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Cboe Acquisition of EuroCCP Offers Potential for Equity Derivatives Trading

Cboe Global Markets has made a definitive agreement to acquire EuroCCP, a pan-European equities clearing house. The transaction will bring together two companies that champion competition, open access and clearing interoperability in Europe. Additionally, Cboe’s ownership of EuroCCP is expected to provide opportunity to pursue the development of equity derivatives trading and clearing capabilities in…

Avelacom Cuts London to Hong Kong Round Trip Latency to 150 Milliseconds

Avelacom, a Moscow-based provider of low-latency, high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure, has enhanced its high-speed network performance by joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEX) ecosystem of network service providers and offering what it claims is the market’s lowest latency route between London and Hong Kong. To facilitate low-latency access to HKEX markets for…

Exchanges Can Justify High Fees – But Only if They are Adding Value

By Neill Vanlint, Head of Global Sales & Client Operations, GoldenSource. Across global financial markets, it is hard to think of a more contentious issue right now than the prices exchanges are charging for their trading data. Some high-profile potential acquisitions, including the London Stock Exchange’s $27 billion bid to buy Refinitiv, mean there could…

TT Adds Collocated Access to Thailand Futures Exchange

Trading Technologies (TT) continues to expand its global reach with the introduction of collocated execution and client connectivity services at the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX). This takes the TT trading platform into Thailand for the first time, providing TT’s global user base with direct market access to TFEX’s portfolio of listed derivatives, including futures, options…

In the Fragmented World of Fixed Income, the Buy-build Debate Heats Up

By Ollie Cadman, Chief Product Officer, Vela. Whether firms like it or not, there is no escaping the prospect that electronic trading in the fixed income market is here to stay. For some participants it may require more adjustment than for others, but the simple fact is, e-trading rules. This has some major implications for…

McKay Brothers Extends Low-latency Services in Asia

McKay Brothers has added connectivity at what it claims is the lowest known commercial latency between the @Tokyo-CC2 data centre and trading centres in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The procured hybrid microwave/fibre service between the Shanghai Futures Exchange data centre and @Tokyo-CC2 data centre takes less than 22.86 milliseconds round trip. Service between the HKEx…

SIX Group Offers $3.1 Billion for Spanish Exchange BME

SIX Group intends to make an all-cash voluntary tender offer for Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) to create the third largest European financial market infrastructure group. SIX says the combination would create a diversified group with a strong presence across Europe, and believes the proposed transaction represents an attractive financial proposition for shareholders of BME….

Tokyo Stock Exchange Upgrades Arrowhead Trading Platform

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has leveraged the latest technology from Fujitsu to overhaul its ‘arrowhead’ trading platform for the first time in four years. The revised platform is in operation and includes new features that prevent sudden fluctuations in stock prices, improve the opportunity to conclude contracts based on closing prices, and stabilise system performance….

LSEG Technology Makes First Deployment of Millennium Exchange in the Cloud

London Stock Exchange Group’s technology solutions provider, LSEG Technology, has achieved a couple of ‘firsts’, with its Millennium Exchange matching engine being deployed in the cloud and for a digital asset exchange for the first time. The deployment, at 24/7 digital asset exchange AAX, also extends Millennium Exchange’s asset class coverage to crypto currency pairs…