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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...

Why Packet Capture Matters For MiFID II Compliance

Firms are catching on to the importance of packet capture for the real-time trade surveillance that MiFID II will require when it takes effect at the start of 2018, according to trading technology and regulation experts who spoke in a webinar hosted by Intelligent Trading Technology on June 27. The definition of network packet capture...

How ‘Deep Learning’ Could Make A Deep Impact On Trading

As a machine learning technique, “deep learning” has evolved enough to be useful for trading operations, according to Elliot Noma, managing director at Garret Asset Management. Noma will be moderating a panel on the uses and limitations of the technique, at the Intelligent Trading Summit in New York on June 8. Deep learning expands on...

CJC Moves On Outbound Market Data

Financial technology management solutions company CJC’s new IT Regulatory Services division is offering auditing and inventory of firms’ outbound data, concentrating on publication of market data rather than consumption, as a way to improve efficiency and reduce costs, according to Sheena Clark, director of regulatory services, CJC. “This is predominantly a data governance and risk...

Tullett Prebon To Feed Data To Murex Trading Platform

Trading, risk and processing solutions provider Murex has partnered with Tullett Prebon Information (TPI) to use its real-time, end-of-day and historic price information for internal model validation, gaining independent and accurate data to feed the Murex platform, according to officials of the companies. “TPI content comes directly from the trading operations of our global brokerage...

Street Contxt Plans February Launch on Back of $8M in Series A Funding Round

By Zoe Schiff Toronto-based Street Contxt, which delivers highly targeted real-time information designed to enhance communication between capital markets professionals, is gearing up for launch next month, hot on the heels of its US$8 million series A funding round secured in December. The latest funding round – supported by the likes of Formation 8 and...

DataStax and Azul Partnership Delivers High-Performance Enterprise Version of Cassandra

DataStax, provider of an enterprise version of the Apache Cassandra distributed database, has partnered with Azul Systems, provider of the Zing Java virtual machine (JVM). The partnership allows DataStax to provide its customers with a combined technology platform on which to build low-latency data management solutions for applications that require increasing amounts of in-memory data...

McObject Improves Performance of eXtremeDB Financial Edition and Eases Development with Version 6.0

McObject, a provider of low latency, high performance database management technologies, will release eXtremeDB Financial Edition version 6.0 today. The new version is a major upgrade including support for big data management for capital markets analytics and access to the database’s vector-based statistical functions using SQL and Python. Version 6.0 of eXtremeDB Financial Edition has...

GFT Blue Paper Presents the Potential of Big Data Technologies

As the technology infrastructure of financial services firms begins to buckle under the strain of huge and increasing volumes of data, many firms are investing in big data projects to improve data management for the purposes of regulatory compliance, risk reduction, cost efficiency and business benefit. The extent and intent of investment varies, however, with...

Feedzai Partners Azul Systems to Deliver Ultra-Fast Fraud Prevention Solutions

Azul Systems has signed up Feedzai, a company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyse big data in commerce, as an independent software vendor that will use its Zing Java virtual machine (JVM) to power ultra-fast processing of big data within the Feedzai Fraud Prevention That Learns software. In the financial services sector, Feedzai works...