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Trading Technologies Begins Build of Trading Ecosystem

Trading Technologies (TT) has been developing expertise for 25 years and says the next 25 will be about adding value for customers based on its intent to build an ecosystem encompassing trading applications, infrastructure and data. TT won’t pull back from its traditional business in trading screens, but it is pushing on to extend its…

MiFID II: Unfinished Business

Generic data issues and specific structural issues caused by the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) continue to challenge traders and brokers, despite the regulation’s relatively smooth debut on January 3, 2018 – the so-called ‘Day of the MiFIDs’. The pain points highlighted by an expert panel (see box) discussing the…

Fidessa Plot Thickens

Fidessa has revealed that ION Trading, a vendor of trading software, and SS&C Technologies, a provider of investment management software and services, are the new suitors attempting to woo the firm away from its acquisition deal with Temenos, which was due to be voted in today – but as competition escalates, who will come out…

Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…

Fidessa Delays Temenos Deal as Late Bidders Join the Party

By Lauren McAughtry Fidessa has postponed its shareholder vote on the £1.4 billion cash offer from Temenos after receiving approaches from two separate, as yet undisclosed third parties, who are each considering making an offer for the firm at a premium to the Temenos bid. Under the Temenos offer of February 20th, which had the…

CME Group Acquisition of NEX Group Combines Cash, Futures and OTC Markets

CME Group has reached agreement to acquire London-based interdealer broker NEX Group in a deal valued at £3.8 billion. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018 and will bring together two trading industry giants with the ambition to deliver better ways to trade and manage risk across futures, cash and…

Speakerbus and Revista Partner to Offer Voice Compliance and Trade Reconstruction

Speakerbus and Revista have partnered to provide cloud-based voice compliance and instant trade reconstruction capabilities. The Revista platform has been integrated with the Speakerbus high-performance trader voice management portfolio to provide a layer of compliance, while Revista captures every single interaction throughout a trade transaction lifecycle to support trade reconstruction. Andy Wodhams, CEO at Speakerbus…

Eze Software Extends Collaboration with NEX to MiFID II Trade Reporting

Eze Software has extended its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reporting capability through collaboration with NEX Regulatory Reporting, an Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) under the regulation that meets client needs to publish pre- and post-trade data and reports as soon as possible after trade execution. The collaboration bolsters Eze Software’s MiFID II…

CLS Offers CLSReporting to Support MiFID II FX Reporting Requirements

Market infrastructure provider CLS has introduced CLSReporting, a product for foreign exchange (FX) matched instructions that supports members with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reporting requirements. The product is a response to market demand and will provide the ability for parties and counterparties to FX trades to exchange additional information in settlement…

SteelEye Builds Out Cloud-Based Data Consolidation and Intelligent Analytics Platform

SteelEye is building out its cloud-based data consolidation and analytics platform covering best execution, trade reconstruction, transaction reporting and record keeping, with a trade surveillance option due to go live later this year. It is also building up its client list, based on its ability to support regulatory compliance and help firms gain intelligence from…