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Talking TradingTech with Andrew Delaney: Inside Bloomberg’s London Campus – The End of the Data Centre?

Bloomberg’s new London HQ, which opened last year on the site of the old Bucklersbury House between Cannon Street and Bank station, has been lauded by pundits for its innovative and appealing architectural and ergonomic design. Gone are the tanks of piranhas (at least we didn’t see any when we were there) in favour of…

FlexTrade Taps Corvil for Infrastructure, Client Analytics

Buy-side order and execution management system provider FlexTrade has turned to Corvil to industrialise its infrastructure monitoring processes and ultimately help clients optimise their own trading stacks. The move illustrates the ongoing shift to greater transparency around execution quality as firms look beyond transaction cost analysis (TCA) and seek to measure execution performance and offer…

Linedata Partners with Trade Informatics to Launch Analytics Solution

Paris-based Linedata, a provider of credit and asset management technology, has teamed up with FINRA member and quantitative analytics firm Trade Informatics (TI) to launch a new suite of execution analytics using TI’s Strategic & Tactical Analytic Research & Trading (START). Linedata’s order management solution (OMS), powered by START, a broker-neutral, intelligent trading engine, will…

KeyBanc Capital Markets Adopts Bloomberg’s DASH Enterprise Trading Workflow Solution

KeyBanc Capital Markets (KCBM) has adopted Bloomberg’s DASH Enterprise, which enables sales traders to target a broader audience, access relevant market insights, and gain more value from their order flow. After adopting the DASH solution, KeyBanc Capital Markets has noted an increase in hit ratio and crossing rates. The solution is able to analyze and…

ACTUS Foundation Releases Open-Source Standard for Financial Markets Contracts

The ACTUS Financial Research Foundation is releasing open-source Algorithmic Contract Types Unified Standards (ACTUS) version 1.0, which will be available on GitHub. ACTUS creates a standard for the mathematical representation of the payment obligations embodied in financial contracts, and seeks to provide the financial industry with a unified, machine-readable depiction of financial contracts for transaction-processing,…

Nasdaq Acquires Quandl to Expand Alternative Data Offer

Nasdaq plans to combine Quandl with its Analytics Hub business within Global Information Services following its acquisition of the data and core financial data provider. Quandl provides alternative data and core financial data from over 350 sources to more than 30,000 active monthly users. The company offers a global database of alternative, financial and public…

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…