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ION Acquires Clarus Financial Technology to Offer Margin and Risk Management for OTC Derivatives

Trading, analytics, and risk management solutions vendor ION Markets has acquired Clarus Financial Technology, a provider of SaaS analytics, data, and research for global derivatives markets, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will broaden ION’s XTP offering and complement ION’s JANUS pricing and valuation expertise with Clarus’s SaaS analytics products for real-time margin and risk…

SIX Digital Exchange Receives FINMA Regulatory Approval

Swiss exchange operator’s new SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), billed as the world’s first regulated digital market infrastructure, has received formal approval from FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, to operate a stock exchange and a central securities depository for digital assets in Switzerland. The FINMA authorisation will allow SDX to go live with a…

Liquidnet Launches Primary Markets for Electronic Trading of New Bond Issues

TP ICAP’s Liquidnet subsidiary has launched a platform to support electronic trading of new issues in fixed income markets. Liquidnet Primary Markets provides an electronic workflow for new issues in Debt Capital Markets (DCM), together with a new protocol for trading new issues. Integrated into the existing Liquidnet Fixed Income trading application, the solution provides…

TP ICAP’s Parameta Launches FX Evaluated Pricing Solution

Parameta Solutions, interdealer broker TP ICAP’s data and analytics business unit, has launched a new evaluated pricing solution that aims to deliver transparent and observable prices for foreign exchange derivatives securities globally, using a proprietary data model to give frequent and transparent indications. The FX Evaluated Pricing (FEP) service, which provides coverage for G10 and…

TradingTech Insight Q&A: The Post-Brexit Liquidity Landscape

With Gareth Exton, Head of Execution & Quantitative Services Distribution (EMEA) at Liquidnet. Just over six months after the UK left the EU, and with equivalence now officially off the table, the UK and EU do seem somewhat aligned on their overall objectives for financial markets, but are pursuing markedly different paths towards achieving those…

Exchanges Are Becoming Data Marketplaces

Exchanges and other trading venues have long derived revenue from sales of their data; in some cases they operate substantial businesses based around sales of their real-time quotes and other market data services. But few are well set up to deal with growing demand for other datasets they may generate from their core activities, such…

Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading…

Symphony’s Cloud9 Acquisition Lays Path for Combining Voice Communications with Natural Language Processing

Infrastructure and technology platform provider Symphony’s recent acquisition of electronic communication specialist Cloud9 Technologies for an undisclosed sum is aimed at allowing the combined entity to offer new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The company believes this approach will accelerate trade flows, improve transactional accuracy, and extend…

Brexit: Equivalence is Dead. What Now?

Last week, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first speech at Mansion House, outlining his vision for the UK’s financial services industry. During the speech, while stating that the UK government’s ambition following Brexit had been to reach a comprehensive set of mutual decisions on financial services equivalence, he conceded that “this has not happened,”…

The Capital Markets Enterprise 2021: Digitalizing for Competitive Advantage

By Nathan Snyder, Head of Banking and Capital Markets Consulting, DXC Luxoft. Many financial institutions find themselves at a crossroads as they take stock of concerns about their ongoing financial viability. As they attempt to return to some semblance of normal in the wake of the pandemic, many banks need to decide how to respond to the…