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Quant Insight Releases Macro Analytics Desktop via OpenFin OS

Quant Insight (Qi), a provider of analytics that focus on macro factors to the buy-side quant community, has developed a client application within the OpenFin desktop operating environment. The move is aimed at reducing overhead while improving client experience and flexibility. According to Mahmood Noorani, Qi’s founder and CEO, “Making Qi available through the OpenFin…

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…

RavenPack Launches Insider Transaction Analysis Capability

Data analytics provider RavenPack has launched its Insider Transaction data set on 50,000 corporations globally. The company is combining the new data set with its news analytics, allowing its News Sentiment Server platform to generate more reliable buy/sell signals. According to CEO Armando Gonzalez, the company teamed with Frankfurt-based insider transaction data specialist 2iQ Research…

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…

Altair Boosts Monarch Platform for Data Preparation for Analytics

US data analysis provider Altair is continuing its series of major software releases with a new version of its Altair Monarch data integration and preparation platform. The upgrade, which boosts Monarch’s ability to handle data from a range of formats and prepare it for data analysis and machine learning predictions, follows new releases of Altair’s…

IPC to Leverage OpenFin OS for Voice App Store

New York-based voice and electronic trading communications solutions provider IPC has entered into a strategic partnership with financial operating system OpenFin in order to develop access to its applications and data solutions across its 110,000+ global user community. Through IPC’s “Voice App Store,” traders and other regulated users will be able to leverage IPC-developed applications…

Enyx Seeks to Democratize FPGA Development with New nxFramework

Low Latency solutions provider Enyx has launched a nxFramework, a standardardized, ultra-low latency FPGA development framework aimed at addressing the complexity of deploying FPGA in high-performance trading environments. According to Enyx CEO Arnaud Derasse, the company expects the new framework will allow it to reach a new generation of potential users seeking to add hardware-based solutions…

Barclays Looks to the Future with OpenFin Trading Desk Transformation

Barclays had a problem. It wanted to revamp its BARX single-dealer, cross-asset electronic trading platform to incorporate integrated analytics: avoiding the complexity of an additional standalone application but still adapting to the rapidly changing user needs of the current, complex trading environment. The answer? An innovative collaboration with OpenFin, an industry-wide operating system in which…

Societe Generale Luxembourg Taps big xyt for Execution Analysis

Societe Generale Luxembourg has deployed big xyt’s execution analytics platform at its multi-asset trading operation, which provides execution services to the French bank’s wealth management department and other investment management services aimed at high-net-worth investors. According to Mark Montgomery, head of strategy and business development at big xyt, Societe Generale’s use of the analytics platform focuses on its equity…