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AlphaDesk Acquisition a Part of an Overall Buy-Side Strategy at Refinitiv, Says Chin

Refinitiv is executing on its strategy to significantly grow its presence in the buy-side arena through its recent acquisition and integration of AlphaDesk, according to Michael Chin, managing director and co-head of trading at Refinitiv. Changing the revenue base Refinitiv, which currently has revenues and a client base that is approximately 60% sell-side and 40%…

FlexTrade Certifies with IHS Markit thinkFolio

FlexTrade, a global provider of cross-asset execution and order management systems, has extended the integration of FlexTRADER, its broker-neutral execution management system, with IHS Markit’s cross-asset investment management platform, thinkFolio. The combination of execution and order management system space expertise will provide improved global cross-asset trading capabilities across the trading lifecycle. “A certified interface between…

Infini Capital Management Selects TORA OEMS for Multi-Asset Pairs Trading

Hong Kong-based multi-strategy hedge fund Infini Capital Management has selected TORA for its pairs trading solution. The firm chose the TORA cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS) on the basis of its configurable functionality and on-the-ground support for fund trading activities. The functionality of TORA’s multi-asset, multi-region and broker-neutral pairs application was another deciding…

TradingScreen Certifies Integration with IHS Markit thinkFolio

TradingScreen, provider of an all-asset class order and execution management system (OEMS), has announced a certified integration with IHS Markit’s investment management platform thinkFolio. The integration ensures that mutual clients benefit from a standardised and certified interface between the two platforms, which will provide scalability and reduce costs. The certification offers thinkFolio clients access to…

Are Companies Right to Outsource Software Testing?

By Iosif Itkin, CEO and co-founder, Exactpro, and Daria Degtyarenko, Researcher, Exactpro. With regulatory requirements and business pressures putting an ever-tightening squeeze on financial services, firms tend to look for the most efficient ways of ensuring the quality and stability of their platforms, with some turning to quality assurance outsourcing. However, outsourcing might not always…

Evolution of the Algo Trading Desk

The algo trading desk continues to develop, driven by technology opportunity and competitive markets, but other factors are also playing into development as the buy-side and sell-side acknowledge the need for more communication and brokers invest in data transparency. The evolution of the algo trading desk and the role of both buy-side and sell-side firms…

Evolution of the Algo Trading Desk

Listen to a session recorded at A-Team Group’s recent TradingTech Summit where a panel of experts discuss algo development, buy-side investment and shifting relationships between the buy-side and sell-side. The panel was moderated by Bill Harts, CEO at Harts & Company, and joined by Saurabh Srivastava, senior vice president, electronic trading, at Jefferies; Eric Karpman,…

BTON Financial Taps Schwieger and Walker as Non-Execs

BTON Financial, a startup that is offering outsourced smart broker routing targeting mid-tier asset managers, has appointed the London Stock Exchange’s Brian Schwieger and Merrill Lynch’s Tony Walker as non-executive directors. Schwieger and Walker have joined as advisors, helping BTON to promote its vision of offering SaaS-based, broker-neutral routing of buy-side orders to sell-side trading…

MIK and Itiviti Partner to Deliver OMS Connectivity

MIK Fund Solutions has partnered Itiviti to integrate its OMS with Itiviti’s NYFIX order routing network and give clients access to the NYFIX service delivery platform. MIK is one of 50 buy-side service providers to select NYFIX as their main connectivity partner. Marshall Saffer, chief operations officer at MIK, comments: “When we decided to launch…

Timefolio Asset Management Selects SS&C’s Solutions to Power Operations

Timefolio Asset Management Singapore, a subsidiary of Korea’s Timefolio Asset Management, has selected a combination of SS&C Technologies services to power its operations. The company was looking for a trusted provider that could support investment operations as they grows. Working with SS&C Eze and SS&C GlobeOp also minimises the number of vendors the company works…