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TradingTech Summit Virtual 2021: Watch the panel discussion – Accelerating digital transformation and migrating legacy apps to create a best in class trading environment

Panel: Accelerating digital transformation and migrating legacy apps to create a best in class trading environment Leveraging low code for trading system devops to enable the smart desktop, microservices and collaboration tools Managing legacy systems migration and transformation Leveraging open source, APIs to connect workflows and platforms Shift to automation: new tools, training and processes…

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…

Raidne Goes Live with Siren FX Benchmark

London-based Raidne has gone live with the first client for its recently launched Siren FX fixing benchmark. The quantitative FX surveillance says the independent benchmark – which was designed to offer an alternative to established fixes that have been subject to market manipulation – is being used by a European asset manager, executing through a…

VoxSmart Raises $25 Million with Toscafund to Finance Expansion and Growth

In a deal claimed to be one of the largest fundraises conducted for the RegTech and Compliance sector, London-based communications surveillance provider VoxSmart has raised $25 million to strengthen its markets surveillance technology suite and to fund further expansion, particularly in North America and emerging markets. Following $13.7 million raised in earlier rounds of Series…

IPSX Creates Integrated Technology Framework Ahead of First Admission

UK-based IPSX, which describes itself as the world’s first regulated stock exchange dedicated to real estate assets, has pulled together an integrated technology environment and a set of standardised data workflows ahead of its first ‘Intention to Float’ (ITF) on its IPSX Wholesale market, scheduled for next month. IPSX has been working with a plethora…

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…

Rapid Addition Teams with Overbond to Boost Bond Market Automation

Hot on the heels of its recently announced partnership with Valantic, AI-driven data and analytics provider Overbond has forged a strategic alliance with London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition. The combination is aimed at bringing interoperability and market connectivity to bond trading automation. The idea behind the collaboration is to facilitate greater automation of 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….

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…

Bond Market Automation: New Initiatives Embrace AI for Pricing

As global fixed Income markets move further towards greater electronification, two recent announcements underscore the market’s growing acceptance of solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Last week saw the announcement of a strategic partnership between New York-based data and analytics specialist 7 Chord and IHS Markit that will enable customers to consume IHS Markit’s fixed…