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Tradition Adopts Trayport for Refined Oil Trading Operations Globally

Tradition Financial Services, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity-related products, has chosen technology from Trayport, the wholesale energy markets platform and network provider, for its refined oil trading operations globally. Trayport’s technology is already used by Tradition across a number of other markets, and its Joule broker solution, developed…

Video: Adaptive CEO’s View on what’s to Come in Trading Technology

Matt Barrett, CEO & Co-Founder of Adaptive Financial Consulting discusses what’s to come in trading technology, how the pandemic has “created a once in a generation rapid acceleration of change in the way people interact in capital markets”, and why he’s looking forward to speaking at TradingTech Summit London on 22 February. If you’d like…

VoxSmart Expands APAC Operations with Office in New Zealand

Communications surveillance specialist VoxSmart has opened a new office in Queenstown, New Zealand, expanding its presence in the APAC region where it already maintains offices in Singapore and Melbourne. The new office will be headed by VoxSmart COO, Adrienne Muir, a native New Zealander. The expansion marks a period of rapid growth for VoxSmart, following…

VoxSmart Acquires GreenKey Technologies to Bolster NLP Capabilities

London-based communications surveillance specialist VoxSmart Ltd., has acquired speech recognition and natural language processing (NLP) provider GreenKey Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable VoxSmart to strengthen its communications surveillance offering to global financial institutions, as it moves to position itself as a leader in NLP and voice analytics for financial markets. The…

Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading…

Symphony’s Cloud9 Acquisition Lays Path for Combining Voice Communications with Natural Language Processing

Infrastructure and technology platform provider Symphony’s recent acquisition of electronic communication specialist Cloud9 Technologies for an undisclosed sum is aimed at allowing the combined entity to offer new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The company believes this approach will accelerate trade flows, improve transactional accuracy, and extend…

Glue42 Teams with Cloud9 to Integrate Voice Trading into Desktop Applications

London-based desktop automation specialist Glue42 has partnered with voice communication and analytics provider Cloud9 Technologies to deliver a full suite of voice trading capabilities to the institutional marketplace. The partnership aims to provide users with remote access to all trading floor connectivity and services, as well as secure access to voice data, counterparties and regulatory…

VoxSmart Raises $25 Million with Toscafund to Finance Expansion and Growth

In a deal claimed to be one of the largest fundraises conducted for the RegTech and Compliance sector, London-based communications surveillance provider VoxSmart has raised $25 million to strengthen its markets surveillance technology suite and to fund further expansion, particularly in North America and emerging markets. Following $13.7 million raised in earlier rounds of Series…

Technology Trends in Institutional FX

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. Daily trading volumes in global foreign exchange markets topped $1.79 trillion in November 2020, according to CLS, making FX by far the most heavily traded asset class. Most of this trading volume is executed either indirectly through electronic platforms or bilaterally between counterparties, rather than on traditional ‘exchange-type’ venues….

A-Team Group Names 2021 TradingTech Insight Europe Award Winners

A-Team Group today announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight (TTI) Europe Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. This year’s awards included two special editor’s awards. The Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner…