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Horizon and ULTUMUS Extend Partnership with Dividend Forecast Data

Horizon Software, a provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, and ULTUMUS, a provider of data services for index and ETF products, have extended their partnership to enable the pricing, sourcing and trading of ETFs with a comprehensive dividend dataset integrated within the Horizon trading platform. Aggregating and distributing additional ETF dividend forecasts data…

Pico Refits Jersey Network with Optical Dark Fibre, Adds Corvil Performance Monitoring

Pico is pushing on with its global expansion plan and taking advantage of its acquisition of Corvil with a refit of its Jersey network and the deployment of Corvil network performance monitoring and analytics on top of the network. The new network, the company’s latest investment in its PicoNet proprietary global financial markets network, is…

big xyt Addresses Gap in Market After Closure of Fidessa Fragulator with XYT View

Reflecting the ever increasing problem of fragmented market data, big xyt, a provider of market data analytics, has released XYT View, an aggregated view of data that firms can use to ensure they are achieving the best possible outcomes for themselves and their clients. XYT View is a web-based tool that allows the trading community…

Royal London Asset Management Selects TradingScreen OEMS to Drive Returns for Investors

UK investment management firm Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has selected TradingScreen’s cloud-based multi-asset order and execution management system to drive better returns for investors. The deal is designed to allow RLAM to trade across multi-asset classes within its £130 billion portfolio via one centralised platform, offering greater operational efficiencies and more time to focus…

Broadridge Releases Centralised Solution for MBS Trade Assignments

Broadridge Financial Solutions has released a centralised Trade Assignment Portal (TAP) that will allow mortgage originators and broker-dealers to transform the execution of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Trade Assignments. TAP is a web-based platform designed to provide operational efficiency by automating workflow and allowing mortgage originators and broker-dealers to electronically send and receive trade assignments, thereby…

EBS Readies Next-generation EBS Direct Platform

EBS, a provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, and part of CME Group, has launched a next-generation EBS Direct platform with enhanced capacity and speed that will deliver round trip processing times below 50 microseconds. The platform is in beta-testing and is designed to offer faster market data and…

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…

SS&C Adds S3 Transaction Cost Analysis and SEC Rule 606 Regulatory Reporting Services

SS&C Technologies is adding S3’s total cost analysis (TCA) and SEC Rule 606 reporting products to its solutions line up. The addition of S3 services – S3 is a provider of trade surveillance, analytics and regulatory reporting technology – will help SS&C clients ensure best execution of trading transactions through trade surveillance, analytics and full…

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…

Creating an Algo Gym

By Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO of Simudyne. Sell-side firms are finding themselves extremely challenged in algo pre-production. According to our recent survey of 15 sell-side executives involved in algo trading, modeling is the most common, significant and recurring issue in algo pre-production – with many concerned that this is holding them back competitively. The…