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August 26, 2013

BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) and Direct Edge Holdings LLC (Direct Edge) today announced a definitive merger agreement, which will bring together two customer-focused securities exchange operators under the BATS Global Markets enterprise to drive further innovation and better serve investors.

August 26, 2013

Strike Technologies Services today announced the completion of a major upgrade to StrikeNET, its ultra-low-latency microwave network connecting the CME and NASDAQ datacenters at Carteret, NJ, and Aurora, IL. StrikeNET now offers customers the ability to transmit data at record speeds of 4.17 milliseconds as measured from rack to rack. Using proprietary technology, StrikeNET is capable of fully optimizing scarce microwave bandwidth through unique compression methods, while at the same time dynamically adjusting operating specifications for weather conditions in order to provide record-breaking reliability. The network has been live and operational for the past six months and is consistently providing availability greater than 99.7%.

August 22, 2013

PredictWallStreet, the global online stock prediction community, today announced the pairing of real-time stock and index quotes with real-time trader sentiment based on daily polls to facilitate faster data delivery which can result in more powerful intraday trading insights.

August 22, 2013

Russell Indexes, a leading global index provider and NYSE Euronext, one of the world’s premier exchange operators and technology innovators, today announced new enhancements to RussellTick, an index feed for real-time, intra-day values for the Russell family of global indexes. These enhancements represent an additional step in the growing global alliance between Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext. The alliance, announced in January, includes the migration of RussellTick to NYSE Technologies Global Index Feed (GIF) as well as a commitment to introduce additional products in the U.S. and Europe including index-based options.

August 22, 2013

OptionsCity Software, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions, today announced that Traditum Group, a diversified proprietary trading firm specializing in market making, has adopted OptionsCity Metro for its energy, grains, and soft commodities trading operations.

August 21, 2013

TMX Group today announced the successful implementation of its new high performance trading engine, TMX Quantum XA, on TMX Select. The final group of symbols commenced trading on the new technology at the opening of the market yesterday, completing the phased migration.

August 20, 2013

FCM360 and SI Futures, a leader in South Africa’s financial technology marketplace, have aligned to provide high-speed, low-latency trading connectivity to Africa’s fastest growing financial services market, Johannesburg, SA.

August 20, 2013

NO RECORD PEAKS:

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was down 27% to 4,817,833 mps over the 1 second interval.

August 20, 2013

Telstra Global today announced it will launch EPL Express (Ethernet Private Line Express “EPLX”) services at the Singapore Exchange following the building of a Point of Presence (PoP) on premises.

August 19, 2013

AlgoSpan, the specialist market access infrastructure provider, is pleased to announce that it will provide low latency access to the co-location offering of SIX Swiss Exchange, a prerequisite for using its new Sponsored Access service.

August 19, 2013

BCS Prime Brokerage (‘BCS’), the international arm of the largest trader of equities and derivatives on the Russian exchange, has launched the fastest Ultra Low Latency data line yet between London and the Moscow Exchange.

August 19, 2013

Pershing, a BNY Mellon company, has selected SunGard to provide market connectivity to its newest international broker-dealer in Canada. SunGard’s SaaS-based Valdi Market Access will help Pershing to connect directly to Canadian trading venues, supporting the firm’s growth plan to offer its clients enhanced trade execution in North America.

August 15, 2013

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and CMC Markets Stockbroking today announced that the ASX Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC) will be CMC Markets Stockbroking’s primary data centre in Australia, with access to ASX Net’s low latency inter-site connectivity.

August 15, 2013

Apsara Networks has selected the latest Fair Bandwidth Management (FBM) solution from Enyx to enhance its specialist low latency Radio Frequency (RF) networks operating within the NY/NJ Metro area at key financial venues.

August 15, 2013

MarketPrizm, a leading provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, today announced that it will offer high quality historic data from major exchanges to financial services firms. The data can be downloaded and used for simulation models to test investment strategies before putting them into the live market.

August 8, 2013

OMEX Systems, the provider of broker-neutral DMA and OEMS technology for firms active in the equities, options and futures markets, announced that a customized version of the vendor’s OEMS platform has been implemented by Durango, CO-based Swan Wealth Advisors, the $850mil AUM risk management firm specializing in proprietary, market neutral hedging and income strategies for use by the professional investment advisor community.  The OMEX trade execution platform will serve as Swan’s primary hub for implementing and administering the firm’s options-centric strategies across multiple custodians and thousands of sub accounts.

August 8, 2013

MarketPrizm, a leading provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, has further expanded its Asia-Pacific mutualised DMA platform with the setup of ultra-low latency data services and other technology services at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's (HKEx) Hosting Data Centre (HDC). It aligns strategically with the launch of HKEx's Orion Central Gateway (OCG) and Orion Market Data (OMD), which gives participants faster access to their trading platform and market data services.

August 7, 2013

ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced that LiquidPoint, its options technology business, has launched a new market data service that makes Complex Order Book data from all seven applicable options exchanges available through a single LiquidPoint API.

August 6, 2013

Solace Systems announced today that Akuna Capital has selected Solace messaging appliances as the data distribution layer of their global high-speed trading system. The Solace appliances, which have replaced homegrown middleware, give Akuna a fast, scalable and fully redundant infrastructure that allows them to focus resources on optimizing their differentiating trading strategies. Akuna Capital is a fast-growing boutique trading house based in Chicago that specializes in derivatives market-making and arbitrage. 

August 6, 2013

AlgoSpan, the specialist market infrastructure provider, is pleased to announce that as of 1 August 2013, customers of AlgoSpan will be able to connect to TOM MTF over “AlgoNet”.

August 6, 2013

Integral Development, a leading provider of FX trading solutions and services, announced today that it has filed an application with the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) to launch a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) under the CFTC’s recently announced SEF rules issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. INFX SEF is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Development Corp.

August 1, 2013

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is moving ahead with the construction of its co-location centre to be completed in the first half of 2014. To be built according to best practice Tier III data centre standard and located at the exchange, will offer clients access to the JSE at unprecedented speeds.

July 31, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions today announced full support for direct market data feeds from CBOE Holdings’ family of exchanges in futures (CFE), options (CBOE, C2), and equities (CBSX) by Redline’s ultra-low latency InRush 3 ticker plant. Combined with the ability to submit orders to these exchanges through Redline’s Execution Gateway, firms trading on these exchanges now have access to Redline’s industry-leading ultra-low latency performance.

July 31, 2013

SR LABS, a leading provider of ultra low latency market data technology and high speed electronic order execution, today announced the hiring of Sandy Woolard as Vice President and Head of North American Sales.