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Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner

Vijay Bhandari, Technology Principal, Strategy and Innovation Network, Deutsche Bank. Following the announcement of A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight Awards – USA 2021, we talked to Vijay Bhandari about the award, his work at Deutsche Bank, and how he expects his role to evolve over the next year. A-Team: Vijay, what does this award mean to…

VendEx Launches VSource Vendor Services Directory for the Market Data Industry

San Francisco-based market data management specialist VendEx Solutions has launched VSource, an interactive digital catalogue of market data vendors, products and services, containing details of more than 3,700 active vendors at launch. VSource uses a proprietary alphanumeric taxonomy, the VID (patent pending), to capture product and service information at a granular level, enabling firms to…

Exegy and Vela Merge to Create Market Data and Execution Technology Powerhouse

Exegy, a provider of hardware accelerated solutions for market data and predictive analytics, and Vela, a market data and execution technology provider, have announced the merger of their business operations in an agreement backed by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital commitments under management. Commercial terms of the…

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…

Push Technology Launches Diffusion Quick Start Pack to Shorten Event-Driven Development Cycles

California-based Push Technology, a data streaming and messaging solutions provider, has launched the Diffusion Quick Start Pack, a four to six week professional services engagement designed to significantly shorten the time it takes developers to deploy a production-ready application on the company’s Diffusion Intelligent Event-Driven Platform. As part of the package, the Diffusion software, worth…

Neuravest Harnesses AI, Alt Data for Portfolio Construction Platform to Improve Fund Performance

Neuravest Research, the data validation and predictive analytics company launched earlier this year as a successor to Lucena Research, has released a portfolio construction and management platform designed to help asset managers deliver superior fund performance through algorithmic portfolios using alternative data and AI technologies. According to Neuravest founder and CEO Erez Katz, the offering…

Rapid Addition Teams with Overbond to Boost Bond Market Automation

Hot on the heels of its recently announced partnership with Valantic, AI-driven data and analytics provider Overbond has forged a strategic alliance with London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition. The combination is aimed at bringing interoperability and market connectivity to bond trading automation. The idea behind the collaboration is to facilitate greater automation of 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…

SIX Invests in Orenda to Offer Real-time, High-frequency ESG Scores

SIX is taking a majority stake in Orenda Software Solutions, a Canadian AI platform specialising in ESG and alternative data sets, and providing real-time, high-frequency ESG scores and insights into a company’s reputation to measure the sustainability and societal impact of an investment. Marion Leslie, head of financial information at SIX, says: “With Orenda we…