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Fidessa Adds Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program

Fidessa has added Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program, helping users of its access architecture and smart order routing capabilities meet the liquidity challenges presented by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Tower uses a diverse set of trading strategies across a broad range of asset classes to provide liquidity...

QuantHouse API Ecosystem Opens Access to Sun Trading SI Platform

Trading technology provider QuantHouse is offering direct access to Sun Trading’s Systematic Internaliser (SI) platform through its qh API Ecosystem, which is driven by the company’s QuantFEED and QuantLINK services, and provides access to Sun Trading market data and order entry feeds, as well as SI liquidity. The aim is to help qh API Ecosystem...

NeoXam Partners Ullink to Open Electronic Trading to Buy-Side Clients

Data management software provider NeoXam is providing buy-side customers with direct electronic access (DEA) to brokers for order execution through Ullink’s NYFIX Capital Markets Connectivity Utility. The arrangement strengthens an existing partnership with Ullink and allows asset manager and private bank users of NeoXam’s order and execution management systems to automatically access the services offered...

ABN Amro Clearing Bank Distributes Fidessa Derivatives EMS

ABN Amro Clearing Bank has extended its relationship with Fidessa to allow the clearer to distribute the software vendor’s derivatives execution management system (EMS). This follows ABN Amro’s 2016 harmonisation of its global multi-asset market access by replacing numerous vendor and in-house systems with Fidessa’s XTP technology, and means the clearer can now present clients...

Linedata Upgrades Link to DTCC Cross-Border Transaction Matching Platform

Linedata has upgraded the interface between DTCC’s platform for central matching of cross-border transactions (CTM) and its Longview order management system (OMS) to improve workflows required by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The companies have worked in partnership for 10 years, providing asset managers and hedge funds with a direct interface to...

Thomson Reuters Bases Buy-Side Workflow Solution on REDI, Eikon, Autex

Seeking to capitalize on its acquisition this year of the REDI buy-side EMS platform, Thomson Reuters this week unveiled its solution for enabling buy-side trading workflow integration. The initiative combines REDI – already an accomplished buy-side execution management platform – with TR’s Eikon desktop and the Autex liquidity network – itself a prime buy-side facility....

Seizing the Opportunity: In Defence of MiFID II

By: Will Winzor-Saile, Execution Architect, Redburn There is no escaping MiFID II. As the regulation becomes clearer and industry consensus forms, every financial firm is working hard to be ready for January 3, 2018. Alongside implementation, myriad discussion papers address the challenges faced in the new world – where can we trade dark, how will...

Calypso/List & Ullink/Enfusion Launches Herald Return of STP

More evidence this week of the growing importance of post-trade capabilities, as trading system provider Calypso Technology teams with electronic trading platform supplier List, and trading and connectivity specialist Ullink hooks up with order and execution management systems (OEMS) vendor Enfusion. Driven in part by regulatory requirements, among them MiFID II’s record-keeping obligations and the...

MiFID II Drives Widespread Market Data Operations Changes

As the largest European exchanges, along with many other European trading venues, change or update systems to be compliant with MiFID II provisions concerning best execution, firms are finding they must also update the way they interact with these exchanges and venues. Market data and automated trading order execution systems provider Redline Trading Solutions has...

Using High-Frequency and Automated Trading Wisely

The difficulties of making high-frequency trading profitable – or its absolute importance — may be exaggerated, and automating trading may be more useful than industry observers would think, according to trading operations executives who spoke in a panel discussion on “Trading in the New Normal Environment,” at the Intelligent Trading Summit held in New York...