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The Deal is Done – LSEG Completes Acquisition of Refinitiv

A big day in the City last Friday as the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) completed its all-share acquisition of Refinitiv first mooted back in July 2019. The acquisition is expected to create a leading, UK-headquartered, global financial market infrastructure provider with a strong data and analytics business, significant capital market capabilities across multiple asset…

BMLL Expands Distribution Ecosystem with Kx Platform

London-based analytics specialist BMLL Technologies’ new partnership with First Derivatives’ Kx will make BMLL’s data and analytics available via the Kx Streaming Analytics platform, which is used by many of the world’s major global financial institutions. The arrangement gives BMLL a significant new distribution channel as it continues its expansion in the wake of last…

SteelEye Teams with txtsmarter for Messaging Data Capture

Financial compliance and analytics specialist SteelEye is adding txtsmarter’s messaging capture and archiving capability to its communications surveillance solution, giving clients access to native messaging data sourced from Android SMS/MMS, WhatsApp and – uniquely – Apple iMessage, in real time. The combined solution adds mobile phone messages to the range of electronic communications that users…

New Change FX Selects EOSE to Accelerate Distribution of Data and Analytics

New Change FX (NCFX), an independent administrator of regulated FX benchmarks, has partnered EOSE to strengthen distribution of its FX data and TCA tools. EOSE will enable NCFX to concentrate its resources on developing core business strategies by providing the company with a team of expert data sales and business development professionals to ensure new…

S&P Global Acquisition of IHS Markit Creates Financial Data and Analytics Powerhouse

S&P Global’s $44 billion acquisition of IHS Markit will create a financial data and analytics powerhouse capable of challenging Bloomberg’s market leading $11 billion revenue and towering over the proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refintiv by the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The combined company will benefit from increased scale, a wider product portfolio and a…

Refinitiv Partners Quod Financial to Add Sell-Side OMS to Trading Solutions

Refinitiv has plugged a gap in its sell-side trading line-up by making an agreement with Quod Financial to offer a multi-asset, sell-side OMS powered by Quod and using Refinitiv’s data feed solutions and connectivity to the sell-side community. Beyond the OMS, the companies have plans to build additional data-driven, automated trading technologies incorporating machine learning…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Luminex Teams with LeveL for ATS Matching Engine Upgrade

Buy-side block trading platform operator Luminex Trading & Analytics has launched a new, faster matching engine using technology provided by erstwhile competitive platform LeveL ATS. The new platform represents what Luminex calls a “dramatic speed upgrade” to the matching engine behind its dark pool, which is available only to buy-side institutions. Luminex launched in 2015…

ION to Spin Off Broadway’s Bond Platform in CMA Deal

ION Investment Group will spin off the fixed-income operations of acquisition target Broadway Technology to an investor group led by Broadway CEO Tyler Moeller, under a deal forged with the UK Competition & Markets Authority. The arrangement paves the way for regulatory approval of the transaction. The CMA deal leaves ION to focus on Broadway…

TRG Screen Combines Acquisitions and Expertise in Next-Gen Optimize Platform for Market Data Subscription Management

TRG Screen has pulled together the capabilities of its recent acquisitions – including Screen Group – to offer market data managers a single, best-of-breed platform to access all its subscription management products. The platform, Optimize, includes Insights, a smart analytics component based on machine learning that takes data from across the platform, automates analysis and…