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July 3, 2014

Misys, which provides the broadest portfolio of financial services software on the market, has simplified its offerings and launched a new set of solutions under a common architecture. Misys unveiled a range of new open componentised software at its European, Middle East and African Market Forum in Barcelona this week.

July 2, 2014

Cinnober Financial Technology today announced the acquisition of Markit Trade Reporting (“BOAT”) from Markit with Cinnober taking full control of BOAT’s European trade reporting service as of July 1st. Earlier this year, Markit announced plans to discontinue the trade reporting service. However, with significant market demand for an independent trade reporting service and an extensive client base, Cinnober has decided to acquire BOAT. Cinnober has provided the core technology and operated the BOAT platform since its inception in 2007.

July 2, 2014

Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced the development of a new comprehensive service for electronic trade confirmation and exercise management for the FX options market. The service will be deployed by MarkitSERV, Markit’s trade processing service for the OTC derivatives industry.

July 1, 2014

Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the first company to deliver an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively in Hadoop, today announced all-in-one platform pricing that gives organisations the affordability and flexibility to grow and change with their business needs. The platform pricing includes capacity-based and subscription models as well as an innovative Right-to-Deploy option, helping customers successfully and economically scale to get the most business value from their data assets. While other vendors are locked into traditional approaches that penalise customers for growth with big data, Actian’s single platform pricing provides the broadest set of pricing options with the ability to deploy the platform’s capabilities that best address individual big data challenges.

July 1, 2014

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and NASDAQ OMX, have signed an agreement for NASDAQ OMX to deliver its industry-leading trading technology, X-stream Trading, to PSE. The new system will power PSE's trading platform, which currently trades equities and ETFs. X-stream Trading, which will replace the current platform, is expected to go live in mid-2015.

June 30, 2014

BATS Global Markets (BATS) today announced the upcoming roll-out of the BATS One Feed, a market data product that provides cost-effective, high-quality quote and trade information for market participants looking for comprehensive, real-time market data across all of BATS’ markets.

June 25, 2014

Société de Bourse Gilbert Dupont (“Gilbert Dupont”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit du Nord, part of the French and international financial group Société Générale, has selected SunGard to access Turquoise, the multilateral trading facility operated by the London Stock Exchange Group.

June 25, 2014

Thomson Reuters today announced that it is providing access to deeper commodity markets liquidity through an agreement with CME Group. Thomson Reuters Eikon customers registered to trade on CME Group markets can now access CME Direct, a front-end trading platform for CME Group’s commodity futures, options and OTC markets. This agreement provides commodities professionals with seamless access to CME Direct’s electronic execution capabilities alongside the news, charting and analysis tools available in Thomson Reuters Eikon.

June 24, 2014

OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm is offering customers immediate access to Liffe US products following their transition to Intercontinental Exchange’s futures exchanges and clearing houses.

June 23, 2014

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with ULLINK, a provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community, for the combined sale of NYFIX and Metabit, both units of NYSE Technologies. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

June 23, 2014

ULLINK, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions and connectivity to the financial community, has entered into an agreement to acquire NYFIX and Metabit from NYSE Technologies, part of Intercontinental Exchange. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.

June 19, 2014

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced they have signed a strategic agreement to expand CSE’s activity in the North Western and Central African regions.

June 19, 2014

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has completed the expansion of its hosting platform into the NYSE, NYSE MKT, Arca, Arca Options and Amex Options exchange colocation facility in Mahwah. This latest expansion will allow Options customers the unique ability to leverage exchange colocation services, using a single provider, for every lit and dark equity and options market in the United States.

June 18, 2014

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with SR Labs for the sale of the Wombat Financial Software, a unit of NYSE Technologies. The transaction is expected to close in third-quarter 2014 and terms were not disclosed.

June 17, 2014

Volta, developer and operator of central London’s newest purpose-designed, carrier-neutral data centre, today announced a further expansion of its team, with the addition of Adam Bradshaw as Senior Sales Executive. Adam joins Volta from TelecityGroup and will be responsible for new business as well as the management of existing client relationships.

June 16, 2014

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services and NOREXECO ASA today announced a cooperation in which NOREXECO has licensed the M7 trading technology for a new regulated exchange for the trading of derivatives on products from the forestry and paper industry. NOREXECO will become a renewable commodities exchange based in Norway.

June 16, 2014

xCelor, a leading supplier of high-performance trading solutions based in Chicago is proud to announce its next-generation Layer 1 network switch, the xPort XPM² (“XPM-Squared”). Adding to the xPort family of layer one switches, the XPM² adds an FPGA to bring processing closer to the network.

June 12, 2014

Colt today announces it is enhancing its service delivery capability in the Capital Markets sector with the creation of a focused Capital Markets team. This team will build on the expertise of Colt’s 20 year heritage and leadership in this sector and the Front Office experience of MarketPrizm to provide a consistent customer experience from product development through to sales engagement, delivery and service management for customers that need guaranteed access to the global markets.

June 11, 2014

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, and C24 Technologies (C24), a world leader in financial services messaging and integration solutions, today announced the availability of an in-memory Financial Products Markup Language (FpML) storage solution which combines C24 Integration Objects (C24-iO) SDO message compaction Technology with Azul’s pauseless Zing runtime for Java, enabling financial services institutions to dramatically reduce hardware requirements for storing OTC derivative data.

June 11, 2014

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of the global electronic trading community, announces the adoption of the FIX Protocol by an overwhelming majority of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs), including BGC Derivative Markets, Bloomberg, trueEX, GFI Group, ICE Swap Trade, MarketAxess, Tradeweb (TW and DW), Tradition Trad-X and Tullett Prebon.

June 10, 2014

Solace Systems announced today that Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) has decided to implement Solace messaging appliances as the data distribution backbone as part of its continuous investment in low latency electronic trading in FX, Rates and Bonds.

June 10, 2014

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), today announced the appointment of Des Peck as New Business Sales Executive in Europe. Mr. Peck will be responsible for leading Object Trading’s sales and business development initiatives. He will join Object Trading’s London office and report to Gerry Turner, Executive Director of Object Trading.

June 10, 2014

Redline Trading Solutions, the premier provider of ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems, today announced the addition of four more European equity and futures exchanges to its portfolio of over 120 global trading venues.

June 10, 2014

Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced that S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial and a leading provider of financial research, data and analytics, will join Collaboration Services, the open messaging network from Markit.