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May 20, 2014

Lucera Financial Infrastructures today announced the launch of LumeFX, its technology platform built to address the unique networking and liquidity challenges in the global FX spot market. LumeFX consolidates fragmented FX trading onto a single platform, using an adaptive smart order router (SOR) to identify liquidity and facilitate high-quality, and efficient executions. LumeFX runs on Lucera’s high-performance infrastructure providing rapid connectivity to the FX spot market, reducing clients’ infrastructure costs and improving performance, and reliability of their trades.

May 20, 2014

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced that the Zing runtime for Java is fully certified with the Redline Trading Solutions platform. Designed for ultra-low latency market data and order execution, the Redline Trading platform now supports Zing for its customers that want to develop trading strategies in Java while ensuring highly consistent, low-latency execution for trading equities, options, futures and FX.

May 20, 2014

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Vtesse is using the ADVA FSP 3000 with advanced encryption technology in a new enterprise service. Called Optical Secure, the new service is focused upon enterprises with specific needs to ensure the integrity and privacy of mission-critical data. Available throughout the U.K., Optical Secure supports multiple protocols, including Fibre Channel (FC), InfiniBand and Ethernet. It's this wide range of protocol support that is vital to Vtesse and its customers. ADVA Optical Networking is currently the only vendor that is able to offer such a feature. The encryption technology is available across line speeds ranging from 1Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s.

May 19, 2014

In preparation for the rationalisation of the post trade and clearing systems of the London markets of NYSE Liffe (including Clear) and ICE Clear Europe, ICE has determined that it will only retain/operate a single trading and single clearing technology. Consequently, ICE will undertake a migration of post trade and clearing processing for NYSE Liffe products from the existing NYSE Liffe platforms comprising UTP (Universal Trading Platform and Bclear) and UCP (Universal Clearing Platform) to the ICE Trading and Clearing Platforms.

May 19, 2014

EBS, ICAP's market-leading electronic FX business, announces today that it has appointed Paul Allmark as Global Head of e-Commerce Solutions. Paul will join the EBS Executive Management team and report to CEO Gil Mandelzis.

May 19, 2014

Linedata, provider of global solutions to the investment management and credit finance industries, today released a major new version of Linedata Longview for Asset Managers, raising the standard in front-office workflow, compliance and risk management. The award winning platform for global asset managers offers a unique, integrated global approach to portfolio management, trading and compliance, this latest release provides enhanced portfolio management tools and workflows, expanded execution management tools and analytics, streamlined allocation tools and advanced compliance monitoring.

May 15, 2014

Fonetic, the leaders in voice recognition and linguistics analytics for the financial services sector, has today announced the creation of Fonetic USA, a fully operational New York-based entity. The Madrid-headquartered firm, which has successfully delivered its industry-leading Linguistics Voice Platform to financial organisations including Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and Santander Group, is now actively seeking US-based customers. Fonetic USA will be led by Simon Richards, previously VP Global Sales & Marketing, Fonetic.

May 15, 2014

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), the leading U.S.-based transport and IP services provider, announced today its launch of the fastest route between 300 Blvd East, Weehawken, NJ and 755 Secaucus Road, NY4, Secaucus, NJ. The new route is delivered via wireless RF technology through HFN’s exclusive partnership with ULL Networks.

May 14, 2014

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) successfully launched its colocation centre on Monday 12 May 2014, which allows JSE clients to place their trading equipment in the JSE data centre and allow for the fastest access to all JSE markets.

May 14, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced a significant addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of former NYSE Euronext executive, Richard Hughes. Mr. Hughes, who was most recently responsible for Global Business Development at NYSE Technologies, NYSE Euronext’s commercial technology division, joins the IaaS provider as Senior Vice President, Managing Director for Europe.

May 6, 2014

BondEdge Solutions, an Interactive Data company and leading provider of fixed income portfolio management software, today announced a new suite of equity analysis and reporting tools. This expanded offering will deliver cross-asset portfolio analysis and reporting capabilities.

May 6, 2014

Etrali Trading Solutions, the global IT integrator for trading, strengthen its position in financial markets by appointing key leaders with outstanding backgrounds. Mike Sabatier, formerly of Société Générale, joins as VP of Operations for France. Mike will be responsible for implementing the company’s service strategy in the region as well as managing operations and client services. Rafael Bloom joins as Product Manager for Voice Recording and Analytics. Rafael’s role will focus primarily on voice recording within the compliance team, ensuring customers understand and manage any regulatory risk impacts.

May 6, 2014

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist and market leader in single-dealer platform (SDP) technology, today announced that Nordea Markets has selected Caplin Liberator, Caplin’s web streaming server, to deliver trade messages and market data to its new single-dealer platform offering. Nordea Markets is among the leading Nordic liquidity providers, offering services across multiple asset classes.

May 6, 2014

Trading Technologies International, (TT) and VeloxPro, global providers of market-leading connectivity and trading solutions for the financial community, today announced they have partnered to integrate VeloxPro’s BookMap order-book visualization solution with TT's execution management system (EMS) software.

April 29, 2014

Algomi, the provider of information-matching solutions for the optimization of fixed income liquidity, has named Hugh Willis as a Strategic Advisor. He is also an investor in the firm.

April 29, 2014

Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to the investment industry, today announced it is expanding its collaboration with SunGard to provide the global hedge fund industry greater access to trading counterparties. United Kingdom-based firms will now have direct access to the SunGard Global Network (SGN) that connects with 150 trading venues worldwide from Eze Castle Integration’s ECILink Private Network, which serves as the communications gateway for more than 500 buy-side firms.

April 29, 2014

A white paper by Scila discusses how to leverage Big Data techniques when analyzing the vast amount of information gathered as a result of new market regulation.

April 29, 2014

Charles River, an enterprise-wide, front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, today announced that Pyrford International, a London investment boutique owned by the Bank of Montreal, is live on the private cloud-based Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and post-trade processing across its equity, fixed income and FX operations. Pyrford is also leveraging Charles River's broker-neutral FIX Network.

April 28, 2014

Integral Development., a leading platform for FX market participants, announced today that Richard K. Farrell has joined the firm as Managing Director, Business Development/Sales. Farrell is reporting to Harpal Sandhu, CEO, and Jon Barker, Global Head of Sales, and is a member of the firm’s executive team. Based out of New York, Farrell will oversee efforts to expand Integral’s offerings into additional customer segments and business models.

April 25, 2014

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the firm will offer immediate access to CME Europe Ltd. upon the exchange’s launch this Sunday. CME Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of CME Group, which last month received UK regulatory approval to launch the new London-based derivatives exchange.

April 24, 2014

Neonet Securities AB, the independent agency broker, today announced that it has appointed Alasdair Haynes as its new non-executive Chairman. Mr. Haynes, who has been a member of the Neonet board since February 2013, replaces Peter Melbi, who is moving on to another board directorship.

April 23, 2014

Quincy Data announced that its Quincy Extreme Data service is distributing Aurora-sourced data to London’s Slough-LD4 data center in 35.39 milliseconds (ms) and to Frankfurt’s FR2 data center in 37.79 ms.  Both routes offer the lowest known latency for any commercially available service and will receive substantial upgrades over the next several months to ensure that the QED service remains the fastest.

April 23, 2014

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Cinnober as its partner for the development of a new multi-asset clearing technology platform.

April 22, 2014

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Bob Garrett has joined the company as Head of Technology and a member of the leadership team. In this role, Bob will be responsible for establishing the technical direction of the company and coordinating with business leaders and product managers in the development of products, solutions and processes that align with Liquidnet’s mission to make markets more efficient. Bob is based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly.