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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2010
Dow Jones Launches Venture Capital Index
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Dow Jones announced the launch of a new index designed to track changes in the market value of companies that are backed by U.S. venture capital firms.
Interactive Data Boosts Range of OTC Data Available through PrimeTerminal
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Interactive Data Corp., a provider of market analytics and data, announced it expanded the amount of over-the-counter information available in PrimeTerminal Professional, a customizable financial desktop platform.
Options IT Goes Live with First HFT Client in LSE's Colo Facility
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Options IT's CEO said London Stock Exchange is building a trading community to ensure diversity at the data center level.
ConvergEx Expands ADR Direct to Cover Indonesia and Malaysia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
ConvergEx announced that traders can now use its ADR Direct platform to trade shares in Indonesia and Malaysia, and convert those stocks to American Depositary Receipts in U.S. dollars.
Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading Unveils 1CLICK for Options
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Streamlines access to GSET's algorithmic strategies for US options through a simple, inuitive interface.
Algorithmic Trading in the FX Market
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Adoption of FX algorithms is on the rise, and from black-box origins they are moving to a customizable, white-box model, according to Celent's analyst.
Q&A With ITG Managing Director Jamie Selway
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
In an interview with Advanced Trading, Selway explains how the Flash Crash boosted regulators’ knowledge of how high frequency trading functions and why they don't need to step in to curb market fragmentation.
SciComp Speeds Up Derivatives Pricing Software
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
SciComp announced it upgraded its derivatives pricing software SciFinance, to help quantitative developers quicken the development of Monte Carlo pricing models and to speed up execution times.
Access 342 Sells Analysts' Research to Buy Side
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
New Dutch-auction model brings transparency to fair market price of analysts' research, unbundled from other equity brokerage products.
Sao Paulo Discount Brokerage Alpes Joins Fidessa’s Network
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Fidessa group, which builds trading systems and provides market data to the buy-side and sell-side, announced that Sao Paulo-based discount brokerage Alpes has joined its connectivity network.
SunGard Launches Reconciliation Module IntelliMatch
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
SunGard announced the launch of a new trending and analysis module for its IntelliMatch platform, which it said can help managers and administrators reconcile trades more efficiently.
Options IT Deploys ACTIV Financial's Low Latency Data Feed
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Options IT expands its offering by adding ACTIVFeed, which is a fully managed low-latency market data solution.
ITG Acquires Majestic Research
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
ITG looks to Majestic's independent analysis of companies to provide asset managers with investment ideas that generate excess returns.
Nasdaq Unveils “World’s Fastest” Trading Platform For Nordic Derivatives Market
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Nasdaq OMX announced the launch of Genium Inet, a trading system for the Nordic cash and fixed income derivatives markets, which boasts a sub-100 microseconds average latency.
ITG Unveils Algorithm for Brazilian Equities
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Investment Technology Group Inc. announced its Active algorithm can now be used to trade Brazilian equities as the firm looks to capitalize on growing demand from global clients invested in the Latin American nation’s markets.
Credit Suisse Launches iPad Research App for Equity, Fixed Income Research
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Credit Suisse announced its equity and fixed income units launched an application for Apple Inc.’s iPad and iPhone, which allows institutional clients to access the firm’s research.
Bloomberg VCON Connects Multiple CCPs for IRS
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Bloomberg said VCON is the first provider to connect buy and sell side firms to multiple central clearing counterparties (CCPs) for interest rate swaps (IRS) central clearing.
LSE Boasts Turquoise Now World’s Fastest Trading Platform
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
The London Stock Exchange said the Turquoise is now the world’s fastest trading platform, with an average latency of 126 microseconds since it migrated to the MilleniumIT technology system.
Cinnober Unveils New Market Model
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Adaptive Micro Auctions can level the playing field among market participants in terms of latency, contends Cinnober.
NYSE Liffe Says Amsterdam, Brussels Derivatives Markets Now in Sync
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
NYSE Liffe, the European-based derivatives arm of NYSE Euronext, announced that the rules and trading procedures of the Amsterdam and Brussels derivatives markets have been harmonized in accordance with the latest regulations.
Linedata To Provide Software For Quantis’ Front, Back Offices
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Linedata announced its been chosen by Quantis Investment Management, an Eastern European multi-manager fund firm, to provide software for its front and back office operations.
Buy Side Turns to TCA As Defense Against HFT - AT Summit
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
Asset managers are using TCA to measure performance of broker algo strategies and to detect gaming by HFT firms, according to panel at AT Summit.
Europe’s Swedbank Deploys SunGard’s Front Arena for Algo Trading
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
Swedbank announced it expanded its use of SunGard’s Front Arena platform by deploying the system’s algorithmic trading functionality to boost the firm’s trading of equities and derivatives.
Burgundy Locates Matching Engines at Interxion's Stockholm Data Center
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
Burgundy's 14 owners collectively account for around half of all trading volumes in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish equities.
Tradency Partnership Gives FXTF Access to Suite of FX Algos
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Tradency Inc., a maker of technology for online FX trading, announced it formed a partnership with Japanese broker FXTrade Financial Co. to boost its presence abroad.
Interactive Data Adds European Money Market Products to Evaluations Coverage
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Interactive Data Corp. announced plans to add evaluated pricing for European money market products to its fixed income evaluations coverage, a move intended to complement the firm’s offering for similar U.S. and Asian instruments.
Capital IQ Unveils Intraday Financial Data Platform
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Capital IQ, a unit of Standard & Poor’s that provides data and analytics, announced it launched a platform that enables the intraday delivery of full financial statements, ratios, and trading multiples sourced from earnings releases.
Jeffrey Wecker Departs Lime Brokerage
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Lime's co-founder and chairman Alistair Brown reassumes CEO role.
T. Rowe Price Rolls Out Portware for Global Equities Trading
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Asset manager deploys Portware Enterprise at the firm's London and Hong Kong offices, following rollout in the U.S.
Quote MTF Releases Internal Latency Measures for Matching Engine
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
At the median, Quote MTF's ThymeX matching engine could acknowledge new orders in 142.2 microseconds, and fill new orders within 199.6 microseconds, based on data from Oct. 4th.
Independent Brokerage J.P. Turner Deploys SunGard’s WealthStation
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
SunGard announced J.P. Turner & Co., an Atlanta-based independent brokerage and investment banking firm, is now using its WealthStation trading platform to give clients online access to account information and market data.
Emergent Goes Live With Tradar
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
The global asset manager is using Insight 3.3 and is testing Insight 4.0, the latest iteration, for its FX managed funds.
Atrium Network Unveils Global Connection to CBOE
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Atrium Network announced its European customers are now able to access the Chicago Board Options Exchange through its platform, which is now available on a global basis.
Maples Fund Services Launches New Brand
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Maples Fund Services is located around the world across six jurisdictions, with technology infrastructure and data processing centers that provide for a 24-7 servicing capability. The firm has invested in front-to-back office solutions through partnerships with Advent Geneva, Paladyne Systems and Linedata to build out a technology and operational infrastructure.
ConvergEx Expands Transition Management in Asia and Australia
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Hires Ronan Walsh as VP and member of the team providing transition management services throughout Asia and Australia.
OCC Moves into OTC Derivatives Clearing Space
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
OCC will take on OTC equity derivatives in the new cleared market, but also confront exclusive index providers,explains OCC EVP Michael McClean in FT video interview.
MarkitSERV To Become Primary Gateway for Central Clearing
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Enhances technology to provide electronic allocation delivery of derivatives trades to clients of BlackRock Solutions' Aladdin system.
BTG Pactual Deploys Quantifi XL For Credit Trading
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
BTG Pactual, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, announced it will use Quantifi XL for the pricing an analysis of its credit products.
TMX Aims to Launch New ATS in 2011
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
TMX Group announced it submitted regulatory filings in preparation of creating a new alternative trading system that will include expanded trading hours, continuous trading of board lots, and strict price-time priority for visible orders.
BATS Options Unveils Suite of Risk Management Tools
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
BATS Options announced the roll out of a new suite of free risk management tools aimed at allowing users to set trading parameters and prevent unwanted executions.
ACTIV Financial Delivers Top of PHLX Options Plus Orders
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
ACTIV is the first external data provider to deliver the Nasdaq OMX PHLX premium feed from one of the largest options exchanges, said the company's CEO.
SuperDerivatives Announces SDX Multi-Asset Platform
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
SDX will deliver advanced front-office functionality for managing interest rates, currencies, equities, commodities, energy and credit instruments.
Is Dow 12K Going to Pull in the Retail Investor?
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The question on CNBC today was whether Dow 12,000 will cause retail investors to stampede back into the market.
Broadridge Financial Rolls Out Canadian Shareholder Forum
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Corporate shareholders can rely on online tools to submit questions, vote their shares, respond to surveys and interact directly with their corporate issuers year-round.
GFI Group Introduces FENICS Sales for FX Options
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The new release of FENICS Professional version 12.1 offers a complete workflow solutions for sales professionals and traders.
The Story of Canada Bill Jones: A Hustler Relevant to Today's Global Market Feeds
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Just as unsuspecting rubes were duped by a legendary Canadian card shark, Doug Clark of BMO Capital Markets contends Chi-X is still displaying internal order numbers on the public feed after it changed the practice.
Alembic Global Advisors Partners with HC Securities & Investment
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
Independent research firm looks to provide research and trading capabilities on Middle Eastern equities.

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