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Upcoming Webinar: Market data in the cloud

Date: 3 November 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The Covid-19 pandemic has created new demand for financial information delivery infrastructure to accommodate the many trading and support personnel now working from home (WFH). For many firms, new cloud delivery and hosting capabilities offer a viable solution for…

Citihub Acquired by New York’s Synechron

New York-based financial technology consultant Synechron has acquired UK consulting firm Citihub Digital. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Between them, the two companies count as clients nine of the top 10 global banks. Synechron’s specialization in digital transformation work will be complemented by Citihub’s capabilities in application modernization, cloud enablement, cybersecurity and operating model transformation….

The Composable Enterprise: Improving the Front-Office User Experience

By Dishang Patel, Fintech & Growth Delivery Partner, Leading Point Financial Markets. The past six months have by no means been a time of status quo. During this period of uncertainty, standards have been questioned and new ‘norms’ have been formed. A standout development has been the intensified focus on cloud-based services. Levels of adoption…

Cloud-Delivered Market Data for Institutional Users – A Reality Check

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. Cloud-delivered market data was once ‘over my dead body’ territory for institutional market data managers, who understandably fretted aloud about performance, security and licence compliance issues. But Covid-19 has forced those same data managers to confront the fact that many of their professional market data users are able to work…

Bloomberg and UBS Settle Legal Dispute About Breaches of Data Licensing Agreements

The recent settlement of a long-running legal dispute between Bloomberg and UBS highlights the dangers of omitting to put in place watertight data licensing agreements. The settlement, reached on September 30, 2020, finally put to bed arguments over whether the bank breached redistribution clauses of its licensing agreements with Bloomberg. The dispute centred on two…

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…

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…

Talking TradingTech with Andrew Delaney: Is FactSet’s Move to AWS a Market Data Nirvana?

FactSet’s announcement this week of its plan to migrate its real-time ticker plant to Amazon Web Services may represent the boldest statement of intent yet with respect to cloud delivery of market data. And things seem to be accelerating rapidly in this department. Recent weeks have seen SIX launch a strategic partnership with Xignite to…

Recorded Webinar: How Financial Institutions can adjust to working in the New Normal

The very sudden impact of Covid-19 and resultant shutdown of physical sites has stress-tested financial institutions and vendors to their limits. Now banks and firms are slowly starting to re-open offices. But what will the new normal look like and what steps should you be taking now to make the most of this situation? This…