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Pico Pushes on to Fulfil Global Expansion Plan

Pico, a provider of infrastructure, connectivity, cloud technology, data and analytics services, has a global expansion plan and is pushing on to fulfil it with an additional 20 colocation facilities due to be up and running across Asia this year, expansion of its PicoNet proprietary network, hybrid connectivity options including radio transmission, and ongoing developments…

A-Team Group’s TradingTech Summit Discusses the Challenges and Solutions of Cloud Technology

The move to the cloud is accelerating, but not without challenges and questions, some of which were answered during a panel session at A-Team Group’s recent TradingTech Summit in New York City. Ian Tivey, moderator of the panel and associate partner and cloud practice lead at Citihub Consulting, opened the session on cloud technologies to…

TradingTech Summit Opens with Focus on Digital Transformation

A-Team Group’s TradingTech Summit, hosted in New York City earlier this week, opened with a focus on digital transformation and its impact on business. Simon Letort, chief digital officer and head of innovation at Société Générale Americas, presented a keynote covering innovation and digital change at the bank, and how it is building a shared…

Refinitiv Meets Demand for More Data on China’s Economy and Financial Markets

Refinitiv is responding to increasing client demand for content, data and insight on China’s economy and financial markets with the addition of 300,000 economic data series to its Datastream database, and FX and fixed income data from the China Foreign Exchange System (CFETS) to its Elektron and Eikon data platforms. These additions are part of…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

SS&C upgrades Advent solutions

SS&C Technologies has released version 19.1 of its Advent portfolio management solutions. The Advent products, acquired in 2015, include Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), a portfolio accounting and reporting solution that includes a new API for portfolios and token-based authentication capabilities. APX regulatory reporting is also improved. Advent Genesis, a cloud-based rebalancing, portfolio construction and trade…

Bloomberg Puts Stead in App Portal as Desktop Wars Heat Up

As the war for control over the trader desktop heats up, Bloomberg has been steadily diversifying the third-party applications available via its Bloomberg App Portal, an AppStore-like facility that allows users to access third-party data and applications through the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg App Portal isn’t new, it was launched with much fanfare (and some…

OpenFin Plans to Invest $17 Million Funding in Product Innovation, Geographical Expansion and Increased Headcount

OpenFin has secured $17 million in Series C funding, paving the way for further investment in its operating system for desktop app interoperability, geographical expansion and workforce. The funding was led by Wells Fargo Securities with other investors including Barclays Investment Bank and existing contributors such as Bain Capital Ventures, J.P. Morgan and Pivot Investment…

Symphony Adds Fenics OTC Data to Collaboration Platform

Symphony, the former Bloomberg Messaging Killer that now positions itself as a team collaboration platform, has added interest-rate swaps pricing from Fenics Market Data to its data and applications container for capital markets users. The Fenics Data – swaps pricing from BGC Partners, an affiliate of bond IDB Cantor Fitzgerald – expands the market information…

BSO Becomes a Google Cloud Partner Interconnect Provider

BSO, a network, cloud and hosting services provider, has become a Google Cloud Partner Interconnect provider and will use the Google Dedicated Interconnect as a solution for connecting on-premise data centres to Google Cloud. BSO clients are onboarding with Partner Interconnect in Frankfurt and London, and the service will ultimately be available from all the 100+ PoPs…