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Exegy Partners TNS to Deliver Global FX Trading Platform

Market data normalisation and distribution technology provider Exegy is working with managed data communications and interoperability specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS) to create a global FX trading platform. The partnership will combine Exegy’s Trade Port FX, which delivers normalised FX market data and execution services, and TNS’ market connectivity and hosting solutions to offer a…

FlexTrade introduces fast back-testing framework for equities, FX and futures

FlexTrade has introduced a back-testing framework designed to gauge and adjust the performance of past trading strategies for real-time use in trading equities, FX and futures. The solution is available as an addition to the company’s FlexTRADER EMS and OMS platforms and is designed to allow traders to test an unlimited number of financial instruments…

Thomson Reuters offers RTS 27 Now for SI reporting under MiFID II

Thomson Reuters has responded to the need for Systematic Internalisers (SIs) to make their first regulatory report under MiFID II by December 2018 with RTS 27 Now, a targeted reporting solution that uses the company’s high-performance processing platform, Velocity Analytics, to manage data required for SI reports. Under the MiFID II SI regime, banks had…

Vela Adds Cryptocurrency Data from CoinMarketCap to SuperFeed

Vela has made its first move into cryptocurrency through a partnership with CoinMarketCap, which will provide crypto data for Vela’s SuperFeed streaming market data feed. The partnership will provide Vela’s institutional client base with normalised access to a list of more than 1,800 cryptocurrency coins and tokens supported by CoinMarketCap. By integrating CoinMarketCap’s professional API…

Exactpro Supports Infrastructure Testing at Canada’s Aequitas NEO Exchange

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Exactpro Systems, a financial sector infrastructure testing specialist, is providing an updated version of its Load Injector market data simulation and non-functional testing software to the Canadian Aequitas NEO Exchange (NEO). The exchange will use the software to test improvements to its technology and functionality, including a new dark book….

Thomson Reuters Provides Market Data for Trax SI Determination Service

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Post-trade specialist Trax has entered an agreement with Thomson Reuters to use the latter’s market and reference data to support its Systematic Internaliser (SI) determination service and MiFID II regulatory reporting. The deal is designed to help firms meet the regulatory obligations of the expanded SI regime that comes into…

Merrill Lynch Taps FactSet for Broker Terminals, Ending 20-Year Tie-in with Reuters

In the fourth quarter of 2018, around 15,000 Merrill Lynch wealth managers across the US will replace their existing Thomson Reuters desktop terminals with a web-based software solution from FactSet. The multi-year, enterprise-level agreement will see FactSet’s Market Data solution deployed across Merrill Lynch’s US broker network, while its data feeds will also be integrated…

Bloomberg Increases Transparency in US Treasuries and Interest Rate Swaps Pricing

Bloomberg has introduced Bloomberg Capital Markets Package (BCMP), a data service that combines NEX’s BrokerTec US treasuries data with US dollar spread-over data from Tradition’s Trad-X platform to increase market transparency and provide the global issuance and derivatives community with intuitive access to the firms’ datasets. Bloomberg says consolidating the BrokerTec and Trad-X data –…

Thomson Reuters Partners CryptoCompare to Add Cryptocurrency Data to Eikon

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Thomson Reuters has made a strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency market data aggregator CryptoCompare to provide crypto data to the Eikon financial analysis desktop platform. The deal takes Thomson Reuters further into the crypto space, with CryptoCompare integrating its real-time order book and trade data for 50 leading crypto coins…

Options Technology Appoints Micah Kroeze to Drive Growth

Options, a cloud-enabled managed service and IT infrastructure provider, has expanded its New York management team with the appointment of Micah Kroeze as vice president of product management. Kroeze previously held positions at NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems, where he facilitated the growth of the firm’s market data and hosted services product lines. At…