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Real-Time Market Data in the Cloud Moves Closer to Reality

This week’s report from the FSB warning of the perils of cloud deployment for financial institutions doubtless will give cause for serious consideration of whether and how to shift certain activities to commercial public cloud platforms. But the fact remains that practitioners will continue in their quest to push what they can off-premises and onto…

FINRA CAT Selects AWS to Support Consolidated Audit Trail Platform

The US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has taken another step forward with FINRA CAT, the CAT plan processor, selecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as cloud provider for the audit trail of order information for all US equity securities and listed options across US markets and trading venues. AWS storage, compute, database, analytics and security services…

Kx and DataRobot Partnership Applies AI to Time Series Data, Generates Fast Actionable Insights into Market Data

Kx has partnered DataRobot, a provider of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), to offer financial institutions a scalable high-performance solution for applying AI to time series data. By integrating DataRobot’s Enterprise AI Platform with the Kx in-memory time series database kdb+, consumers of market data can quickly generate actionable insights for agile, strategic business decisions. Rob…

Horizon Adds Algo for Implementation Shortfall Trading Strategy

Horizon Software has extended its execution algo suite with an implementation shortfall strategy algo that aims to set up two levels of spots and three levels of participation rate. This enables enable users to adapt the participation rate to the spot evolution. The algo also provides choice to either define fixed levels of trading spots…

DASH Adds Dark Liquidity Aggregation Algo

DASH Financial Technologies continues to innovate with SENSOR Dark, a next-generation dark liquidity aggregation algorithm designed to provide traders with optimal levels of transparency, performance and control as they attempt to minimise footprints when seeking dark liquidity in a fragmented market. The algo sources dark liquidity from significant venues across the US equity market, including…

Nomura Makes Tsuwamono FX Algorithms Available on BidFX

Nomura has made its five FX algorithmic strategies, the FX Algo Tsuwamono Series, available on the BidFX platform. Each strategy offers a wide range of flexibility on executions suited to client requirements and trading preferences. The deal builds on an existing relationship between Nomura and BidFX, and is expected to benefit mutual institutional FX clients.

IHS Markit Expands Global Dividend Forecasting Service

IHS Markit has doubled the number of companies covered by its Dividend Forecasting service. The expanded global service covers 28,000 stocks in more than 90 markets, providing up to five years of dividend forecast data for each stock covered and offering index providers, derivatives desks, asset managers and hedge funds with one of the broadest…

QuantHouse Offers Historical Data on-Demand to Algo Traders

QuantHouse has released Historical Data on-Demand, a service designed to speed up the research, development and back-testing phase of any trading strategy, and allow clients to implement new trading ideas within days rather than weeks or months. The company is offering up to 10 years of historical data on-demand for the US, European and Asia-Pacific…

Virtu Financial Offers Outsourced Trading Solution with Execution Concierge Service

Virtu Financial, a provider of liquidity, execution services, data, analytics and connectivity, has extended its capabilities to meet growing market interest in outsourcing elements of trading. The resulting Execution Concierge Service (ECS) is initially available in the US. The service builds on the company’s acquisition of ITG in March 2019, which added agency solutions and…