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Barclays Looks to the Future with OpenFin Trading Desk Transformation

Barclays had a problem. It wanted to revamp its BARX single-dealer, cross-asset electronic trading platform to incorporate integrated analytics: avoiding the complexity of an additional standalone application but still adapting to the rapidly changing user needs of the current, complex trading environment. The answer? An innovative collaboration with OpenFin, an industry-wide operating system in which…

OMD Launches European Composite Tick Database

Tick data management specialist OneMarketData has released a European Composite Trade & Quote (ECTQ) Database, which aggregates data from 33 exchanges, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and dark pools. The offering is aimed at providing financial institutions with the data they need to perform transaction cost analysis (TCA) in support of the best execution and other regulatory obligations….

Xignite Boosts APIs to Streamline Data Delivery Amid Covid-19

California-based Xignite, a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, this week scaled up the functionality of two of its financial data cloud APIs to offer greater speed and specificity. Xignite customers integrate financial data via Cloud APIs to power FinTech apps, such as robo-advisors, trading platforms, stock charts and investment analysis software….

Xignite’s Dubois: Covid-19 Expected to Accelerate Shift to Cloud for Market Data

The Covid-19 pandemic and its concomitant shift of much of the work force to home-working may force a re-evaluation of on-premises market data management. After an initial delay as the pandemic kicked in, financial institutions’ interest in cloud-based delivery of market data is now accelerating, according to Xignite CEO Stephane Dubois. Xignite has seen a…

Push Technology Teams with Baker to Build Scalable Trading, Data Systems

West Coast real-time data streaming technology supplier Push Technology has forged a partnership with London-based trading user interface specialist Baker Technology to combine their offerings to meet demand for outsourced development of high-scale single-dealer and exchange trading systems. Baker builds custom on-premise and cloud-based trading systems for sell-side firms and exchanges. Using Push’s Diffusion Real-Time…

Controlling Market Data Usage and Costs in WFH Environments

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way financial services firms operate: with staff dispersed across numerous alternative sites or working from home, and many still requiring access to fee-liable market data and other financial information services in order to function. Data managers are struggling to control access to this data – facing the risk of…

Why Markets Must Give Bonds a Data Licence to Thrill!

By Neill Vanlint, Global Head of Sales at GoldenSource.  Nothing causes more heated debate than a new bond. As the spectre of the world’s central banks global response to COVID-19 continues, today marks the U.S Treasury’s latest attempt to weather the economic storm by issuing $54 billion worth of debt in the form of 20-year bonds. Depending on…

BCC Group Partners with IBM on ONE Platform for Cloud Distribution

Cloud market data specialist BCC Group International has announced a partnership with with IBM to deliver real-time streaming market data into IBM Cloud Pak for Data and IBM Streams. IBM Paks are lightweight, enterprise-grade, modular cloud solutions, integrating a container platform and open source components along with common software services for development and management. The…

TNS Launches New York Upgrade for Ultra-low Latency Offering

US data communications provider TNS (Transaction Network Services) has upgraded its network in three New York Area data centres with the TNSXpress Layer 1 solution to speed up delivery of market data from NYSE, CBOE, and Nasdaq. The TNSXpress Layer 1, a single hop architecture that is up to 10 times faster than traditional Layer 3…

Boosted.ai Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

Boosted.ai, a distributed machine learning platform for investment managers, has closed an $8 million USD Series A financing round, led by Portag3 Ventures. Dunamu & Partners and Polar Equity Partners also participated in the round. Inclusive of seed capital, Boosted.ai’s total funding now stands at $11 million. Boosted.ai will use the funding to enhance Boosted…