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Luminex Enhances the User Interface and Workflow of its Buy-Side Trading Venue

Luminex Trading & Analytics, a buy side-owned trading venue supporting low-cost block executions, has rolled out Luminex 2.0, which includes an enhanced user interface and workflow. Built on OpenFin technology, the platform works seamlessly with other trading and financial services applications. The flexible user interface in Luminex 2.0 allows traders to customise their workspace with…

Tradeweb and Bloomberg Pitch Camp in Amsterdam Ahead of Brexit

Amsterdam is becoming a location of choice for capital markets participants preparing for Brexit. Despite huge uncertainties around how Britain’s exit from the EU will, or won’t, pan out on March 29, 2019, the latest arrivals in Amsterdam include Tradeweb and Bloomberg. Tradeweb has gained authorisation from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)…

Integral Secures $15 Million Funding from Morgan Stanley

FX trading technology specialist Integral has received $15 million of strategic funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The funds will be used to extend the reach of its FX technology platform to a wider audience of banks, brokers and asset managers. Integral provides a cloud-based workflow management and trading platform that enables FX market participants…

BQT Launches Decentralised P2P Trading Platform with Hedge Trading Capabilities

BQT Technologies has introduced a decentralised trading platform for cryptocurrencies that will allow direct negotiations between traders for short-term trading. The initiative hopes to reduce dependency on fiat currencies by creating a self-sustaining internal market where demand for crypto assets is matched against supply via direct negotiation and exchange. BQT’s peer-to-peer Hedge Trading Platform aims…

DTCC Equity Kinetics Provides Insights into US Equity Markets

DTCC has introduced Equity Kinetics, a data services product providing institutional investors with a comprehensive market view of activity across all US equity trading venues. The data is ideal for quantitative market participants seeking insights to enhance their understanding of the US equities markets. DTCC Equity Kinetics facilitates analysis of US equity market activity by…

Itiviti Ups the Ante on Trading Systems Testing with VeriFIX Enterprise

Recently merged Itiviti and ULLINK have introduced VeriFIX Enterprise by Itiviti, an integrated platform for automated enterprise-level testing of trading systems. The solution expands on VeriFIX by Itiviti, which helps firms automate manual processes used to test trading systems and offers seamless migration from VeriFIX. Vaibhav Shukla, senior vice president, global services, at Itiviti, explains:…

Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…

CME Group Acquisition of NEX Group Combines Cash, Futures and OTC Markets

CME Group has reached agreement to acquire London-based interdealer broker NEX Group in a deal valued at £3.8 billion. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018 and will bring together two trading industry giants with the ambition to deliver better ways to trade and manage risk across futures, cash and…

Fidessa BlockShadow Solves MiFID II Block Trading Problem

Fidessa has worked with long-standing client Redburn to deliver BlockShadow, a service driven by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and designed to provide intelligent access across conditional dark venues for best execution of large orders. BlockShadow manages the whole process of placing multiple conditional orders on these venues, while at the same…

FCA Highlights Good and Bad Practice Across Five Areas of Algorithmic Trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a report on the supervision of algorithmic trading that focuses on five areas of algo trading compliance and highlights good and bad practice observed from cross-firm reviews. The FCA report coincides with publication of a consultation paper by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on proposed expectations regarding a…