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Navigating the Post-Brexit Trading Landscape

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. It’s now almost four months since the UK exited the EU, and from a trading and market infrastructure perspective, a clearer picture of the post-Brexit landscape is starting to emerge, although there are still many uncertainties that lie ahead. How have market participants, venue operators and their supporting ecosystem…

State Street’s Currenex to Provide Trading Technology for New Interbank Crypto Platform

PureMarkets plans to base its new Pure Digital interbank digital currency trading platform on State Street’s Currenex, a high-performance matching engine used to facilitate trading in FX, money market loans and deposits, and precious metals. Pure Digital will offer a fully automated, high throughput OTC marketplace for digital assets and cryptocurrencies, with associated custody services….

IPSX Creates Integrated Technology Framework Ahead of First Admission

UK-based IPSX, which describes itself as the world’s first regulated stock exchange dedicated to real estate assets, has pulled together an integrated technology environment and a set of standardised data workflows ahead of its first ‘Intention to Float’ (ITF) on its IPSX Wholesale market, scheduled for next month. IPSX has been working with a plethora…

What Can We Expect from European Trading Post-Brexit?

By Sylvain Thieullent, CEO, Horizon Software. The abrupt finalisation of the Brexit agreement meant UK-based firms suddenly had to trade stocks in the EU, and vice versa. Almost overnight, firms had to move all operations to the EU or they simply couldn’t trade. It’s not easy to move operations from one country to another, let alone in…

Low-Code Specialist Genesis Raises $45 Million from Accel and Others

In another indication of the industry’s appetite for low-code application development techniques, Genesis, a pioneer in the space, has raised $45 million in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Accel, and supported by GV, Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Citi, Illuminate Financial and Tribeca Early Stage Partners. Genesis provides a low-code…

Options Extends SGX Footprint with Ultra-Low Latency Offering

Expanding on its introduction of managed colocation services for trading on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) last summer capital markets infrastructure provider Options Technology has partnered with the exchange to provide ultra-low latency (ULL) connectivity to SGX’s Tier 1 site. The addition of the new SGX capability follows on the heels of the company’s acquisition of…

Quod Financial Launches Middle Office Suite to Automate Trading Workflow

Quod Financial has added a middle office component to its multi-asset OMS/EMS platform, aimed at allowing customers to automate complex trading workflows. Quod Middle Office is a hosted STP platform that seeks to address inefficient manual processes across all asset classes including equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and fixed income, as well as digital assets. The…

Technology Trends in Institutional FX

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. Daily trading volumes in global foreign exchange markets topped $1.79 trillion in November 2020, according to CLS, making FX by far the most heavily traded asset class. Most of this trading volume is executed either indirectly through electronic platforms or bilaterally between counterparties, rather than on traditional ‘exchange-type’ venues….

A-Team Group Names 2021 TradingTech Insight Europe Award Winners

A-Team Group today announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. This year’s awards included two special editor’s awards. The Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner…

London’s Continued Future as a Global Financial Centre Assured in Post-Brexit Era

By John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography, University of Birmingham Recent newspaper headlines have declared that ‘Amsterdam ousts London as Europe’s top share trading hub’. This has been seen as another downside of the UK leaving the UK. Amsterdam has become Europe’s most important hub for trading shares with London pushed into second place….