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BMLL Expands Distribution Ecosystem with Kx Platform

London-based analytics specialist BMLL Technologies’ new partnership with First Derivatives’ Kx will make BMLL’s data and analytics available via the Kx Streaming Analytics platform, which is used by many of the world’s major global financial institutions. The arrangement gives BMLL a significant new distribution channel as it continues its expansion in the wake of last…

Beeks’ Colocation-as-a-Service Offers Agile Test Access to SGX

Beeks Group’s Colocation-as-a-Service (CaaS) collaboration with the Singapore Exchange (SGX), announced last week, offers market participants rapid access to high-speed connectivity without a major financial or contractual commitment. The facility allows firms to test new approaches and products, using on-demand virtual machine (VM) access, then easily shift to a bare-metal production environment should the test…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Luminex Teams with LeveL for ATS Matching Engine Upgrade

Buy-side block trading platform operator Luminex Trading & Analytics has launched a new, faster matching engine using technology provided by erstwhile competitive platform LeveL ATS. The new platform represents what Luminex calls a “dramatic speed upgrade” to the matching engine behind its dark pool, which is available only to buy-side institutions. Luminex launched in 2015…

QuantHouse Boosts Backbone Capacity to 100G Using Arista

Iress’s QuantHouse market data and infrastructure subsidiary has upgraded its data centre backbone connections globally to 100 Gigabit capacity to address the rigours of the ongoing market volatility. The upgrade is part of a wider infrastructure enhancement aimed at meeting three business objectives designed to enhance performance and resilience while adding customer self-service capabilities. As…

TNS Adds Infrastructure Monitoring Capability to Financial Extranet

US network operator Transaction Network Services (TNS) has added a performance and utilisation monitoring capability to its secure financial markets extranet. TNS Oculus allows the company’s financial markets clients to assess the performance of the TNS services they are using, see the status of connected devices and assign entitlements through a point of access. The…

Citi Makes Strategic Investment in Low-Code Specialist Genesis, While Deploying Company’s Application Platform

Citi’s Markets FinTech Investments and Spread Products Investment Technologies (Sprint) groups have teamed up to make a strategic investment in Genesis, whose Low-Code Application Platform (LCAP) allows rapid and modular development of trading-related and other applications. At the same time, Citi will deploy Genesis’ LCAP to complement its mainstream application development methodologies in the hopes…

LSE Adds TNS Low-Latency Connection in London as It Plans Data Centre Shift to Docklands

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has installed its ultra-low latency TNSXpress Layer 1 connectivity capability at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) colocation facility in the City of London. The implementation comes as the LSE is understood to be planning for a move to a new London data centre at the Telehouse facility on the Isle of…

Chronicle Adds Tier 1 Bank, North American Exchange to Client Roster

Low-latency trading solutions specialist Chronicle Software says its flexible commercial model was a key factor in two new client implementations announced this past week. The customer deployments – at a major global bank and North American exchange operator – involve deployment of Chronicle’s FIX engine solution, underpinned by the company’s high-performance messaging platform. According to…

McKay Brothers Forges Fastest Link to Korea Markets

Microwave-based low-latency market data specialist McKay Brothers International has raised the bar for connectivity to the Korean Stock Exchange with the launch of what it claims is the fastest links between Busan and Tokyo and Illinois. The rollout of the company’s hybrid microwave / fibre private bandwidth services will be a boost to firms in…