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State Street’s Currenex to Provide Trading Technology for New Interbank Crypto Platform

PureMarkets plans to base its new Pure Digital interbank digital currency trading platform on State Street’s Currenex, a high-performance matching engine used to facilitate trading in FX, money market loans and deposits, and precious metals. Pure Digital will offer a fully automated, high throughput OTC marketplace for digital assets and cryptocurrencies, with associated custody services….

Low-Code: The New Standard for Sell-Side Fixed Income Desks

By Vuk Magdelinic, CEO of Overbond. Low-code programming isn’t coming — it’s already here. And 2021 is the Year of Low-Code, according to IT publications such as SD Times and TechRepublic. “The worldwide low-code development technologies market is projected to total $13.8 billion in 2021, an increase of 22.6% from 2020,” according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The…

Broadridge Strikes at Front Office with $2.5 Billion Acquisition of Itiviti

In an all-cash transaction valued at €2.143 billion (approximately $2.5 billion), US-based Broadridge Financial Services this week agreed to acquire Scandinavian trading and connectivity solutions provider Itiviti from owner Nordic Capital. The deal will significantly expand Broadridge’s Capital Markets franchise by extending into the front office and strengthening its multi-asset capabilities. The fit looks like…

BidFX Launches Data & Analytics Suite for Insight into FX Pricing, Market Impact & Liquidity

BidFX, a provider of cloud-hosted electronic trading solutions for the foreign exchange markets, has launched BidFX Data and Analytics to complement its existing EMS, risk and compliance modules and TCA offerings. The new Data and Analytics suite has been designed to give clients a comprehensive view of the pricing, market impact and liquidity for every…

Quod Financial Launches Middle Office Suite to Automate Trading Workflow

Quod Financial has added a middle office component to its multi-asset OMS/EMS platform, aimed at allowing customers to automate complex trading workflows. Quod Middle Office is a hosted STP platform that seeks to address inefficient manual processes across all asset classes including equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and fixed income, as well as digital assets. 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…

Technology Firms are Leading the Way. Why Technology is Driving Electronification in Bond Markets

By Chris Jenkins, Managing Director, Tora. For many years equities, FX and derivative trading desks have worked with smart trading tools that help develop new trading strategies, execute orders and perform post trade functions. Today, four seismic shifts that are transforming the landscape of the bond market. Increasing electronification in the market Equity markets went…

FCA Cracks Down on OMS Reporting Errors: Regulated Firms Pay the Price

By Matt Smith, CEO, SteelEye. Certain Order Management Systems (OMSs) have recently come under scrutiny from the FCA because of quality issues around MiFIR reporting. Firms that heavily rely on their OMS for daily regulatory reporting have been found to consistently over or under report their transactions. The responsibility for accurate reporting rests solely with…

BidFX Expands Algo Trading Capability in FX market

BidFX, a cloud-based provider of FX trading solutions, has added four State Street FX algo strategies to its platform, bringing the total number of algo providers it hosts to 20. It is also adding FX options liquidity providers to the platform and recently released an FX algo wheel. While market volatility caused by the coronavirus…