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A-Team Group Announces Winners of TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2024

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2024. These awards recognise excellence in trading solutions, services and consultancy for capital markets, and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. The awards were presented during a celebratory drinks reception after the close of A-Team Group’s TradingTech…

Avelacom Expands Network with New Low Latency Routes To/From Seoul, Targeting Crypto Traders

Avelacom, the low latency connectivity, IT infrastructure and data solutions provider, has expanded its global network with two new low latency routes, Seoul-Hong Kong, and Seoul-Singapore, enhancing interconnectivity between the three financial centres. The routes in Seoul terminate at the KINX Gasan data centre, where Avelacom has established its point-of-presence (PoP). This location was selected to…

LIST’s FastTrade System Achieves Certification for Luxembourg Stock Exchange Connectivity

LIST, an ION company, has successfully completed the certification process for connecting its FastTrade electronic trading system to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE). This follows the successful migration of LIST’s Borsa Italiana clients to Euronext’s Optiq technology earlier this year. By activating a new certified adapter in FastTrade, LIST will enable its clients to seamlessly…

MENA – A Compelling Capital Markets Destination

As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region undergoes a significant evolution from its traditional reliance on oil revenues to establishing itself as a dynamic financial market, exchanges and market intermediaries in the region are embracing advanced technologies to support their burgeoning financial services ecosystems. For international firms looking to take advantage of this…

Trading Tech Front and Centre at AFCM Conference in Doha

Last week witnessed an impressive gathering of exchange CEOs and senior market and technology practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the Arab Federation of Capital Markets’ (AFCM) annual conference. At the event – this year in Doha, Qatar, and hosted by AFCM general secretary Rami El-Dokany – leaders met to…

Rapid Addition and Chainlink Bridge TradFi and DeFi with FIX-Native Blockchain Adapter

Rapid Addition, the provider of FIX connectivity solutions, has collaborated with Chainlink, the infrastructure for tokenised assets, to create a FIX-native blockchain adapter for institutional digital asset trading, built using Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP). The strategic partnership aims to enhance interoperability between the traditional finance (TradFi) world of banks and financial institutions and the…

Zayo Group Names Colman Deegan as CEO of Zayo Europe

Zayo Group, the global provider of network infrastructure, has appointed Colman Deegan as the new CEO of Zayo Europe, effective April 16, 2024. The strategic hire aims to accelerate the company’s expansion in response to the increasing adoption of cloud services and artificial intelligence across Europe. Deegan brings a wealth of experience to the role,…

McKay Brothers International Launches Ultra-Low Latency Bandwidth Service Between London and Stockholm

McKay Brothers International (MBI), the low-latency networking specialist, has unveiled a new bandwidth service providing the lowest latency connection between London’s LD4 data centre and Stockholm’s Stack STO01 data centre. The hybrid wireless-fibre route claims to achieve data transmission speeds that are hundreds of microseconds quicker than existing services, enhancing connectivity for major trading platforms…

Euronext Completes Migration of Italian Derivatives Trading to Optiq, Finalising Borsa Italiana Integration

Euronext has announced the successful migration of Italian derivatives trading to its advanced trading platform, Optiq, marking the completion of Borsa Italiana’s markets integration into Euronext’s infrastructure. This milestone, achieved less than three years following the acquisition of the Borsa Italiana Group, is a critical component of the “Growth for Impact 2024” strategic plan, aiming…

LIST Completes Final Phase of Borsa Italiana Migration to Euronext’s Optiq Technology

LIST, an ION company, has successfully concluded the third and final phase of transitioning its Borsa Italiana clients to Euronext’s Optiq trading platform, marking a significant milestone following the acquisition of the Borsa Italiana Cash and Derivatives markets by Euronext in April 2021. This latest phase focused on derivatives clients, completing the migration that began…