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November 4, 2013

Ullink, a global provider of market leading low-latency connectivity and trading solutions for the financial community, today announced that its UL BRIDGE connectivity platform is now compliant with FIX 5.0, the best practice communication protocol for SEFs. Therefore, Ullink is now ready to fully support the new SEF trading landscape. Ullink’s commitment to understanding the new landscape and its long-term partnership with the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) Protocol has provided Ullink with the knowledge and resources to expand UL BRIDGE’s capabilities to support all FIX message types and custom FIX extensions for versions 4.0 through 5.0.

November 4, 2013

Quincy Data, announced an expansion of its industry leading QED market data offering with the opening of a point of presence in the NJ2 data center in Weehawken, NJ, operated by Savvis, a Century Link Company. Firms co-located in NJ2 can now receive select futures data from CME Group’s data center in Aurora, IL in 4.14 milliseconds - another best in class offering from Quincy Data.

November 4, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions, a leading provider of ultra-low latency trading solutions, today announced a major expansion into Asian equities and derivatives markets.

November 1, 2013

Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Over the next several months, Tradeweb Direct will integrate the businesses, technology, services and support of both Tradeweb Retail and BondDesk to provide the most advanced retail fixed income offering for broker dealers, retail and middle market investors.

October 31, 2013

Ullink, provider of low-latency connectivity and trading solutions for the financial community, today announced that Bank of Singapore had selected Ullink's connectivity and order management systems to enhance the bank's trading infrastructure. This decision was the result of an extensive evaluation process involving a number of prominent vendors. The entire setup is provided as a service (ASP), where Ullink hosts and manages the infrastructure in colocation at SGX, Singapore's Stock Exchange.

October 30, 2013

euNetworks Group, a unique bandwidth infrastructure provider, today announced it has launched a Fibre based solution from London to Stockholm, with dedicated low latency dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology delivering market leading latency. euNetworks first began offering ultra low latency services to Stockholm in 4Q 2010.

October 30, 2013

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services through Amazon’s Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY and Ashburn, VA. Now customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower’s 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and metro Chicago.

October 29, 2013

Accedian Networks, the leader in Performance Assured Networking solutions debuted VeloCITY FS, its financial services solution that monitors and measures the performance of network trading infrastructure. Velocity FS was developed to empower the Buy-Side and the Sell-Side with network performance information to effectively manage three (3) critical financial trading infrastructure technologies risk: Low Latency, Accurate Measurements and Micro-bursting Reporting.

October 29, 2013

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), the leading U.S.-based transport and IP services provider announced today that, as part of the completion of its fiber network upgrade, it now provides never-before-delivered performance to every major financial trading platform in the NY/NJ metropolitan area.

October 29, 2013

Solace Systems announced today that Intelligent Wave Inc. (IWI), a leading reseller and system integrator in Japan, will offer Solace messaging appliances to clients looking to upgrade the performance, capacity and reliability of their application infrastructure.

October 29, 2013

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced that it is offering consolidated market data from the HKEx Orion Market Data (OMD) Platform via SuperFeed. This cost effective service, that now includes market information from the HKEx OMD Platform, is available from October 2013. SuperFeed in Hong Kong enables colocated and remote proximity market participants to receive direct data feed content and value-added services from NYSE Technologies.

October 29, 2013

XKL, a leading-edge provider of enterprise fiber optic networking systems, today announces the beta release of the DXT10-10 tunable optical networking system, the first alien-wave addition to the DarkStar DWDM Optical Networking System range.

October 28, 2013

In the latest development of its global expansion strategy ITRS Group has appointed Angie Walker as Global Head of Sales and Ian Salmon, as Global Head of Business Development. ITRS is the leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology to the world’s financial community and these two appointments are seen as core elements in the next phase of the company’s global growth.

October 28, 2013

NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems business and the largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, announced today the availability of the Actimize Benchmark Monitoring Solution, an integrated solution designed to assist in detecting and identifying  rate-setting activities, processes and procedures within a single offering combining communications channel insight and incorporating alert, case management and reporting. The solution enables firms to have a better understanding of what is being discussed and traded within its trading floors, thus enabling their internal compliance division the ability to respond rapidly to suspicious rate-rigging issues, thereby increasing its chances at lowering risk and speeding resolution.

October 28, 2013

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced a further expansion of their partnership with Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of low-latency market data and order execution solutions, which will see the IaaS provider offer a fully managed ticker plant for options and equities.

October 28, 2013

NanoSpeed, the provider of ultra-fast FPGA solutions to the trading community, has today announced the launch of Nano-TG, an ultra-low latency trading gateway. NanoSpeed provides the lowest latency, highly-robust FPGA-based trading, market data and risk management solutions to investment banks, prop traders and hedge funds, as well as exchanges and other financial institutions.

October 24, 2013

FCM360 has just introduced the new CLOUD TRADER product group, giving retail and small institutional investors superior access to Foreign Exchange (FOREX) trading formerly available only to big banks and financial institutions at a far greater cost.

October 24, 2013

TS‑Associates, leaders in Precision Instrumentation of electronic trading systems, and developers of TipOff, Correlix and Application Tap, announces the integration of Solarflare’s latest Flareon 10/40 GbE Server I/O Adapters and SolarCapture with the entire range of TS‑Associates Precision Instrumentation products. TipOff and Correlix can now be deployed as virtual appliances and Application Tap will soon support virtual machine (VM) environments. These innovations enable “on demand” provisioning of instrumentation for cloud based and virtualised applications.

October 23, 2013

Exablaze, developer of ultra-low-latency hardware, is pleased to announce the introduction of the world’s fastest Network Interface Card (NIC), the ExaNIC X4. In a test environment that measured round trip latency from an application to the fiber and back, the ExaNIC X4 achieved latencies of under one microsecond for raw Ethernet frames. Competitive solutions clocked in at 1.6-2.0 microseconds. In addition to being the first sub-microsecond NIC, the quad-port 10GbE device has additional features such as hardware-based time stamping, bridging and port mirroring.

October 23, 2013

Fluent Trade Technologies, a leading provider of high-efficiency, ultra-low-latency hosting, market data and global connectivity solutions, announced today that they will now offer co-location hosting and connectivity at the NASDAQ OMX Data Center.

October 23, 2013

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced that its Exchange Data Publisher (XDP) is the market data engine powering the new Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) Orion Market Data (OMD) Platform. Selected by HKEx for its industry leading, low-latency performance, XDP enables the HKEx OMD Platform to distribute market data packaged into value-added services tailored to different subscriber groups.

October 23, 2013

OptionsCity Software, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions, today introduced Freeway Analytics, a simulation platform that allows traders and developers to quickly build and back-test strategies, discover opportunities and simulate real-world trading based on sub-millisecond futures market data. The new non-execution offering is hosted by OptionsCity and was built on OptionsCity’s Freeway automated trading technology.

October 23, 2013

At the first-ever Pivotal Summit in Singapore, Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, today announced with NYSE Technologies Pivotal Data Dispatch (Pivotal DD). Pivotal DD is a scalable and cost-effective solution offering a consolidated view of disparate data sources, self-service sandbox provisioning for reporting and data analytics. Companies can now rapidly and securely provision structured and unstructured Big Data from any source – whether that’s Hadoop, MPP, Flat File or a legacy database – to enable unprecedented levels of analytics output from data workers. With the use of Pivotal DD, businesses will now have a comprehensive system to view, manage and analyze data inside and outside the organization to make quicker decisions and develop key data insights for the organization.

October 23, 2013

SuperDerivatives, a leading global provider of financial information, derivatives technology and trade execution, has extended its market data offering with the launch of DGX Direct, a real-time data feed that streams directly into customers’ systems.