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September 5, 2014

Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SuperDerivatives, a leading provider of risk management analytics, financial market data and valuation services. The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of ICE’s comprehensive multi-asset class clearing strategy.

September 4, 2014

CME Group will introduce Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0, a low latency and direct data access solution designed to improve customers' ability to process and act on real-time price information. The new MDP 3.0 Channels will run in parallel with the current FIX/FAST Channels for six months after completion of the rollout of all MDP 3.0 channels.

September 4, 2014

The European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), Europe’s leading energy exchange, and Trading Technologies International (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading platforms, today announced that EEX has contracted with TT to supply the exchange’s trading participants with direct access to the exchange via the direct screen. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) TT platform provides secure, high-performance, go-anywhere market access and trade execution.

September 4, 2014

The Quincy Extreme Data service now offers order book data on select Eurex bond and equity futures. The QED service distributes select Eurex futures in major trading centers in the UK, New Jersey and Illinois at the lowest known commercial latency. Eurex Order by Order is the first Europe-sourced data feed distributed by the QED service, which already includes eight US-based exchanges.

September 3, 2014

Fidessa group today announced that it has expanded the service it offers its UK broker clients with the addition of Alliance News, a new journalistic news service targeted at UK companies, investors and their advisors. Covering all UK listed companies, Alliance News delivers both breadth and depth of coverage including smaller and AIM-listed companies, as well as providing general, global economic content.

September 3, 2014

smartTrade Technologies announces today a new release of its Order Management System (OMS) and adoption by clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. smartTrade clients have optimised their trading flow by using smartTrade OMS to handle client orders more efficiently across multiple desks, internalise client flows and improve their proprietary hedging strategies. All desks involved in the trading chain can utilize the tool, making sure that any team members can service the client orders instantly from anywhere in the world.

September 3, 2014

Liquid Holdings Group, a provider of a single cloud-based platform that integrates real-time order, execution, and risk management with reporting and shadow NAV for the financial services community, today announced The Mada Group has selected the Liquid platform to manage its investment processes and middle-office operations. The Mada Group is a commodity trading advisor (CTA) that launched in 2014 and seeks to generate significant returns in the commodity futures space by deploying proprietary, quantitative and electronic investment strategies in the energy, agriculture and metals sectors.

August 21, 2014

ASPone Ltd, provider of financial networks, trading applications and solutions for the financial markets today announced a partnership with Earthport plc. that will see ASPone develop a range of transaction systems to support Earthport’s expanding portfolio of payments services.

August 8, 2014

Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, today announced that Jefferies, a leading global investment bank will join Collaboration Services, the open messaging network from Markit.

July 15, 2014

Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities has expanded its use of SunGard’s Valdi to help achieve greater operational efficiency through an integrated software and services approach for needs ranging from connectivity to trading screens and downstream system interfacing.

July 9, 2014

ITRS Group, the leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology, today announced the appointment of Guy Warren as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr Warren replaces Kevin Covington, who will remain as a Senior Advisor to ITRS.

July 7, 2014

Horizon Software, innovative provider of front-end trading solutions, is the first vendor to offer an options trading system in China’s booming market. With the long-awaited opening of the options markets, market participants in China have been looking for a flexible, powerful and easily-integrated solution. This initiative was mandated by the Chinese government some three years ago in order to develop investment banking and, in particular, derivatives trading in China.

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.