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Indosuez Wealth Management Automates ETF Trading with Bloomberg Rule Builder

Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management brand of Crédit Agricole Group, has become the first bank to adopt Bloomberg’s Rule Builder for automated ETF trading, following a pilot testing period. Rule Builder is a trade automation solution that covers fixed income, FX, equities, futures, and now ETFs. The system is designed to help traders…

Straits Financial Joins TrueFX to Enhance Clients’ Access to FX Liquidity

Singapore-based brokerage house Straits Financial Services has joined TrueFX, a trading facility for spot FX, as a clearing member, to provide FX brokers and buy-side firms in the Asia Pacific region with direct market access to spot FX liquidity. TrueFX was launched last year by technology vendor Integral and investment bank Jefferies, in a move…

GroupAma Successfully Executes First Trade on Wave Lab’s eLISA OEMS

Credit execution solution startup Wave Labs has successfully executed the first live trade on eLISA, its Electronic Liquidity Seeking Application, with Groupama Asset Management, in coordination with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. eLiSA is a fixed income order and execution management system (OEMS) that aims to empower true holders of fixed income…

Gedik Investment Selects Horizon as Algo Trading in MENA Region Grows

Gedik Investment, a leading brokerage house in Turkey, has chosen Horizon Software as its platform for algorithmic execution of equities on the Borsa Istanbul exchange. Gedik has implemented both the TWAP and POV trading strategies offered by Horizon, allowing the Gedik team to time trades efficiently and instantly benefit from significant changes in price. “The…

UOB Deploys Chronicle EFX for Electronic FX Pricing and Trading

Asian bank United Overseas Bank (UOB) has deployed Chronicle Software’s EFX solution in Singapore to power its FX pricing and trading engine. By deploying EFX and taking advantage of reduced latency via colocation connectivity, UOB aims to improve price discovery to provide customers in the ASEAN region and across its global network with access to…

Outsourced Trading: Is the Buy Side Asking the Right Questions?

By Chris Jenkins, Managing Director at Tora. Outsourced trading is a hot topic in the industry today. By all accounts, there is a fast-growing trend amongst asset managers to outsource some or all of their front office trade execution activities to third parties. In fact, a recent study from Standard & Poor’s Greenwich Associates found…

Horizon Software Launches Composite Spreader to Automate Spread Execution

Electronic trading solutions vendor Horizon Software has launched a purpose-built Composite Spreader as part of its broader OMS roadmap, to automate the execution of multi-leg spreads. The product, which is now live and can be integrated with Horizon’s algo framework, provides clients with a user interface to define synthetic multi-leg spreads with a set of…

SoftSolutions! Migrates nexRates Fixed Income Platform to the Cloud

Milan-based fixed income trading technology provider SoftSolutions! has re-architected its nexRates electronic Trading-as-a-Service platform to be fully cloud-available. In the process, the company has completed an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Foundational Technical Review, meeting strict criteria around security, disaster recovery, resilience, and operational excellence. “The main driver behind this is that most of our Tier…

Levelling the Playing Field in US Equities

Q&A with Joe Wald, Managing Director & Co-Head of Electronic Trading at BMO Capital Markets The US equities market microstructure landscape is evolving. The introduction of Reg-NMS and the National Market System in 2005, designed to promote efficient and fair price formation across securities markets, has had many positive effects in terms of greater competition,…

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…