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May 5, 2015

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a partnership with Integration Systems, a global software solutions provider for the financial markets, which enables Integration Systems’ new and existing customers to leverage the power of Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is aimed at environments requiring low latency and high performance.

April 30, 2015

Numerix, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, andx Quant, a leading financial technology vendor in mainland China with particular focus on providing quantitative financial solutions for the greater China region, today announced the details of a new partnership agreement.

April 29, 2015

B2N, the technology company, today announced their new solution – MD2FIX. This module reverse engineers ordinary order book representation e.g. MarketFeed style, to FIX protocol deltas. This enables existing and new B2N customers to consume data from the B2N platform using FIX adapters. This new functionality greatly simplifies trading system feeds of financial data from well-known aggregators, including Thomson Reuters, Bloombergand IDC.

April 29, 2015

OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions to the financial services, corporate, energy, and commodities industries, today announced that Bank of the West has implemented OpenLink’s Findur solution for its Capital Markets and Treasury operations. The implementation included a number of workflows to automate and facilitate both pre and post sales business activities.

April 29, 2015

Beltone Financial (“Beltone”), a leading regional investment bank headquartered in Egypt, has become the first market maker on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), providing liquidity on the bourse’s recently launched Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that tracks the EGX30 index called XTMisr (EGX30ETF.CA).

April 29, 2015

Bloomberg today announced the company has integrated access to Exane BNP Paribas’ Order Status Update feedback channel, which provides traders of European equities insight into trading algorithms, via Bloomberg’s Execution Management System (EMSX). Through this non-exclusive agreement, each trading algorithm provided by Exane BNP Paribas can deliver distinct real-time alerts, which are based on pre-determined signals and market conditions, directly to the EMSX blotter using the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol.

April 29, 2015

A bold new initiative is being launched today that has the potential to benefit the entire financial technology industry – the Financial IT Quality Assessment (FIQA). This is intended as the cornerstone of a public, industry-wide framework for quality assessment of financial software and systems. To kick off the initiative, Cinnober Financial Technology is inviting influential players in the industry to participate in a working group, which is being convened in London on June 8.

April 28, 2015

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high throughput, will be integrated into Tradition’s high performance trading platforms. Zing enhances Tradition’s competitive advantage through faster and more predictable trade execution and enables Tradition’s Development teams to pursue new capabilities and revenue opportunities.

April 23, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and Contineo, the first industry supported open messaging network to access issuers of structured products in Hong Kong, today announced that Ullink will provide the FIX messaging backbone for the new platform.

April 14, 2015

Cinnober, an independent supplier of multi-asset financial technology for market operators, clearing houses, banks and brokers, and Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy and sell-side firms, have entered into a strategic collaboration to provide market surveillance to the global banking sector.

April 14, 2015

Colt today announced the launch of its financial services extranet Colt PrizmNet, which will connect providers of financial content - including market data, research and other services - to Capital Markets firms. A dedicated private network with deterministic low latency will guarantee reliable, consistent, and transparent content delivery. Providers already signed up to distribute content via Colt’s extranet service include NLX, Nasdaq, Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Aquis Exchange.

April 14, 2015

Etrali Trading Solutions, the global compliance and unified communication services integrator for trading, announces today at TradeTech that it enhances its portfolio of solutions with Call Match and Recording Check. These services help compliance officers and IT managers at financial institutions be proactive in their management of regulatory issues directly affecting the organisation’s voice recording estate.

April 14, 2015

OTAS Technologies, the leading provider of market data analytics, today announced that it has been acquired by a private investment group. The transaction makes OTAS Technologies fully independent and provides funding to accelerate growth and global expansion of its equity market analytics product line. Details of the transaction remain private.

April 13, 2015

OneMarketData, a leader in tick data management and analytics, today announced the launch of OneTickCLOUD, the industry’s most advanced data and analytics platform for time series analysis, powered by OneTick with global multi-asset class tick data from Morningstar.

April 9, 2015

OneMarketData, the founders of OneTick, a single solution for event stream processing (CEP) and tick data management, today announced that Ergon Capital Management, LLC, an Austin, Texas based company that builds market technology solutions and quantitative trading models, has selected OneTick as its tick data management platform. OneTick’s powerful analytical tools will enable Ergon to employ their quantitative research techniques on historical tick data for trading opportunities, run historical simulations & strategy back tests and perform transaction cost analysis (TCA).

April 9, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and Daewoo Securities Hong Kong, a leading full-service investment firm, today announced that Daewoo has chosen Ullink’s electronic trading platform to provide a low latency solution for its High Frequency Trading (HFT) clients.

March 30, 2015

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced they have expanded coverage of the Canadian markets to include the Aequitas NEO Exchange, a newly launched Canadian stock market. Orc clients looking for new opportunities can leverage connectivity for order routing and market data to the Aequitas Lit Book and NEO BookTM.

March 25, 2015

Fidessa group today announced that Fiera Capital Corporation (“Fiera Capital”), a leading independent Canadian investment manager, has deployed Fidessa’s investment management system (IMS) across its fixed income operations. The managed service, which includes compliance, order management, portfolio management and connectivity, has enabled Fiera Capital to quickly scale its fixed income business and accelerate time to market in a cost-effective manner. Derivatives will follow later this year.

March 25, 2015

Neonet, the independent agency broker and execution specialist, today announced that it has enhanced its integration with SimCorp, the leading provider of investment management software solutions and services for the global financial industry. Through the integration mutual clients leveraging SimCorp’s software solutions get access to Neonet’s full range of execution algorithms.

March 25, 2015

SunGard’s MarketMap market data solution now provides Platts Real-Time news, data and alerts to help traders visualize market behavior as it occurs and respond quickly to new trading opportunities.

March 17, 2015

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, announced today availability of their new Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) enabled Full Order Book solution on IBM POWER8 systems. The CAPI enabled Order Book performs all feed processing and book building in logic inside a single Stratix V FPGA on the Nallatech P385 card. The system enables software to directly receive order book snapshots in the coherent shared memory with the least possible latency. The low latency Order Book is designed using the on-chip memory for customer book sizes with many thousands of open orders, up to 24 symbols, and reporting of six L-2 book levels. For use cases where millions of open orders and full market depth need to be tracked, the scalable CAPI enabled Order Book is still implemented with a single FPGA but stores data in off-chip memory.

March 17, 2015

Thomson Reuters has today launched new controls in its instant messaging service to improve the ease with which financial markets professionals can communicate with their counterparties whilst helping ensure the highest standards of compliance.

March 16, 2015

Exegy, a leading provider of managed services and technology for market data normalization and distribution, has announced today the availability of its fourth generation of hardware accelerated appliances. Exegy unveiled the first FPGA-based appliance for market data processing in New York in June 2006. It quickly garnered attention by significantly reducing latency for normalized data delivery while consuming far less space and power in the data center. Since that time, Exegy has developed a high-performance and feature-rich product line that is backed by comprehensive managed services. Today Exegy serves as a strategic partner to leading exchanges, market makers, sell-side banks, buy-side asset managers, and proprietary traders. "This is a significant achievement for Exegy that underscores our relentless commitment to innovation. It is tangible evidence of our sustained efforts to deliver the manifold benefits of our intellectual property portfolio of over 125 patents and patents pending to the financial services industry," says chief executive officer James O'Donnell.

March 12, 2015

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that industry veteran Chris Jackson has joined the company as European Head of Liquidnet's Execution and Quantitative Services (EQS) Group. Chris brings over twenty years of experience to this new role which will involve setting the strategic direction of the European trading desk and Algorithmic Services Group, as well as heading up the senior sales effort for Liquidnet's global algorithmic offering with European clients.