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Simulation Technology Specialist Acquires Datawatch for $176 Million

Troy, Michigan-based simulation technologies provider Altair has acquired data intelligence specialist Datawatch – along with its Panopticon visualization platform – for $176 million in cash. The move is aimed at bolstering Altair’s offerings in the generic data science and analytics segment, where Datawatch has strong offerings in data prep, data prediction, and real-time high-volume data…

Refinitiv Introduces Cloud-Based Quantitative Analytics Platform

Building on its drive towards cloud delivery of its financial data services, Refinitiv – the former Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, has introduced QA Direct in the Cloud, a quantitative analytics platform delivered through Microsoft Azure. QA Direct in the Cloud builds on the QA Direct platform, which was acquired in 2006 as…

FlexTrade Integrates Bernstein Cube into FlexTrader EMS

FlexTrade Systems has added the Bernstein Cube to its FlexTrader EMS, allowing traders to construct portfolios and conduct risk analyses and pre-trade controls straight from the execution management system’s blotter. The Bernstein Cube leverages Bloomberg terminal market data to create customised risk models. Each trade can be calculated to transition from the portfolio to an…

TP ICAP Partners Credit Benchmark to Enhance Credit Risk Capabilities

TP ICAP’s data and analytics division has partnered Credit Benchmark to create a credit proxy solution combining market pricing with Credit Benchmark ratings. Customers will benefit from enhanced price discovery, xVA, trading and risk management capabilities. TP ICAP will provide Credit Benchmark with data from its Tullett Prebon Information business for research into the relationship…

FlexTrade Systems Integrates ipushpull with FlexNOW to Provide Real-Time Data Sharing

FlexTrade Systems has integrated ipushpull (iPP), a real-time interoperability platform, with its FlexNOW execution management system. The arrangement will provide FlexNOW users with access to iPP’s live data sharing and workflow automation between desktop applications, messaging platforms, in-house systems and cloud services. iPP’s analytics module will allow FlexNOW’s primarily hedge fund and mini-prime clients to…

DTCC Equity Kinetics Provides Insights into US Equity Markets

DTCC has introduced Equity Kinetics, a data services product providing institutional investors with a comprehensive market view of activity across all US equity trading venues. The data is ideal for quantitative market participants seeking insights to enhance their understanding of the US equities markets. DTCC Equity Kinetics facilitates analysis of US equity market activity by…

Quantitative Brokers Adds Octane and The Roll Best Execution Algos

Quantitative Brokers (QB), an algorithm and analytics provider for the futures and US cash treasury markets, has introduced Octane and The Roll, algorithms designed to optimise urgent completion and calendar spreads respectively. These algos join QB’s existing suite of best execution algos – Bolt, Strobe, Legger and Closer – and are supported by QB’s Transaction…

Datawatch Adds Panopticon Streams Real-Time Stream Processing Engine

Datawatch has increased the speed of real-time streaming and time series data analytics with stream processing engine Panopticon Streams. The engine can be used as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with Panopticon’s Visual Analytics platform. Peter Simpson, vice president of visualisation strategy at Datawatch Panopticon, says: “Capital markets customers will benefit from Panopticon Streams’…

QuantHouse Adds Quantitative Brokers’ Algos to API Ecosystem

QuantHouse has added access to Quantitative Brokers’ (QB) best execution algorithms to its qh API Ecosystem. QB provides specialised algorithmic strategies designed to optimise execution and minimise market impact for outright, listed spread and inter-commodity trades across global futures and US cash treasury markets. Alastair Hawker, global head of sales at Quantitative Brokers, comments: “QB’s…

Neudata Names Alternative Data Specialist Ian Webster as Senior Vice President

Alternative data specialist Ian Webster has joined Neudata as senior vice president with a remit to build relationships with the company’s buy-side investment management clients and expand its work with alternative data providers seeking to monetise their data. Webster holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship…