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Trading Technologies Launches Connectivity to NSE IFSC-SGX Connect for International Nifty Equity Derivatives Trading

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), the global provider of trading software, infrastructure and data solutions has begun offering clients access to the popular Nifty equity derivatives through NSE IFSC-SGX Connect, a new joint initiative between Singapore Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India launched on July 29.

As one of the first technology providers to offer international market participants access to the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect, TT is giving global banks and other major financial institutions that use the TT® platform seamless access to Nifty equity derivatives alongside products from more than 50 other major international markets, including SGX Group.

QuantCube Launches Liquefied Natural Gas Commodity Trade Indicator

Alternative data specialist QuantCube Technology has launched a new QuantCube Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Commodity Trade Indicator, which aims to provide supply side commodity and energy futures traders with crucial insights at least one month in advance of official data, by tracking the import and export in volume of Liquefied Natural Gas.

Harnessing automatic identification system data to track the position of tanker ships in real time, the LNG Indicator is a significant addition to QuantCube’s suite of real-time international commodity trade indicators, which include Crude Oil, Iron Ore, and Coal.

Genesis Receives $20m in New Investments from Bank of America, BNY Mellon and Citi

Genesis Global, the low-code application development platform purpose-built for financial markets organizations, has followed its $200 million Series C funding announced in February with $20 million in new investments from Bank of America, BNY Mellon and Citi.

In 2021, Genesis tripled its revenue and the size of its team. Financial services firms use Genesis across the software value chain to automate spreadsheet processes, enhance existing systems, replace legacy technology and to build new, robust first-time applications.

Horizon Partners with Paris-Saclay University to Fund Financial Research

Horizon Software, the market making, agency trading and algo trading technology provider, funding a research project in partnership with the university of Paris-Saclay-Ecole Doctorale de Mathématiques Hadamard.

The study will focus on optimal execution, measurement, and control of liquidity risk, aiming to find a way to beat algo execution benchmarks. The three-year research project will be led by Yadh Hafsi and supervised by Horizon’s CTO, Olivier Masdebrieu, and two professors from Paris-Saclay, Vathana Ly Vath and Etienne Chevalier.

Northern Trust Launches Enhanced Liquidity Management Data Tool

Northern Trust has launched an enhanced liquidity management data tool in its Front Office Solutions platform as part of its initiative to deliver customisable solutions to Asset Owners. The web-based tool aims to give asset owners better control over their liquidity through unified and customised reporting.

The new web-based Liquidity Management module offers users a comprehensive view of their portfolio’s liquidity based on several factors, including private equity real-time data and expected cash flows as well as complex hedge fund contractual terms and conditions.

ING Spins Out Pyctor Digital Assets Post-Trade Technology to GMEX Group

European banking group ING has spun out Pyctor, its institutional-grade custody solution for the digital asset ecosystem, to GMEX Group (‘GMEX’), the digital business and technology solutions provider for exchanges and post-trade market infrastructure. The Pyctor solution, incubated in ING Neo’s Amsterdam innovation lab, provides secure digital custody and transactional network services for a range of digital assets, as well as delivering interoperability between permissioned and public blockchains.

GMEX CEO Hirander Misra has been appointed Chairman of Pyctor, which is offered as a service within GMEX. ING will continue its relationship with Pyctor and collaborate through ING’s digital assets team.

TNS Launches Low-Latency Trading Services in JSE Colocation Facility

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has announced that it is now directly connected to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) from within the JSE colocation facility, providing managed hosting services, Layer 1 order routing and market data connectivity. The company will serve as a vendor of record for South Africa’s principal stock exchange, offering JSE market data and order entry access to key equities and derivatives markets in Europe and the US.

JSE operates the main equities and derivatives markets in South Africa and is the listing exchange for a range of multinational companies. In addition to the equities market, JSE operates a derivatives exchange offering equity index futures, currency futures, interest rate futures and commodity derivatives.

BT Radianz Cloud & Kaiko Partner for Crypto Market Data and Analytics

Kaiko, the cryptocurrency market data vendor, has partnered with BT Radianz to redistribute Kaiko’s digital assets market data and analytics via BT Radianz Cloud. Kaiko generates cryptocurrency market data from hundreds of sources globally, producing a market data feed that can be used by participants across the full cryptocurrency cycle. Radianz solutions provide cryptocurrency market participants an institutional-grade platform that can consolidate a customer’s external market connectivity onto a single connection.

Using resilient and highly secure Radianz connectivity, Kaiko will connect to BT Radianz in Singapore and Frankfurt, and will provide additional options for Kaiko clients based in Asia-Pacific, Europe, or the Americas.

Zennor Asset Management Implements TORA as Global All-In-One Multi Asset System

TORA, the all-in-one EMS, OMS and PMS provider, has announced that that Zennor Asset Management has selected and implemented its all-in-one product to support trade execution, position keeping, P&L monitoring, commission management, share class accounting and advanced tools to help manage the daily operational tasks of the firm’s fund management activities.

TORA’s all-in-one product is a single sign-on execution, order and portfolio management platform with a unified interface, unified nomenclature, and standardised data, designed to deliver superior workflow efficiency and transparency.

Horizon Enhances Trading Platform to Support Actively Managed Certificates

Trading technology vendor Horizon Software has announced that its trading platform now supports AMCs (Actively Managed Certificates), providing clients with the ability to manage the whole AMC trading lifecycle, including product definition, pricing, quoting, hedging and rebalancing, and business logic customisation.

Clients can also leverage Horizon’s Algo Framework to further extend AMC capabilities, whether this is to customize the AMC pricing logic, fine-tune the automated execution engine or implement Straight Through Processing rules to streamline the execution process.