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SS&C Expands Risk Analytics with Agreement to Buy Algorithmics’ Assets from IBM

SS&C Technologies has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain Algorithmics’ and related assets from IBM. The addition of Algorithmics, a provider of risk analytics products and capital management solutions, will extend SS&C’s risk analytics and regulatory offering by adding over 200 clients, 350 employees and offices in 25 countries. Client types include banks, broker…

Broadridge Releases Cloud-based Data Control Solution Set

Broadridge Financial Solutions has released a cloud-based data control solution set designed to help financial firms address the operational challenges of managing the lifecycle of transaction data. The solution set combines Broadridge’s reconciliation and matching solution with enhanced data analytics, multi-bank connectivity and flexible financial messaging. The aim of the solutions is to provide an…

Moody’s Names Senior Executives

Moody’s Corporation has named Robert Fauber, currently president of Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), to the new role of chief operating officer of Moody’s Corporation. Fauber will drive the company’s strategic initiatives to maximize the company’s strengths and position it for the next stage of growth. Moody’s has also named Michael West to succeed Fauber as…

Best Execution: Putting your Worst Foot Forward?

By Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO of Simudyne. Increased regulatory pressure has raised the bar for both sell-side brokers and investment managers. In Europe, MiFID II increased responsibility on sell-side firms, with the directive ratcheting up the prevention, detection and containment of algorithms that might behave in an unintended manner and contribute to disorderly trading…

QuantHouse Adds SpiderRock Data and Analytics to API Ecosystem

QuantHouse has added SpiderRock Gateway Technologies’ proprietary data and analytics service including implied volatility and option prints to the 150+ data sources available through QuantHouse API. SpiderRock provides option analytics as a service delivered in a normalised binary format. As part of the offering, the company delivers implied volatility, greeks, risk slides, and volatility surfaces…

Goldman Sachs Distributes TT Platform to Clients

Goldman Sachs has contracted with Trading Technologies International (TT) to distribute the TT platform to its client base. This gives Goldman Sachs’ clients access to the TT platform’s range of trading tools, including Autospreader and TT’s advanced options analytics functionality. Clients can also access Goldman Sachs’ suite of internally developed execution algorithms via the TT…

RavenPack Deploys AI to Detect Relationships Between Securities and Market-moving Events

RavenPack has built on its commitment to make Artificial Intelligence (AI) practical for quantitative and fundamental investors looking for alpha with the release of RavenPack Connections, a service that automates finding relationships between securities and market-moving events. The service provides real-time research to expose business relationships and interconnections among thousands of entities including companies, organisations,…

Equinix Takes Platform Approach to Solving Client Problems

Equinix is developing a platform-based approach to solving client problems. The platform will host next-generation services and continues the company’s journey, which started in 1998 with the offer of data centres and moved on to provide solutions including interconnection and cloud services, as well as a focus on developing a capital markets ecosystem. The modular…

BMLL Offers Access to Normalised Level 3 Data and Advanced Analytics at Scale

BMLL Technologies, a cloud-based data-engineering-as-a-service company, has released a derived data service that provides access to normalised, highly granular Level 3 data and advanced analytics. Typically, the company’s derived data capability can process 225 billion messages in a matter of hours rather than days at a significantly reduced cost, allowing market participants to consume bespoke…

Itiviti Partners Brazilian Stock Exchange

Itiviti and B3, the Brazilian stock exchange, have partnered to ensure reliable connectivity between global firms and B3 members. As a member of Itiviti’s Global Alliance Program, B3 is able to provide its members with access to the services, including advanced analytics, monitoring and post-trade processing, Itiviti offers through its NYFIX portal. The partnership will…