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Trading Technologies Partners Coinbase to Provide Market Access to GDAX

Trading Technologies (TT) has partnered Coinbase, operator of the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), to provide cryptocurrency trading functionality and market access for the institutional trading world. Beginning in March 2018, TT users will be able to view market data, submit orders, and use the company’s charting and automated trading tools to trade cryptocurrencies on...

Ullink Confirms Compliance with FIX-over-TLS Security Standard

Ullink has followed the FIX Trading Community’s release of the FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standard, which is designed to help users of the FIX protocol meet security requirements, with confirmation that its NYFIX marketplace FIX network is 100% compliant. Ullink’s compliance includes support for the recommended versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS), certificate configurations, ciphers, and different...

FIX Trading Community Releases Response to Cybersecurity Challenge

The FIX Trading Community has released the FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standard and guidelines to help users of the FIX protocol meet security requirements. FIXS is part of a larger programme of work that the FIX Trading Community initiated in response to the cybersecurity challenge. The issue for members of the community is how to understand the...

Sponsored Blog: Ullink Considers How Low-Touch and High-Touch Trading are Playing Out in a Changing Economic Environment

The global trading landscape is changing, driven by regulation, automation, cost pressure and the search for alpha. In response, sell-side firms are rebalancing their high-touch order management and low-touch direct market access (DMA) trading, and considering new approaches to achieving accurate and efficient electronic trade execution at speed and scale. On the buy-side, firms continue...

Horizon Opens Gateways to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Horizon Software has extended its trading platform to provide users with the option of trading Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as Ether, Ripple and Litecoin. The company offers native gateways for connecting to the main cryptocurrency exchanges, including Kraken, Bitstamp, Bitfinex and GDAX, and will be adding access to other exchanges in the...

EarlyBird Harnesses Twitter for Unique Trading Data Sets

The ubiquity of real-time financial information means that it’s difficult for traders to find unique market opportunity that gives them gives them a competitive advantage. As a result, trading firms are increasingly turning to so-called Alternative Data to seek out undiscovered data niches that may yield a market-winning deal. As with the broad consumer market,...

Synechron Completes Integration of Cityfront

Synechron has strengthened its systems integration business through the completion of its combination with Cityfront Group, a systems integrator for enterprise capital market platforms such as Murex, Calypso and Summit, which it acquired in 2016. The transition of Cityfront to the Synechron brand allows Synechron to offer the market a combination of end-to-end services including...

Virtu Targets MiFID II SI Liquidity via Partnerships with Vela, QuantHouse, Exegy

Electronic market-maker Virtu Financial has staked its claim as a Systematic Internaliser under MiFID II, announcing several distribution partnerships for its SI-related data feeds as the regulation came into effect last week. Virtu – whose SI aspirations will be led by its Virtu Financial Ireland operation – plans to provide bilateral liquidity in European cash...

Wedbush Futures Migrates Post-Trade Processing to FIS Derivatives Utility

Wedbush Futures plans to migrate the clearing operations processing and technology management of its exchange traded derivatives business to the FIS Derivatives Utility. The plan is to migrate this quarter with a view to gaining greater middle and back-office processing efficiency, as well as simplified regulatory compliance and application upgrades. Wedbush, one of the largest...

Apcela Funding Supports Expansion of Application Accelerator Platform

Apcela, provider of a platform that accelerates applications and data between legacy enterprise data centres and the cloud, has closed additional funding from existing investor Claritas Capital and named former SunGard executive Jack Dziak as president and chief operating officer. The company’s low-latency application delivery platform, AppHUB, helps users manage application performance in hybrid IT...