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Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

Itiviti Sets Product Direction and Commits to Managed Services Following Ullink Merger

Itiviti has set out its solutions and services offer following the merger of Itiviti and Ullink in 2018. The resulting unified portfolio covers the trade lifecycle across all asset classes and is split into two sections: Connect, which covers connectivity including the companies’ FIX products and tools, and the NYFIX order routing network; and Trade,…

Cboe Europe Gets Go-Ahead to Join CME in Amsterdam for Post-Brexit European Trading

Cboe Europe, the most ‘pan’ of the pan-European equities exchanges set up in the wake of MiFID I, has received authorisation from the Dutch Ministry of Finance to operate its trading venues and MiFID II reporting mechanisms in the Netherlands, paving the way for it to go live with separate trading facilities for European clients…

The Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX) Sells its 18.6% Shareholding in Iress

ASX Limited (ASX) has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell its 18.6% stake in IRESS Limited (IRESS), terminating an eighteen-year long investment. The sale has been underwritten at a fixed price of $11.95 per share and is expected to realise gross proceeds of $385 million. UBS AG, Australia Branch will act as sole lead…

Algorithmic Trading and Smart Order Routing Post-MiFID II

A-Team Group’s London TradingTech Summit on February 27, 2019 hosted a lively discussion on Post-MiFID II use of algorithms and smart order routers (SORs). Gavin Williamson, former managing director, global head of product development and regulatory change at HSBC, moderated the debate that ranged from total cost analysis (TCA) and pre- and post-trade analytics to…

TNS Extends Provision of Managed Hosting Services, Plans Expansion in Europe

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has expanded its managed hosting services to provide clients with low-latency connectivity to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), NASDAQ, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The expansion is based on the acquisition of R2G in January 2019 and includes colocation at the Aurora III based CME data centre, the NASDAQ…

TickSmith Partners with Vela for TCA Solution

Montreal-based TickSmith has added Vela’s SuperFeed to the range of data feeds available to users of its high-performance database platform. A project to deliver a cloud-based transaction cost analysis (TCA) solution for a Tier 1 global investment bank was the catalyst for the partnership. According to Francis Wenzel, TickSmith CEO, the unnamed investment bank was…

TTI Summit: Trade Infrastructure Monitoring for Optimal Trading Connectivity

A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight Summit covered key issues affecting financial markets. These included the options available around trade infrastructure monitoring and the challenges they present, such as network monitoring and timestamping, data capture and governance, increasing crossover between compliance and operations, and maintaining high quality connectivity while moving away from pure infrastructure performance monitoring and…

London Stock Exchange Invests in Cryptocurrency Startup Nivaura

Nivaura, a regulated fintech company that has developed a platform to automate primary issuance and administration of financial assets through a blockchain infrastructure, has closed a $20 million funding round from prominent partners including the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The funding will allow Nivaura to expand, complete product development more quickly and meet clients’ increasingly…

TradingScreen Partners BIDS Trading

TradingScreen, and all-asset class OEMS provider, is partnering BIDS Trading, a large block trading ATS by volume in the US and the technology behind Cboe LIS in Europe, to give the buy-side access to BIDS liquidity in the US and Cboe LIS’ liquidity pool in Europe. The partnership will benefit market participants with quicker execution…