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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2010
Statistical Research Teams Up with Progress Software on HFT Algo Trading
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
SRL will use Progress Apama's CEP platform to offer one-stop shop for quantitative and algorithmic trading to brokers and hedge funds.
Mitsubishi Extends Brady's System to Global Trading of Precious Metals
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Mitsubishi will use Brady as a single integrated platform for both physical and derivatives trading, gaining improved exchange connectivity and regulatory compliance.
Configurable 'Ticker Processors' Accelerate Automated Trading
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
FPGA-based computers minimize the latency of feed-handling algorithms.
Dow Jones, Revere Team Up For Enhanced Data Offering
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Dow Jones and Revere Data have teamed up to provide traders with an enhanced news source for analyzing and identifying trading, investing and hedging opportunities.
Turquoise and EuroCCP Extend Clearing Service to Hungarian and Czech Securities
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Turquoise will offer trading in the Hungarian and Czech securities cleared through EuroCCP from Feb. 26 onward.
SEC Risk Proposal: A Fair Start But Lacking Specifics
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
The SEC risk management proposal advocating baseline operational risk controls is a good-faith attempt by regulators to augment risk management within brokers and broker/dealers, however, the SEC leaves too much discretion of acceptable practices to the discretion of the firms whose activities require control.
Instinet Grows Australian Trading Team
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Instinet continues to grow its Australian brokerage subsidiary with the addition of four staff members to support its trading efforts.
BlackRock Selects Pyxis Mobile Platform For Multiple Business Units
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The Pyxis Mobile platform is extending multiple CRM systems to BlackRock's mobile workforce, aggregating and accessing all the systems through native applications on employee devices.
Ticonderoga Launches Research Coverage of Asset Management Companies
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Ticonderoga also plans to cover brokerage firms, exchanges, market structure and e-finance, within its recently established financial services sector.
TradingScreen Expands Transaction Cost Analysis Capabilities
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The TCA services will be integrated into the TradingScreen infrastructure.
Options IT Expands its Options PIPE Platform to Interxion's London Collocation Financial Hub
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Agreement extends Options IT's high-performance technology infrastructure, managed hosting, market data and connectivity services to Interxion's collocation facility.
BTIG Hired Five Sales Traders for Europe
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
List Group Releases CEP and Algo Trading Engine
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
List Group, the electronic trading software provider behind 15 European electronic markets, has launched its Brain3 (B3) advanced CEP and algorithmic trading engine.
BNP Paribas Securities Selects Asset Control for Reference Data
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
BNP Paribas Securities Services has chosen Asset Control, a financial data management solutions, to provide a centralized data management platform for “golden copy” securities reference data.
DTCC Receives Fed Approval for Warehouse Trust
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
The Warehouse Trust Company will be regulated by the Federal Reserve System to bring increased transparency and mitigation to the global OTC credit derivatives market.
Pricing Partners Opens Singapore Office
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Pricing Partners has opened a new regional office in Singapore to provide distribution of its products and services suite across Asia.
Pragma Introduces ONECROSS Multi-Benchmark Dark Crossing Network
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The dark venue allows traders to pair off on market-on-open and market-on-close orders without displaying their orders in the open-market or being constrained by exchange order windows.
Shagoury Appointed LSE CIO
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
Antoine Shagoury has been appointed chief information officer (CIO) of the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Trading Cross Connects Hires Gabirel NG As VP of Risk Management
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Incubator of high frequency trading teams taps NG, formerly with Gottex Fund Management, for risk management.
Tactico Takes 24 Percent Equity Stake in Omega ATS
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Canadian ATS has tripled its volume in the past two months, with its low-cost pricing model and connectivity, said Tactico.
Chi-X and Atrium Set Date to Launch Canada’s First Latency Network
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Low-latency ecosystem to provide trading participants with dedicated “dark fibre” connectivity to all displayed Canadian market centers from 151 Front Street data centre.
Merrill Lynch Japan Launches Low-Latency DMA Platform
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
Merrill Lynch Japan Securities has introduced a third-party hosted service for ultra-low latency electronic trading.
NYSE Technologies Selected to Build Technology Solution for ASEAN Exchange Network
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
The ASEAN Exchange Network will link capital markets in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Panic or Profits? BCP and Trading
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Swine Flu puts business continuity in trading forefront.
SmartPool Reports Volume In January and Gains in European Dark Pool Market Share
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
SmartPool reports gains in European blue-chip indices and Nordic region.
GAIN Capital Continues Asian Expansion with New Office in Hong Kong
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Company enters into white label partnership with Polaris Securities (HK) Limited, a subsidiary of one of Taiwan's largest securities firms.
Exegy Deploys Ultra-Low Latency Ticker Plant on Options PIPE Platform
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Both buy-side and sell-side firms may now leverage the Exegy Ticker Plant as a fully optimized and managed proximity-hosting service powered by the Options PIPE platform, the vendor said.
Ohman Chooses Orc’s Algo Solution
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Ohman will use the platform new warrants and ETF trading desk
DebtMarket Hires Three Industry Experts
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Online marketplace for whole loan portfolios hires former executives from Fannie Mae, GMAC Residential Capital and Capmark Financial.
Instinet Receives Full Australian Exchange Membership
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Instinet has established its Instinet Australia Pty. Ltd, a full Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) member and is now able to service domestic Australian clients through a new onshore sales and trading desk.
Celeritas Deploys Ultra-Fast Algo Network
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Exponential-e connects Celeritas to FX markets in London and New York via ultra-fast network.

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