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Metamako Makes First Acquisition as it Takes on xCelor’s Hardware Business

Metamako has acquired the network device business of Chicago based xCelor, bringing xCelor hardware customers into the Metamako fold and allowing xCelor to concentrate on developing high-performance network applications that will be provided on Metamako hardware. This is Metamako’s first acquisition and a strategic milestone for the provider of low-latency FPGA-enabled network solutions. Sydney based…

Colt Partners NPL to Deliver Time Service Suited to MiFID II

Colt Technology Services is offering financial firms using its colocation services a timestamping capability that more than meets the requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The company has partnered with the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to deliver precise timing capabilities to firms using its colocation services in Equinix data centres…

HPR Extends Capital Markets Infrastructure Technology into Europe

US based capital markets infrastructure technology provider Hyannis Port Research (HPR) has made its first foray into Europe with a leading global investment bank that has gone live with its Riskbot market access platform in EMEA. The platform provides trading clients with sub-microsecond direct market access to Cboe Europe, Euronext, LSE, Turquoise and Xetra. Riskbot…

Fidessa Native Solace Adapter Upgrades Integration with Messaging Platform

Fidessa has fully integrated its GS3 (global switching, security and service integration) middleware with the Solace messaging platform with the aim of solving the ‘many to many’ integration problem of delivering information between different systems. The company is a long-term partner of Solace and has released a native Solace adapter that provides faster and more…

FlexTrade Releases FlexNow EMS for Hedge Funds and Mini-Primes

FlexTrade has formally released FlexNOW, an out-of-the-box, broker neutral execution management system (EMS) for hedge funds and mini-primes that want a multi-asset trading system at the click of a button. The EMS supports MiFID II compliance and is designed to handle equities, futures and options trading. It also offers connectivity to leading market data providers,…

Potential and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence in the Trading Environment

Earlier this month, HSBC made headlines when it confirmed it will use UK start-up Quantexa’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology to root out money laundering across its operations – the bank’s latest move in a multi-billion pound programme to fight financial crime. This seal of approval by HSBC has focused attention on the…

QuantHouse Adds Trade and Book Updates Synchronisation Feature to Data Feeds

QuantHouse has responded to client requirements with a trade and book updates synchronisation feature that allows trades and book updates to be reconciled when consuming data in real time, or when working with historical data. The feature is available on QuantHouse’s QuantFEED and ConsolidatedFEED, and is focused on feeds from derivatives exchanges. It is currently…

Trading Infrastructure Testing: Taking an Enterprise Approach

Over time, trading operations have become complex networks of different applications using diverse technologies tied together into an overall trading infrastructure. Testing has evolved in a similar ad hoc way and, as a result, firms often lack a coherent testing strategy. This could leave them open to trading errors on the scale that pushed Knight…

Recorded Webinar: Deploying cloud solutions in modern trading infrastructures

Cloud technology and other hosted solutions are finding increasing favour in in modern trading infrastructures, but how best can they be deployed and what can they deliver? The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities of cloud and hosted trading solutions, and detail best practice approaches to deployment. Listen to the webinar to find out…

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…