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OpenFin Opens Up Appital Application to the Buy-side

The Google Cloud-hosted Appital platform is designed to help deal participants uncover and unlock liquidity, while providing deal originators with the opportunity to execute large volumes, often in excess of 5 days of Average Daily Volume (ADV), with minimal market impact or risk of price erosion. The platform is targeted towards transparency, in a bid…

Will a Consolidated Tape Make Best Execution Better?

By Tom Healey,  Founder-Director, FINXIS LLC. In ICMA’s MiFID II Consolidated Tape Task Force Report, published in April 2020, the Task Force made it clear that while MiFID II accomplished many goals it failed to achieve the market transparency that regulators had envisioned. By most measures, MiFID II cost the industry over $2 billion, but…

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…

McKay Brothers Forges Fastest Link to Korea Markets

Microwave-based low-latency market data specialist McKay Brothers International has raised the bar for connectivity to the Korean Stock Exchange with the launch of what it claims is the fastest links between Busan and Tokyo and Illinois. The rollout of the company’s hybrid microwave / fibre private bandwidth services will be a boost to firms in…

NICE Actimize Deploys New Xignite Microservices to Support Shift to Cloud

Financial crime, risk and compliance technology specialist NICE Actimize is using market data microservices from Xignite to support its initiative to move its real-time market data infrastructure into the cloud. The move underscores the growing interest among financial institutions in migrating mission-critical activities to the cloud in a bid to reduce on-premise overhead and take…

Dow Jones Offers Access to Newswire Archive via AWS Data Exchange

Dow Jones Newswires is making a five-year archive of its English-language news available via Amazon Web Services’ AWS Data Exchange, which allows customers to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. The initiative aims to simplify and accelerate access to Dow Jones news content for AWS clients in the hope of exploiting…

SS&C Adds Canoe Intelligence for PDF Data Capture in Alternative Investments

SS&C has tapped Canoe Intelligence’s data conversion technology to allow users of its Black Diamond Wealth Platform for alternative investments to capture data from PDF-based reporting documents, eliminating the need for manual rekeying and reducing the risk of error. Under the arrangement, Canoe will also support integration with SS&C Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), Axys and…

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…

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…