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September 16, 2013

SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced a strategic partnership with Pico Technologies, a provider of multi-asset electronic trading technologies. Under the terms of the partnership, Pico will provide SpryWare with third party capabilities aimed towards improving the overall client market data infrastructure and environment.

September 16, 2013

Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BondDesk Group LLC, a U.S.-based leader in retail fixed income wealth management and trading technology. The transaction will leverage the technology and expertise of both firms to improve overall liquidity, transparency and efficiency for broker dealers, retail and middle market investors.

September 16, 2013

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries, today announced that Venus, London’s leading fibre network provider for the media and business community, has extended its dark fibre ring to Volta’s Great Sutton Street facility which will specifically address the needs of customers in three key areas: Shoreditch and Silicon Roundabout; Soho and the West End; the City and in particular for those in the latency sensitive financial services community.

September 13, 2013

APCON, the industry leader in intelligent network monitoring and security support solutions, today announced a breakthrough in network monitoring switch technology: the most precise and highest capacity time stamping available in an all-new, 36-port packet aggregator blade. An industry first, the 36-port 1G/10G IntellaFlex Time Stamping & Packet Slicing Blade incorporates packet time stamping and packet slicing in addition to the standard feature suite of APCON’s IntellaFlex line of intelligent network monitoring products. Heightened timing precision makes this blade ideal for financial industry service providers who must substantiate compliance with service level agreements. This blade also offers full packet aggregation, data rate conversion, port tagging, load-balancing and packet-filtering capabilities on all 36 ports.

September 13, 2013

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext (NYX) and KOSCOM, the technology firm created by the Korean Ministry of Finance and Korea Exchange, have signed a Global Trading Hub Connectivity Agreement. The agreement will empower local traders and strengthen the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both organizations in March 2012.

September 13, 2013

Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in enterprise cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced plans to expand connectivity to Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange and software developer, via Savvis Markets Infrastructure.

September 12, 2013

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family (code named "Ivy Bridge-EP"), an industry-leading set of versatile processors that promises to redefine the server, storage and networking infrastructure found in datacenters. With greater efficiency and flexibility, these processors will enable the rapid delivery of services for high performance computing, cloud and enterprise segments, and offer compelling new opportunities for telecommunications vendors.

September 10, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group announced that Boerse Stuttgart has selected NASDAQ OMX's world renowned Genium INET trading technology to power its market. The current Stuttgart market model will be fully supported by NASDAQ OMX market technology—the international "de-facto standard" for exchange system technology—which will strengthen the bourse's technological power of innovation. The go-live date is planned for 2015.

September 10, 2013

Sea Fibre Networks (SFN), owner and operator of Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today announced Volta Data Centres as a member of the METRO2C Alliance. The addition of Volta, with its City of London data centre, to the Alliance creates a unique low latency eco-system between Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and London’s financial services trading community. The METRO2C Alliance enables latency sensitive trading participants, including exchanges, brokers and high-frequency traders, to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed from the IFSC, Dublin directly to Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre via the CeltixConnect submarine network.

September 10, 2013

ITRS Group, a leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology, is extending its partnership programme to ensure that ITRS Geneos can integrate and extract information from new vendor applications including Caplin, Corvil, Kondor+, Niksun and VMware.

September 10, 2013

Corvil, a provider of Operational Performance Monitoring (OPM) for IT, today announced that Tradition, one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products, has deployed CorvilNet for real-time trading visibility and operational performance monitoring (OPM) of their Trad-X and ParFX platforms.

September 9, 2013

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced a new Zing low-latency solution, designed for new and existing customers who need to deliver highly consistent low-latency Java application performance for their essential business systems. The new Azul offering includes the Zing Low-Latency Quick Start Service and Zing subscriptions with premium support. Quick Start Service is delivered by Azul’s professional services team, and these consulting services are intended to optimize both new and existing low-latency Java applications requiring peak latency outliers of single-digit milliseconds and below. The service is implemented in close partnership with developers, architects, test, operations and QA teams.

September 9, 2013

BCS Prime Brokerage (‘BCS’), the international arm of the largest trader of equities and derivatives on the Russian exchange, has appointed Succession Systems to launch a pre-trade Market Access Risk system, TripleCheck. The system delivers ultra-low latency risk management for Direct Market Access (“DMA”) clients including proprietary and algorithmic trading firms.

September 9, 2013

DealHub (Option Computers Ltd) announced today that its price distribution service, FX Distribution Hub, has been selected by Commerzbank as the cornerstone of a new price distribution infrastructure, designed to enhance pricing and flexibility for clients in a fast evolving FX trading landscape. The first venue to go live on the service will be FX Connect, followed by multiple venues in the months ahead.

September 9, 2013

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the firm has just launched RTD Tango QUANT Version 2.0, enhancing its first product geared toward quantitative traders that was released globally last year. RTS created RTD Tango QUANT as a comprehensive tool to design, optimize, analyze and execute fully automated trading strategies based on technical analysis.

September 9, 2013

Scalable Informatics (Scalable), a no-compromise provider of tightly-coupled fast computing, storage, and networking appliances for time series, massive storage, data warehouse, and noSQL databases, has been recognized as a key partner behind the world's first low latency on-demand financial cloud, built by Lucera. The breakthrough high performance cloud infrastructure is based on Scalable’s siCloud product, including their siRouter, siFlash, and JackRabbit systems.

September 6, 2013

The Unlisted Trading Privileges Securities Information Processor met today with the UTP SIP committee to review the events of August 22, to better understand the causes of the regulatory halt and to consider a series of steps to strengthen the resiliency of the SIP.

September 5, 2013

SAP AG today announced the appointment of Ross Wainwright as its global head of financial services industries. Effective immediately, Wainwright will be responsible for SAP’s financial services footprint, which covers banking, insurance and capital markets clients across the globe.

September 4, 2013

ASX and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology business of NYSE Euronext, today announced that they have connected their respective global networks. The linking of ASX Net Global and NYSE Technologies’ Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI) will initially provide customers of NYSE Technologies cost-effective access to ASX markets and market data services.

September 4, 2013

Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and 100% Uptime SLA data center facilities, today announced the addition of 1.2 megawatts of power in its Chicago data center (CHI1) facility located at 350 E Cermak in downtown Chicago. Telx’s CHI1 facility is within the world’s largest datacenter at 1.1 million square feet and one of the most critical facilities for the global business community.  Telx operates the critical interconnection area known as the “Meet-Me-Room,” and with this addition of an incremental 1.2 Megawatts across two new suites, Telx now operates 8 suites exceeding 3.7 Megawatts of high-density colocation space, making Telx one of the largest colocation providers at the CH1 facility.

September 4, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions announced support in its ultra-low latency InRushTM 3 ticker plant for calculating a synthetic National Best Bid & Offer (NBBO) from direct options exchange feeds, providing pricing information significantly faster than the consolidated OPRA NBBO. With savings as high as several hundred milliseconds over OPRA, Redline’s ultra-low latency Options NBBO provides banks and trading firms with a more accurate view of the market.

September 3, 2013

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, today announced that Ben Collins has been appointed director of sales EMEA. Collins will join ACTIV’s growing London-based team to drive sales and marketing in EMEA as well as to support ACTIV’s ongoing expansion in Asian markets. He brings 15 years of sales management experience working with major enterprises supporting their market data, analytics and technology solutions.

September 3, 2013

Tbricks (www.tbricks.com), the provider of next-generation automated trading systems, today announced that Carnegie, leading Nordic independent investment bank, chooses Tbricks to replace its former infrastructure for pricing and market making.

September 3, 2013

FlexTrade Systems, Inc., an international leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced Singapore-based United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) has chosen MaxxTrader  and FlexFX, its white label and enterprise FX trading solutions, to facilitate global FX trading.  In conjunction, UOB will also implement FlexTQM, FlexTrade’s comprehensive transaction quality management platform for real-time and historical transaction cost analysis.