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Johannesburg Stock Exchange Collaborates with big xyt to Launch New Equity Market Data Analytics Platform

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the largest stock exchange in Africa, has deployed a new information service, JSE Trade Explorer, in collaboration with data and analytics solutions vendor big xyt. Using peer group rankings, the service will enable firms that trade on JSE to explore their market share, examine how they interact with the order…

LedgerEdge Launches Corporate Bond Trading Platform Built on R3’s Corda DLT

Financial technology vendor LedgerEdge has launched a what it believes is the first regulated corporate bond trading platform built using distributed ledger technology (DLT), the technology that underpins blockchain ecosystems and digital markets. By building an ecosystem using DLT, LedgerEdge aims to modernize institutional-grade trading services and protocols in the $41 trillion global corporate bond…

Aquis Exchange Teams with BMLL to Provide Liquidity Analytics to Members

Pan-European equity trading exchange operator Aquis Exchange is collaborating with BMLL, a provider of historical Level 3 data and analytics, to deliver liquidity analytics that will provide its members with insights into market structure dynamics. Using BMLL’s granular Level 3 data and analytics, Aquis can now provide its members with third-party, independent verification on the…

StoneX Chooses Chronicle FIX Solution for Equities Trading

StoneX Financial – formerly known as INTL FCStone – has selected Chronicle Software, the low-latency microservices and technology solutions provider, to enhance its equities trading performance. In a competitive process to replace its incumbent trading technology, the firm cited speed, flexibility and reliability as the key factors behind the decision to select Chronicle. StoneX provides…

MarketAxess Selects DataBP to Automate Data Licensing and Post-Sales Processes

MarketAxess, operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities and provider of market data and post-trade services for global fixed income markets, is working with DataBP, a data licensing and commercial management platform, to support and automate its data licensing and post-sales processes. DataBP says that as data consumption methods in financial services…

Cowen Launches Cowen Digital LLC, Providing Digital Asset Trading and Custody Solutions for Institutional Investors

Cowen Inc, the financial services firm that operates a broker dealer and an investment management division, has launched a new division, Cowen Digital LLC, offering institutional clients full-service trade execution and custody solutions for digital assets. Custody solutions are provided through Cowen’s strategic partnership with Polysign’s Standard Custody & Trust, and prime brokerage is provided…

IPC Launches Connexus Alpha for Ultra-Low Latency Connectivity

Connectivity solutions provider IPC has expanded its electronic trading portfolio with the launch of Connexus Alpha, which will enable financial markets participants to connect to key global liquidity venues through ultra-low latency optimised point-to-point optical fibre connections. Connexus Alpha, which IPC claims will offer a speed advantage in executing complex trading strategies while reducing the…

The Broker Club and ACI UK Collaborate on Programme of Education and Community Activities

The Broker Club, the industry network for broker firms within capital markets and ACI UK, the community for individuals involved in FX markets, have agreed to collaborate on a programme of education and community events, for the mutual benefit of their respective member communities. The industry associations will also offer discounted membership to individuals and…

LMAX Partners with SIX to Launch Cash-Settled Crypto Futures

LMAX Group, which operates trading venues for foreign exchange and cryptocurrencies, has partnered with Swiss financial infrastructure provider SIX, to launch cash-settled, centrally cleared crypto-asset futures. Pending regulatory approval, the launch is planned for the third quarter, and will initially include centrally cleared US dollar-settled Bitcoin and Ethereum futures, trading 23 hours, five days a…

Benefiting from Advanced Execution in US Treasury Markets

The expanded footprint of electronic non-bank liquidity providers (NLPs) and established broker/dealers, as well as the proliferation of electronic aggregation platforms, are all adding complexity to fixed-income markets, which as a result are starting to resemble established electronic markets like equities and foreign exchange. For market participants, this has added to the challenge of sourcing…