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Delivering Algo Performance through Enhanced Market Simulation

The global shift toward unbundling of research services from execution is forcing sell-side institutions to focus on differentiating their service offerings as they vie for buy-side liquidity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With soft-commissioned research and high-speed connectivity to trading venues no longer potent as differentiators, the sell side is acknowledging that the quality and…

Iress Targets Europe with QuantHouse Purchase

Australian EMS/OMS platform provider Iress is expanding its European footprint with the acquisition of market data and connectivity provider QuantHouse. The move continues the ongoing consolidation in the trading systems space, and comes less than two years after QuantHouse bought itself out of an earlier, unhappy acquisition by S&P Global Markets. Iress, publicly listed on…

The Race is on – Corvil’s Next-Generation Trade Execution Analytics Offer Competitive Advantage

Trade execution analytics are taking a leap forward with the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to machine-time data. Ultimate results could include the ability to understand, evidentially, the relationship between trading systems performance and trade outcomes. Corvil has been working for about two years to develop machine learning algos that can identify…

Bloomberg Puts Stead in App Portal as Desktop Wars Heat Up

As the war for control over the trader desktop heats up, Bloomberg has been steadily diversifying the third-party applications available via its Bloomberg App Portal, an AppStore-like facility that allows users to access third-party data and applications through the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg App Portal isn’t new, it was launched with much fanfare (and some…

Finnish Asset Manager Evli Goes Live on IHS Markit thinkFolio

Evli, a Finnish investment and asset management specialist, has gone live on thinkFolio, IHS Markit’s order management and portfolio modelling system. The multi-asset class support provided by thinkFolio was the driving factor in Evli’s decision to implement the solution. The asset manager is using thinkFolio’s full front office functionality across order management, portfolio modelling, cash…

Liquidnet Acquisition of RSRCHXchange Extends Research and AI Capabilities

Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, a marketplace and aggregator for institutional research, allows the company’s platform to deliver a new level of research and analytics into the global investment process for its institutional investor client base. It also furthers the company’s AI strategy. RSRCHXchange, a solution for unbundling, was created ahead of the introduction of the…

ION Group has Acquired a Majority Stake in Acuris, the Latest in a Series of Acquisitions

ION Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in financial intelligence, data and analytics provider Acuris appears to underscore the importance of content as a potential differentiator for trading technology vendors. The acquisition – reportedly for $1 billion – builds on ION’s 2016 purchase of Dealogic, a financial analysis firm. Acuris provides business and market intelligence…

ICAP Information Expands Data Products Offer with EURO IRO and Global Inflation Datasets

ICAP Information, part of TP ICAP, has extended its data products offer with the release of datasets covering EURO Interest Rate Options (IRO) and Global Inflation. By making these datasets commercially available for the first time, TP ICAP aims to provide market participants with greater transparency in a traditionally opaque asset class.   The information…

OpenFin Offers Low-cost OS to Start-ups and Initiates Services Framework

OpenFin continues to build out its interoperable financial desktop with the offer of its Enterprise Edition OpenFin operating system at a ‘dramatically’ reduced rate for early stage fintechs and start-ups. The initiative is designed to allow emerging businesses to build applications on the OpenFin OS alongside larger players, accelerating innovation and collaboration, and delivering additional…

Refinitiv Banks on Silver Lining as Cloud Delivery Features High on Trading Product Agenda

As it comes to terms with its new ownership under Blackstone Group, Refinitiv is continuing apace with its long-stated aim of incorporating cloud into its delivery options for the trading environment. Acknowledging that not all trading-related data and activities are appropriate for cloud, the company is deep into its programme to offer cloud delivery where…