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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.

July 29, 2013

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange*, has selected TradeView from Datacom Systems to monitor the real time quality of its market data feeds. TradeView monitors the health of critical market data feeds, including microbursts and the detection of multicast gaps.

July 29, 2013

Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan-European stock exchange*, today announced a new agreement with BT that allows its Members to access its trading platform via the BT Radianz Cloud.

July 29, 2013

Embium, a leading provider of multi-asset automated trading technology, announced today that SunGard Executive, Janice Robson, has joined Embium as CEO. Her appointment brings critical strategy and sales expertise to facilitate Embium’s rapid growth.

July 26, 2013

Algo-Logic Systems, a recognized leader in providing hardware-accelerated, deterministic, ultra-low-latency products, systems and solutions for accelerated finance, packet processing and embedded system industries, today announced availability of their new 3rd Generation TCP Endpoint.  The IP-Core enables FPGA-implemented logic to directly communicate over 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks with remote hardware or software devices and includes a robust hardware application programming interface that supports multiple real-world accelerated finance use cases.

July 26, 2013

Starting from 23 July, a new ultra low latency data feed for is available for co-location users connected to the Derivatives market through the M1 Data Center.

July 26, 2013

NovaSparks, an FPGA market data company, announces that the NovaSparks pure FPGA NASDAQ ITCH book building solution has been selected by Quincy Data to upgrade its industry-leading QED (Quincy Extreme Data) service.

July 26, 2013

Thomson Reuters today announced that it has expanded access to liquidity across its global order routing network by adding additional connections to US futures markets through an agreement with CQG, a leading Direct Market Access (DMA) platform for the global futures markets. Financial markets professionals trading in futures markets are now able to trade with an additional 65 Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) using their existing connections to Thomson Reuters Autex Trade Route.

July 24, 2013

Bellevue Washington. Impulse announced the availability of “Experimenter’s Simulation Software” which enables developers to quickly evaluate the architecture offered by Solarflare’s new ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE). FPGAs are effective offload engines for some CPU bottlenecks. Shifting critical code to the FPGA’s massively parallel architecture enables critical paths to run as multiple streaming processes, accelerating computations by 10x or more over CPUs.

July 24, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading global provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity networks from market-to-market, today announced it has made the company’s industry leading network between Nasdaq OMX in New York and BM&F Bovespa in Sao Paulo, 2.5 milliseconds faster than the already fastest recognized connection by the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in 2012.

July 24, 2013

Solace Systems announced today that Pico Quantitative Trading (PQT), a financial technology services provider and an agency-only broker that offers low-latency trading solutions across all asset classes, is adopting Solace middleware appliances as the data distribution infrastructure within their platform. PQT offers their solution as a managed service, complete with connectivity to the world’s leading exchanges and execution venues, market data feeds, integrated risk management, data analytics and more.

July 23, 2013

Solace Systems, the leading provider of high-performance messaging appliances, announced today that Connectivity in a Box is using Solace market-leading messaging middleware appliances to power its next-generation FIX connectivity service.

July 23, 2013

Volante Technologies, a global leader in the provision of innovative solutions aimed at simplifying the complexity of financial data integration, today announced the expansion of its operations in EMEA, US and Mexico with the addition of new key hires.

July 22, 2013

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, today announced the expansion of its global data feed coverage with the addition of more than 10 new markets across Asia. The expansion of Asian market coverage reinforces ACTIV’s position in the industry as a global, independent provider of market data. ACTIV’s global network now spans over 200 equity and derivatives exchanges worldwide and is expected to continue to grow throughout the year.

July 22, 2013

Direct Edge, the third largest stock exchange operator in the United States, announces EdgeBook Depth, a product providing full depth of book information from Direct Edge’s EDGA Exchange (EDGA) and EDGX Exchange (EDGX), is now available through Interactive Data Corporation’s Consolidated Feed. EDGA and EDGX together serve as the transaction venue for more than 11 percent of U.S. cash equities trading1 and comprise the top exchange destination for retail order flow from the largest discount brokerage houses.2

July 22, 2013

TWO NEW RECORD PEAKS: BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG and Nasdaq UQDF.