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A Stable Future: The Evolution of Trade Finance as a Digital Asset

By Christoph Gugelmann, CEO, Tradeteq. The emergence of digital assets such as cryptocurrencies as a means of achieving investment returns is gathering pace amongst bank and non-bank trading institutions. For example, State Street launched a dedicated cryptocurrency division while Standard Chartered announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform. Meanwhile, a survey of 100 hedge…

ACTIV Financial Finds Buyer in the Form of Options Technology

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Fixnetix earlier this year, Belfast-based trading IT and infrastructure provider Options Technology has reached an agreement to acquire market data vendor ACTIV Financial for an undisclosed sum. The deal, aimed to further support Options’ growth strategy through the addition of ACTIV’s real-time, delayed, historical and enriched multi-asset…

Parameta Solutions Launches Post-Trade Analytics Platform

Parameta Solutions, interdealer broker TP ICAP’s data and analytics unit, has launched a new global post-trade analytics platform, Trading Analytics. The new offering, designed to help both buy- and sell-side firms to improve execution prices, will initially cover corporate, agency, government, and supranational bonds, with plans to expand across a variety of OTC asset classes…

A-Team Webinar to Explore Machine Readable News Integration

Intelligent machine readable news, which turns unstructured news data into actionable insight, and can be used to uncover market trends, identify correlations, evaluate sentiment and inform quant strategies and predictive models, has become a powerful tool in the arsenals of trading and investment firms seeking a competitive edge. While machine readable news feeds typically provide…

Do Proximity and Resilience Have to be a Trade-Off in Trading?

By Mark White, Manager – Financial Markets and Fintech, Telehouse. Are proximity and resilience a trade-off in trading? In the quest for speed and proximity, many banks have services hosted within an exchange. Whether this is as trading or matching engines; to support connectivity for global networks through a point of presence or an access…

MayStreet Adds Full-Depth-of-Book for All US Equity Options Markets to Market Data Lake

MayStreet, the market data technology and content provider, has expanded its Market Data Lake product, adding full support for all US Equity Options data feeds, to augment the company’s existing provision of the OPRA feed. US Equity Options volumes have grown significantly in recent years, with record listed option contract volumes in 2020, increasing 52.4%…

Pico Introduces Ultra-Low Latency Connectivity Across Key Global Venues

Trading technology, data and analytics service provider Pico has launched ultra-low latency venue connectivity across its key global trading venues, achieving more than 80 percent reduction in round trip latency, according to the company. Utilizing high-performance Layer 1 switching technology, Pico can now achieve one-way market data latency of 5-87ns and round-trip latency of 140ns…

Beyond Cryptocurrencies – Building a Market Infrastructure for Digital Assets

Mention digital assets, and most people will immediately think of cryptocurrencies. This is perhaps not surprising, as ownership of digital assets is currently dominated by the two leading cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum. The fast-evolving world of digital assets now goes way beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies, however, and has the potential to open up a…

TNS to Offer Managed Layer 1 Market Access at Bergamo IT3 for Euronext Move

Connectivity specialist TNS is expanding its managed hosting solution to the Aruba Global Datacentre IT3 in Bergamo, Italy, in preparation for Euronext’s migration of its primary matching engine from ICE’s facility in Basildon, UK, in the second quarter of next year. As with TNS’s other global colocation sites, TNS will leverage its Layer 1 switching…

Quod Financial Signs Four New Clients, as Demand for Automation and Multi-Asset Solutions Grows

Multi-asset OMS/EMS trading technology provider Quod Financial has secured four new clients – CMC Markets in London, Kepler Chevreux in Paris, SKB Bank (Sinara) in Russia and an undisclosed major bank in Saudi Arabia – to satisfy a range of functional requirements around automated trading, across multiple asset classes. CMC Markets Connect is leveraging Quod’s…