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August 18, 2010

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that:

* NASDAQ BONO was up a record 25% to 150,431 mps over the 1 second interval.

* SIAC OPRA hit a record peak of 1,711,873 mps, up by 7%.

* NASDAQ UQDF and UTDF were up by 5% and 2 % at 102,825 mps and 22,036 mps respectively.

* SIAC CQS was at a record 236,513 mps, up 1.4%.

* In the European markets, message rates from Deutsche Börse over the 1 second interval were at a record high with CEF Ultra + Xetra up 35% at a new record peak of 8,051 mps.

August 16, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community today announced that it is upgrading its New York to Toronto Exchange Ring to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second). The additional bandwidth and reduced latency of this connection will further improve upon Atrium Network’s existing low latency performance in anticipation of the continued growth in market data, messaging and order flow. The upgrading of the New York Toronto Exchange Ring is part of Atrium Network’s continued investment in the North American region and provides unrivalled connectivity to the Canadian and North American markets.

August 16, 2010

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), an exclusive provider of high-bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions, today announced that it has opened up two, ultra-low latency, metro New York Fast Path fiber routes. Combined with HFN’s X-Change Connect Metro Ethernet solution, they connect financial services customers to 1400 Federal Boulevard in Carteret, NJ.

August 16, 2010

Institutional agency broker Rosenblatt Securities has deployed NYSE Technologies’ hosted SuperFeed market data service. Rosenblatt will use SuperFeed to power what it terms its “cloud-based ticker plant,” which serves as the basis of its transaction cost analysis and imbalance tracker.

August 13, 2010

City Lifeline, a London-based carrier-neutral co-location data centre, has secured Deutsche Börse as its largest customer in the financial markets. The firm is planning to push further into the sector, offering single site London co-location, connectivity provided by over 20 carriers and what it describes as ‘mid-market’ prices.

August 13, 2010

Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of direct connectivity into global financial markets technology company BATS Europe, operator of a European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF). This will give Level 3’s European financial services customers access to Level 3’s international Tier 1 backbone and low-latency trading execution from Europe to North America.

August 10, 2010

National data center and peering provider CoreSite announces today that two of the top economic news service providers have deployed at the company’s Washington, DC data center at 1275 K Street. The DC data center and colocation facility is located approximately one mile from the United States Department of Labor, Department of Commerce and Department of The Treasury.

August 10, 2010

Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for electronic trading and market data, today announced that Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions has selected CorvilNet, Corvil’s precision latency monitoring system, to monitor the latency performance for its global market data and trading infrastructure.

August 10, 2010

FIX Flyer, a leader in solutions for electronic trading, announced today that Grupo Bursatil Mexicano, one of the leading brokers in Mexico, uses both the Flyer Engine and Daytona Monitoring for their FIX messaging.

August 9, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today that it is the first connectivity provider to offer its clients ultra low latency access to both the existing Chi-X Canada production environment at 130 King Street, Toronto and the new Chi-X Canada production environment at 151 Front Street, Toronto via Atrium Network’s Exchange Ring.

August 9, 2010

OpenMarketData.org has released a free-to-download feed handler for the multicast Pitch feed from Bats Trading. It represents the second in a series of feed handlers - the first was for the Nasdaq TotalView Itch 3.1 data feed - and is the collaborative initiative's first "original" feed handler.

August 9, 2010

StreamBase Systems today announced that its Complex Event Processing (CEP) platform has been extended to connect to BM&FBOVESPA, a leading Latin American exchange and one of the world’s largest exchanges in market value. The extended connectivity offers StreamBase customers low latency access to derivatives and equities listed on the Brazilian exchange.

August 6, 2010

City Lifeline, the London-based independent carrier-neutral colocation data centre, has today announced it will provide colocation services for the algo news feed AlphaFlash of Deutsche Börse – Market Data & Analytics. Having been selected as one of three other data centres in London that are to provide access to this data feed worldwide, City Lifeline will offer access to the organisations’ existing network within close proximity of London data sources and metro-area market centres.

August 6, 2010

StreamBase Systems, a leading provider of Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology, today announced a partnership with Alphastream, a solutions provider of advanced technologies to financial institutions. Alphastream offers the Brazilian financial industry a complete solution of professional services and tools for building the next generation of electronic trading systems.

August 5, 2010

With the recent launch of its Financial Markets Framework, IBM is positioning itself as a provider of pre-integrated solutions to trading and investment firms, leveraging its own portfolio of hardware and software offerings, and augmenting them with consulting expertise and partner products. The move follows a direction that the IT giant has already taken in verticals such as banking, insurance, and outside of financial services.

August 4, 2010

Credit Suisse, has chosen SR Labs low latency market data product offering for their state of the art trading applications.

August 3, 2010

CQG, Inc., the industry-leading order execution, charting, and analytics provider for global, electronically-traded futures markets, and the Turkish Derivatives Exchange (TurkDEX), the first private exchange in Turkey, have partnered to provide low-latency trade routing and consolidated market data access for TurkDEX derivatives contracts through CQG’s advanced trading platforms, the companies announced today.

August 3, 2010

Instinet Incorporated, a global leader in electronic trading and agency-only brokerage services, today announced that its U.S. brokerage subsidiary, Instinet, LLC, has launched Instinet Options CBX. The platform, which is currently live, has an established base of liquidity providers and complements the agency-only broker’s existing options product offering.

August 3, 2010

A-Team's Pete Harris talks about transparency, efficiency and the network effect and how it enables frictionless trading at a lower cost at SunGard's New York City Day.

August 2, 2010

Correlix Ltd., the leading provider of Latency Intelligence solutions for monitoring, measuring and analyzing order and market-data flows in real-time, today announced that Direct Edge, America's newest stock exchange, has selected Correlix's RaceTeam latency monitoring service to provide full latency transparency of order execution and market data flow in real-time to its customers.

August 2, 2010

IPC Systems, a leading provider of indispensable trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, today announced the opening of a new express route to existing points-of-presence (POPs) between 350 East Cermak, Chicago, Illinois and 165 Halsey St, Newark, New Jersey. Market participants can connect to their trading engines with the assurance their transaction is over the lowest current possible latency route. This enhancement is an integral part of a long term strategic plan to deliver the optimum trading network to connect brokerages, investment firms, money managers, market makers and execution venues globally.

August 2, 2010

Selerity, a provider of real-time event data solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the availability of earnings preannouncement event data as part of its content offerings to allow traders to use unexpected, market-moving events in their trading strategies.

July 30, 2010

Pan-European multilateral trading facility Bats Europe is live with market data sourced from Thomson Reuters’ new Elektron delivery infrastructure. Bats is the second major MTF to sign up for Elektron-delivered data from the main European equity exchanges and other MTFs, following an earlier decision by rival Chi-X Europe.

July 29, 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Alliance Asset Management has gone live with a tick data management and complex event processing (CEP) system from OneMarketData. The proprietary trading specialist commenced production use of the OneTick solution a week ago, using it to "generate alpha researching trading ideas that occur at higher frequencies," says Vinicius D'alesandro, a partner at the firm.