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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…

Devexperts Launches DXtrade as a SaaS Trading Platform for FX/CFD Brokers

Software provider Devexperts this week launched DXtrade, a new SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) trading platform for the retail FX and CFD industry. DXtrade is an off-the-shelf trading platform that allows brokers to determine their own layout and setup in order to differentiate themselves from the wider market. This includes back-end configurations, where brokers can set up limits,…

Rapid Addition’s RA Platform 3.0 Address ‘Buy and Build’ Imperative

London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition has released version 3.0 of its RA Platform, a middleware solution for handling electronic trading messaging, allowing firms to customise their trading connectivity set-ups to best suit their requirements. The new version aims to support firms’ growing tendency toward ‘buy and build’ as they seek to optimise their use…

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’…

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…

New BMLL CEO Humphrey Outlines ‘Scale-Up Phase’ Post-$25 Million Funding

Fresh from a January funding round that brings total financing raised to $25 million, UK trading analytics specialist BMLL Technologies has named industry veteran Paul Humphrey to take the helm as CEO. Humphrey says the company is now in “scale-up phase” as it sets about its mission to derive value from data hidden within market…

What’s to Come in 2020: Advanced Trading Technology Opens Door to Highly Individualized and Agile Strategy

By Chris Hollands, Head of European and North American Sales, TradingScreen Farewell to the 2010s, the decade of pure speed. The period when automated trading shot up the curve, ascending from a tool of the early adopters to a cross-asset industry norm. We embraced algorithms as our trump card, so much so that they now…

Charles River Integrates Investment Management Solution with ChartIQ

Charles River Development, a State Street Company, has integrated its investment management solution, Charles River IMS, with ChartIQ, enabling the company to provide institutional traders with visualisation tools that deliver greater insight into data around investment decisions. The integration helps traders conduct pre-trade technical analysis, gauge in-trade market impact and better understand post-trade execution quality….