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LedgerEdge Launches Corporate Bond Trading Platform Built on R3’s Corda DLT

Financial technology vendor LedgerEdge has launched a what it believes is the first regulated corporate bond trading platform built using distributed ledger technology (DLT), the technology that underpins blockchain ecosystems and digital markets. By building an ecosystem using DLT, LedgerEdge aims to modernize institutional-grade trading services and protocols in the $41 trillion global corporate bond…

Appital Bookbuilding Platform Adds TS Imagine to Growing List of Integrated EMSs

Appital, the Equity Capital Marketplace, has integrated TS Imagine’s multi-asset EMS to the Appital bookbuilding platform, to provide buyside clients with greater access to liquidity. The announcement follows the recent Appital collaboration with executing brokers Instinet and Bernstein, and EMSs FlexTrade and FactSet Portware, in anticipation of Appital’s launch later this year. Driven by demand…

NowCM and Liquidnet Conduct Successful Simulation of New Issue Workflow

The NowCM Group, digital solutions and infrastructure provider for the primary debt markets, together with Liquidnet, the global institutional investment network, has successfully performed its first simulation of a deal origination and order submission, which involved two leading dealer banks, transaction counsel and a leading European frequent issuer, together with Liquidnet. The simulation delivered real-time…

Higo Bank Selects Tora EMS for Equities Trading

Tora, the order and execution management system vendor recently acquired by London Stock Exchange Group, has been selected by Higo Bank to upgrade their electronic equity trading operations. Higo cited Tora’s Japanese GUI, trade management and position monitoring tools, and a compliance engine set up for Japanese market regulations as key selection criteria. Higo was…

FactSet’s Portware Becomes Latest EMS to Integrate with Appital’s Bookbuilding Platform

Appital, the equity capital marketplace, has added FactSet’s Portware EMS to its growing list of integrations, following FlexTrade and Instinet. The integration of Appital’s bookbuilding platform in Portware automates what has traditionally been a highly manual process, while at the same time giving buyside traders the ability to place very large orders or participate in…

Cowen Launches Cowen Digital LLC, Providing Digital Asset Trading and Custody Solutions for Institutional Investors

Cowen Inc, the financial services firm that operates a broker dealer and an investment management division, has launched a new division, Cowen Digital LLC, offering institutional clients full-service trade execution and custody solutions for digital assets. Custody solutions are provided through Cowen’s strategic partnership with Polysign’s Standard Custody & Trust, and prime brokerage is provided…

Trading Technologies Acquires Algorithmic Executions Specialist RCM-X

Following its acquisition by 7RIDGE late last year, Trading Technologies (TT), a provider of trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, has acquired RCM-X, a Chicago-based technology provider of algorithmic execution strategies and quantitative trading products. RCM-X’s solution set includes trade analytics, independent transaction cost analysis (TCA), and back-testing and simulation services. The RCM-X engineering team…

BidFX Integrates with Finastra, for Automated Trading Workflow

BidFX, the FX execution management system (EMS) vendor, has integrated its platform with Finastra’s Fusion Confirmation Matching Service (CMS), providing combined front office to back office workflow capabilities for mutual clients, from execution to settlement. The end-to-end workflow provided by the combined BidFX/CMS solution aims to increase straight-through processing and reduce operational risk for clients.

Bloomberg AIM Integrates with Elwood Technologies for Crypto Trading

Bloomberg has added access to Elwood Technologies’ cryptocurrency trading platform via its Bloomberg AIM order management system (OMS). Through the integration, Elwood’s institutional cryptocurrency trading capabilities will combine with Bloomberg’s data, analytics and workflow tools, enabling users on the AIM platform to capture and manage their crypto investments alongside their other assets. Elwood will adopt…

LSEG Adds PMS, OMS, EMS via $325 Million Tora Acquisition

Continuing on the acquisition trail following its $27 billion purchase of Refinitiv, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has agreed to acquire PMS, OMS and EMS vendor Tora for $325 million, in an all-cash transaction. Tora says the deal will enable Tora to expand and grow its clientele while investing in global infrastructure, product development and…