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July 17, 2013

Tradition-ICAP, the world's leading voice broker and electronic platform (Volbroker) for the trading of FX currency options, today announced the imminent launch of its new VolCall service for the interdealer broker (IDB) market. VolCall is a request for quote (RFQ) service that allows market participants to request and trade over-the-counter (OTC) specific interests electronically with intelligent protection for the first time.

July 16, 2013

CFN Services, a leading provider of managed IT services to the financial services industry, today announced its advanced architecture that enables transparent, affordable pricing to major venues in North America and Europe.

July 16, 2013

Fidessa group has today announced that Global Execution Brokers LP (GEB), a member of the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (Susquehanna), has joined the Fidessa community to offer options execution capabilities to its members. This means that all 750 brokers on the Fidessa network can now route order flow to Susquehanna, one of the largest and most sophisticated options executing brokers in the world, directly through their existing Fidessa connection.

July 16, 2013

ITRS Group, the leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology, has today announced that ITRS Geneos is set to monitor a new multi-asset trading platform deployed by one of South Africa’s largest banks.

July 15, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high-capacity global networks, today announced BLK Sistemas Financeiros has connected to the BM&F Bovespa through the Perseus Telecom LiquidPath connection of sub 50 microseconds. LiquidPath, launched late in 2012 by Perseus, connects the ALOG/Equinix (SP1) datacenter with the BM&F Bovespa data center (CT1) in less than 50 microseconds Round Trip Delay (RTD).

July 10, 2013

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced the formation of a commercial partnership with Simplex Consulting, Japan’s leading edge solution provider of financial technologies. Under the agreement, Simplex will add Azul’s Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to its portfolio of Java-based trading solutions which includes Simplex FX (FX trading platform), Simplex PRISM (derivatives front/middle office solution suite), Simplex BLAST (equities and listed derivatives front/middle office solution suite) and will promote Zing to its new and existing clientele. The combination of Zing and Simplex’s solutions will provide reliable, dependable and high throughput delivery of messages, low latency for market access or algorithmic trading, and high performance for large, memory-consuming risk calculations for various asset classes such as CVA (credit value adjustment) risk calculations.

July 10, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced that it is expanding its connectivity footprint by investing in mini-points of presence (POPs) in Paris and London.

July 10, 2013

Trading Technologies International (TT), a global provider of high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, today announced the production release of its MultiBroker trading solution.

July 9, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group has entered an agreement with Bahrain Bourse (BHB) to upgrade its current trading platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Bahrain will replace its existing NASDAQ OMX platform (Horizon) with one powered by the industry leading X-stream technology. Additionally, BHB has reconfirmed its commitment to NASDAQ OMX's post-trade solution. The upgrade is estimated to be rolled out by late 2014.

July 9, 2013

Custom Connect, the leading provider of global carrier neutral connectivity and high performance network solutions, announced today a new office located in the City of London. This is the third location for the company whose global headquarters are in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Heading the UK office is Gareth Richardson, who joins to lead UK Sales as General Manager and Director of Custom Connect Ventures UK, a subsidiary of Custom Connect International. Gareth’s sales management career spans seventeen years, he joins the company from Interactive Data 7ticks. Previously he has worked for Fixnetix, Logicalis and with HP, Cisco and IBM.

July 9, 2013

SunGard’s Fox River Execution Solutions (“Fox River”) is helping traders achieve more rapid growth by making its award-winning algorithms available to users of Silexx’s Obsidian execution management system (EMS). By providing Silexx customers access to Fox River’s entire algorithm suite, professional traders and risk managers using Silexx will now have the tools to help improve execution quality, as well as provide Fox River customers with the ability to access the Silexx EMS.

July 9, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced the completion of a significant upgrade to its North American infrastructure. The upgrade has been implemented to offer TMX Atrium community members flexible and fully scalable access to multiple markets across North America and into Eastern and Western Europe.

July 4, 2013

International Imaging Machines (IIM) has announced new Super Computer technology in a standard 4U server format. These new products deliver state of the art CPU/GPU performance with reliability capabilities that meet mission critical demands. The high expandability insures that they can grow into a high performance cluster nodes with data transfer rates to 800GB/s with low 1us latency. System memory can be expanded to 768GB and have a memory bandwidth of 307GB/s. The GPU processing power is enormous and scales to 66TFlops! The internal flash storage has a peak bandwidth of 54GB/s and scales to 82TB. The Gen 3 PCI-e x16 bandwidth peaks at 126GB/s. High performance RAID options exist for mass storage with a combination of SSD and Hard Drives that can be housed in an external mass storage 4U cabinet.

July 3, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity networks from market-to-market, today announced its High Precision Time™ offering that provides deterministic synchronization with the US timescale UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) assisting firms balance enterprise systems and meet regulation guidelines.

July 1, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the eSpeed platform, which operates a fully executable central limit order book for electronic trading in benchmark U.S. Treasuries, one of the largest and most liquid cash markets in the world. The eSpeed platform will be integrated into the NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services business to better serve dealers in the over-the-counter market and meet the growing demand for diverse instruments on an independent market. U.S. Treasury data products will be integrated into NASDAQ OMX Global Information Services, further enhancing NASDAQ OMX's rich data product offering.

July 1, 2013

Infobright today announced that TS-Associates, a leading supplier of Precision Instrumentation solutions has deployed Infobright Enterprise Edition (IEE). Embedded into TS-Associates’ TipOff G6 Turbo data flow monitoring appliance, IEE extends the provider’s ability to monitor and optimize data flow latency with cost-effective performance and scale. IEE enables per-transaction persistence at five times the rate of competitive offerings, achieving over one million transactions per second during peak events such as market open. This enables TS-Associates’ customers to analyze latency in near real-time, gaining critical insight that drives competitive advantage in today’s electronic trading world.

June 28, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group has entered an agreement with the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) to upgrade its current trading platform. Under the terms of the agreement, ISX will replace its existing NASDAQ OMX platform (Horizon) with one powered by the renowned X-stream technology. The upgrade is expected to be rolled out by mid-year 2014.

June 26, 2013

Chi-X Global Holdings today announced that BM&FBOVESPA S.A., Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros has completed the formal acceptance of its Chi-FX platform for commercial use. Chi-FX powers BM&FBOVESPA’s BEI (Brazil Easy Investing).

June 26, 2013

ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced that its Prime Services customers will soon be able to receive real-time, intra-day transaction cost analysis (TCA) from PerformEx, its groundbreaking TCA product.

June 26, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity networks for market-to-market connectivity, today announced a fully managed ultra low latency solution offering called LiquidPath. The service offering encompasses a complete trading network solution and infrastructure service for local and international exchange trading across global financial markets. LiquidPath was developed to empower both the international Buy-Side with the local Sell-Side in order to take full advantage of the ever-evolving Emerging Markets landscape.

June 26, 2013

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries is pleased to welcome Custom Connect, the provider of worldwide carrier-neutral connectivity, to their Great Sutton Street Data Centre.

June 26, 2013

xCelor based in Chicago Illinois is pleased to announce that it is taking orders for XPR. The XPR is a Layer 1 rack-mounted device which can multiplex data received on one port out to multiple ports, with a port-to-port latency of two nanoseconds and zero jitter.

June 25, 2013

Dom Inwestycyjny BRE Banku S.A. (BRE Securities), the broker arm of Polish BRE Bank Group, part of the Commerzbank financial services group, has selected SunGard’s Valdi together with the SunGard Global Network (SGN), SunGard’s international trading cloud, for international trading and connectivity.

June 25, 2013

TeraExchange, an electronic swap execution platform (SEF), today announced that its operations are fully connected to CME Clearing and are ready for trading of cleared interest rate and credit swaps. The relationship marks a critical step toward TeraExchange’s goal of creating the most technologically advanced independent swaps trading venue, offering customers the utmost in access and transparency through an anonymous, all-to-all central-limit order book.