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Jane Street Group Invests in McKay Brothers

McKay Brothers’ low-latency networks and market data services have been endorsed by a minority investment from long-standing client Jane Street Group. The company’s founders continue to hold a controlling majority of McKay’s equity, with other minority investors including IMC, Tower Research Capital, Susquehanna International Group and XR Trading. Stéphane Ty?, McKay Brothers co-founder, says: “Jane...

IPC and GreenKey Collaborate to Convert Real-Time Voice into Useable Data

IPC and GreenKey Technologies are collaborating to bring an artificial intelligence (AI) based speech recognition solution that converts real-time voice into useable data to market. IPC, a provider of compliant communication and networking solutions, and GreenKey Technologies, a creator of voice software with integrated speech recognition designed for financial markets, have been working together since...

Smartkarma Extends Independent Research Platform with Premium Services

Smartkarma has added Premium Services, a suite of value-added services designed to allow asset managers to deepen engagement with research providers, to its independent investment research platform. The services advance the platform beyond content and include analyst calls, corporate access, financial modelling and bespoke research. The Singapore-based company brought its research solution to market in...

Temenos in Talks to Acquire Fidessa

Temenos is in advanced discussions with Fidessa about a bid that could see the Swiss-based provider of banking software acquire the UK-listed provider of trading, investment and information solutions to capital markets participants. The proposed terms of the possible offer, an all cash offer for all ordinary shares, value Fidessa at about £1.4 billion. Temenos...

SteelEye Builds Out Cloud-Based Data Consolidation and Intelligent Analytics Platform

SteelEye is building out its cloud-based data consolidation and analytics platform covering best execution, trade reconstruction, transaction reporting and record keeping, with a trade surveillance option due to go live later this year. It is also building up its client list, based on its ability to support regulatory compliance and help firms gain intelligence from...

Linedata Updates Global Hedge Platform

Linedata has updated its Global Hedge platform to enhance front-office user experience, enable Bitcoin trading, and support outsourcing solutions for the middle office. The enhanced user experience covers order generation, pre-trade compliance and middle-office operations. Further front-office improvements include enhancements for trading, streamlined workflows, what-if analysis, pre-trade compliance and mobile processing. Introducing cryptocurrencies, the platform...

FactSet Partners CG Blockchain to Deliver Blockchain Based OEMS

FactSet has partnered blockchain apps provider CG Blockchain to give users of FactSet’s order and execution management system (OEMS) a real-time, secure means of recording transactions using blockchain technology. The firms have integrated FactSet OEMS, a central platform for executing trading strategies across asset classes, with CG’s BCT Fundstore suite of compliance-based blockchain apps. This...

Liquidnet and Abel Noser Pilot Portfolio Manager Profiling Solution

Trading network Liquidnet and tools provider Abel Noser are piloting a portfolio manager profiling solution designed to help traders understand the preferences and distinct profile of each portfolio manager they work with. Portfolio Manager Profiling is an analytical model that, when incorporated into Liquidnet’s Virtual High Touch Next Gen algorithm suite, links historical trade and...

Imagine Software Adds Panopticon Dashboards to Portfolio Management

Imagine Software has partnered Datawatch to resell the latter’s Panopticon visual analytics platform with its portfolio risk and compliance management solutions. The Panopticon visual analysis software enables easier monitoring and analysis of risk and profitability in real time, while the company’s business intelligence dashboards help organise data portfolios that risk managers have to navigate, reducing...

QB Offers Algo Trading and Trade Simulator Apps on Bloomberg Terminal

Quantitative Brokers (QB), a provider of algorithms and data-driven analytics for futures and US cash treasury markets, has introduced two apps for traders using the Bloomberg Terminal. The new solutions are available through the Bloomberg App Portal. The first is an enhanced version of QB’s algorithmic trading app, which enables futures and fixed income investors...