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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…

FactSet and Quantopian Partner to Deliver Enterprise Data Analysis Platform for Quants

FactSet and Quantopian, a crowd sourced asset manager and provider of an open source quantitative finance platform, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver Quantopian Enterprise, a data analysis solution that allows quants to research, test and simulate how investment algorithms will perform in the real world. To support this, the relationship combines Quantopian’s open…

big xyt Hires Former Barclays Capital Executive Mark Montgomery

big xyt, a provider of data and analytics as a service, has appointed Mark Montgomery, formerly director of electronic trading sales at Barclays Capital, to support strategy and business development. In the newly created role, Montgomery will work closely with big xyt CEO Robin Mess and focus on alignment of business strategy with client needs…

TORA Introduces AlgoWheel to Help Firms Create Systematic Best Ex Processes

TORA has introduced an AI-powered AlgoWheel designed to help firms create scalable and systematic best execution processes in line with the requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The TORA AlgoWheel is a quantitative execution strategy optimiser that uses AI technology to automate low-touch order execution or provide real-time market intelligence for…

ION Trading Expected to Make Offer for Fidessa Ahead of 5pm Closing Deadline Today

The bidding battle for Fidessa has recommenced with ION Trading saying this morning that it has made a proposal to acquire Fidessa for £38.70 per share in cash. The proposal tops the offer of £35.67 per share made by Temenos on 21 February, but it is only a proposal and ION Trading must make a…