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Exegy and Vela Merge to Create Market Data and Execution Technology Powerhouse

Exegy, a provider of hardware accelerated solutions for market data and predictive analytics, and Vela, a market data and execution technology provider, have announced the merger of their business operations in an agreement backed by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital commitments under management. Commercial terms of the…

Pico Taps Intel ‘Ice Lake’ to Achieve Sustained 100Gbps Processing for Corvil Analytics

Trading infrastructure specialist Pico has teamed with Intel to achieve 100Gbps sustained real-time processing for its Corvil Analytics product, which is used by financial institutions to manage and analyse their network flow. The development comes hot on the heels of Intel Capital joining other investors in funding a $135 million Series C investment round for…

IHS Markit Teams Up with Wave Labs to Enhance Fixed Income Price Discovery

IHS Markit has partnered with Wave Labs, a start-up specialising in fixed income liquidity sourcing, to accelerate price discovery and deliver insights and operating efficiencies to buy-side fixed income managers. The arrangement involves plug-and-play integration of IHS Markit’s thinkFolio multi-asset investment management platform with Wave Lab’s Electronic Liquid Seeking Application (eLiSA). Sourcing liquidity in fixed…

CJC Goes ‘Cloud First’, with Google Cloud Migration

CJC, specialists in market data technology consulting and services, has completed a full migration of its managed service tooling and products to the public cloud, and will now operate a ‘cloud-first’ policy for all internal systems and products. In the process, CJC has also migrated its client base to the public cloud. Previously, the company’s…

Raidne Goes Live with Siren FX Benchmark

London-based Raidne has gone live with the first client for its recently launched Siren FX fixing benchmark. The quantitative FX surveillance says the independent benchmark – which was designed to offer an alternative to established fixes that have been subject to market manipulation – is being used by a European asset manager, executing through a…

Why the Future of FX is in the Cloud

By Vikas Srivastava, Chief Revenue Officer, Integral. The momentum behind cloud in financial services is building, and quickly. With big names such as IBM moving into the space, it signals that this is the future of financial markets infrastructure. Looking specifically at FX, there are many reasons to believe that firms are shifting towards this…

Glue42 Teams with Cloud9 to Integrate Voice Trading into Desktop Applications

London-based desktop automation specialist Glue42 has partnered with voice communication and analytics provider Cloud9 Technologies to deliver a full suite of voice trading capabilities to the institutional marketplace. The partnership aims to provide users with remote access to all trading floor connectivity and services, as well as secure access to voice data, counterparties and regulatory…

KX Adds Cloud-Native Stream Analytics to kdb+ as Clients Seek Off-Prem Solutions

KX has released KX Insights, a cloud native streaming analytics solution that provides fast, scalable real-time data insights without the capex and maintenance burden of on-premise infrastructure. KX Insights is built on the company’s cloud version of the kdb+ time series database and uses a microservices architecture that supports not only new KX users but…

TP ICAP Sets Up Parameta Solutions as New Brand for Data, Analytics and Post-Trade Offerings

TP ICAP has set up a new business, Parameta Solutions, to provide a flagship brand for its data and analytics division. It is due to be opened officially next week. Parameta’s data and analytics offerings will include unbiased OTC content and proprietary data, in-depth insights across price discovery, risk management, benchmarks and indices, and pre…

Low-Code: The New Standard for Sell-Side Fixed Income Desks

By Vuk Magdelinic, CEO of Overbond. Low-code programming isn’t coming — it’s already here. And 2021 is the Year of Low-Code, according to IT publications such as SD Times and TechRepublic. “The worldwide low-code development technologies market is projected to total $13.8 billion in 2021, an increase of 22.6% from 2020,” according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The…