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InstrumentiX and FMADIO Launch 100G Combined Capture and Analytics Platform

InstrumentiX, the performance monitoring and analytics solutions provider, and FMADIO, the packet capture appliance vendor, have together released a new 100G capture and analytics platform, the x-100. The x-100 was developed in response to the exponential increase in trading-related data volumes in recent years, which has driven a demand for high-performance capture and analytics to…

Liquidity Risk Spotlight: Increased Regulatory Scrutiny is Our Biggest Threat

Damian Handzy, Managing Director for Performance, Risk and Analytics at Confluence. Inflation and interest rate spikes, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a generation, can cause serious market dislocations and liquidity crunches. Regulators around the world have taken notice. The increasing pressure of regulatory requirements around liquidity risk demands a more precise and…

Creating the Conditions for Real-Time Post-Trade Information

By Russell Levens, US Head of Customer Engagement – Cleared Derivatives, ION Markets. The S&P 500 index recently recorded a new peak in one-month daily volatility, unmatched since early July. Simply put, the industry has tracked a record number of price swings to the upside and the downside, all of significant magnitude, at a time…

Refinitiv and MayStreet – Traversing the Latency Spectrum

Following its acquisition of Refinitiv in 2021, to expand its Data and Analytics business, LSEG signed an agreement to buy US-based market data solutions vendor MayStreet in May this year. MayStreet was founded in 2012 by two market data practitioners, Michael Lehr & Patrick Flannery. After graduating from Rochester University with a degree in computer…

Trading Technologies Expands Risk Management Offering and Post-Trade Allocation Services

Trading Technologies, the trading software, infrastructure and data solutions vendor, through its partnership with KRM22, the risk management software company, is making the KRM22 Risk Manager available to customers on the TT platform. Incorporating KRM22’s real-time post-trade risk service will significantly enhance TT’s risk toolset, according to a recent company announcement. KRM22’s risk scoring system…

Archax Raises $28.5m in Series A Funding

Archax, the UK FCA-regulated digital asset exchange, brokerage and custodian, has closed a Series A funding round of $28.5 million, with investors including abrdn as lead strategic investor, alongside Bitrock Capital, Blockchain Coinvestors, CE Innovation Capital, Keiretsu Capital, Lingfeng Capital, Mathrix AG, SGH Capital, The Tezos Foundation and others. Archax is the UK’s first digital…

Data Paints a Picture for Today’s Investors

By Stephanie Farrell, Head of Integrated Trading Solutions, Americas, Northern Trust Capital Markets. It’s no secret that data management presents many hurdles for institutional investors. It can be difficult and time-consuming for asset managers to sift through the high volume of data needed to make decisions. This can create barriers to a well-functioning operating model,…

TMX Group Agrees to Acquire Wall Street Horizon

TMX Group, the Toronto-based market operator and data and an analytics provider, has agreed to acquire Boston-based Wall Street Horizon (WSH), a corporate event data provider. The acquisition will extend the global reach of TMX Datalinx’s listed company corporate action and event data offering. “We’ve done well with the distribution of our core content, and…

LightPoint Launches LightPoint 360 ‘Hedge Fund in a Box’ Solution

LightPoint Financial Technology, the SaaS-based trading solutions provider, has launched LightPoint 360, a new all-in-one solution that targets new launch hedge funds, combining LightPoint’s existing SaaS-based trading, order management, portfolio management, and accounting product with Microsoft 365. The new ‘hedge fund in a box’ offering also comes with a comprehensive set of outsourced operational and…

Liquidnet Electronifies Bond Issuance Workflow with Live Deals

Liquidnet, the agency execution specialist, has achieved the next stage of its electronification of the new bond issuance process, by successfully transmitting live buy-side orders in from Order and Execution Management Systems to participating syndicate banks. The electronic workflow follows the initial testing that Liquidnet Primary Markets conducted earlier this year in collaboration with Invesco…