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AkinovA Deploys Trading Platform on OpenFin

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of re/insurance risk, has selected OpenFin for the deployment of its trading platform. The integration with OpenFin allows users to access the AkinovA marketplace with an easy-to-use interface that looks and feels like a native app experience while enabling instant deployment and upgrades. AkinovA is the…

Would ICE Really Buy Bloomberg?

By Andrew Delaney. The London Stock Exchange’s planned $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv – the former Reuters – got us thinking: who’s left of the independent market data vendors, and who would buy them? Of the major global vendors that have dominated the space over the past decade or so, only one independent remains. With…

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…

Refinitiv Shareholders Agree Merger Deal with LSE, David Craig Remains CEO of Refinitiv

Following our review of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv through a transaction valued at $27 billion, Refinitiv today announced that its shareholders have agreed definitive terms with LSEG on the acquisition. The approval of LSEG shareholders will be sought at a general meeting to be held before the end of…

Bloomberg Embeds Dow Jones News in Terminal Service

In a move once considered unthinkable, Bloomberg has begun distributing Dow Jones News and other Dow Jones publications for free as part of its Bloomberg Terminal offering. The Dow Jones news content will run alongside Bloomberg’s own news service, which comes bundled with the Bloomberg Terminal. Under the arrangement, which started this week, Bloomberg Terminal…

Redline Trading Extends RedlineFeed Market Data to Cloud Solutions

Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of high-performance market data and order execution systems for automated trading, has announced availability of RedlineFeed for access to real-time and delayed exchange market data for customer solutions deployed in the cloud. The initial release includes support for US equities top-of-book streams at Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres. RedlineFeed’s…

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Partners CME Group

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has partnered CME Group, a derivatives marketplace, to offer its first cloud solution. The move modernises JSE’s market data offering that now includes historical equity, equity derivatives, and currency derivatives in the cloud. The historical tick data will enable clients, traders and investors to assess trading opportunities, strengthen their market…

MarketAxess Develops Portfolio Trading Solution to Automate Workload

MarketAxess, operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities and provider of market data and post-trade services for global fixed income markets, is developing a platform designed to reduce the manual workload of portfolio trades and improve competitive pricing. As a result of feedback from clients performing portfolio trades, an uptick in portfolio…

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…