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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…

McKay and Quincy Offer Low Latency Market Data Across New Jersey Equity Triangle

McKay Brothers and Quincy Data have connected the exchanges in the New Jersey Equity Triangle with what they say is the lowest latency in the market. The companies’ services link equity exchanges in Mahwah, Carteret and Secaucus, with the McKay network currently offering two-way market data and private bandwidth services between Mahwah and Carteret as…

big xyt Extends Analytics Platform to Include TCA Functionality

Following consultation with clients, independent data analytics provider big xyt has added Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) to its platform. The company’s aim is to apply analytics to create a consolidated view of a fully automated trading environment that traders can access to assess trends. big xyt solutions specialise in normalising and storing trade data. Using…

Liquidnet Adds Ecosystem Pro Multi-Order Execution Solution

Liquidnet has expanded its Execution Ecosystem with the release of Ecosystem Pro, an intelligent workflow and blotter management tool designed to help buy-side traders analyse, monitor and automate execution strategies across multiple symbols simultaneously in the Execution Ecosystem. The ecosystem complements Liquidnet’s institutional liquidity pool by providing customisable trader intelligence tools to manage and course…

Imandra Gains Seed Funding for AI Platform Designed to Make Algos Safe

Imandra, creator of a cloud-native automated reasoning engine designed to make algorithms safe, has completed a $5 million round of seed funding led by UK and US investors AlbionVC, IQ Capital and LiveOak Venture Partners. The capital will be used to support application of the company’s Reasoning as a Service platform in financial services and…

CME Group Releases ENSO Data Insights

CME Group has released ENSO Data Insights, a benchmarking tool using ENSO’s alternative dataset. ENSO is part of the CME Group. Data Insights gives hedge funds, asset managers and banks access to a diverse pool of global multi-asset class securities to help them compare best execution financing rates, trend analysis for long and short position…

SEC Rule 606 Features Highly at FIX Americas Conference

The imminent adoption of amendments to SEC Rule 606 was high on the list of hot topics when electronic trading professionals met at the FIX Americas conference in New York this week. And while speakers, panellists and delegates acknowledged the initiative represents a significant challenge in terms of technology resource, most said they believed the…

Corvil Plans Next-Generation Predictive Trade Execution Analytics

Corvil will introduce its next generation of predictive trade execution analytics later this year, in a bid to exploit what it sees as a growing need for more advanced analysis of execution amid an increased as a growing tendency among buy-side firms to use sophisticated tools to analyse broker execution performance. The Dublin-based trading data…

Mizuho Bank Selects smartTrade LiquidityFX to Power Next-Generation FX Platform

Mizuho Bank Japan has selected smartTrade Technologies, a provider of multi asset, end-to-end trading solutions, to deliver its next-generation FX platform. The bank will use smartTrade’s LiquidityFX platform to centralise aggregation and optimise and internalise the management of its FX flows. This is expected to generate cost savings for Mizuho and create new opportunities for…

Algorithmic Trading and Smart Order Routing Post-MiFID II

A-Team Group’s London TradingTech Summit on February 27, 2019 hosted a lively discussion on Post-MiFID II use of algorithms and smart order routers (SORs). Gavin Williamson, former managing director, global head of product development and regulatory change at HSBC, moderated the debate that ranged from total cost analysis (TCA) and pre- and post-trade analytics to…