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IPC to Leverage OpenFin OS for Voice App Store

New York-based voice and electronic trading communications solutions provider IPC has entered into a strategic partnership with financial operating system OpenFin in order to develop access to its applications and data solutions across its 110,000+ global user community. Through IPC’s “Voice App Store,” traders and other regulated users will be able to leverage IPC-developed applications…

Barclays Looks to the Future with OpenFin Trading Desk Transformation

Barclays had a problem. It wanted to revamp its BARX single-dealer, cross-asset electronic trading platform to incorporate integrated analytics: avoiding the complexity of an additional standalone application but still adapting to the rapidly changing user needs of the current, complex trading environment. The answer? An innovative collaboration with OpenFin, an industry-wide operating system in which…

Communications = Key Compliance Concern During Covid-19

COVID-19, lockdown, working from home and self-isolation are now well established across the financial industry, but how are compliance teams impacted? A recent survey on market abuse monitoring from SteelEye found that almost half (40%) of the 80 market participants have seen their compliance budgets increase since the lockdown, with monitoring communications seen as the…

New Fixnetix Chief Beeman Outlines Vision for Front-Office Lift-Out Offering

Jake Beeman, who took over as general manager of Fixnetix this month following the departure of Steve Williams, has arrived with the remit to expand on the company’s vision for front-office transformation, with a specific focus on data, analytics and infrastructure. Beeman took on his new role at Fixnetix on May 13, Prior to that…

BrokerTec and TriOptima Collaborate on End-To-End Repo Workflow Solution

BrokerTec, a provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in fixed income markets, and TriOptima, an infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, have collaborated to create the industry’s first end-to-end repo workflow solution for industry participants, providing full automation across the lifecycle of a repo trade. Connecting the…

Shield Expands Surveillance Platform with Advanced Workflow Functionality

Israeli RegTech provider Shield has launched a new Advanced Workflow function as part of its wider eComms Surveillance platform, with the goal of helping financial firms to build their own workflows and business processes within the application, ensuring compliance investigations meet the requirements of the business, and enabling different teams to be managed from one…

Rapid Addition’s RA Platform 3.0 Address ‘Buy and Build’ Imperative

London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition has released version 3.0 of its RA Platform, a middleware solution for handling electronic trading messaging, allowing firms to customise their trading connectivity set-ups to best suit their requirements. The new version aims to support firms’ growing tendency toward ‘buy and build’ as they seek to optimise their use…

Canadian Regional Desjardins Group Taps SmartTrade to Automate FX Work Flows

Canadian regional financial services group Desjardins has selected smartTrade’s LiquidityFX foreign exchange trading platform, as the basis for an end-to-end solution to automate its institutional and retail FX workflows across all divisions of the bank. The implementation is characteristic of growing demand smartTrade says it is facing from regional banks, many of which are ‘greenfield’…

Refinitiv Launches Tick History in Google Cloud to Speed Access and Lower Storage Costs

Refinitiv has made its archive of historical pricing and trade data – five petabytes’ worth of information – available to clients via the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The offering will allow customers will also be able to access, query and analyse Refinitiv’s tick data using the machine learning capabilities of Google Cloud’s BigQuery. The move…

Cutting Through the Noise: How to Identify True Outsourced Trading

By Andrew Walton, Head of European Business at Tourmaline Partners. More than 18 months into the era of MiFID II, it is now clear how this key piece of European regulation has fundamentally changed the business models of both brokers and investment firms. Buy-side firms in particular are required to have greater systems and controls…