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Bloomberg Adds Equity Benchmarks, Introduces ESG Index Family

Bloomberg has added US equity benchmark capabilities to its existing set of fixed income, commodity and currency indices. The move is a response to investor requests and designed to help existing index clients meet their needs across a wider range of asset classes. The equity offering includes the Bloomberg US Large Cap Index (ticker: B500)…

Best Execution: Putting your Worst Foot Forward?

By Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO of Simudyne. Increased regulatory pressure has raised the bar for both sell-side brokers and investment managers. In Europe, MiFID II increased responsibility on sell-side firms, with the directive ratcheting up the prevention, detection and containment of algorithms that might behave in an unintended manner and contribute to disorderly trading…

Pico Appoints Former ITG CEO Francis J. Troise to Board of Directors

Pico has appointed former Investment Technology Group (ITG) CEO Francis J. Troise to its board of directors with the remit to support the company’s growth and innovation. The addition of Troise follows Pico’s recent acquisition of Corvil, which created a powerhouse combining Pico’s managed trading technology services and Corvil’s monitoring services and real-time performance analytics….

London Stock Exchange Rejects $37 Billion Acquisition Bid from Hong Kong Exchange

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has rejected the $37 billion conditional acquisition proposal made by Hong King Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of the London exchange last week saying it has ‘fundamental concerns about the key aspects of the conditional proposal’. These include the strategy, deliverability, form of consideration…

Bloomberg Extends Availability of B-PIPE in the AWS Cloud to Europe and Asia

Bloomberg is replicating the US release of its B-PIPE real-time market data feed in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud in Europe and Asia. While a few clients are in production and others are working to get up and running in the US, Bloomberg is testing B-PIPE in the cloud in Tokyo and London with…

Vela Expands on Plans to Extend Reach of SuperFeed and Add New Data Types

Vela’s investment in its SuperFeed market data feed will extend the feed’s reach and add new data types, but what is the rationale behind the roadmap? We caught up with Vela CEO Jen Nayar to find out more. While SuperFeed already delivers high-quality normalised real-time market data and offers a blend of fast delivery and…

EOSE Responds to Financial Firms’ Growing Interest in Monetising Data

EOSE, a specialist services firm set up a year ago to help financial institutions commercialise their market data, has clocked up its fifth client, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest derivatives exchange in the Middle East. EOSE will support the exchange in enhancing the market data segment of its business, while the…

Responses Split on ESMA Consultation Paper on a Consolidated Tape and Market Data

Responses to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) July consultation paper on the establishment of a consolidated tape (CT) for equity instruments are starting to surface, and the views they express diverge greatly. While some industry participants are very much in favour of a CT, others are strongly against the idea. The road to…

Hong Kong Exchange $37 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange Scuppers Latter’s Merger Plan with Refinitiv

The Hong Kong Exchange’s $37 bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) came out of the blue this morning, but has since rattled cages and raised questions about the LSE’s proposed $27 billion merger with Refinitiv, whether a deal of this sort would be acceptable to regulators, and how LSE shareholders will react to the…

Sensiple Partners with TNS to Bring its MiFID II Compliance Solution to Frankfurt’s FR2

New Jersey-based banking technology specialist Sensiple Inc has partnered with communications giant Transaction Network Services (TNS) to bring its global analytical platform Setrega to the FR2 data centre in Frankfurt, further boosting the city’s reputation as a connectivity hub. Over the next five years Sensiple anticipates Europe to be one of its biggest growth areas…