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Overbond Launches AI-Based Pricing to Facilitate Bond Trading Automation

Fixed-income analytics specialist Overbond Ltd. has released a new AI-based pricing engine that aggregates bond data from multiple sources to provide traders with more accurate pricing data for measuring liquidity of individual securities and ultimately enabling execution automation. Overbond’s COBI-Pricing Live consolidates historical data on over 30,000 securities – with a refresh rate of under…

Talking Trading Tech with Andrew Delaney: Refinitiv Teams with Microsoft for Cloud-Hosted Analytics

Hard on the heels of last week’s news that FactSet is partnering with AWS for cloud-hosted market data provision, Refinitiv has announced a new strategic relationship with Microsoft that features new products and services based on the Microsoft Azure cloud capability. The development is the latest of a series of moves into cloud-based hosting and…

Glue42 Teams with Leading Point to Promote ‘Composable Enterprise’ for Front Office

London-based smart desktop protagonist Glue42’s new partnership with consultant Leading Point Financial Markets – announced last week – is aimed at accelerating the uptake of the so-called ‘composable enterprise’ approach to optimising work flows in the financial front office. The approach – espoused by industry analysts like Gartner – allows firms to create a kind…

Symphony Adds Levy as President as Usage Surges due to Covid-19

Symphony has bolstered its leadership team with the addition of Brad Levy, who joins the collaboration platform as president and chief commercial officer. Levy, who was most recently a partner at IHS Markit, will focus on expanding the company’s commercial offering in the capital markets segment. The announcement comes as Symphony reports significant growth in…

Cloud9 Partners with comitFS on Real-Time Voice Trading as Industry Adjusts to Virtual Landscape

New York’s Cloud9 Technologies has partnered with comitFS, a UK-based provider of voice middleware and API abstraction capabilities for financial service organizations, to work on improving real-time call control capabilities for voice trading within the institutional marketplace. The joint venture will combine comitFS’s mix of trader voice applications and API’s combined with Cloud9’s advanced solutions…

OpenFin Opens Up Appital Application to the Buy-side

The Google Cloud-hosted Appital platform is designed to help deal participants uncover and unlock liquidity, while providing deal originators with the opportunity to execute large volumes, often in excess of 5 days of Average Daily Volume (ADV), with minimal market impact or risk of price erosion. The platform is targeted towards transparency, in a bid…

Verint and Cloud9 Partner on Voice Compliance Solution

Verint has teamed up with cloud-based communications specialist Cloud9 Technologies to launch a new compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution supporting traders both on the trading floor and remotely. Designed to provide increased flexibility as the industry continues to move to cloud-based platforms and work-from-home environments during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the offering combines Cloud9’s C9…

Why Is Now the Time for the Financial Markets to Focus on Collaboration Compliance?

By Phil Fry, VP of Financial Compliance Product Strategy at Verint. The seismic impact of the pandemic has seen many banks and financial institutions ramp up their use of next-generation communication solutions, to assist their employees to work from home and alternative locations. During lockdowns, trades and client orders, that were traditionally executed at corporate sites, moved…

SS&C Adds Canoe Intelligence for PDF Data Capture in Alternative Investments

SS&C has tapped Canoe Intelligence’s data conversion technology to allow users of its Black Diamond Wealth Platform for alternative investments to capture data from PDF-based reporting documents, eliminating the need for manual rekeying and reducing the risk of error. Under the arrangement, Canoe will also support integration with SS&C Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), Axys and…

Quant Insight Releases Macro Analytics Desktop via OpenFin OS

Quant Insight (Qi), a provider of analytics that focus on macro factors to the buy-side quant community, has developed a client application within the OpenFin desktop operating environment. The move is aimed at reducing overhead while improving client experience and flexibility. According to Mahmood Noorani, Qi’s founder and CEO, “Making Qi available through the OpenFin…