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June 10, 2015

Eagle Alpha has launched a new component to its research suite, Investment Themes. This service consists of fundamental research that will provide insights from non-traditional sources on 100 global investment themes. These 100 themes will be chosen by our team of experienced analysts based on their understanding of the key topics that will drive equity markets in the months and years to come.

June 10, 2015

Neonet, the independent agency broker and execution specialist, today announced the latest addition to its algorithmic trading suite with the launch of the new “Capture” algorithm. “Capture” is a liquidity seeking algorithm designed to leverage a number of underlying algorithmic models and methodologies across both dark and lit markets, depending on the client’s urgency to complete the order.

June 10, 2015

REDI Global Technologies today announced the extension of its multi-broker network to include Options on Futures strategies.

June 10, 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 scalability, has been deployed by Traiana, the leading provider of pre trade risk and post trade processing solutions.  Traiana has chosen to implement Zing on CreditLink, Traiana’s real-time platform for pre and post-trade certainty of clearing, to drive higher scalability, lower average latency execution and eliminate inconsistent response time outliers to ensure it meets strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and regulatory standards. This initial deployment is part of a staged Zing roll-out across the entire Traiana network.

June 9, 2015

Interactive Data, a trusted, leading provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, announced that it will provide Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, with continuous evaluated pricing to help its fixed income trading platform participants meet their price discovery and best execution objectives. Liquidnet will soon launch the first dark pool for corporate bonds which is centralizing a critical mass of corporate bond liquidity from its network of more than 780 asset managers and providing enhanced data and proven technology that will make corporate bond trading more efficient.

June 9, 2015

Symbiont, a pioneer in the creation of Smart Securities on the blockchain, has secured $1.25M of seed funding from influential financial market leaders. Early investors include Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of the NYSE Euronext; Matt Andresen, founder of the Island ECN and trading head at Citadel; Getco, LLC founders Dan Tierney and Stephen Schuler through Wicklow Capital; Scott Carmilani, Chairman and CEO of Allied World Assurance Company; and Celeridem FinTech Fund. A ‘Series A’ round of institutional investment is expected to close in Q3 2015.

June 8, 2015

Fidessa group today announced the launch of a powerful new order analytics service for its derivatives community that brings greater precision to the control and measurement of derivatives algos.

June 2, 2015

FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), a leading provider of software and consulting services, today announces its results for the year ended 28 February 2015.

June 1, 2015

MDX Technology Ltd., a provider of real-time market data connectivity solutions, and Exegy Inc., a provider of high-performance market data normalization and distribution solutions, have today announced an expansion of their strategic partnership to deliver Exegy’s operational content via MDX Technology’s MDXT Connect into Microsoft Excel for real-time monitoring purposes.  This represents an extension of the previously announced partnership to deliver normalized, real-time market data from Exegy into Microsoft Excel. 

June 1, 2015

Thomson Reuters has extended the analytics offered through its MarketPsych Indices to include individual companies, alongside the indices for countries, currencies, commodities and industries already available.

May 27, 2015

MCO Europe Ltd, McObject’s exclusive distributor for the financial markets in the UK and Europe, is raising investment through Crowdcube, the UK’s largest Crowd Funding site. to fund growth and expansion.

May 27, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions, today announced that Kotak Institutional Equities (KIE), one of India's leading institutional brokers and a division of Kotak Securities has chosen Ullink’s UL Bridge connectivity solution.

May 26, 2015

S3 (“the Company”), a financial services software company that provides customized solutions to monitor and analyze trade execution, today from the 2015 TSX Equities Trading Conference announced the launch of its Canadian Best Execution Quality Suite (“the Suite”).  The Suite, representing the Company’s international expansion as the first offering on its World View reporting platform, includes a number of components designed to offer traders sophisticated information on differing market conditions between the U.S. and Canada.

May 21, 2015

With rollout approaching for its order execution system incorporating theeXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS), TradeStation is finding that the specialized DBMS for financial systems from McObject delivers the expected performance boost – and that eliminating data management latency makes room for new features and flexibility that benefit its trading customers.

May 20, 2015

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that Norwegian Folketrygdfondet has selected SimCorp’s front office solution to achieve tighter system integration, lower operating costs and reduced time-to-market for new instruments.

May 20, 2015

Wall Street Horizon, provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, and Lucena Research, provider of big-data analytics and decision support technology, today announced a partnership to allow clients to evaluate and model Wall Street Horizon data within Lucena’s analytic platform.

May 18, 2015

Orc, a global leader in trading technology, today announced that its next-generation Orc Tbricks trading platform now offers a certified interface to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), including the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). The new high-speed interface enables quoting and trading a broad range of products, including equity options and index options such as CBOE Volatility Indexâ (VIX Index) options.

May 13, 2015

Market Prophit an industry-leading provider of real-time stock market sentiment analysis of social media conversations has launched the first-of-its kind social media sentiment smart beta index. The index will be calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices based on their corporate actions data and Market Prophit's proprietary sentiment data. The index, which will be both real time as well as have end of day historical values, will be available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the ticker symbols CROWD, CROWDTR, and CROWDNTR (index price return, index total return, and index net total return) respectively.

May 12, 2015

Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that Capital Advisors Group has implemented Linedata Compliance for its institutional separate account business.

May 12, 2015

Fidessa group today announced that Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong brokerage arm of one of China's largest securities firms, has gone live with Fidessa’s fully-managed trading platform for trading equities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and to take advantage of Fidessa's advanced trading capabilities to provide enhanced services to its clients.

Guotai Junan's trading desk will make full use of Fidessa's trading workflow as well as its algorithmic trading engine, which is fully integrated into the Fidessa order management system (OMS).  Guotai Junan will also use Fidessa technology for access to the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect link, and to offer FIX connectivity and direct market access (DMA) services to clients.

Mr. Kelvin Shek, Head of Information Technology of Guotai Junan, said: “Fidessa’s technology fits well with our commitment to give our clients the best brokerage services. The platform is very scalable, which is important as we need a solution that can grow with us as we continue to expand. Our clients know they can rely on us to offer a world-class service, and we are pleased with the capabilities Fidessa offers us which enable us to do this.”

Jean-Pierre Baron, Managing Director of Fidessa in Asia, said: “We have created strong links with Chinese players, who nicely complement our portfolio of domestic and international clients. The investment we have made to build a regional infrastructure is proving very useful for firms who want to minimize technical complexity, whilst at the same time benefit from advanced functionality.”

Fidessa provides connectivity to around 4,100 buy-sides and 870 brokers across over 210 markets globally. Each month, its network carries flow with a value of US$1.6 trillion. Fidessa's products serve 24,000 users at 1,000 clients worldwide and are used by 85% of tier-one financial institutions.

May 12, 2015

REDI Global Technologies has integrated a suite of futures algorithms and DMA tools from Quantitative Brokers (“QB”) into its trade management platform, REDIPlus, providing its more than 5,000 active users direct access to the award-winning algorithmic broker.

May 12, 2015

Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments ('TPAI'), the alternative investments arm of Tullett Prebon, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers, today announces that it has developed and launched the first screen-based matching engine called TP-AIME (Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments Matching Engine) to better facilitate transactions in alternative investments. In addition to functioning as a price discovery and matching engine, the screen also facilitates auctions in hedge fund, private equity and real estate fund interests.

May 11, 2015

Nasdaq today announced plans to leverage blockchain technology as part of an enterprise-wide initiative. Nasdaq will initially leverage the Open Assets Protocol, a colored coin innovation built upon the blockchain. In its first application expected later this year, Nasdaq will launch blockchain-enabled digital ledger technology that will be used to expand and enhance the equity management capabilities offered by its Nasdaq Private Market platform. Nasdaq's blockchain technology will offer efficient, fully-electronic services that facilitate the issuance, transfer, and management of private company securities. Fredrik Voss, Vice President at Nasdaq, has been named the company's Blockchain Technology Evangelist to lead the strategic development of this initiative for Nasdaq.

May 6, 2015

Ullink, a global provider of market leading electronic trading and connectivity solutions is pleased to announce that CITIC Securities International (CSI), a leading China-focused international investment bank, deployed Ullink’s low latency connectivity platform, order management, algorithmic trading and market making solutions as a fully hosted service, to power its trading desk technology in Asia and the US.  Adding CSI to its growing list of clients adds further reinforcement to Ullink’s expansion plans across the Asian Pacific and Americas regions.