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October 10, 2013

Swap-trading marketplace Javelin — which recently received provisional regulatory approval to operate as a swap execution facility (SEF) — has strengthened its trading platform with the integration of Scila Surveillance from independent technology supplier Cinnober. The Scila surveillance system enforces market integrity as required by the Dodd-Frank Act 2010.

October 10, 2013

Tata Communications, a leading provider of 'A New World of Communications', today announced the extension of its low-latency network in Asia with direct connections to the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). The low-latency network further extends the company’s global financial trading connectivity network. As a result, it will support mission critical, real-time trading applications by seamlessly connecting the exchanges with major financial capitals in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

October 9, 2013

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the Stock Exchange of Thailand has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 for mission-critical storage area network (SAN) connectivity. Focusing primarily upon business continuity and disaster recovery applications, the ADVA FSP 3000 was specifically chosen because of its proven success in other financial networks around the world. The Thailand Stock Exchange is now able to transport information between data centers with low latency, high availability and robust security. The ADVA FSP 3000 was installed and will be maintained by Stream I.T. Consulting.

October 9, 2013

High-frequency traders can now take advantage of more consistent and reliable trading performance thanks to a new technology solution announced today by Supermicro (SMCI). The Hyper-Speed SuperServer line has been upgraded with accelerated Ivy Bridge processors and system firmware optimisations that lower median latency by 15% and decrease jitter by 94%. As a result, low-latency traders will be able to access the highest enterprise-class performance with minimal risk of trading errors and glitches.

October 8, 2013

ARQA Technologies (ARQA), the independent financial markets software provider, has announced it will provide clients with a consolidated financial data feed provided by S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions. The global provider of next generation trading products will address the growing demand from ARQA clients for differentiated low-latency data at different speeds.

October 8, 2013

Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, today announced that the Korea Exchange (KRX), Korea’s sole securities exchange operator, has selected Solace’s messaging appliances as the core data delivery infrastructure for their new high-speed exchange platform. The new system, called EXTURE+, is the KRX’s next-generation trading system that offers low latency trading across many asset classes including equities, bonds, and derivatives.

October 8, 2013

London Stock Exchange is to offer a wireless communication link between two of the UK’s most important capital markets data centres. The technology will connect London Stock Exchange’s City of London data centre and the Equinix London data centre campus in Slough, greatly reducing latency between these key locations. Innovative millimetre-wave technology will be used for communication over the service, offering a total capacity of 1G for clients to utilise.

October 8, 2013

In the industry’s first test of in-memory database system (IMDS) speed and recoverability using the emerging Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) technology, McObject and AgigA Tech, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., announced McObject has successfully benchmarked its eXtremeDB Financial Edition IMDS using AgigA Tech’s AGIGARAM NVDIMM as main memory storage. The tests included “pulling the plug” mid-execution, which confirmed the AGIGARAM product’s ability to save data persistently in the event of system failure, and to facilitate recovery.

October 7, 2013

A new way of accessing untapped alpha-generating information has arrived, thanks to a compliance-friendly way to access tweets. The service, Social Sonar, has been developed by Eagle Alpha, a firm specialising in the curation of the web.

October 3, 2013

INTERXION HOLDING NV, a leading European provider of carrier and-cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, announced today that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has chosen to host their ASX Net Global Point of Presence (PoP) at Interxion’s City of London data centre. ASX Net Global will provide London-and European based trading firms with cross connect access to all of ASX’s derivatives and equity products, particularly to its flagship interest rate futures.

October 3, 2013

Perseus Telecom and CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a new service offering called High Precision Time. This enables customers to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers where Perseus offers this service and is available at CME Group’s data center in Aurora, IL effective immediately.

October 2, 2013

Bloomberg today unveiled First Word Foreign Exchange (FX) to provide customers actionable news, information and insights into the events affecting the global currency markets. This specialty news product is the latest addition to Bloomberg’s FX offering and news coverage.

October 2, 2013

Bloomberg announced today that its multi-asset class swap execution facility (SEF), Bloomberg SEF LLC, has commenced operation in compliance with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)'s mandatory deadline.

October 2, 2013

CameronTec, the global standard in connectivity technology and trading infrastructure today announced a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Greenline Financial Technologies, a leading provider of FIX and electronic trading technology solutions and services and wholly-owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.

October 2, 2013

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading global provider of managed ultra-low latency IT and market data feed services designed to facilitate electronic trading, today announced the availability of additional Japanese content via its Consolidated Feed.

October 2, 2013

To help promote global fixed income liquidity, DelphX, a provider of  neutral alternative trading systems (ATS) for informed and transparent trading of fixed income securities, has selected SunGard to provide Financial Information eXchange (FIX) connectivity through its SunGard Global Network (SGN) to create CentralX, a neutral, centrally-cleared global facility. The CentralX market will be integrated within SGN to facilitate anonymous all-to-all interaction of orders entered by SGN users and buy-side and sell-side subscribers to DelphX and other participating fixed income ATS/ECNs and linked trading platforms.

October 1, 2013

Deutsche Börse today announced the introduction of a new cloud-based service for the delivery of historical market data. The new service, “Data on Demand,” grants clients direct access via internet to a high performance database of historical trade data from trading venues Xetra and Eurex, as well as Deutsche Börse index data.

September 30, 2013

ITRS Group, a leading provider of performance monitoring and management technology has announced today that NYSE Euronext has now gone live with ITRS Geneos to monitor a core part of its U.S. Cash Equities trading infrastructure. On completion of the phased implementation NYSE Euronext will be using ITRS Geneos to monitor its entire U.S. equities and options exchange technology environment, from matching engines and client gateway connectivity to market data delivery, using a single tool.

September 30, 2013

Recently acquired Marco Polo Securities today announced that it has integrated with ‘Marco Polo New World.’ The Marco Polo New World vision encompasses new management along with next generation technology, befitting the firm’s testament to reliability and performance that have kept loyal financial services customers in place for fourteen years.

September 27, 2013

EBS, ICAP’s market-leading electronic FX business, today announces that Apama, Software AG’s leading platform for aggregation and smart execution solutions to the FX marketplace, has been selected to deliver approved third party aggregation to EBS Direct, with UniCredit making the first trade.

September 27, 2013

FCM360 was recently selected to provide high-speed, low-latency hosting to Fidelis Capital Markets, the Auckland, New Zealand-based Foreign Exchange (Forex) broker that is known for flawless Straight Through Processing (STP), superb banking relationships and deep bank liquidity with tight spreads.

September 26, 2013

Traiana and MarketAxess SEF Corporation today announce the completion of the first live credit default swap (CDS) index trade using Traiana’s CreditLink service as the credit hub to verify pre-trade credit limits. JP Morgan acted as the clearing member for the major buy-side participant on the trade.

September 26, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced the completion of an upgraded connectivity path from Frankfurt into Amsterdam. The enhanced path boosts opportunities for clients looking to trade between the liquidity centres of Frankfurt and Amsterdam, as well as out to locations such as Moscow and London.

September 25, 2013

Argon Design, a design services company specializing in complex digital systems has developed a high performance trading system using a heterogeneous mix of technologies to minimize trading latency.