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What’s to Come in 2020: Advanced Trading Technology Opens Door to Highly Individualized and Agile Strategy

By Chris Hollands, Head of European and North American Sales, TradingScreen Farewell to the 2010s, the decade of pure speed. The period when automated trading shot up the curve, ascending from a tool of the early adopters to a cross-asset industry norm. We embraced algorithms as our trump card, so much so that they now…

Recorded Webinar: High noon for surveillance: resolving tension between the costs of false positives, challenges of calibration, and compliance

When it comes to trade surveillance, regulators want firms to do their own alert calibration, examine all alerts, and keep auditable records. Firms need to balance the real cost of false positives with the technical challenge and risk of self-calibrating and auto-calibrating, while compliance, IT and vendors have to grapple with the need for defensible…

Liquidnet Names Sanders to Lead New Investment Analytics Business Combining OTAS, Prattle, RSRCHXchange

Agency broker Liquidnet has consolidated its recently acquired technology assets into a single business unit focusing on investment analytics. The new unit – headed by Vicky Sanders, global head of investment analytics – comprises the OTAS Technologies (2017), Prattle (2019) and RSRCHXchange (2019) businesses, which were acquired over the past three years. Liquidnet Investment Analytics…

AxeTrading Addresses Best Execution for Fixed Income with Addition of Overbond Analytics

Bond trading software provider AxeTrading has teamed up with fixed-income analytics specialist Overbond to add its COBI pricing analytics to the AxeTrader execution management system (EMS). The arrangement reflects growing demand for analytics to support pricing evidence as regulations like MiFID II sharpen the focus on best execution within the fixed-income arena. The integration allows…

BMO Acquisition of Clearpool Adds Holistic Trading Platform, Algo Management System and Broker-dealer

Clearpool, a New York-based provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer, has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by BMO Financial Group, parent of BMO Capital Markets. Clearpool expects the acquisition to accelerate development of its trading technology and provide infrastructure to become a global provider of a multi-asset electronic…

Digital Assets, Crypto Products and AI will Reshape Trading Industry

Digital assets and artificial intelligence (AI) will reshape the trading industry as clients show increasing interest in trading digital assets and traders expect AI to take the market in one of two ways – either creating more trading opportunities for traditional equities and reducing the cost of trading, or creating more volatile market conditions. According…

UK and European Regulators Seek to Strengthen Cloud Rule Framework

As trading firms seek to leverage the operational benefits presented by cloud hosting and delivery, UK and European regulators are launching initiatives to improve risk management and ensure resilience of financial markets participants’ cloud-based activities. For many trading firms, cloud offers a compelling solution to a growing number of use cases. The Association for Financial…

genesis Plans Further Development of Low-code Application Platform with Second Funding Round

genesis, provider of a low-code application platform built for capital markets, has closed a second funding round of $1.8 million. The funding will be invested in further development of the platform’s core technology, sales and marketing, with the aim of positioning genesis as a leading low-code platform for capital markets software development. The company has…

State Street collaborates with Gemini on digital asset pilot

State Street has started a digital asset pilot with Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian. The pilot builds on ongoing research and development to combine Gemini Custody with State Street’s back office reporting, and performs reporting scenarios on a user’s holdings within Gemini Custody. Initially, the pilot reports holdings of two cryptocurrencies chosen for liquidity…

Digital Asset Raises $35 Million Funding

Digital Asset, a distributed ledger technology solutions provider and creator of the open source DAML smart contract language, has raised more than $35 million in Series C funding from new and existing investors. The latest financing round brings the total amount raised by Digital Asset since its establishment in 2014 to $150 million. The funds…