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Rapid Addition’s RA Platform 3.0 Address ‘Buy and Build’ Imperative

London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition has released version 3.0 of its RA Platform, a middleware solution for handling electronic trading messaging, allowing firms to customise their trading connectivity set-ups to best suit their requirements. The new version aims to support firms’ growing tendency toward ‘buy and build’ as they seek to optimise their use…

Canadian Regional Desjardins Group Taps SmartTrade to Automate FX Work Flows

Canadian regional financial services group Desjardins has selected smartTrade’s LiquidityFX foreign exchange trading platform, as the basis for an end-to-end solution to automate its institutional and retail FX workflows across all divisions of the bank. The implementation is characteristic of growing demand smartTrade says it is facing from regional banks, many of which are ‘greenfield’…

Hg Acquires Stakes in SmartTrade

French trading platform supplier SmartTrade last month quietly announced that private equity firm Hg had acquired stakes in the company from existing investors Keensight Capital and Pléiade Venture. SmartTrade isn’t saying much about the deal but in a statement reported that the existing management team under CEO David Vincent will remain in place and as…

New BMLL CEO Humphrey Outlines ‘Scale-Up Phase’ Post-$25 Million Funding

Fresh from a January funding round that brings total financing raised to $25 million, UK trading analytics specialist BMLL Technologies has named industry veteran Paul Humphrey to take the helm as CEO. Humphrey says the company is now in “scale-up phase” as it sets about its mission to derive value from data hidden within market…

What’s to Come in 2020: Advanced Trading Technology Opens Door to Highly Individualized and Agile Strategy

By Chris Hollands, Head of European and North American Sales, TradingScreen Farewell to the 2010s, the decade of pure speed. The period when automated trading shot up the curve, ascending from a tool of the early adopters to a cross-asset industry norm. We embraced algorithms as our trump card, so much so that they now…

Charles River Integrates Investment Management Solution with ChartIQ

Charles River Development, a State Street Company, has integrated its investment management solution, Charles River IMS, with ChartIQ, enabling the company to provide institutional traders with visualisation tools that deliver greater insight into data around investment decisions. The integration helps traders conduct pre-trade technical analysis, gauge in-trade market impact and better understand post-trade execution quality….

Horizon Enhances Equity Derivatives EOMS

Horizon Software has released a new version of its sell-side equity derivatives EOMS product, adding improvements to the automation of client order / execution workflow including a more efficient workflow to create and trade derivatives strategies and improve performance. The solution supports a trading scope of over 10 million instruments.

DASH Delivers Alternative Trading System for US Listed Options Market

DASH Financial Technologies, a capital markets technology and execution provider, has released an enhanced liquidity solution within its agency listed-options routing suite, SENSOR. The solution, DASH ATS, is an alternative trading system designed to solve the liquidity sourcing challenges inherent in the US listed options market. Through DASH ATS’s automated Request for Quote process, a…

Clearpool Aims to Democratise Electronic Trading with Algo Management System

Clearpool, a New York based provider of electronic trading solutions, is building out technology designed to democratise electronic trading through the provision of transparency, trust and control. The company’s flagship product is Algorithmic Management System (AMS), which allows all brokers, large and small, to access algorithms that can help them compete on a level playing…

First New York Implements LiquidityBook’s SaaS Based POEM System

FNY Investment Advisers (First New York), a multi-strategy investment firm, has implemented LiquidityBook’s SaaS-based LBX Buy Side as its portfolio, order and execution management system (POEM). The firm previously used three providers for varying amounts of time, but they were unable to support the volume which First New York trades, the speed with which it…