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Fulbright Securities Deploys Horizon’s Options Market Making Platform

Hong Kong-based Fulbright Securities has deployed Horizon Software’s platform for market making on listed options connected to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company was looking for a technology vendor to enable delivery of complete trading solutions in options, from volatility management to market making, and selected Horizon on the basis of its business coverage,…

Archax Partners Tokeny to Harness Digital Securities

Archax is partnering Tokeny, a compliant tokenisation platform delivering institutional grade solutions in the issuance, lifecycle management and secondary trading of digital securities. The partnership ensures that Tokeny’s issued security tokens will be listed on the Archax exchange. Luc Falempin, Tokeny CEO, says that for blockchain to become the preferred infrastructure in the industry, it…

Archax Partners Quod Financial for Trading Functionality

Archax, the institutional digital securities exchange set to launch in 2019, has partnered Quod Financial, a trading platform provider to the buy-side and sell-side, to integrate exchange access with elements of the Quod platform including connectivity, order management, smart order routing and trade automation. Graham Rodford, CEO at Archax, says the company wanted to integrate…

Podcast: Institutionalising Crypto Technology

Crypto technology is still in a ‘wild west’ phase, according to Simon Barnby, chief marketing officer at Archax Exchange and moderator of a panel covering institutionalising crypto technology at A-Team Group’s recent TradingTech Summit in London. Barnby was joined on the panel by Stewart Calvy, business development manager at Gilbraltar Blockchain Exchange; David Nicol, digital…

Jonathan Kellner Named CEO of MEMX

Jonathan Kellner has joined Members Exchange (MEMX), a recently established member-owned equities exchange. Founding members include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, Citadel Securities, E*Trade, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Virtu Financial. Before signing on to MEMX, Kellner led Instinet through the acquisition of BlockCross ATS from State Street, and the…

Cboe Europe Gets Go-Ahead to Join CME in Amsterdam for Post-Brexit European Trading

Cboe Europe, the most ‘pan’ of the pan-European equities exchanges set up in the wake of MiFID I, has received authorisation from the Dutch Ministry of Finance to operate its trading venues and MiFID II reporting mechanisms in the Netherlands, paving the way for it to go live with separate trading facilities for European clients…

SIX Digital Exchange Provides Digital Asset Trading

SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) has opted for R3’s blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise, to provide digital asset listing and fully integrated end-to-end trading. Corda is designed to meet the standards of regulated environments. Many of R3’s members and investors, including Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, RBC, and UBS, are also SIX stock…

The Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX) Sells its 18.6% Shareholding in Iress

ASX Limited (ASX) has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell its 18.6% stake in IRESS Limited (IRESS), terminating an eighteen-year long investment. The sale has been underwritten at a fixed price of $11.95 per share and is expected to realise gross proceeds of $385 million. UBS AG, Australia Branch will act as sole lead…

Beeks Financial Cloud Partners BeQuant Exchange

In a partnership facilitated by Equinix, Beeks Financial Cloud will host cryptocurrency exchange BeQuant’s matching engine on Beeks’ network within the Equinix LD4 data centre in London. . Operating in nine Equinix data centres, Beeks provides ultra-low latency hosting and connectivity. CEO of Beeks Financial Cloud, says: “The cryptocurrency market is constantly expanding, and by…

AkinovA Marketplace Selects Trading Technology from Aquis

AkinovA has selected Aquis Technologies, the financial and regulatory technology arm of Aquis Exchange, to provide part of its marketplace technology stack. AkinovA and Aquis have already developed specific functionalities and services for use in AkinovA’s electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of (re)insurance risks, and AkinovA is incorporating Aquis solutions including the vendor’s…