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June 4, 2013

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), and Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced today Object Trading’s flagship direct market access suite FrontRunner is now live with clients connected to DGCX, and is available to provide direct market data and risk-managed trade execution.

June 4, 2013

The Gores Group, a global investment firm, and France Telecom-Orange, a worldwide telecom operator, announced today that The Gores Group has completed the acquisition of Etrali, Orange Business Services – Trading Solutions, a subsidiary of France Telecom Orange. Following the acquisition the company will be rebranded as Etrali Trading Solutions.

June 3, 2013

FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL), the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of the global electronic trading community, today publishes a working document which illustrates how FIX could be used to more effectively support the needs of trading venues and other environments where high speed trading is of the essence. This initiative, which now requires robust industry review followed by testing, before release, has the potential to enable market participants connecting to these venues to benefit from cost effective and efficient communications.

June 3, 2013

NovaSparks™, an FPGA market data company, releases audited performance benchmarks that verify the vendor’s ability to process market data at deterministic speeds of 1.4 microseconds.

June 3, 2013

NTT Communications Corporation strengthens Hong Kong SAR’s strategic claim as Asia’s pre-eminent financial market and ICT Hub with the unveiling of the new Hong Kong Financial Data Centre (FDC™). Leveraging the company’s wide, ultra-low latency networks and close proximity to the data centre operations of regional exchanges, the purpose-built data centre offers top-notch IT and network infrastructure to address the growing needs for industries like finance and cloud business with the most stringent requirements. The Tier IV* ready FDC offers 100% uptime service level and unrivalled security measures to protect the mission-critical data assets of enterprises.

June 3, 2013

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), and Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced today Object Trading’s flagship direct market access suite FrontRunner is now live with clients connected to DGCX, and is available to provide direct market data and risk-managed trade execution.

June 3, 2013

Panopticon Software, the leading provider of visual data discovery and analysis software for real-time, CEP and historical time series data, today announced it has released Panopticon 6.2.2, the latest version of its popular data visualization software suite. As with previous releases, Panopticon 6.2.2 supports Windows and Java IT environments for enterprise deployment and also allows clients to publish interactive HTML5 dashboards to desktop and mobile devices and to embed Panopticon dashboards into their own applications.

May 31, 2013

BittWare, the leader in Altera-based FPGA COTS boards, announced today that they have added two new sales channel partners to their family of international distributors, satisfying increased product demand overseas. Macnica DHW is a semiconductor distribution company based in Brazil, now providing support for BittWare in South America. A.R. Bayer DSP Systeme GmbH focuses on hardware, algorithms and tools for digital signal processing; they now sell and support BittWare products in Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, and other central European countries including Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Both distributors will be selling BittWare's complete product line of Altera-based FPGA COTS hardware, value-add products for FPGAs, development tools, and systems and solutions, as well as providing support for those products to their respective customers.

May 31, 2013

Succession Systems announces the deployment of their TripleCheck Market Access Risk Solution to meet Newedge Brokerage’s regulatory requirements for automated trading risk controls in Canada and the United States.

May 29, 2013

Fixnetix, global managed services provider for ultra-low latency market data, trading and risk control, announced today a leading non-EU regulated tier one bank has signed a multi-million pound three year contract for Fixnetix to deliver market data, trading execution and post trade services to the enterprise in Europe. The advantages of outsourcing market data  and trading management are to alleviate complexities with increasing amounts of data and to support operational demands for tighter efficiency.

May 29, 2013

FXSpotStream, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiquidityMatch, today announced that UBS is now live as a liquidity provider bank to FXSpotStream’s price aggregation service from FXSpotStream’s sites in New York, London and Tokyo and client trading with UBS via the service has commenced. UBS is the 8th bank available to clients connected to FXSpotStream’s service. UBS adds to the liquidity available from FXSpotStream’s existing liquidity providers, which include BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Commerzbank AG, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley. The majority of LiquidityMatch shareholders are also liquidity providing banks of FXSpotStream.

May 28, 2013

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in broker-neutral, multi-asset execution and order management trading systems, today announced that Haitong Futures Co, a subsidiary of Haitong Securities, has deployed FlexFutures, its state-of-the-art futures trading system, to connect to the Shanghai Futures Information Technology’s Comprehensive Transaction Platform, which will grant Haitong Futures’ clients access to the following derivatives exchanges: Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) and China Financial Future Exchange (CFFEX).

May 28, 2013

NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange, is preparing to open a platform on which investors can trade Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds.

May 28, 2013

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, today announced that PFSOFT, a trading platform provider for brokers, banks, exchanges and other financial organizations, will now offer ACTIV’s European equities, options and futures market data through its multi-asset trading platform, Protrader.

May 28, 2013

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Elektron managed services in Australia and China to provide international and domestic financial institutions with cost-effective access to its real-time market data infrastructure and content. Elektron Managed Services gives clients the ability to scale their businesses rapidly and access low latency data and services while lowering the typical costs of deploying and managing equivalent solutions in-house.

May 24, 2013

Broadway Technology, a leader in high-performance trading solutions for top-tier banks and hedge funds, today announced a partnership with Australia’s leading domestic bank for global FX, Westpac Institutional Bank (Westpac), to implement a high-performance trading platform across the bank’s global franchise.

May 24, 2013

ParFX’s unique ‘randomisation’ process is working exactly as intended when conceived in 2010 by the FX Pure initiative, according to the platform’s owner and leading interdealer broker, Tradition. ParFX is the first trading platform ever to implement this process amid rising industry concerns about the trading advantage those with the fastest computers may have.

May 23, 2013

euNetworks Group, today announced it has signed a new agreement with Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), the leading U.S. based transport and Internet Protocol (IP) service provider specialising in delivering network solutions to the financial community. Under the terms of this new agreement, euNetworks is delivering its euTrade service portfolio to HFN, with ultra low latency connection between an exchange in central London and an exchange in Slough, to the west of London.

May 23, 2013

Millennium Information Technologies (MillenniumIT) part of diversified international exchange business, London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’), is today delighted to announce the appointment of John Mackay ‘Mack’ Gill, as its new CEO.

May 23, 2013

OptionsCity Software announced today that Timo Pentner has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Services. Mr. Pentner will oversee all support, onboarding, and training operations in the U.S. and Europe.

May 23, 2013

RavenPack, the premier provider of real-time financial news analysis services, and Deltix, a leading provider of software for the development and deployment of advanced quantitative alpha generation and execution strategies, have announced a partnership to make RavenPack’s Regional Macro Sentiment Indexes available in the Deltix Cloud Services (DCS) platform.

May 22, 2013

ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced it has upgraded the infrastructure behind its Millennium ATS to reduce trade latency by an additional 75%. The upgrade is designed to support the needs of ultra-low latency and IOC customers and includes matching engine optimization and connectivity advancements. The firm is currently in the process of transitioning customers onto the new FIX architecture.

May 22, 2013

GFI Group, a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets announced it will deploy Flash Memory Arrays from Violin Memory to increase the speed and capacity of its trading platforms across all assets classes.

May 22, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions today announced support for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) futures exchange in its ultra-low latency InRush 3 Accelerated Ticker Plant and Execution Gateway products.