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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...

ESMA Publishes Missing Pieces of Reference Data Crucial to MiFID II

To the relief of market participants subject to Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published the last missing pieces of reference data crucial to trading under the regulation – MiFID II and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) transitional transparency calculations (TTC) for equity and...

Exegy Adds Feed Handlers to Cover Virtu’s Systematic Internaliser Data Feed

Exegy, has extended its range of real-time market data feed handlers to help clients exploit the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) systematic internaliser (SI) regime. The company’s additional feed handles are for global market maker Virtu Financial’s SI and indications of interest (IOI) data feeds that give users of Exegy’s managed services...

ICE Partners ITRS to Offer Real-Time Monitoring of Global Data Feeds

ICE Data Services has agreed a global partnership with ITRS that enables it to offer real-time monitoring to users of its 450-plus market data feeds. Under the partnership, clients of ICE’s Consolidated Feed – which combines content from over 450 markets into a single platform – can use ITRS’s Geneos service to monitor their data...

Industry Looks to Market Data for FRTB Compliance

Although regulatory authorities may be giving the financial industry more time to comply with Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) guidelines on market risk and capital adequacy, firms are finding they need to improve their market data management to be ready. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, architect of FRTB, has set its effective...

OTCX-SimCorp Partnership Takes On MiFID II Compliance

OTC derivatives multi-dealer platform OTCX’s recently announced partnership with investment management solutions provider SimCorp makes the OTCX Request For Quote (RFQ) platform more widely available – and capitalises on the platform’s value for MiFID II compliance, according to Nicolas Koechlin, CEO of OTCX. “We started the OTCX concept a little before MiFID II kicked in,”...

Market Signals and Risk Data Emerge As Opportunity

Demand from traders, portfolio managers and quants for better systematic data workflow management is an opportunity for service providers, according to Tom Doris, CEO and founder of OTAS Technologies, a market data analytics platform provider, who spoke in a panel discussion in New York on May 17. “The challenge in the next couple years, if...

Trax Sees UK Approval For MiFID II Reporting As First Step In Europe

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) approval of the approved reporting mechanism (ARM) provided by market data, trade matching and regulatory reporting services company Trax is the first domino in a line that its makers hope will run through European countries by the time MiFID II takes effect in January. As an ARM, Trax has...

Making Market Data Instantaneous: Beast Apps Shakes Up Trader Workflow

With its Monoceros Market Data Platform (MDP), financial data, analytics, trading and risk technology company The Beast Apps expects to change the traditional client sales trader workflow from the way that has operated for decades. Intelligent Trading Technology spoke with Vinayek K. Singh, CEO of The Beast Apps, discussing what is novel about Monoceros (rhymes...

S&P Global Calls QuantHouse Sale Part Of Realignment

Market information provider S&P Global’s sale of market data and end-to-end systematic trading solutions provider QuantHouse, which it had acquired in 2012, is intended to allow its S&P Global Market Intelligence division to focus on opportunities “that most closely align with our vision,” says Mike Chinn, president of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Access to exchange...