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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.

April 29, 2014

Algomi, the provider of information-matching solutions for the optimization of fixed income liquidity, has named Hugh Willis as a Strategic Advisor. He is also an investor in the firm.

April 29, 2014

Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to the investment industry, today announced it is expanding its collaboration with SunGard to provide the global hedge fund industry greater access to trading counterparties. United Kingdom-based firms will now have direct access to the SunGard Global Network (SGN) that connects with 150 trading venues worldwide from Eze Castle Integration’s ECILink Private Network, which serves as the communications gateway for more than 500 buy-side firms.

April 29, 2014

A white paper by Scila discusses how to leverage Big Data techniques when analyzing the vast amount of information gathered as a result of new market regulation.

April 29, 2014

Charles River, an enterprise-wide, front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, today announced that Pyrford International, a London investment boutique owned by the Bank of Montreal, is live on the private cloud-based Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) for portfolio management, trading, compliance, and post-trade processing across its equity, fixed income and FX operations. Pyrford is also leveraging Charles River's broker-neutral FIX Network.

April 28, 2014

Integral Development., a leading platform for FX market participants, announced today that Richard K. Farrell has joined the firm as Managing Director, Business Development/Sales. Farrell is reporting to Harpal Sandhu, CEO, and Jon Barker, Global Head of Sales, and is a member of the firm’s executive team. Based out of New York, Farrell will oversee efforts to expand Integral’s offerings into additional customer segments and business models.

April 25, 2014

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the firm will offer immediate access to CME Europe Ltd. upon the exchange’s launch this Sunday. CME Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of CME Group, which last month received UK regulatory approval to launch the new London-based derivatives exchange.

April 24, 2014

Neonet Securities AB, the independent agency broker, today announced that it has appointed Alasdair Haynes as its new non-executive Chairman. Mr. Haynes, who has been a member of the Neonet board since February 2013, replaces Peter Melbi, who is moving on to another board directorship.

April 23, 2014

Quincy Data announced that its Quincy Extreme Data service is distributing Aurora-sourced data to London’s Slough-LD4 data center in 35.39 milliseconds (ms) and to Frankfurt’s FR2 data center in 37.79 ms.  Both routes offer the lowest known latency for any commercially available service and will receive substantial upgrades over the next several months to ensure that the QED service remains the fastest.

April 23, 2014

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Cinnober as its partner for the development of a new multi-asset clearing technology platform.

April 22, 2014

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Bob Garrett has joined the company as Head of Technology and a member of the leadership team. In this role, Bob will be responsible for establishing the technical direction of the company and coordinating with business leaders and product managers in the development of products, solutions and processes that align with Liquidnet’s mission to make markets more efficient. Bob is based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly.

April 16, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. The announcement comes ahead of this month’s eSpeed migration to the main Nasdaq data center in Carteret, which follows the stock exchange’s July 2013 acquisition of the U.S. Treasuries-trading platform. The migration will see eSpeed move from the market’s current location in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and is planned for April 7th.

April 15, 2014

S3 is pleased to announce its Buy-Side Execution Quality Suite, which allows both Buy-Side institutions and their Sell-Side providers to ensure the Buy-Side clients are getting the very best representation in both the equities and listed options markets.

April 15, 2014

Ullink, global provider of market leading trading technology and connectivity services, today announced that it has hired former NYSE Technologies regional COO Simon McDowell, to support its rapidly growing multi-channel sales organisation. London based, Simon reports to CEO Laurent Useldinger, working closely with the senior management team to drive Ullink’s global, multi asset class growth strategy.

April 9, 2014

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced the general availability of Zulu 8.0, a commercialized build of OpenJDK that is compatible and compliant with the Java SE 8 standard. Zulu 8.0 is available immediately and freely downloadable from www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/downloads.

April 9, 2014

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the StarMine Insider Filings Model US, based on the trades and holdings of company insiders to rank US stocks by under/out performance. It uses the sentiment of company insiders on the future prospects of their company, as reflected by their stock transactions and ownership, to indicate likely performance across the coming months.

April 8, 2014

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Adam Sussman has joined the company as Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Partnerships. In this global role, Adam will serve as a senior advisor on market structure issues providing insight and guidance on industry developments, technological trends, and financial industry dynamics to Liquidnet’s community of buy side Members and customers. He will also advance Liquidnet’s efforts in identifying new ways to bring in additional sources of unique, safe and actionable block liquidity by building and strengthening partnerships with a broad spectrum of industry participants. Adam will be based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Head of US Equities, Brennan Warble, and will work closely with leadership across all regions.

April 8, 2014

BT today announced a new cloud-integrated innovation for financial markets that puts traders in control of increasingly complex trading strategies and demanding client relationships.