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Upcoming Webinar: Market data in the cloud

Date: 8 December 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Over the past several years, the topic of market data in the cloud has been hotly debated – latency has been an issue, which data to put in the cloud has been discussed, and lines have been drawn. But…

Upcoming Webinar: The challenges and potential of data marketplaces

Date: 13 October 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Data is the lifeblood of capital markets. It is also a valuable commodity providing financial institutions with additional insight when gathered in an internal data marketplace, or packaged and sold externally to other institutions. While the theory is sound,…

Eventus Deploys Validus at SpiderRock

Trade surveillance and market risk solutions vendor Eventus has deployed its Validus platform at SpiderRock Terchnology Services, an algo execution and risk management technology provider servicing institutional trading firms and agency broker-dealers. The platform is initially being used for the firm’s client activity in futures and options. SpiderRock cited Eventus’ ability to handle extraordinarily large…

Is There a Place for Non-Independent TCAs in the FX Market?

Amid the ongoing demand for transparency, Eric Huttman, CEO of MillTechFX asks if there is a place for non-independent TCA in today’s FX market. The foreign exchange (FX) market is notoriously opaque. Today, a large number of firms have no visibility on whether they are getting a good deal from their providers. As a result,…

Horizon Goes Live with H3 Trading Platform

Horizon Software, the trading technology vendor, has launched its Horizon H3 Trading Platform, with clients now live in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Earlier this year, Sagard NewGen acquired a majority stake in the company, alongside a management buy-out, to support expansion into new markets and strategic capabilities. At the time of the…

Recorded Webinar: New trends and technologies influencing post-trade digitalisation

While digital transformation of front-office functions at financial institutions is well underway, the back office is lagging, calling on firms to reassess and innovate post-trade processes. The need for change is highlighted by specific issues, including the move towards T+1 settlement and increasing regulatory scrutiny of post-trade processes, as well as broader challenges of legacy…

TS Imagine Chosen by Varenne Capital to Support its Trading Activities

Varenne Capital, a Paris-based global investment manager, has selected TradeSmart OEMS from TS Imagine to support its trading activities. TradeSmart OEMS will automate Varenne’s execution process, support its portfolio management system, modernize and reduce time-consuming workflows and increase functionality across the firm’s trading operations, according to the company. The announcement follows TS Imagine’s strong growth…

LeapXpert Partners with OpenFin to Increase Productivity Around Messaging Apps

LeapXpert, the enterprise-grade business communication platform, has announced a strategic partnership with OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of enterprise productivity. Under the partnership, LeapXpert’s Federated Messaging Orchestration Platform will be integrated into OpenFin OS, enabling traders and other enterprise employees to retrieve critical information sent through messaging applications without leaving their primary workspace or interrupting…

The Rise and Rise of Financial Technology Expert Consulting

By Martin Thompson, Head of Platform at Adaptive Financial Consulting. Consultants have become integral to how complex modern businesses operate. Whether tapping into specialist legal or management advice, firms need expertise that is not immediately available to them to differentiate and compete. The same is true in financial technology – larger firms will typically have…

Metalor Chooses smartTrade for Enhanced Precious Metals Trading Services

Metalor, an independent company specialising in precious metals refining, advanced coatings and electrotechnics activities, has selected Liquidity FX from electronic trading solutions provider smartTrade Technologies, to offer enhanced precious metals trading services to its global client base. A commitment from smartTrade to fast implementation whilst tailoring the platform to Metalor’s specific needs was key to…