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September 30, 2013

ITRS Group, a leading provider of performance monitoring and management technology has announced today that NYSE Euronext has now gone live with ITRS Geneos to monitor a core part of its U.S. Cash Equities trading infrastructure. On completion of the phased implementation NYSE Euronext will be using ITRS Geneos to monitor its entire U.S. equities and options exchange technology environment, from matching engines and client gateway connectivity to market data delivery, using a single tool.

September 30, 2013

Recently acquired Marco Polo Securities today announced that it has integrated with ‘Marco Polo New World.’ The Marco Polo New World vision encompasses new management along with next generation technology, befitting the firm’s testament to reliability and performance that have kept loyal financial services customers in place for fourteen years.

September 27, 2013

EBS, ICAP’s market-leading electronic FX business, today announces that Apama, Software AG’s leading platform for aggregation and smart execution solutions to the FX marketplace, has been selected to deliver approved third party aggregation to EBS Direct, with UniCredit making the first trade.

September 27, 2013

FCM360 was recently selected to provide high-speed, low-latency hosting to Fidelis Capital Markets, the Auckland, New Zealand-based Foreign Exchange (Forex) broker that is known for flawless Straight Through Processing (STP), superb banking relationships and deep bank liquidity with tight spreads.

September 26, 2013

Traiana and MarketAxess SEF Corporation today announce the completion of the first live credit default swap (CDS) index trade using Traiana’s CreditLink service as the credit hub to verify pre-trade credit limits. JP Morgan acted as the clearing member for the major buy-side participant on the trade.

September 26, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced the completion of an upgraded connectivity path from Frankfurt into Amsterdam. The enhanced path boosts opportunities for clients looking to trade between the liquidity centres of Frankfurt and Amsterdam, as well as out to locations such as Moscow and London.

September 25, 2013

Argon Design, a design services company specializing in complex digital systems has developed a high performance trading system using a heterogeneous mix of technologies to minimize trading latency.

September 25, 2013

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), the Australian independent academic centre for capital market research, has found that models that aim to predict daily stock returns perform better when they combine text data (e.g. News announcements) and financial quantitative data (e.g. financial statements).

September 25, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, has further refined its access options into the Equinix FR2 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Frankfurt.

September 24, 2013

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced the results of a data distribution benchmark performed by Push Technology, an Application and Integration Gartner Cool Vendor best known for its leading high-performance, scalable and real-time data distribution solution, Diffusion. The results show convincingly that Zing’s performance is unmatched for applications and service level agreements (SLAs) that require high throughput and consistently low latency. Compared to a legacy JVM, Zing was able to handle 3x more connections while simultaneously reducing peak latencies by over 67x.

September 24, 2013

Fixnetix, a trading technology company, has completed a major fundraising that will fuel the UK group’s plans to sell its high-speed tools and services around the world.

September 24, 2013

Integral Development Corp., a leading provider of FX trading solutions and services, announced today that it launched Integral SEF (ISEF),  offered through INFX SEF, a fully-owned subsidiary of Integral Development Corp. This follows the decision by the U.S. Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight to grant INFX SEF temporary registration as a swap execution facility.

September 24, 2013

Telx, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and 100% Uptime SLA USA data centers, today announced the addition of 69,000 gross square feet within its NYC1 data center located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City. The additional space expands Telx’s capacity in the building by 71 percent and continues Telx’s leadership as the largest colocation operator in the building with continued growth of on-island facilities. Telx operates the largest critical interconnection area in the building with greatest density of active cross-connects under management. Telx now encompasses 620,000 gross square feet across 6 facilities in the greater NY/NJ metro area.

September 23, 2013

Caplin Systems, market leader in single-dealer platform technology, today announced the launch of its Core FX Motif, the first in a series of tools that will act as ready-made starting points for building single-dealer platforms. Three major regional banks have already signed up to use the motif.

September 23, 2013

TWO NEW RECORD PEAKS: Deutsche Borse CEF Core Scoach and BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was up 5% to 5,081,671 mps over the 1 second interval.

September 23, 2013

Lakeview, a provider of innovative solutions for algorithmic electronic trading announced the launch of the innovative iQalgo system, making indicators and systematic strategies easy. Lakeview will distribute the new system as well as extend support and sales services in the European, American and Asian markets. In addition, Lakeview will offer client training, customization and application integration services as well as unique quantitative modeling and algorithm development consulting services to customers.

September 23, 2013

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets, has today announced the deployment of Arista Networks’ new low latency switching for the firm’s ultra-low latency co-location clients in European exchange hosting facilities operated by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), NYSE, and the Deutsche Boerse. This upgrade will ensure the lowest possible latency for European exchange clients of Options’ PIPE Velocity, the IaaS provider’s ultra-low latency market data, connectivity and application hosting service.

September 23, 2013

Etrali Trading Solutions, the leader in voice and electronic trading infrastructure and services for the trading communities, today announced that broker, OTCex Group has successfully connected to four new liquidity pools via TCSnet. OTCex Group started as a voice customer with Etrali Trading Solutions and now connects to more than 100 counterparts and liquidity pools across 22 cities globally via TCSnet.

September 23, 2013

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that it has introduced its next-generation consolidated feed, Elektron Real Time, to new locations in Asia. Launched this month in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, Elektron Real Time will provide customers with full-tick, depth-of-market data from multiple venues around the world. The next generation feed has already been deployed in London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Frankfurt and is testimony to the company’s plans to roll out the new high-performance feed worldwide.

September 19, 2013

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange*, has added AlgoSpan’s AlgoNet network as an extranet supplier. AlgoNet’s infrastructure services are designed to increase the speed of market data delivery and reduce order execution latency.

September 19, 2013

INTERXION Holding NV, a leading European provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announces that Deutsche Börse is opening a new access point in Interxion’s Vienna data centre campus. The access point of Deutsche Börse will be operational from the 16th September.

September 18, 2013

Chi-X Canada ATS, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global Holdings, today announced it has contracted with consulting firm NuPont Canada to assist in its efforts to introduce a new market data offering aimed at retail investors.

September 18, 2013

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that it will be working with First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, to create a new suite of historical data ‘as a service’ solutions. Combining NYSE Technologies’ historical and real-time data expertise covering cash, options, futures and corporate actions with First Derivatives’ products and market expertise, the Tick as a Service offering will build into a suite of innovative market services for clients to gain efficient access to large data stores for analytical back testing and compliance.

September 18, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced that FastMatch has joined the TMX Atrium community. FastMatch, a matching system of spot foreign exchange trading, has joined TMX Atrium to take advantage of the firm’s extensive North American, European and Russian coverage.