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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…

AWS, SGX and Aquis POC Demonstrates Feasibility of Cloud-Based Matching

AWS, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Aquis Exchange recently completed a proof of concept (POC) that confirmed the viability of situating an exchange matching engine in a cloud environment. The POC – which focused on evaluating the core functions and connectivity latencies of Aquis’s order-matching platform in the AWS cloud – demonstrated respectable order turnaround…

Electronification in Fixed Income – Where is it Headed?

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. As we approach the third anniversary of its implementation date, the impact of the EU’s MiFID II continues to be felt around the world as global players adopt key measures as a form of best practice. Part of its wide remit to recast the mould for European institutional financial markets…

Refinitiv Partners Quod Financial to Add Sell-Side OMS to Trading Solutions

Refinitiv has plugged a gap in its sell-side trading line-up by making an agreement with Quod Financial to offer a multi-asset, sell-side OMS powered by Quod and using Refinitiv’s data feed solutions and connectivity to the sell-side community. Beyond the OMS, the companies have plans to build additional data-driven, automated trading technologies incorporating machine learning…