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Refinitiv CEO David Craig Leaves LSEG at End of 2021, a Year After LSEG Acquired the Company

David Craig, group head, data and analytics, and CEO at Refinitiv, who led the company through acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and is part of the integration of the organisations, will leave the group at the end of 2021. In the role of group head, data and analytics, he will be replaced…

BNP Paribas Implements ipushpull’s PPQ to Digitise Pre-Trade Client Workflows

BNP Paribas has implemented PPQ (Pushpull Quotes) from London-based workflow and automation specialist ipushpull, to streamline workflows around non-standard, complex trades for asset manager clients. PPQ is a pre-trade workflow tool that standardises and automates the negotiation process between buy and sell side through a set of integrated data sharing and data-driven tools, using financial…

Crux Informatics Goes Live with Data Quality/Transformation Offerings as New CEO Freiberg Takes Helm

New York-based financial data delivery platform operator Crux Informatics has launched two new services, Crux Data Protect and Crux Wrangle, to help firms ensure data quality and transform datasets to meet internal requirements. The company has also hired a new CEO, Will Freiberg, who has replaced founder and ex-Thomson Reuters desktop head Philip Brittan, who…

Streams: The Way to Better Liquidity in the FX Markets

By Phil Weisberg, EVP of Strategic Planning and Partnerships, oneZero. Sourcing liquidity in foreign exchange trading is a herculean task for banks, one not helped by an ever-evolving thicket of global regulation and the complicated nature of FX infrastructure and trading. The traditional way of looking at how to provide the necessary liquidity has been…

CJC Extends Availability of mosaicOA to BT Radianz Cloud

Market data technology specialist CJC has extended availability of its mosaicOA infrastructure performance monitoring solution to BT Radianz Cloud, making the IT visualisation and analytics tool the first to be made available to Radianz users. The move follows the recently addition of mosaicOA to Google Cloud. The mosaicOA platform provides firms with interactive dashboards to…

Exegy and Vela Merge to Create Market Data and Execution Technology Powerhouse

Exegy, a provider of hardware accelerated solutions for market data and predictive analytics, and Vela, a market data and execution technology provider, have announced the merger of their business operations in an agreement backed by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital commitments under management. Commercial terms of the…

Pico Taps Intel ‘Ice Lake’ to Achieve Sustained 100Gbps Processing for Corvil Analytics

Trading infrastructure specialist Pico has teamed with Intel to achieve 100Gbps sustained real-time processing for its Corvil Analytics product, which is used by financial institutions to manage and analyse their network flow. The development comes hot on the heels of Intel Capital joining other investors in funding a $135 million Series C investment round for…

IHS Markit Teams Up with Wave Labs to Enhance Fixed Income Price Discovery

IHS Markit has partnered with Wave Labs, a start-up specialising in fixed income liquidity sourcing, to accelerate price discovery and deliver insights and operating efficiencies to buy-side fixed income managers. The arrangement involves plug-and-play integration of IHS Markit’s thinkFolio multi-asset investment management platform with Wave Lab’s Electronic Liquid Seeking Application (eLiSA). Sourcing liquidity in fixed…

SoftSolutions! Migrates nexRates Fixed Income Platform to the Cloud

Milan-based fixed income trading technology provider SoftSolutions! has re-architected its nexRates electronic Trading-as-a-Service platform to be fully cloud-available. In the process, the company has completed an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Foundational Technical Review, meeting strict criteria around security, disaster recovery, resilience, and operational excellence. “The main driver behind this is that most of our Tier…

Levelling the Playing Field in US Equities

Q&A with Joe Wald, Managing Director & Co-Head of Electronic Trading at BMO Capital Markets The US equities market microstructure landscape is evolving. The introduction of Reg-NMS and the National Market System in 2005, designed to promote efficient and fair price formation across securities markets, has had many positive effects in terms of greater competition,…