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TNS Adds Hosting, Colocation and Connectivity Services in New York and Chicago

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has extended its managed hosting, colocation and connectivity service to New York and Chicago, where it will offer services out of the Secaucus campus and Chicago CH4 data centres. The US offer follows the introduction of the company’s solution in Europe and Asia, where it provides efficient and cost-effective managed hosting...

Alantra Equities Goes Live with Ullink’s High-Touch and Connectivity Solutions

Alantra Equities (formerly N+1 Equities) has gone live with Ullink’s high-touch order management system (OMS) ODISYS and NYFIX connectivity hub. The Spanish equities broker division of the global mid-market investment banking and asset management specialist Alantra, went live in advance of the January 3, 2018 Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) deadline to...

QuantHouse Adds Exchange Data International to API Ecosystem

QuantHouse has added Exchange Data International (EDI) to the qh API Ecosystem it established last September as a framework for fintech firms to offer their products as on-demand solutions available through open APIs, and API based users, particularly hedge funds and automated trading firms, to access trading solutions without the complexity of integration. The addition...

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...

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...

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...

BSO Integrates Microwave Technology from Apsara Acquisition

BSO plans to integrate Apsara Networks’ wireless microwave technology into its fibre optic global network following acquisition of the company. The acquisition was supported by a minority investment in BSO by private equity fund Abry Partners. Apsara’s microwave network connects a number of liquidity venues and incudes a New Jersey route taking in Nasdaq, NYSE...