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Primus Deploys Vela’s Metro to Take Advantage of Options Market Volatility

Chicago-based options trading firm Primus Capital has deployed Vela’s Metro trading platform to take advantage of the recent high volatility and trading volumes in the listed options marketplace. Primus was able to deploy the Metro platform on a remote basis and within 48 hours, offering traders working from home robust direct market access and the…

Could EU Probe of LSE’s Refinitiv Acquisition Force Spin-Off of TradeWeb?

The European Commission’s investigation into the London Stock Exchange’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv under the EU Merger Regulation – announced this week – will examine potential competitive issues stemming from the parties’ respective ownership of market-leading European government bond trading platforms MTS and TradeWeb, respectively. The commission says it has ‘horizonal concerns’ about…

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

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 these one-offs; the impact has been sustained since the virus hit in early…

Aquis Adds Market Structure Analytics via Big Xyt

Pan-European equities market Aquis Exchange is adding market structure analytics based on big xyt’s Liquidity Cockpit data analysis platform. Aquis will make the analytics available for use internally and by clients to power independent analysis of liquidity and market share. According to Jonathan Clelland, COO, Aquis Exchange will use Liquidity Cockpit “to understand and develop…

Equiduct Reports Record Trading Volumes

Pan-European retail trading venue Equiduct has reported a record turnover of €9.8 billion for the month of March 2020, an increase of 203% in comparison to March 2019. This strong finish to the first quarter saw new quarterly records set for the platform with a total turnover of €20.1 billion, representing a 109% increase compared…

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…

TNS Adds Real Time HKEX Market Data to Its Global Offering

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has added real time market data from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to its platform, allowing its customers to access the market data systems of the ninth largest stock exchange, and the 14th largest derivatives exchange, in the world. “Hong Kong is one of the world’s foremost financial centers,…

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…

Success for Exactpro on Testing for Live Digital Derivatives Platform ZUBR

Exactpro, a specialist , ex-LSE Group firm providing independent functional and non-functional testing, has successfully finalised full software testing of the live digital derivatives platform ZUBR Exchange ahead of its launch. Exactpro’s testing was aimed at providing transparency to ZUBR’s clients and investors, and has ensured robust trading and risk engine performance. The ZUBR testing…