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OpenFin Plans to Invest $17 Million Funding in Product Innovation, Geographical Expansion and Increased Headcount

OpenFin has secured $17 million in Series C funding, paving the way for further investment in its operating system for desktop app interoperability, geographical expansion and workforce. The funding was led by Wells Fargo Securities with other investors including Barclays Investment Bank and existing contributors such as Bain Capital Ventures, J.P. Morgan and Pivot Investment…

Genesis Accelerates Product Development by Adding Creative Studio to Microservices Framework

Genesis has added Creative Studio to its microservices framework with a view to accelerating development and deployment of scalable and interoperable products over the web, without the need to write code. The solution delivers web applications in hours, rather than weeks and months, expediting time to market. It does this by producing single-page web applications as…

BSO Acquires IX Reach

BSO’s acquisition of IX Reach adds a network covering over 170 points of presence (PoPs) across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, a customer base of over 300 carriers, ISPs, content providers and networks, strength in R&D, and a platform to develop new opportunities. The acquisition is the company’s third in 18…

ION Group has Acquired a Majority Stake in Acuris, the Latest in a Series of Acquisitions

ION Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in financial intelligence, data and analytics provider Acuris appears to underscore the importance of content as a potential differentiator for trading technology vendors. The acquisition – reportedly for $1 billion – builds on ION’s 2016 purchase of Dealogic, a financial analysis firm. Acuris provides business and market intelligence…

Anova Offers Fastest Known Market Data Service Between Chicago and New Jersey

Low-latency connectivity centred on the New Jersey Equity Triangle is hotting up with Anova Financial Networks planning to introduce what it claims will be the fastest commercially available delivery of normalised market data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to the New Jersey Equity Triangle of BATS, NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)…

How to Meet the Data Rules and Requirements of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Regulation

Implementation of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation is complex, demanding and time consuming, but can be achieved by setting priorities, working with external data vendors, and taking best practice approaches to the data management challenges presented by the regulation. A well-attended A-Team Group briefing hosted at the Glaziers Hall in London, Meeting…

Fenergo Research Finds Lack of Strategic Data Management in Client Onboarding

Fenergo has published the final instalment of its three-part Client Lifecycle Management Trends Report – Disrupt the Disrupters. Headline statistics show 33% of the C-suite banking executives surveyed for the report have not invested in any technology to improve client onboarding, despite 99% agreeing that underinvestment in technology directly impacts onboarding and retention. Only 15%…

Fenergo Finds Outdated Technology Preventing Investment in Disruptive Technologies

Fenergo has published the final installment of its three-part Client Lifecycle Management Trends Report – Disrupt the Disrupters and the findings are rather gloomy in an industry that needs to drive towards digitalisation to sustain success. According to the research, 20% of C-suite executives in banks say the lack of maturity of their technology infrastructure…

Horizon Software Names Fabrice Fischer as Head of APAC Region

Horizon Software, a provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, has named Fabrice Fischer as head of its APAC region. Fischer will focus on consolidating the company’s position in APAC, paying particular attention to high-growth markets in China and the ASEAN countries. Fischer has spent over two decades in financial markets and IT, working…

How Process Mapping is the Starting Point for Effective KYC Automated Solutions

By Oliver Parris, Pre-Sales Consultant, encompass corporation. Your business knows that process automation will give you a strategic advantage but how do you begin to create this vision? How is all the detail of your complex Know Your Customer (KYC) process accurately captured in order to form a foundation for the journey towards automation? What…