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May 30, 2014

Moscow Exchange (MOEX), specialising in equity and derivatives trading is going live with Horizon Software’s global trading technology. Horizon is the first global vendor to be certified for both equities and derivatives trading and will provide access to the full suite of electronic trading solutions to all exchange members: investment banks, hedge funds and brokers. The company has worked closely with MOEX to release fully compliant, high-speed connectivity for members and clients and is the only global vendor to be certified for both equities and derivatives markets by the exchange.

May 29, 2014

Traiana, the leading provider of pre-trade risk and post-trade processing solutions, has launched an enhanced version of CreditLink with new functionality designed for buy-side market participants trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs). The enhanced version includes services to streamline post-trade processing of SEF trades, manage the allocations process for bunched orders, and the ability to monitor limits across the entire trade lifecycle.

May 28, 2014

BT today announced that it is working with leading Korean financial IT provider KOSCOM to build a ‘liquidity hub’ in Hong Kong, making it easier for global investors based in the city to trade on Korean financial markets. Due to be launched in July 2014, the hub will help Korea Exchange (KRX) — one of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges — to grow its business internationally.

May 28, 2014

Trayport Contigo, a leading provider of energy trading, portfolio risk management (ETRM) solutions, today announced that its enTrader portfolio management system is now fully integrated with Trayport’s GlobalVision Trading Gateway.

May 28, 2014

Horizon Software, an innovative provider of front-end trading solutions, and Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a commercial partnership under which Horizon Software will offer Zing, Azul’s high-performance Java runtime, as part of its  portfolio to deliver increased application productivity and business efficiencies to new and existing customers.

May 27, 2014

The Hellenic Exchanges — Athens Stock Exchange Group, has selected Cinnober as technology partner for the implementation of its new surveillance system. The multi-asset solution will strengthen the exchanges’ existing technological infrastructure in order to cope with the new European regulatory environment and requirements.

May 27, 2014

Enyx, the leading provider of hardware-accelerated trading solutions for the financial markets, today announced their customers will now be able to access nxFeed, Enyx’s ultra-low latency FPGA-based market data distribution system, through Options’ Velocity market connectivity and application hosting service.

May 27, 2014

MarketPrizm, a leading provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, has announced the creation of a new channel model to meet the growing demand for managed trading infrastructure in Asia. The channel model has been created to provide cost-effective, innovative and scalable solutions to help the increasing number of firms seeking to trade Asia's lucrative equity, derivatives and FX markets get to market faster, and without heavy upfront investment.

May 22, 2014

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that nearly 80% of its members have met with Liquidnet in person to review and confirm their Liquidnet Transparency Controls settings. This new global technology, introduced in October 2013, represents one of the industry’s leading approaches to transparency, giving buy-side traders and trading desks at 740 of the world’s leading asset management firms ultimate control over the liquidity they can access and how their data is used when trading through Liquidnet. Liquidnet continues to engage with its Members to complete the Transparency Controls rollout.

May 21, 2014

Itochu Enex, a major Japanese energy provider, extends its technology outsourcing with SunGard's Valdi and Stream Clearvision ASP Services to help operate its front-to-middle office technology platform. The agreement will also provide infrastructure for their commodities hedging business line in Asia-Pacific. With SunGard's hosted trading workstations, market access and middle office ASP account reporting services will remove the burden of operating and maintaining their commodities hedging platform. Itochu Enex will be better able to focus on its core business and provide increased value and expertise to its clients.

May 20, 2014

Lucera Financial Infrastructures today announced the launch of LumeFX, its technology platform built to address the unique networking and liquidity challenges in the global FX spot market. LumeFX consolidates fragmented FX trading onto a single platform, using an adaptive smart order router (SOR) to identify liquidity and facilitate high-quality, and efficient executions. LumeFX runs on Lucera’s high-performance infrastructure providing rapid connectivity to the FX spot market, reducing clients’ infrastructure costs and improving performance, and reliability of their trades.

May 20, 2014

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced that the Zing runtime for Java is fully certified with the Redline Trading Solutions platform. Designed for ultra-low latency market data and order execution, the Redline Trading platform now supports Zing for its customers that want to develop trading strategies in Java while ensuring highly consistent, low-latency execution for trading equities, options, futures and FX.

May 20, 2014

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Vtesse is using the ADVA FSP 3000 with advanced encryption technology in a new enterprise service. Called Optical Secure, the new service is focused upon enterprises with specific needs to ensure the integrity and privacy of mission-critical data. Available throughout the U.K., Optical Secure supports multiple protocols, including Fibre Channel (FC), InfiniBand and Ethernet. It's this wide range of protocol support that is vital to Vtesse and its customers. ADVA Optical Networking is currently the only vendor that is able to offer such a feature. The encryption technology is available across line speeds ranging from 1Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s.

May 19, 2014

In preparation for the rationalisation of the post trade and clearing systems of the London markets of NYSE Liffe (including Clear) and ICE Clear Europe, ICE has determined that it will only retain/operate a single trading and single clearing technology. Consequently, ICE will undertake a migration of post trade and clearing processing for NYSE Liffe products from the existing NYSE Liffe platforms comprising UTP (Universal Trading Platform and Bclear) and UCP (Universal Clearing Platform) to the ICE Trading and Clearing Platforms.

May 19, 2014

EBS, ICAP's market-leading electronic FX business, announces today that it has appointed Paul Allmark as Global Head of e-Commerce Solutions. Paul will join the EBS Executive Management team and report to CEO Gil Mandelzis.

May 19, 2014

Linedata, provider of global solutions to the investment management and credit finance industries, today released a major new version of Linedata Longview for Asset Managers, raising the standard in front-office workflow, compliance and risk management. The award winning platform for global asset managers offers a unique, integrated global approach to portfolio management, trading and compliance, this latest release provides enhanced portfolio management tools and workflows, expanded execution management tools and analytics, streamlined allocation tools and advanced compliance monitoring.

May 15, 2014

Fonetic, the leaders in voice recognition and linguistics analytics for the financial services sector, has today announced the creation of Fonetic USA, a fully operational New York-based entity. The Madrid-headquartered firm, which has successfully delivered its industry-leading Linguistics Voice Platform to financial organisations including Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and Santander Group, is now actively seeking US-based customers. Fonetic USA will be led by Simon Richards, previously VP Global Sales & Marketing, Fonetic.

May 15, 2014

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), the leading U.S.-based transport and IP services provider, announced today its launch of the fastest route between 300 Blvd East, Weehawken, NJ and 755 Secaucus Road, NY4, Secaucus, NJ. The new route is delivered via wireless RF technology through HFN’s exclusive partnership with ULL Networks.

May 14, 2014

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) successfully launched its colocation centre on Monday 12 May 2014, which allows JSE clients to place their trading equipment in the JSE data centre and allow for the fastest access to all JSE markets.

May 14, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced a significant addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of former NYSE Euronext executive, Richard Hughes. Mr. Hughes, who was most recently responsible for Global Business Development at NYSE Technologies, NYSE Euronext’s commercial technology division, joins the IaaS provider as Senior Vice President, Managing Director for Europe.

May 6, 2014

BondEdge Solutions, an Interactive Data company and leading provider of fixed income portfolio management software, today announced a new suite of equity analysis and reporting tools. This expanded offering will deliver cross-asset portfolio analysis and reporting capabilities.

May 6, 2014

Etrali Trading Solutions, the global IT integrator for trading, strengthen its position in financial markets by appointing key leaders with outstanding backgrounds. Mike Sabatier, formerly of Société Générale, joins as VP of Operations for France. Mike will be responsible for implementing the company’s service strategy in the region as well as managing operations and client services. Rafael Bloom joins as Product Manager for Voice Recording and Analytics. Rafael’s role will focus primarily on voice recording within the compliance team, ensuring customers understand and manage any regulatory risk impacts.

May 6, 2014

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist and market leader in single-dealer platform (SDP) technology, today announced that Nordea Markets has selected Caplin Liberator, Caplin’s web streaming server, to deliver trade messages and market data to its new single-dealer platform offering. Nordea Markets is among the leading Nordic liquidity providers, offering services across multiple asset classes.

May 6, 2014

Trading Technologies International, (TT) and VeloxPro, global providers of market-leading connectivity and trading solutions for the financial community, today announced they have partnered to integrate VeloxPro’s BookMap order-book visualization solution with TT's execution management system (EMS) software.