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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in November 2010
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Securing Your Trading Network
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Cybersecurity is top of mind at financial firms, which are vulnerable to rogue traders, hackers and other forms of unauthorized access.
CME Group Names New Head of Global FX Products
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, announced that it appointed Roger Rutherford as managing director of its global FX products segment.
CQG Adds Connectivity to GovEx
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Offers U.S. Treasury traders access to Currenex's (GovEx) fixed income platform combined with CQG's server-side order management.
First Derivatives Partners with Trading Cross Connects on HFT Solutions
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Partnership will provide software and infrastructure to high frequency firms trading FX, fixed income and futures.
The WikiLeak Next Time - BofA?
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
After the latest release of secret communications among US diplomats, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced that he will unveil documents belonging to a US bank.
Eurex Rolls Out Pre-Trade Risk Management Platform
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Eurex Clearing, a Europe-based clearinghouse for securities and derivatives dealings, announced the launch of a new service that enables traders to better control pre-trade risk.
Liquidnet Unveils Malaysian Trading Operations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Liquidnet, an electronic network provider for dark pools, announced the expansion of its trading operations to include Malaysian securities, the latest step in a plan to enable institutional investors to capitalize on the growth potential of emerging markets.
Everyone Wants to Start An SEF
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Debate rages over what is a swap execution facility, but even as regulators craft the rules, there are many contenders.
BATS Rolls Out Two Smart Order Routing Strategies for U.S., Europe
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
BATS Global Markets unveiled two smart order routing strategies for exchanges in the U.S. and Europe, which aim to allow traders to simultaneously access multiple market venues.
SGX Launches Central Clearing Service via Calypso for Interest Rate Swaps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
his is the first OTC financial derivatives central counterparty clearing service in Asia.
Companies that Ignore Cloud Computing Could Be Left for Dead
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Companies that don't take advantage of the agility offered by the cloud could be left for dead.
Testify - Now Donate Please
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Advanced Trading visited a major financial services firm yesterday -- it was off-the-record so no names, titles or even hints about what they do. We spoke about the US dollar, forthcoming Dodd-Frank regulations and the pleasures of appearing before Congress. Our host had an interesting story.
Citi's Sale of OMS to FlexTrade Points to Broker-Neutral Software Trend
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Citi's sale of ColorPalette OMS to FlexTrade, reflects the broker's decision to differentiate itself in trading-related IP, and not run a front-end software business.
Deutsche Borse Launches AlphaFlash
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The algo news feed is now available in a Tokyo data center
Tradency Adds 'Pause Option' to Mirror Trading Platform
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
New feature allows traders to control losses and minimize risks with automatic trading.
MIXIT Adds Pairs Trading and Delta Options Functionality from Credit Suisse
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The new functionality will allow MIXIT to offer more sophisticated trading strategies through its OMS/EMS.
On Message – Lots and Lots of Them
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
FX Traders Feeling Uneasy About New Regulations – Survey
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
The FX trading community is uneasy about how the new regulatory landscape will impact the world’s largest and most liquid securities trading market, according to a Bloomberg Foreign Exchange survey.
Slovenia's KD Funds Goes Live with Charles River IMS
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Automates the firm's equities, fixed income and foreign exchange investment operations.
Reaktor's FIX Engine Receives Certification From BATS Europe
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Integration with European MTFs has been costly and complicated, claims Finnish software vendor.
UNX Adds International Trading With UBS DMA and Algorithms
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Users of the UNX Catalyst EMS can now access markets across Canada, Europe and South America when they use the UBS DMA and algo strategies.
Bloomberg Launches First Daily China Credit Derivatives Pricing
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
New service to help Chinese banks to reduce risk and increase transparency.
CQG Inks Partnership With Edge Financial Technologies
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
CQG announced that Edge Financial Technologies joined its API partner program, giving clients access to its trading strategies for the derivatives, FX, and equities markets.
StreamBase Integrates Streaming Feed from Morningstar into CEP Platform
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Mutual customers will be able to integrate wide range of data on multiple asset classes into a consolidated view.
MTS Plans Pan-European Corporate Bond Trading Platform
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
This is a response to the Cassiopeia Committee to implement recommendations for the introduction of corporate bond platforms in Europe
Number of Swaps Dealers Seen Soaring Due to Dodd-Frank Bill
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
The number of swaps dealers is projected to surge over the next year due to a regulatory environment that’s likely to drive more participants into the market, according to a report by TABB Group.
How Finance Reform Will Alter Swap Execution Facilities and Boost Transparency
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is moving closer to issuing the preliminary rules defining swap execution facilities. This particular rulemaking will set the parameters for trading platforms for the over-the-counter derivative markets that will largely determine how transactions will be executed under the Dodd-Frank framework.
Direct Edge Launches Connectivity To Other Equity Markets
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
The fourth largest US exchange operator is jumping into the connectivity business with Connect Edge as a way to lower telco costs for sell side customers.
Luxoft Tabs SuperDerivatives to Manage Currency Derivatives Risk
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Luxoft announced it selected SuperDerivatives to handle the cross-border risks generated by its investments in currency derivatives through real-time pricing analytics and post-trade management tools.
FlexTrade To Acquire Citi's ColorPalette OMS
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
FlexTrade will make a substantial investment in the ColorPalette platform.
UK to Tape Hedge Fund Cell Phones
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
All calls on company-issued mobile devices are to be recorded and stored for six months.
HFTs Fear SEC's 'Naked' Access Ban May Squeeze Profits
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Although the move by U.S. regulators to ban "naked" access to public markets has been lauded as a necessary risk curb, a portion of the high-frequency trading community is awash in concern the new rules will damage time-sensitive strategies.
Instinet and ITG Ink Reciprocal Liquidity Agreement in Asia
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Allows institutional customers to seamlessly access each other's dark pools in Asia.
Chi-East Dark Pool Goes Live in Asia
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Asia's first dark liquidity aggregator offers participants the ability to trade anonymously on a low-latency basis.
Russell Investments and Axioma Create 5 Factor Based Indexes
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
The Russell-Axioma Factor Indexes are optimized to provide a highly tradable, basket of securities that closely track each specific factor's returns.
Credit Suisse Brings U.S. Cash Treasuries to Onyx Platform
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Credit Suisse announced traders can now deal cash U.S. Treasuries on the Onyx trading platform, a move it said gives clients access to liquidity that was once only available to the largest dealers.
HFT Firms Descend On Washington to Sway Regulation
Commentary  |  11/9/2010  | 
High-frequency trading firms are beginning to pay to play. According to a Bloomberg News report, companies like Getco and Quantlab Financial are looking to combat a stricter regulatory environment by lavishing checks on politicians and hiring lobbyists to do their bidding in Washington.
GATE Technologies Launches Trading Platform for Illiquid Assets
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
GATE Pro is a recently approved ATS targeting the $1.2 trillion of private company, restricted securities.
OptionEase Intros Dashboard for Partner Brokerage Houses
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The solution is offered as an on-demand, software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for fair-market-value accounting and compliance.
SIX x-Clear to Provide Clearing Services for Liquidnet
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The CCP will provide exclusive clearing services for Liquidnet's Streaming Liquidity Providers in seven new markets.
StatPro Seven Measures Liquidity Risk
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Introduces a new approach to measuring liquidity risk as a separate module within StatPro Risk Management.
SunGard Launches Ultra Low Latency DMA for Europe
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
SunGard's Valdi Execution Services caters to high-velocity traders executing across Pan European equity markets, providing a broker-managed solution that includes clearance and settlement.
Nasdaq OMX Announces On-Demand Data Service
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Web-based application using cloud computing allows users to purchase historical Level 1 tick data online, for US equities.
UK's Jupiter Asset Management Picks Streamstream's Reconciliations Service
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Asset manager will benefit from lower operational costs without an on premises installation.
MVS Trading Deploys Orc Software
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
New prop trading firm will rely on the Orc Solution for advanced options trading.
Algo Span Chooses Telx's Colocation Facility in Chicago
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Agreement enables Algo Span to add access to CME and ICE as well as major liquidity venues in Europe and the United States.
Orc Software Offers Managed Service for Trading
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Orc Hosted is a fully supposed trading infrastructure, that includes Orc Trader, Orc Spreader and Orc Liquidator, with connectivity options.
When a Liquidity Diet for Banks Makes Sense
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
The balance sheets of many of the big banks that failed or teetered on the brink in the financial crisis actually looked fine. On paper, their assets were sufficient to cover liabilities.
CBOE to Deploy Correlix’s Latency Measurement Service
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The Chicago Board Board Options Exchange announced it will use Correlix’s latency measurement service as part of a plan to allow traders to react more quickly to shifting market conditions and better manage latency performance.
Solace Closes Round of Equity Financing from Tandem Expansion
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Middleware appliance provider to use financing to expand its rapid global expansion.
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