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Real-Time Market Data in the Cloud Moves Closer to Reality

This week’s report from the FSB warning of the perils of cloud deployment for financial institutions doubtless will give cause for serious consideration of whether and how to shift certain activities to commercial public cloud platforms. But the fact remains that practitioners will continue in their quest to push what they can off-premises and onto…

FINRA CAT Selects AWS to Support Consolidated Audit Trail Platform

The US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has taken another step forward with FINRA CAT, the CAT plan processor, selecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as cloud provider for the audit trail of order information for all US equity securities and listed options across US markets and trading venues. AWS storage, compute, database, analytics and security services…

ESMA Finally Puts Its Foot Down on Consolidated Ticker Tape

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has bitten the bullet on a real-time consolidated ticker tape for European equities, following the failure of an industry-led solution to emerge. In a review of market data pricing published today, the regulator warns that market data costs under MiFID II are still too high, confirming plans to…

Avelacom Cuts London to Hong Kong Round Trip Latency to 150 Milliseconds

Avelacom, a Moscow-based provider of low-latency, high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure, has enhanced its high-speed network performance by joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEX) ecosystem of network service providers and offering what it claims is the market’s lowest latency route between London and Hong Kong. To facilitate low-latency access to HKEX markets for…

Nomura Selects Pico to Accelerate Growth of Global FX and Rates Businesses

An interesting win for Pico, which has been selected by Nomura to build, host and manage a new platform supporting its latest innovation programmes in foreign exchange (FX) and rates trading businesses. The Nomura FX trading platform is colocated in data centres based in New Jersey (NY4), London (LD4) and Tokyo (TY3). With more efficient…

Exchanges Can Justify High Fees – But Only if They are Adding Value

By Neill Vanlint, Head of Global Sales & Client Operations, GoldenSource. Across global financial markets, it is hard to think of a more contentious issue right now than the prices exchanges are charging for their trading data. Some high-profile potential acquisitions, including the London Stock Exchange’s $27 billion bid to buy Refinitiv, mean there could…

First New York Implements LiquidityBook’s SaaS Based POEM System

FNY Investment Advisers (First New York), a multi-strategy investment firm, has implemented LiquidityBook’s SaaS-based LBX Buy Side as its portfolio, order and execution management system (POEM). The firm previously used three providers for varying amounts of time, but they were unable to support the volume which First New York trades, the speed with which it…

Citi Cites Rapid Addition FIX Engine Deployment in FX e-Trading Growth

Citi has attributed its recent growth in market share in the electronic trading segment for foreign exchange in part to its deployment of Rapid Addition’s FIX engine and Hub platform. Citi implemented the Rapid Addition capabilities within the new pricing technology it uses in support of its spot FX business, allowing clients to connect via…

Indonesian firm PT Bahana Sekuritas Deploys Itiviti High and Low-touch Trading Solution

PT Bahana Sekuritas (Bahana), a player in Indonesian capital markets, has deployed Itiviti’s high and low-touch trading solution to improve order management capabilities and better serve its regional clients. The Itiviti solution, which includes a highly automated OMS platform, as well as a connectivity and risk management layer, enables Bahana’s equities sales traders to manage…

VoxSmart Extends Comms Surveillance Capability with Acquisition of Fonetic Trading Business

VoxSmart, a provider of mobile surveillance technology, has acquired the trading business of Fonetic with a view to delivering a complete communications surveillance offering that addresses market demand for consolidation and integration compliance and surveillance solutions. The acquisition, financial details of which have not been disclosed, follows some high-profile regulatory investigations and prosecutions, such as…