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Case Study: How Liquidnet Deployed OpenFin for Investment Analytics Unit

Desktop integration specialist OpenFin has published a case study mapping out how Liquidnet deployed its platform to develop a single application uniting three of its key data and analytics offerings. The project aimed to bring together the respective capabilities of the OTAS Technologies, Prattle and RSRCHXchange units, which Liquidnet combined into a single entity called…

Genesis and XP Investments Launch FX Trade Capture Solution

Genesis, the Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) vendor specialising in financial markets, has launched a new FX trade capture application. The system – FX Prime – was developed in partnership with XP Investments, the US-based subsidiary of XP Investimentos, Brazil’s largest broker-dealer and an early adopter of Genesis’ microservices approach to application development. The latest…

The Composable Enterprise and Desktop Integration

By James Wooster, COO, Glue42. The starting point for this piece was a statistic buried within a report on the UK Contact Centre market[1]. It stated, on page 138, that across all industries, including Capital Markets, the cost of users navigating themselves within and between applications was estimated to be in excess of £4.3 billion…

BidFX Expands Algo Trading Capability in FX market

BidFX, a cloud-based provider of FX trading solutions, has added four State Street FX algo strategies to its platform, bringing the total number of algo providers it hosts to 20. It is also adding FX options liquidity providers to the platform and recently released an FX algo wheel. While market volatility caused by the coronavirus…

Electronification in Fixed Income – Where is it Headed?

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. As we approach the third anniversary of its implementation date, the impact of the EU’s MiFID II continues to be felt around the world as global players adopt key measures as a form of best practice. Part of its wide remit to recast the mould for European institutional financial markets…

Refinitiv Partners Quod Financial to Add Sell-Side OMS to Trading Solutions

Refinitiv has plugged a gap in its sell-side trading line-up by making an agreement with Quod Financial to offer a multi-asset, sell-side OMS powered by Quod and using Refinitiv’s data feed solutions and connectivity to the sell-side community. Beyond the OMS, the companies have plans to build additional data-driven, automated trading technologies incorporating machine learning…

Eflow Pushes Performance of Trade Surveillance Platform with Refinitiv Market Data

Eflow, a London-based regulatory compliance firm, has added Refinitiv market data including tick history to its TZ trade surveillance platform. The data expands the company’s existing market data store and will increase the number of instruments and records available for testing in TZ. It will also strengthen the accuracy of any alerts generated. Refinitiv’s fast…

Citi Makes Strategic Investment in Low-Code Specialist Genesis, While Deploying Company’s Application Platform

Citi’s Markets FinTech Investments and Spread Products Investment Technologies (Sprint) groups have teamed up to make a strategic investment in Genesis, whose Low-Code Application Platform (LCAP) allows rapid and modular development of trading-related and other applications. At the same time, Citi will deploy Genesis’ LCAP to complement its mainstream application development methodologies in the hopes…

Canada’s ITG Implements Cloud-Based Trade Surveillance from OneMarketData

Canadian brokerage Independent Trading Group (ITG) has implemented OneMarketData’s cloud-hosted OneTick Trade Surveillance solution to ensure compliance with regulatory monitoring requirements in the face of the surging volumes and volatility that have accompanied Covid-19 pandemic. According to Nick Savona, chief compliance officer at ITG, the brokerage outgrew its legacy PositionWatch system, which it continues to…

Schroders Deploys SteelEye to Improve MiFID II Transaction Reporting

SteelEye continue to build its customer base looking for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) solutions with the addition of Schroders. The investment manager deployed SteelEye in July 2020 having selected the compliance technology and data analytics firm on the basis of the quality of its technology, regulatory expertise, and willingness to support…