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A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

Itiviti Hires to Help Bloomberg SSEOMS Users Migrate to its OMS

Following Bloomberg’s decision to withdraw its Sell-Side Execution and Order Management Solutions (SSEOMS) and Itiviti’s offer to help SSEOMS users migrate to its OMS, former global head of SSEOMS product management at Bloomberg, Linda Middleditch, has joined Itiviti as chief product officer. Middleditch has previously held senior product development positions at top-tier investment banks including…

Iress Targets Europe with QuantHouse Purchase

Australian EMS/OMS platform provider Iress is expanding its European footprint with the acquisition of market data and connectivity provider QuantHouse. The move continues the ongoing consolidation in the trading systems space, and comes less than two years after QuantHouse bought itself out of an earlier, unhappy acquisition by S&P Global Markets. Iress, publicly listed on…

Finnish Asset Manager Evli Goes Live on IHS Markit thinkFolio

Evli, a Finnish investment and asset management specialist, has gone live on thinkFolio, IHS Markit’s order management and portfolio modelling system. The multi-asset class support provided by thinkFolio was the driving factor in Evli’s decision to implement the solution. The asset manager is using thinkFolio’s full front office functionality across order management, portfolio modelling, cash…

OpenFin Plans to Invest $17 Million Funding in Product Innovation, Geographical Expansion and Increased Headcount

OpenFin has secured $17 million in Series C funding, paving the way for further investment in its operating system for desktop app interoperability, geographical expansion and workforce. The funding was led by Wells Fargo Securities with other investors including Barclays Investment Bank and existing contributors such as Bain Capital Ventures, J.P. Morgan and Pivot Investment…

Mariana UFP Selects TORA’s Cloud-based OEMS for Pairs Trading

Mariana UFP, a global broker, has selected cloud-based OEMS provider TORA for pairs trading in London, New York and Melbourne. In order to trade security pairs in large sizes, Mariana needed access to a range of sophisticated algorithms to fit potential trading strategies, and a capable OEMS to manage multiple orders simultaneously. Mariana opted for…

Investment Association Names Five Firms Joining Velocity Innovation Hub

The Investment Association has named the second cohort of FinTech firms joining its Velocity innovation hub for the buy-side and asset management industry: AxeTrading, a fixed income EMS delivering toolkits for trading connectivity, bonds pricing and data aggregation; BlueFireAI, which unlocks Chinese capital markets to foreign institutional investors; CUBE, an enterprise-scale platform delivering regulatory intelligence…

OpenFin Offers Low-cost OS to Start-ups and Initiates Services Framework

OpenFin continues to build out its interoperable financial desktop with the offer of its Enterprise Edition OpenFin operating system at a ‘dramatically’ reduced rate for early stage fintechs and start-ups. The initiative is designed to allow emerging businesses to build applications on the OpenFin OS alongside larger players, accelerating innovation and collaboration, and delivering additional…

Bloomberg Plans to Withdraw SSEOMS and Exit the Equities OMS Market

Bloomberg is planning to withdraw its Sell-Side Execution and Order Management Solutions (SSEOMS) and pull out of the equities OMS market, although it will continue to focus on other customer priority areas in equity markets where it has strong offerings. The company has declined to provide details of its decision to quit the equities OMS…

FlexTrade Hires to Build Sell-Side OMS Strength in EMEA

FlexTrade, a provider of cross-asset execution and order management systems (EOMS), has appointed Lak Loi and Vahid Shirani as co-heads of sell-side OMS business development for the EMEA region. Both Loi and Shirani come to FlexTrade with more than 25 years of combined experience in equities and derivatives trading technology. Since 1997, Loi has worked…