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Jason Rand, Mirabaud Securities

Mirabaud develops MiFID II-proof electronic trading and outsourced dealing

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:04

Mirabaud Securities has enhanced its execution offering by launching a new electronic trading platform designed to provide efficient solutions compatible with advent of the new requirements imposed by MiFID II. »

Hakim Erhili, Orchestrade

Crédit Agricole CIB implements Orchestrade for trading and risk

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 13:13

Crédit Agricole CIB has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems, a capital markets technology platform for cross-asset trading and risk management, to overhaul its interest rate derivatives and FX Forwards trading operations. »

Sean Sullivan, LiquidityBook

Three West Coast hedge funds opt for LBX Buyside POEMS

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:57

LiquidityBook’s SaaS-based LBX Buyside POEMS (portfolio, order and execution management system) has been selected by three West Coast hedge funds – Pier 88 Investment Partners, Zeo Capital Advisors and Solstein Capital. »

Hubertus von Roenne, BT

BT links up world’s five biggest forex markets

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:39

BT is linking up the world’s five main foreign exchange (FX) locations to help boost the competitiveness of its global financial industry customers.  »

Essa Kazim, Borse Dubai

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai sign market technology deal

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:53

Nasdaq and Borse Dubai have signed an agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, and improve post-trade practices. »

Ted Morgan, Abel Noser

Abel Noser Solutions launches compliance product

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:06

Abel Noser Solutions has launched a trade surveillance product for compliance officers of broker-dealers, investment advisers and exchanges. »

David Puth, CLS

CLS and TriOptima compress USD1 trillion in FX forwards and swaps

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 08:32

Counterparties have eliminated USD1 trillion in gross notional value from their outstanding FX forward and swap portfolios using CLS Group and TriOptima’s triReduce CLS FX Forward Compression Service. »

Dan Gleaves, EBS

Nasdaq to power EBS BrokerTec's market surveillance efforts

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:49

EBS BrokerTec, a NEX Group business that provides electronic trading technology and services to the fixed income and foreign exchange (FX) markets, is to implement Nasdaq’s SMARTS Market Surveillance technology.  »

Alain Vandenborre, SDiX

SDiX and MCX sign to launch diamond spot and derivatives contracts in India

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:42

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) and the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) have formed a strategic alliance to launch spot and derivatives contracts on diamonds in India, including using the SDiX-traded reference prices. »

Robin Mess, xyt

Big XYT and ACTIV Financial launch ACTIV X-ray Store

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:15

ACTIV Financial, a provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data solutions and big xyt, a provider of cloud-based data and analytics solutions across large datasets, are to launch the ACTIV X-ray Store, allowing customers to access delayed tick data from global trading venues with a unique data quality including master data, trades, quotes and market depth.  »

Richard Katz, Powernext

TIGF to extend schedule of balancing operations on PEGAS as of 15 February

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:05

TIGF, the French natural gas system and storage operator, is to extend the operating schedule of market-based balancing operations on the Trading Region South hub via the PEGAS platform as of 15 February 2017.  »

Lee Hodgkinson, Euronext

Euronext partners with AX Trading to launch pan-European block trading MTF

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:08

Euronext has formed a strategic partnership with AX Trading, a US-based FinTech company, to create a new block trading service for equities.  »

Joern Tobias, State street

Blockchain to become mainstream in financial post trade market within a few years

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:34

Blockchain will become adopted in the financial post-trade area in three to five years, according to almost half (48 per cent) of the membership base of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group.  »

Paula Arthus, DTCC

DTCC’s institutional STP suite processes one billion trades in 2016

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 09:58

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) full-service institutional straight-through-processing (STP) suite of products processed close to one billion trades for the first time in 2016, across equities, fixed income, equity swaps and repurchase agreements. »

Neptune adds Nomura and Jefferies

Neptune adds Nomura and Jefferies

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 08:47

Neptune Networks, an open-standard network for bond real-time AXE indications, has added Nomura and Jefferies to its network. »

Cameron Field, Charles River

Value Partners goes live on Charles River’s centralised post-trade solution

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:14

Hong Kong’s Value Partners Group is supporting business expansion beyond Asia by automating its front-and middle-office activities with the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS). »

Oleg Bagrii, B Trading

B Trading launches orders insurance service in London

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:18

B Trading has launched a systematic order insurance service exclusive to the financial services sector in London. »

Patrice Henault, Saxo

Nasdaq Commodities and Saxo Bank expand access to Nordic Power products

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:37

Nasdaq Commodities and Saxo Bank are teaming up to offer small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in the Nordic region direct access to Nordic Power futures on Saxo’s fully integrated trading and risk management platform. »

Seth Johnson, EBS BrokerTec

EBS Live Ultra to provide data at 5ms intervals

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 09:58

EBS BrokerTec, a NEX Group business which provides electronic trading technology and services, has enhanced its EBS Live Ultra data feed, providing spot foreign exchange (FX) data at 5 millisecond intervals. »

Brian Collings, Torstone Technology

Torstone partners with Unavista to provide MiFIR reporting solution

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:50

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, is to connect to London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM). »

Steffen Köhler, EEX

EEX opens 15th global office in Madrid

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 10:44

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is offering an improved service to its Iberian members with the opening of a new office in Madrid. »

Linda Gorman, Quintillion

Quintillion expands middle office services with DTCC reconciliation service

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:31

Quintillion, the European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, has expanded its middle office services to include a specialised DTCC reconciliation offering for the OTC derivative and credit spaces. »

ICE Endex completes GasTera gas storage auction

ICE Endex completes GasTera gas storage auction

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 14:48

At the ICE Endex gas storage auction on 25 January, on behalf of GasTerra, all 4,549,450 Standard Bundled Units (SBUs) for the contract period 2017/2018 offered to the market were allocated after two auction rounds. »

Stefan Hendrickx, Ancoa

Energie Steiermark selects Ancoa for energy trade surveillance

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:09

Ancoa, a provider of contextual surveillance and analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, has been selected by Energie Steiermark to monitor trading activity covered by MAR (Market Abuse Regulation) and REMIT.   »

Richard Katz, Powernext

PEGAS launches time spread products

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:52

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by Powernext, has introduced time spread products on its PEGAS Futures hubs. »

Rajen Sheth, Pirum Systems

BGC Brokers and Pirum launch ColleX for post-trade connectivity

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:29

BGC Brokers is collaborating with Pirum Systems, a provider of connectivity and real-time straight-through processing (STP) to the securities finance industry, to launch ColleX which is aimed at improving post-trade efficiency for clients. »

Jonathan Bloch, Exchange Data International

EDI services available via The Beast Apps

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 13:20

Clients of Exchange Data International (EDI) will now have access to worldwide corporate actions, closing prices and reference data via The Beast Apps, in addition to the BondΣ service, which is already available. »

Stephan Pouyat, Euroclear

International investors to gain access to Chile through Euroclear

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:35

International investors will be able to access the domestic Chilean capital markets with increased ease as of 1 February 2017, following close cooperation between the Chilean Ministry of Finance and Euroclear to align the country’s post-trade processes with international standards. »

Measurement critical for a true understanding of cost of liquidity, says TABB

Measurement critical for a true understanding of cost of liquidity, says TABB

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 08:57

A report discussing trading speed, the macro infrastructure needed, how high-speed traders manage risk and profitability, and what buy-side investors can do to change this dynamic has been published by TABB Group. »

Kapil Rathi, Bats

Bats Auction Mechanism launches on EDGX Options Exchange

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:38

Bats Global Markets has launched the Bats Auction Mechanism (BAM), providing price improvement opportunities for customer orders. »

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