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January 21, 2014

Numerix, provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, and MathWorks, developer of MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation and visualization, today announced that Numerix CrossAsset Integration Layer is now integrated with the MATLAB environment. Through this integration, financial engineers, risk managers and analysts can now leverage Numerix calculations to create fully customized, robust financial applications for pricing, modeling, and analyzing complex financial instruments.

January 21, 2014

OneMarketData, a leader in tick data management and analytics, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Wall Street Horizon (WSH), a Woburn, MA-based data provider in order to enhance its historical reference and pricing data repository,OneQuantData, using WSH’s Single-Stock Events Calendar Data.

January 21, 2014

Orc, a global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced a renewed and expanded solutions offering. Building on Orc’s technology leadership, industry expertise and commitment to R&D, new Trading and Electronic Execution offerings are now introduced, backed by Professional Services.

January 21, 2014

Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a strategic partnership with b-next, a provider of capital markets compliance solutions, to enable compliance managers at both buy side and sell side institutions to meet the ever increasing challenge of monitoring their firm’s trading activity. Through the partnership, Thomson Reuters Accelus Market Surveillance integrates b-next’s systematic surveillance capability with Thomson Reuters market data, news analytics and managed services to provide a  complete market abuse monitoring and alert management solution covering a broad range of exchange traded and OTC traded asset classes.

January 20, 2014

SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that its ULLtraDIMM Solid State Drive (SSD), the industry’s first enterprise-class, ultra-low latency, memory-channel storage solution, has been incorporated into a new line of enterprise servers by a tier one OEM. The addition of flash technology on the DRAM memory channel expands the growing penetration of flash storage technology in enterprise data centers, and complements SanDisk’s existing flash-based server hardware and software storage solutions.

January 16, 2014

Colt today announces that it has designed and deployed a managed IT infrastructure and networking service for Source UK Services, enabling one of Europe’s leading exchange traded product providers to focus on generating financial returns for customers and shareholders. By partnering with Colt, Source’s investment team has been able to deliver on its ambitious expansion plans, and is now processing transactions with a combined value of over $500 billion.

January 16, 2014

BCS, the largest trader of equities and FX on the Russian exchange, has appointed John Barker as Executive Chairman of BCS Financial Group (“BCS”) in London. John started his new role at BCS in January 2014.

January 15, 2014

Continuum today announced its partnership with Mirus Futures, a leading online futures broker. This new agreement makes Continuum’s hosted infrastructure, including its robust market data delivery systems and distributed exchange gateways for high-speed trade execution, immediately available to Mirus Futures’ traders.

January 15, 2014

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries is pleased to welcome Openreach, BT’s local access network business, to its state-of-the-art data centre in central London.

January 14, 2014

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has acquired Impendium Systems, a London-based firm that deploys cloud-based software solutions to help customers’ achieve regulatory compliance in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The acquisition was completed on 10 January 2014 for an amount in the single digit million euro range. The deal represents an important step in Deutsche Börse’s growth strategy of integrating technology and data offerings to better serve client needs.

January 14, 2014

Interactive Data today announced an agreement with BGC Partners to provide BGC’s globally available Over-the-Counter (OTC) asset class data via its Consolidated Feed and through the 7ticks network.

January 14, 2014

Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, today announced that it has acquired thinkFolio, a London-based maker of portfolio management software.

January 10, 2014

Spread Networks opened a point of presence this month at the NYSE Euronext datacenter in Mahwah, NJ. By adding this key financial data center to its best in class fiber optic network, Spread is now able to offer the lowest-latency fiber optic connection between NYSE Euronext markets and all major Chicago exchanges. Wavelengths on the Mahwah to Chicago route are available at bandwidths from 1Gb to 10Gb exclusively through the SFTI network, the world-class secure global trading backbone for resilient multi-market, multi-asset connectivity to the capital markets. Firms interested in ordering SFTI Optic services on this route should contact their NYSE Euronext SFTI account representative.

January 9, 2014

Infront, the leading European provider of real-time market information and electronic trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Urs Rutschmann as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Urs will manage all operational aspects of the Infront business including strategy, sales, marketing, product development and client services.

January 8, 2014

Fidessa group has today announced that Aizawa Securities, an independent securities company headquartered in Tokyo, has selected Fidessa as its new proprietary and wholesale agency trading system.

January 2, 2014

NASDAQ OMX Group and Borsa Istanbul A.S. have today concluded a wide-ranging agreement, which includes the delivery of market-leading technologies and advisory services to Borsa Istanbul, and NASDAQ OMX taking an equity stake in Borsa Istanbul.

December 20, 2013

Citicom Solutions, a total communications business focused on financial services organizations globally, today announced a partnership with Tango Networks, a leading technology provider that enables enterprises to embrace the power of mobile collaboration with any mobile phone. Tango Networks will provide a network-based mobile voice recording solution to Citicom Assure, a product designed to provide proactive, real-time analysis of data, including instant messages (IMs), emails, text messages and mobile- and fixed-voice recordings.

December 18, 2013

ONE NEW RECORD PEAK: BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was down 3% to 6,468,740 mps over the 1 second interval

December 18, 2013

Mercury-Minerva Systems, (Carmel, IN, Tiburon, CA) has released its GunslingerHFT, probably the world’s fastest high frequency trading (HFT) system. The system is available as a turn-key appliance for purchase or lease. It is already deployed on a US exchange by an unnamed client with two additional clients about to deploy the system.

December 18, 2013

Thomson Reuters today announced that it has improved performance and transparency for customers of its Autex FIX order routing network with two strategic enhancements. The Company has moved its global FIX order routing system, Autex Trade Route, onto its Elektron network, improving performance for over 750 buy-side firms and 700 executing brokers and venues using the service. Additionally, Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Autex Client Portal, the first tool of its kind among FIX network providers, to give system administrators at financial services firms a real-time, interactive view of network status and trading activity both within the firm and across counterparty connections, enabling greater operational risk management.

December 18, 2013

Trading Technologies International (TT) today announced the release of its connection to NASDAQ OMX NLX (NLX), the new London-based derivatives trading market.

December 17, 2013

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, has today announced that Michael Villain is joining the company as the global head of business development. Villain brings a great deal of industry experience and knowledge of the highly competitive HFT and low-latency sectors of global trading.

December 17, 2013

Global electronic trading technology provider InfoReach announces its new fixed-income trading functionality with direct access to one of the largest and most liquid fixed-income cash markets in the world: U.S. Treasuries.

December 17, 2013

Numerix, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, today announced the appointment of Tim Carley to Managing Director of EMEA where he will oversee all direct sales efforts in the region – driving the day-to-day initiatives of financial engineering, quantitative research and development. Reporting to Joseph Saporito, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, in his new role Mr. Carley will manage Numerix’s London, Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, Milan and Stockholm sales and development office locations.