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Upcoming Webinar: Embedding AI & Machine Learning into your trading operations

Date: 15 September 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET It’s no secret that AI and Machine Learning are changing the landscape of the trading industry. As these tools and techniques become more mainstream, their availability to even the smallest of financial firms is becoming a more viable proposition.  From speech recognition…

Quant House Partners with Italy’s EliData

Italian trading software developer EliData has integrated real-time market data sourced from QuantHouse’s QuantFeed API into its smart order router (SOR), arbitrage and best execution capabilities. The collaboration has already resulted in an implementation at a ‘major financial institution’ in Spain, and will be marketed jointly across Europe. Using QuantFeed, EliData is able to provide…

Societe Generale Luxembourg Taps big xyt for Execution Analysis

Societe Generale Luxembourg has deployed big xyt’s execution analytics platform at its multi-asset trading operation, which provides execution services to the French bank’s wealth management department and other investment management services aimed at high-net-worth investors. According to Mark Montgomery, head of strategy and business development at big xyt, Societe Generale’s use of the analytics platform focuses on its equity…

OMD Launches European Composite Tick Database

Tick data management specialist OneMarketData has released a European Composite Trade & Quote (ECTQ) Database, which aggregates data from 33 exchanges, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and dark pools. The offering is aimed at providing financial institutions with the data they need to perform transaction cost analysis (TCA) in support of the best execution and other regulatory obligations….

Tourmaline Secures Majority Investment from Copley to Fund Growth

Tourmaline Partners, which provides trading solutions to buy-side clients on an outsourced basis, has secured a majority investment from private equity firm Copley Equity Partners. The company will use the funds – terms weren’t disclosed – to finance its geographical expansion from bases in Stamford, Conn., London and Sydney, to expand its asset class coverage…

ESMA Relaxes Best Execution Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has relaxed its requirements regarding the publication by execution venues and firms of the general best execution reports required under RTS 27 and 28 of MiFID II, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on 31 March, the regulator noted…

Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

Kepler Cheuvreux Taps Big xyt to Add Value via TCA

Execution-only broker Kepler Cheuvreux’s decision to implement Big xyt’s execution analytics and transaction cost analysis solution is part of a growing tendency for trading firms to view TCA as an opportunity to improve the business rather than as just a compliance box to tick. Big xyt’s independent execution analysis solution supports TCA functions like benchmarking…

Hg Acquires Stakes in SmartTrade

French trading platform supplier SmartTrade last month quietly announced that private equity firm Hg had acquired stakes in the company from existing investors Keensight Capital and Pléiade Venture. SmartTrade isn’t saying much about the deal but in a statement reported that the existing management team under CEO David Vincent will remain in place and as…