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Siege FX Launches NetFix, to Improve FX Fixing Workflows

Siege, the capital markets fintech and FX dark pool provider, has launched NetFix, a new service designed to improve workflows and reduce transaction costs around FX fixing times. By providing fully automated and anonymous matching, the new service aims to benefit buy-side and sell-side firms by providing earlier access to liquidity, zero information leakage and…

Are Professional Traders Ready to Board the Crypto Rollercoaster?

By Thomas Schmeling, Managing Director, CryptoStruct GmbH. With cryptocurrency daily volumes regularly topping $200 billion, trading strategies that exploit the sector’s volatility are increasingly attractive. Combine that with the imminent reduction in regulatory headwinds, and it’s not surprising that professional proprietary trading firms have begun taking crypto seriously. But gearing up to access various crypto…

Infront Acquires Assetmax

Financial solutions vendor Infront AS has entered an agreement to acquire Swiss asset management software company Assetmax for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will strengthen Infront’s product offering for wealth management customers across Europe. Assetmax launched its first product in 2016 and expects revenues of approximately EUR 5.5m for 2022, having achieved 35% CAGR between…

Adaptive Implements New Ultra-Low Latency Trading System for DriveWealth

DriveWealth LLC, a pioneer in fractional investing, has implemented a new ultra-low latency proprietary trading system developed by trading technology specialist Adaptive Financial Consulting. DriveWealth currently provides trading capabilities to over 100 partners globally, with more than 12 million end users accessing the company’s software through third party retail platforms, according to the company. The…

The Growing Adoption of Time-as-a-Service in Electronic Financial Markets

In electronic financial markets, time plays a critical role. The speed at which market data is processed, orders are generated and routed, and trades are executed, is today measured in milliseconds, microseconds and – in some cases – nanoseconds. This has led to the need for more granular measurement of time, more precision in the…

DTCC’s Project Ion Goes Live, Processing Over 100,000 Transactions Per Day on DLT

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the market infrastructure provider, has gone live in a parallel production environment with the Project Ion platform, an alternative equities settlement platform that leverages distributed ledger technology (DLT). The platform is now parallel processing an average of over 100,000 bilateral equity transactions per day, and almost 160,000 transactions…

Norges Bank Investment Management Completes First Trade on Appital Turquoise Book Builder

Appital, the equity capital markets technology solution, and Turquoise, the pan-European MTF majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group, have gone live with the Appital Turquoise BookBuilder, with Norges Bank Investment Management successfully originating and executing the first trade, through a series of bilateral transactions. According to Appital, this is the world’s first algorithmic buy…

Liquidnet Appoints Nichola Hunter as Global Head of Sales for Fixed Income

Liquidnet, the technology-driven agency execution specialist, has appointed Nichola Hunter as Global Head of Sales for Fixed Income. Hunter will be responsible for growing client relationships through the delivery of tailored and innovative solutions. Based in London, she reports directly to Liquidnet’s Global Head of Fixed Income, Mark Russell. Hunter brings over 25 years of…

A-Team Webinar to Review Trends and Technologies in Post-Trade Digitalisation

In financial markets, digitalisation is a hot topic. But until now, much of the work around digital transformation has been focused on front-office workflow and the customer experience, rather than back-office functions. But the back office is arguably where a clear digitalisation strategy can yield some of the most significant benefits, particularly as the industry…

The Post-Trade Challenge for Market Makers

Brian Collings, CEO at Torstone Technology. Market makers, critical to providing fast liquidity to both retail and institutional financial firms, are facing new challenges in a rapidly changing market. The global economy is becoming increasingly interconnected and borderless, particularly in the emerging digital asset space, and market makers are no different. As volatility and trading…