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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…

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…

ACI Webinar to Debate Regulatory Impact on Algo FX Trading

Recent regulatory initiatives have focused on the growing use by foreign exchange market participants of strategies and models long considered mainstream in listed securities markets, particularly equities. To help practitioners get to grips with these developments, the ACI – global association for FX market professionals, will host a webinar on March 4 to discuss the…

Xilinx Seeks to Democratise FPGA in Trading with Accelerated Algo Framework

FPGA pioneer Xilinx has launched what it reckons is the industry’s first hardware-based algorithm trading solution stack in a bid to make FPGAs more accessible to the marketplace. Xilinx Accelerated Algorithmic Trading, a new algorithmic trading reference design, will provide traders, market data providers and algorithmic trading platforms with a modular and open-source solution, to…

Chronicle Integrates Latency-Optimised Messaging Framework with KX’s kdb+

London-based low-latency technology specialist Chronicle Software has developed an off-the-shelf integration between its Chronicle Queue messaging framework and KX’s kdb+ high-performance database in partnership with consultancy firm AquaQ. According to Chronicle CEO Peter Lawrey, over 80% of the Top 100 banks Globally use the company’s Enterprise or Open Source products. Many of these banks are…

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…