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Upcoming Webinar: The Transformation of Buy-Side Market Surveillance

Date: 7 July 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Asset managers, hedge funds, insurance firms, and other buy-side firms globally are becoming more active in their approach to market surveillance, as regulatory pressure to up their game mounts. Buy-side firms are now building out their surveillance infrastructure as they seek to…

Upcoming Webinar: Financial Services Infrastructure in the Post-Covid Environment

Date: 16 June 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken financial institutions’ working practices to the core. Trading volumes have exploded, with some venues recording more than 10X the usual volume of transactions. Volatility has raged, with the benchmark VIX index testing new highs. And nor are…

Push and Baker Technology Partner on Bespoke Real-Time Trading Systems

California’s Push Technology, which provides real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, has partnered with London-based Baker Technology, a specialist user interface software engineering firm that builds bespoke trading systems for global investment banks and exchanges. Through the partnership, Baker will use Push’s Diffusion Real-Time API Management platform to provide a single, secure, unified gateway for…

Diginex Partners with Itiviti on NYFIX Connectivity

Itiviti has partnered with Diginex, a digital asset financial services and advisory company, to provide its global NYFIX connectivity platform to Diginex clients: enabling them to access to a FIX-based order routing network that connects 1,600+ buy-side, sell-side and trading venues across all asset classes. According to the announcement, the partnership was driven by demand…

2 + 2 = 5: Beeks Financial Cloud Acquires Velocimetrics in £4.2m Deal

Following an earlier attempt in 2019 that fell at the final hurdle, Glasgow-based cloud computing and global infrastructure services company Beeks Financial Cloud has finally snapped up trade analytics specialist Velocimetrics for a cool £1.3 million, in a deal announced yesterday. The initial acquisition amount was split between £700,000 in cash and £600,000 in equity,…

Consultants Greenbirch Aims to Guide Firms on Cloud Strategy

With the coronavirus pandemic having firmly fixed cloud on the agenda of trading technologists across the board, a group of London market consultants has launched Greenbirch, which is offering financial institutions guidance on their cloud strategies. According to Alex Wolcough, the former Appbroker consultant behind the Greenbirch initiative, the company plans to help financial firms…

SIX Boosts Microwave Data Delivery via 12H Stake, Nasdaq Partnership

The Swiss Stock Exchange SIX is set to boost its microwave network offering in Europe through a joint venture with Nasdaq. The arrangement comes as SIX announces that it took a majority stake in European microwave network operator 12H AG earlier this year. SIX’s moves promise to shake-up the European market for microwave-based low-latency market…

COVID-19 Exposing Market Data Gaps

In the move to business continuity measures (BCP) during the coronavirus chaos, some banks have managed better than others – and the crisis has exposed some glaring holes in the preparations of many major institutions. While the move to BCP appears to have gone relatively smoothly, the radical difference in the way firms are now…

Google Anthos Service Partner Status for GFT

GFT, a global IT services and software engineering provider, has been designated as a global Google Anthos Service Partner. Google Anthos is an open source, hybrid modernisation platform, based on Kubernetes and providing a ‘single pane of glass’ enabling clients to manage and monitor an entire hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. It enables users to easily…

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’…