Turquoise Plato announces solution to liquidity issues facing small businesses

April 24, 2017

Plato Partnership and Turquoise announce their intention to develop a mechanism that allows users to call a liquidity event for less liquid securities, including small and medium-sized enterprises. The proposed “Event on Demand” (EOD) mechanism will operate within the existing Turquoise Plato Order book, thereby minimising implementation costs for users. It is anticipated that buy-side firms, via Turquoise members, will be able to initiate an EOD to advertise liquidity for a minimum time-period for SMEs, providing a facility for increased trading in these businesses as they grow.

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Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago Selects FIX Flyer For Monitoring and Onboarding

April 13, 2017

FIX Flyer, a leading financial technology company providing electronic trading software and services, announces Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (BCS), Chile’s leading exchange, deployed Flyer’s Daytona Trade Monitor in conjunction with the Exchange’s next generation HT Trading Platform.

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Nasdaq Signs New Market Technology Deal with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

April 11, 2017

Nasdaq, Inc. announces a new agreement with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) to upgrade the technological infrastructure of Hong Kong’s main derivatives market, including trading, clearing and real-time risk management technologies. The agreement also extends the existing relationship for an additional five years. HKEX and Nasdaq have been technology partners since 1994.

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Views from the City: A European Equity Trading & Technology Report

April 6, 2017

Trading desks believe that changes in complaint handling and trading obligations are the two factors of MiFID II set to have the biggest impact on their role, according to a WBR Digital & TradeTech survey of 150 Head Equity Traders based in Europe.

The full results were compiled, anonymised and presented with analysis and commentary from Ullink and the TradeTech research team.

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Sinolink Securities goes live with Fidessa

April 5, 2017

Fidessa group plc announced that Sinolink Securities (Hong Kong) Co Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinolink Securities Co Ltd., has implemented Fidessa’s trading platform for its international equities business.

Sinolink is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and headquartered in Sichuan with extensive business operations across China. It provides comprehensive brokerage services in securities, funds, bonds and warrants, as well as a range of investment and asset management services.

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Hundson and Ullink announce strategic capital markets partnership for China

March 29, 2017

Hundsun Technologies, China’s leading supplier of financial software and network services, and Ullink, the global provider of connectivity and electronic trading solutions, today announced that Hundsun entered into an exclusive agreement with Ullink to connect its user community to the NYFIX Marketplace, Ullink’s international trading network.

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What is the Business Driver?

March 27, 2017

It’s rare to have a serious FIX initiative without some specific business driver. FIX infrastructure is never upgraded just for the sake of it; in addition to operational risk, there is opportunity cost, be it in man hours or budget dollars. Understanding the business need for the change underlies every aspect of the process.

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Plato Partnership Limited completes deal with Trade Informatics’ PLIA platform

March 21, 2017

As the market approaches MiFID II implementation, the focus on good governance and due process is paramount for market participants. The PLIAPlato collaboration centres on this, with PLIA allowing end users to raise their standards and better understand counterparty risk, which in turn strengthens the best execution process in the market.

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Solace and FIX Flyer Offer Joint Solution that Improves Performance and Predictability of FIX Trading

March 14, 2017

Pairing of FIX Engine with Open Data Movement Enables Very High Throughput with Deterministic Latency

Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, and FIX Flyer, a leading provider of securities trading technology, announced today a joint solution that helps asset managers, broker dealers, exchanges, and proprietary trading shops improve the performance and predictability of their FIX-enabled trading platforms. A leading regional broker in Latin America has been using the joint solution in production for a year, and several broker dealers are evaluating the solution.

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Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and FIX Flyer Demonstrate a New Paradigm for FIX Onboarding

March 9, 2017

FIX Flyer LLC, a leading provider of trading infrastructure and FIX connectivity, is pleased to announce that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has selected, and successfully deployed, Daytona Trade Monitor software to rapidly conformance test their customers’ FIX Trading and Market data connections on their New Trading Platform.

FIX onboarding has traditionally been a significant and inescapable time sink, draining resources from already taxed operations teams. ASX was able to leverage Daytona to substantially automate the process while maintaining confidence in the scope of coverage.

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Fixed Income Leaders Summit

8th – 10th November 2017, Barcelona
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos

The Only Meeting Place For The Most Influential Buy Side Heads Of Fixed Income Trading And Portfolio Management

As the only conference to bring together 300+ of the most influential heads of fixed income trading and portfolio management, walk away having benchmarked your department with those leading the way. If you are serious about making your fixed income business truly world class, then you do not want to miss this unique learning and networking opportunity. View the agenda

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Synechron Acquires Hatstand

New York and London, 11th May 2016 – Synechron, Inc., a global consulting and technology innovator in the financial services industry, today announced the acquisition of Hatstand, a global financial services consultancy and capital markets specialist. This acquisition further builds Synechron’s consulting capabilities for world-leading financial institutions in key areas such as cybersecurity, market data and risk and regulatory compliance.

Synechron is focused on creating the financial services industry’s leading consulting and technology organization; an organization that is able to define and deliver solutions that address the most vexing business challenges brought about by a wave of new technologies. Synechron is helping global financial firms leverage innovations such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital. Hatstand’s capabilities bolster this vision by deepening Synechron’s existing consultancy services while adding data management expertise.

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Fixed Income USA: A Snapshot of Fixed Income in North America

Seismic shifts in the fixed income market coming from regulatory reforms, market structure transformation, and e-trading innovation are completely changing the rules of the game.

The traditional roles of the buy-side, sell-side and trading venues are being challenged, and a result, market participants are having to adapt and look at new and innovative ways of trading.

This survey was completed by 100 senior buy-side fixed income professionals made up primarily of Heads of Fixed income Trading, CEOs and senior management from leading asset managers and hedge funds based in North America.

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A New Era, a New Brand for IPC

It’s an exciting and transformational time at IPC.

We are launching a new brand identity and website as we usher in a new era of ‘Connecting Opportunities’ and serving the Global Financial Markets community. The rebrand follows the acquisition of Etrali Trading Solutions earlier this year and reflects our enhanced strategic focus on compliance and regulatory adherence, the financial markets community, and productive communications.

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Would you like to know how the world’s senior equity traders innovate every year? 

Join them at TradeTech Europe this April (12th – 13th) in Paris, and be the first to benefit from the freshest strategies of 2016.

Start by downloading the TradeTech Agenda here

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BTIG to Host 14th Annual Commissions for Charity Day

Global Initiative Unites Clients, Celebrities and Employees to Support Children in Need

New York – February 2, 2016 – BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, announced today that it will host its 14th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The event will take place across BTIG’s 14 global locations including its U.S. offices and affiliate office locations in London, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

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IPC Systems Completes Acquisition of Etrali Trading Solutions

Newly combined company delivers financial markets participants proven capabilities in compliance and communications

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IPC Systems, Inc. (IPC), a leading provider of global communications solutions and software for the financial services community, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Etrali Trading Solutions (Etrali), a leader in compliance and unified communications solutions. The new organization offers customers an innovative suite of compliance products, enhanced capabilities in agile network services, advanced communications software, an unparalleled global network community, and an experienced talent base dedicated to service excellence.

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Itiviti AB established to deliver powerful trading and connectivity offering built for the future

Market leaders Orc Group and CameronTec Group unite and create Itiviti, a new force in trading software and services for the global capital markets.

Stockholm, SWEDEN, February 2, 2016 – The management of Itiviti AB today introduced a newly named company and brand, marking the completion of the previously announced unification of Orc Group, a global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity. Itiviti holds market leading positions in several areas from the outset, and the combination significantly expands the customer proposition for banks, brokers and trading firms.
Itiviti will continue to build partnerships with its customers, using the natural fit between Orc and CameronTec to launch a new and even more powerful portfolio: fully modular, transparent and flexible solutions for end-to-end trading, routing, connectivity and risk.

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Expands Asia Program Trading (PT) Team

Paul Warhurst joins Simone Turtle as Asia Pacific PT specialists, reporting to regional Head of Trading Dion Cooney

ITG, a leading independent execution broker, announced that it is expanding its Asia Pacific program trading team in response to growing client demand for agency-only PT execution. Paul Warhurst joins ITG in Hong Kong and will work alongside PT trading specialist Simone Turtle. He joins from HSBC Securities where he worked as a cash equity and program trader.

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Webcast: How can your firm better protect against spoofing?

Recent headlines have brought to light various cases of market manipulation – specifically, spoofing. What is spoofing and why has it become such a large focus for regulators on a global scale?

Join Nasdaq for a webcast as they explore:

  • What is spoofing and why is it in the regulatory spotlight?
  • What actions are regulators taking to help mitigate this type of market manipulation?
  • How can you better equip your firm to identify and prevent spoofing?
  • Walk-through the trading pattern in a recent high-profile layering case

Registration link: http://qnasdaqomx.com/Spoofing-Webcast

The Trading Show London 2016

22-23 March – ETC 155 Bishopsgate, London Following years of success in Chicago and New York, The Trading Show event series has grown to serve as a platform for Wall Street legends like Blair Hull to share their knowledge and insights with the algorithmic trading community.

Now, we’re officially bringing the party back to London and co-locating the successful Trading Show brand with our 11th annual World Exchange Congress.

The program will be a mix of unusual, out of the box keynote presentations, Heads of Trading from the biggest European buy and sell side organisations and contributions from the most forwarding thinking and innovative technology providers.

The Trading Show 2016 will offer you the perfect opportunity to meet, network and do business in a fun and inspiring environment.

World Exchange Congress 2016

22-23 March – ETC 155 Bishopsgate, London

Over the past decade, the World Exchange Congress has seen attendance from CEOs from virtually every exchange and trading venue in the world with all regions and continents represented. In 2016, the congress continues to be viewed as the unofficial AGM of Exchanges and the most significant date on every exchange executive’s diary.

2016 core topics running through the programme are the growth of financial centres, market integrity and finding ways to succeed through innovation. The event will focus on the most critical future trends affecting exchanges like cyber security, crowd funding, bitcoin, big data, crypto currency and post-trade automation.

The World Exchange Congress will give 300+ attendees from across the world the opportunity to harness the latest innovations, overcome their biggest challenges and be inspired to drive their organisations forward.


Rob Lane Joins SR Labs’ Global Management Team as Head of European Sales and Business Development 

18th November 2015 – SR Labs, a global leader in enterprise grade market data and trading technologies, has announced the hiring of Rob Lane as Head of European Sales, Business Development and London General Manager. Rob joins SR Labs with extensive knowledge in market data, electronic trading and managed services. Prior to SR Labs, Rob Lane worked for Interactive Data for over 19 years where he held numerous positions.

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CameronTec Hires Ex-Convergex Rosenberger to Grow Managed Services

Chicago, Thursday 22 October 2015CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and tools for the Capital Markets industry, today announced plans to expand its offering to include global managed services, headed by newly appointed former Managing Director and Head of Connex at Convergex, George Rosenberger.

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Rapid Addition acquires DET-Technologies to create ground breaking FIX offering

FIX offering Former BNP Paribas pair Petr Postulka and Jaromir Satanek, founders of DET Technologies, will also join Rapid Addition as part of the acquisition to lead its software development function.

8th October 2015, London: Rapid Addition, a leading provider of trading technology has entered an agreement to acquire the business, assets and employees of DET Technologies, a provider of low latency hub and monitoring software to support electronic trading. The acquisition will deliver a world leading, real-time platform for buy- and sell-side financial institutions.

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Orc Group and CameronTec Group Join Forces

Stockholm, SWEDEN, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Orc, a global market leader in electronic trading technology, today announced that Cidron Delfi S.à r.l*, the owner of Orc Group Holding AB and CameronTec Intressenter Holding AB, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and tools for the capital markets industry, intends to combine both companies under a new entity.

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FIX Flyer integrates ZeroGC, Groovy, Java 8 and Latency Metrics Dashboard into upgraded product suite

Delivering powerful new tools, performance and enhanced security

New York, US 10th September 2015. FIX Flyer, a leading provider of electronic trading software to top financial firms and the global capital markets, maintains its status at the forefront of the FIX technology evolution by delivering ZeroGC, which eliminates performance spikes while reducing overall latency.  ZeroGC is the result of two years of research and development with partners and clients.  Flyer’s lead is increased with the full certification of Java 8, which offers significant performance and security features over previous versions.

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IPC and Etrali Announce Potential Combination

Jersey City, NJ – 10 September 2015 – IPC Systems, Inc. (IPC), a leading global provider of specialized communications solutions for the financial services community, today announced that it has made a binding proposal to combine the businesses of IPC and Etrali Trading Solutions (Etrali), a leading provider of compliance and unified communication solutions.

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Fixed Income Leaders Summit – Europe’s only meeting place for the most influential Buy Side Heads of Trading for bonds & derivatives is taking place this October 13th – 15th October in Barcelona.

Last year, 120 senior fixed income buy side professionals attended for two days of intensive networking and benchmarking in sunny Barcelona. With a buy side heavy audience and the top buy and sell side firms all under one roof at one time, totaling 400 delegates on site.

It can be hard to justify the time away from your desk and the cost of attending but put simply here is why you need to be at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit this October

  • Learn from 50+ buy side thought leading speakers to bring you more practical tips on how to successfully adapt your trading operations to capitalise on the new landscape
  • Join 16 small group interactive formats to allow you to fully delve into your biggest fixed income challenges and source proven solutions
  • Choose from 32 solution focused sessions to leave no stone unturned when addressing your biggest fixed income trading pain points
  • Attend an extra day dedicated to evaluating the most innovative platforms with your buy side peers to transparently compare their unique selling points
  • Meet and network with 200+ buy side attendees to offer you the opportunity to benchmark with more of Europe’s largest fixed income money managers
  • Book online and save 15% as a subscriber of Global Trading Journal- simply quote “GTJ15” when booking online

Book today to be a part of these important conversations and to ensure your place at the most important meeting for fixed income leaders in the Europe.

Website Address: www.fixedincome.wbresearch.com