP) is the market data engine powering the new Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) Orion Market Data (OMD) Platform. Selected by HKEx for its industry leading, low-latency performance, XDP enables the HKEx OMD Platform to distribute market data packaged into value-added services tailored to different subscriber groups.

October 23, 2013

OptionsCity Software, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions, today introduced Freeway Analytics, a simulation platform that allows traders and developers to quickly build and back-test strategies, discover opportunities and simulate real-world trading based on sub-millisecond futures market data. The new non-execution offering is hosted by OptionsCity and was built on OptionsCity’s Freeway automated trading technology.

October 23, 2013

SuperDerivatives, a leading global provider of financial information, derivatives technology and trade execution, has extended its market data offering with the launch of DGX Direct, a real-time data feed that streams directly into customers’ systems.

October 23, 2013

TNS is providing direct connectivity to NASDAQ OMX NLX ("NLX"), a London-based interest rate derivatives market that allows TNS' global financial community access via TNS' secure trading network

October 22, 2013

AlgoSpan, the specialist market access infrastructure provider, has announced that Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange*, has selected AlgoData market data services to supply it with low latency real-time reference prices from European exchanges.

October 22, 2013

Sky Road, a managed service provider for customizable trading and risk platforms, today announced that the firm has successfully enabled Napier Park Global Capital, a global alternative asset management firm with $6.7 billion in assets under management[1], to complete the firm’s trading application infrastructure spinout from Citigroup. Sky Road, leveraging its unique solution delivery model that blends trading software expertise and daily operational process support, was able to successfully migrate Napier Park’s existing trading platforms.

October 22, 2013

At the first-ever Pivotal Summit in Singapore, Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, today announced with NYSE Technologies Pivotal Data Dispatch (Pivotal DD). Pivotal DD is a scalable and cost-effective solution offering a consolidated view of disparate data sources, self-service sandbox provisioning for reporting and data analytics. Companies can now rapidly and securely provision structured and unstructured Big Data from any source – whether that’s Hadoop, MPP, Flat File or a legacy database – to enable unprecedented levels of analytics output from data workers. With the use of Pivotal DD, businesses will now have a comprehensive system to view, manage and analyze data inside and outside the organization to make quicker decisions and develop key data insights for the organization.

October 22, 2013

Rutgers University has announced the establishment of Rutgers Center of Excellence in Financial Statistics and Risk Management (FSRM). The Center's mission is to serve as a central platform for interdisciplinary research and collaboration between academic researchers, students and practitioners in the financial industry. The inauguration will take place at Rutgers Statistics for Financial Risk Management Conference on November 7, 2013. 

October 22, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced connectivity to the Kislovsky 13 (K13) data centre in Moscow. This latest Moscow footprint expansion boots trading opportunities yet further for TMX Atrium clients.

October 21, 2013

First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation has joined the SunGard Global Network (SGN), gaining access to the network’s more than 2,000 buy-side firms and more than 530 sell-side institutions around the world.

October 21, 2013

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of its Messaging Accelerator (VMA) as an Open Source software platform for message-based and streaming network socket applications. VMA Open Source allows application developers to work within the VMA developer community to fully customize their application software source code and achieve optimal configurations that will boost performance, lower latency and increase transactions per second. In addition, VMA Open Source provides end-users with a significant reduction in solution cost of over 30 percent.

October 21, 2013

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), today announced that Deltix, a leading provider of software for the development of advanced quantitative strategies, has integrated its quantitative analytics and trading technology with the firm’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets.

October 21, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra low-latency, high-capacity global networks has launched an industry first, with PrecisionView, a state-of-the-art, ultra-low latency, real-time monitoring application for critical trading and exchange connectivity.

October 21, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced that the Moscow Exchange is now available on TMX Atrium’s connectivity fabric.

October 17, 2013

Eze Software Group, a premier provider of global investment technology, today announced that it has continued to experience strong growth in Latin America and expects to add 10 new clients across the region in 2013. Clients leverage Eze Software's fully integrated front-to-back solution to maximize operational efficiencies and automate their investment management workflow.

October 17, 2013

Significantly faster enablement of buy-side firms onto electronic FX dealing platforms may soon become reality. This comes thanks to an extension into FX by TESI, an initiative led by a working group of sell-side banks. The Trading Enablement Standardization Initiative (TESI), which today announced its move into FX, aims to streamline the process of enablement used by brokers to permission and connect their clients with online trading venues. TESI is based on FIX, an open industry standard protocol, and will allow brokers to introduce far greater levels of automation to the enablement process than previously possible.

October 17, 2013

ONE NEW RECORD PEAK: BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was up 20% to 6,082,784 mps over the 1 second interval

October 16, 2013

Open Joint Stock Company «MegaFon» («MegaFon», or the «Company») (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian universal telecommunications operator, has announced the commercial launch of the 8,700 kilometers long main fiber-optic trunk line DREAM. The line will be the optimal route for high-speed data transmission by connecting Europe and Asia.

October 16, 2013

SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced a strategic partnership with Embium, a leading provider of multi-asset automated trading solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will collaborate to offer clients increased market data coverage and connectivity, as well as value added services such as algorithmic development kits, risk management tools and order execution.

October 15, 2013

Cheetah Solutions today announced the release of the Cheetah Designer, a tool for rapid visual configuation of hardware-based trading algorithms. The Cheetah Designer works hand-in-hand with the Cheetah Framework.

October 14, 2013

Corvil, provider of the leading monitoring platform for financial markets, today announced the first real-time general purpose risk and compliance monitoring solution for all kinds of electronic trading businesses. Suitable for use across all asset classes and very easy to integrate into existing infrastructures, the new Corvil solution solves the growing need for better control over high-speed electronic trading systems. Recent public trading anomalies and glitches demonstrate the urgent case for such careful control over shared financial technology.

October 14, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions today announced immediate support for Japanese equity markets operated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group (TSE, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo), SBI Japannext (Day, DayX and Night), and Chi-X Japan in the Redline InRush(TM) 3 Ticker Plant.

October 11, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group and Thesys Technologies, the infrastructure affiliate of Tradeworx serving the high-performance technology needs of market participants, today announced plans to jointly launch a next-generation testing environment which will simulate trading on all major U.S. equities exchanges. The Algo Test Facility will provide the exchange group's electronic trading customers a safe environment to rigorously examine algorithmic strategies by replaying and interacting with real historical market data. The Algo Test Facility is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2014, and will provide customers a market-wide equities testing platform.

October 10, 2013

Swap-trading marketplace Javelin — which recently received provisional regulatory approval to operate as a swap execution facility (SEF) — has strengthened its trading platform with the integration of Scila Surveillance from independent technology supplier Cinnober. The Scila surveillance system enforces market integrity as required by the Dodd-Frank Act 2010.