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Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Tower Trading Group selects Ancoa platform to monitor multi-asset trading activities

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 08:18

Tower Trading Group (TTG), a trading firm delivering bespoke commercial and technical solutions for professional traders, has selected Ancoa’s market surveillance platform to monitor its multi-asset trading activities across all exchanges and independent services providers (ISVs). »

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Japan Exchange Group launches technology suite powered by Nasdaq

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:27

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has gone live with a new Nasdaq-powered trading system for its subsidiary, Osaka Exchange. »

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

E-trading volumes increase among large institutions

Thu, 14/07/2016 - 08:37

Large institutions are shifting trading volume to algorithmic avenues of execution as the overall commission pool remains flat, according to a study from Greenwich Associates. »

Bats unveils community policing programme for US equities

Bats unveils community policing programme for US equities

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:59

Bats Global Markets has created the Bats Community Policing Program for its US equities and options exchanges, an initiative designed to further enhance the company’s capabilities in monitoring markets. »

ALTX East Africa launches in Uganda

ALTX East Africa launches in Uganda

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:56

ALTX East Africa has gone goes live with its high tech exchange in Uganda. »

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

CBOE to list SPX Monday-expiring Weeklys options

Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:40

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to list S&P 500 Index (SPX) Monday-expiring Weeklys options, beginning 15 August 2016, pending regulatory approval.  »

Neptune forms Neptune Networks to run open standard bond market utility

Neptune forms Neptune Networks to run open standard bond market utility

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 12:54

Neptune, the open standards network for pre-trade indications in bond markets, has formed a new company, Neptune Networks Ltd, to run the utility.  »

EBS BrokerTec and ICAP Information Services launch EBS CNH Benchmark

EBS BrokerTec and ICAP Information Services launch EBS CNH Benchmark

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:41

EBS BrokerTec and ICAP Information Services (IIS) have launched the EBS CNH Benchmark, a fully electronic, trade-backed reference rate for the offshore Chinese renminbi (CNH) market. »

ITG launches enhanced US smart order router

ITG launches enhanced US smart order router

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:34

ITG has launched an enhanced version of its smart order router which, in early tests, has returned 35 per cent size improvement over the displayed quantity and USD0.0015 per share price improvement if routed to dark and lit venues. »

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Buy-side continues to struggle with legacy and non-integrated technologies, says TABB survey

Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:22

Almost a third (30 per cent) of asset managers outside of North America continue to maintain legacy platforms despite the technology’s role in trade delays and errors, according to a TABB Group survey. »

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Colt PrizmNet doubles footprint in Hong Kong and Singapore

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 13:12

Colt PrizmNet, the financial extranet developed by Colt, has continued to grow its footprint in Asia by connecting to Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Hong Kong (HK1) and Singapore (SG1). »

FlexTrade opens representative office in Sydney

FlexTrade opens representative office in Sydney

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 08:21

FlexTrade Systems, a specialist in multi-asset execution management systems, has opened a representative office in Sydney, Australia. »

TOM MTF welcomes Wolverine Trading as a new member

TOM MTF welcomes Wolverine Trading as a new member

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:23

Wolverine Trading UK Ltd (Wolverine’ has become a Member on TOM MTF as of 23 June 2016 and will start quoting as Market Maker in options. »

Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Fallout from FX ‘fixing scandal’ fuels increase in algo trading

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:35

Algorithmic trading is taking hold in foreign exchange – in part due to fallout from the 2013 FX “fixing scandal.” »

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

LME Steel Scrap contract sees first voice-brokered trade

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 16:25

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has executed the first voice-brokered trade of its LME Steel Scrap contract. The trade was executed on 4 May 2016 by INTL FCStone Ltd on behalf of Stemcor. »

Markit adds Moscow Exchange to FX trading connectivity network

Markit adds Moscow Exchange to FX trading connectivity network

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 09:43

Markit’s FX pricing distribution hub service has added the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) to its network of trading venues, providing FX market participants worldwide cost effective trading access to one of the world’s fastest growing exchanges.   »

David Mechner

Pragma launches SmartFix algorithm to improve FX trading performance against WM/R 4pm 

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:52

Pragma Securities, a provider of algorithmic trading tools, has launched Pragma SmartFix, a new execution algorithm designed to improve average execution performance against the daily 4pm WM/Reuters foreign exchange benchmark fixing.  »

Thomas Suter

Quaesta Capital AG - Best Discretionary CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:31

Quaesta Capital AG is an independent Swiss financial services provider with a primary focus on currency management. Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Quaesta Capital AG was founded in 2005 and currently manages approximately USD3bn in currency volatility and global macro strategies and bespoke currency overlay mandates. »

FIX Trading Community sponsors ISO Study Group

FIX Trading Community sponsors ISO Study Group

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:17

FIX Trading Community is sponsoring the ISO Study Group to determine the rules for the allocation of the ISIN standard to derivative instruments. »

Deutsche Börse and Vienna Stock Exchange extend trading technology agreement

Deutsche Börse and Vienna Stock Exchange extend trading technology agreement

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 10:08

Vienna Stock Exchange is to continue to use Deutsche Börse’s trading technology. Both exchanges extended their contract by a further six years, at least until 2021. The co-operation partners of Vienna Stock Exchange will also use Deutsche Börse’s trading infrastructure. »

London Metal Exchange unveils new Ring

London Metal Exchange unveils new Ring

Fri, 19/02/2016 - 09:13

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has unveiled the newly built Ring (pictured), the Exchange’s open-outcry trading floor, followings its successful relocation to 10 Finsbury Square in London on 1 February 2016. »

CFTC allows designated Korea Exchange members to deal directly with US customers

CFTC allows designated Korea Exchange members to deal directly with US customers

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:44

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order to the Korea Exchange (KRX) permitting certain KRX Members to solicit and accept orders and in connection therewith, accept funds directly from U.S. customers for trading on KRX without having to register with the CFTC as futures commission merchants (FCMs). »

Verras is latest CISE member

Verras is latest CISE member

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:20

Verras Professional Services Limited has been approved as a Listings Member of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). »

Gibraltar Stock Exchange expands services to include debt securities and closed ended funds

Gibraltar Stock Exchange expands services to include debt securities and closed ended funds

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 09:28

GSX, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange has expanded its services to include the listing of Debt Securities and Closed-ended Funds, having received approval from its regulator, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. »

CBOE consolidated trading volumes totalled 1.1 billion contracts in 2015

CBOE consolidated trading volumes totalled 1.1 billion contracts in 2015

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 17:12

Consolidated trading volume for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), totalled 1.2 billion contracts in 2015, a decrease of 11 per cent from the record 1.3 billion contracts in 2014.  »

EZTD now trading on OTCQX

EZTD now trading on OTCQX

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 17:58

EZTD, an operator of online trading platforms for binary options and FOREX, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market in the US. »

MarketAxess launches electronic Asian local currency bond trading

MarketAxess launches electronic Asian local currency bond trading

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 16:56

MarketAxess Holdings has added the ability to trade local currency Asian bonds to its electronic trading platform.  »

Haitong International goes live with GBST’s Syn~TAC middle office solution

Haitong International goes live with GBST’s Syn~TAC middle office solution

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 15:22

Haitong International Securities Group has successfully gone live with GBST Holdings’ Syn~ capital markets platform to create a new institutional middle-office solution that the firm says is now a key component of its business expansion. »

Shai Popat

Interactive Data to make GTRA normalised swap data available via Consolidated Feed

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 09:59

Interactive Data, a provider of financial market data and analytics has added normalised swap data from the four principal Swap Data Repositories (SDRs) to its Consolidated Feed. »

Jim Northey

FIX Trading Community opens technical resource to facilitate software development

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 16:08

FIX Trading Community is opening its technical standards process to software developers throughout the financial industry. »

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