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Overbond Launches AI-Based Pricing to Facilitate Bond Trading Automation

Fixed-income analytics specialist Overbond Ltd. has released a new AI-based pricing engine that aggregates bond data from multiple sources to provide traders with more accurate pricing data for measuring liquidity of individual securities and ultimately enabling execution automation. Overbond’s COBI-Pricing Live consolidates historical data on over 30,000 securities – with a refresh rate of under…

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…

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…