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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in September 2010
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SocGen Joins SmartPool
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
SmartPool welcomed SocGen as the latest member to join the European dark pool, and set record in September for dark trading of French CAC40 stocks.
UNX Upgrades Catalyst EMS
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Adds support for international equity trading in Europe, Canada and Latin America as well as trade analytics from Goldman Sachs and QSG.
Oracle Capital Selects Options IT to Support Desktop and Mobile Tech
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model provides on-demand access to email, file storage and PC environment, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity.
Oracle Capital Chooses Options IT
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Hong Kong-based hedge fund selects Options PIPE Core service, which offers full site of office and mobile technology.
Newedge Executes and Clears $2 billion in IRS via Eris Exchange
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Contends private initiatives such as Eris Exchange can create a safer environment for OTC interest-rate swaps transactions and clearing.
Philippine Stock Exchange Completes Migration to NYSE Technologies' NSC V900 Trading Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The new trading platform is able to handle larger trading volumes and process trades 10 times faster than previous system.
The Infrastructure Economics Breakthrough
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
The financial executives who can figure out how to shift technology spending from infrastructure and hardware to application development will drive their firms to the winner's circle in the competitive financial services industry.
Equinix Partners with Bloomberg
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Will provide colocation, connectivity and interconnection services for Bloomberg data services and Bloomberg Tradebook.
Quote MTF Commits to Pan-European Harmonized Tick Sizes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Plans to adopt the same tables as the domestic exchange venues by October 2010.
FSM Labs and Spectracom Deliver Time Accuracy to the Low Nano-Seconds
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Test results prove synchronized time accuracy within 30-40 nanoseconds of GPS time from within the server’s trading applications.
Pipeline Partners with IRC Securities
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Buy-side clients of IRC Securities will be able to generate research credits for independent research by trading through Pipeline's Algorithmic Switching Engine.
Tradeweb Launches Equity Derivatives Platform, Supporting Regulatory Efforts
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Institutional dealer-to-customer marketplace will support electronic trade execution of equity options on all European single stocks and major indices.
S&P's Capital IQ Acquires TheMarkets.com Research and Estimate Models
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The combined companies will deliver a complete investment management research offering to the buy side.
RBC Capital Market' Global Arbitrage Trading Group Picks Thomson Reuters for Risk Aggregation
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The bank's proprietary trading unit will leverage Thomson Reuters' TopOffice to manage all risk exposures across the Global Arbitrage Group strategies on an intraday basis.
WallachBeth Capital Chooses TAG for TCA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The institutional broker will use TAG's advanced TCA to monitor execution quality in exchange-listed options and ETFs on behalf of clients.
Bahrain Financial Exchange Strikes Partnership with RTS Realtime Systems
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
RTS will provide high-speed acces to the BFX trading engine through its range of low latency and algorithmic trading solutions.
Quote MTF Is Giving Equity Partnerships To Key Trading Firms
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
European MTF continues to rebuff passive flow rebate model to protect against price discrimination.
Eurex Adds First Five Taiwan-Based Member Firms its Network
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Trading volume from Eurex's Asian-based member firms doubled in the first half of 2010, year-on-year.
Stormtech Financial Services Chooses Orc Software for Electronic Trading
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Independent trading firm is utilizing Orc for trading, market connectivity and integration with inhouse systems and back-office functions.
Traders Are Wrong to Think Speed Guarantees Profits
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
As technology advances to the point that speed is becoming a commodity, traders must think outside the box to produce out-sized returns, says CQG's Yuriy Shterk.
Q&A with Georgetown Finance Professor James Angel
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Georgetown finance professor James Angel explains how the financial world has evolved over the past two years, touching on everything from the explosion of displayed liquidity to why thirst for risky speculative practices remains unquenched.
Standard Chartered PLC Picks Solace Systems
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Solace to provide messaging infrastructure for next generation FX trading platform.
Technology Adoption Brings Change to Indian Capital Markets
Commentary  |  9/20/2010  | 
While foreign brokers have influenced the adoption of high-touch DMA and the FIX protocol in India, Celent analysts say fully automated DMA remains a distant pipe dream as regulators are skeptical.
Voltaire Introduces New Software For Ultra-Fast Storage Access
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Voltaire Storage Accelerator software enables a storage server pair to process up to a million I/O operations per second and deliver more than 10 GB/s of data.
Lime Brokerage Launches High-Speed Options Execution Offering
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Provides direct access to eight options venues and reduces latency to low double-digit microseconds.
Tokyo Stock Exchange Selects NYSE Technologies To Build Futures Platform
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Based on the successful Tdex+ platform already trading options on the TSE since October 2009, this futures trading engine will offer best-in-class latency.
Inside Vanguard's IT Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Getting employees to volunteer to work on projects is a key piece in driving its emerging tech innovation.
Tokyo Stock Exchange Chooses NYSE Technologies to Build Futures Trading Platform
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Futures platform will be based on Tdex+ trading platform for options, and futures products will be migrated to low latency platform in fall 2011.
Interactive Data Corp. Names Mason Slaine To Lead the Company
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Slaine brings a background in financial and technology industries to Interactive Data's financial market data and analytics business.
Deutsche Borse Group Supports EC's Proposed Regs for OTC Derivatives
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Agrees with obligation to clear OTC derivatives trades via CCPs and need to establish trade repositories in the EU, but stresses need for harmonization between European initiatives and U.S. Frank-Dodd Act.
Direct Access Partners Acquired EFX Prime Services
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Agency broker looks to grow it global prime services business for hedge funds, with integration of First New York's team and a capital introduction program.
Fidessa's Fragmentation Analysis Covers Global Trading Patterns
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Expands Web-based tools to provide free access to stock trading patterns in lit and dark venues across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
DundeeWealth Selects SunGard Availability Services For Data Center Solutions
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The SunGard solution will assist DundeeWealth with information availability, regulatory compliance and security needs with added efficiency, the vendor said.
JonesTrading Expands Execution Services to Japanese Equities
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Hires Kevin Horgan, formerly of BTIG, to spearhead the international expansion, basing its Asian execution operations out of Hawaii.
Was Cyberwarfare the Cause of the Flash Crash?
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
The clues to the causes of the mysterious May 6 flash crash are evidently buried in the trading data, leading to new conspiracy theories about high frequency traders conducting cyberwarfare to clog up the exchanges.
BTIG Hires Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team for London
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
As emerging market bonds see steady inflows, BTIG wants to ensure European-based clients have access to a local sales and trading team.
Gain Capital Acquires MG Globa's Retail Forex Business
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Customers are given the option of transferring their forex acounts to Gain's FOREX.com retail platform.
Advent Software Receives U.S. Patent for Tamale Research Management System
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
The patent is for a key component of Tamale RMS, which enables investment professionals to find and retrieve research related to specific investment queries or topics.
Jakarta Futures Exchange Went Live with Trayport System for Commodities Trading
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
Jakarta Futures Exchange has integrated the Trayport GlobalVision Exchange Trading system with 3i Infotech's surveillance and risk management system.
Interxion Partners with France's Largest Internet Exchange, France-IX
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
Unlike London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Paris had no single, large-scale, neutral Internet Exchange until now - a situation which has meant that many carriers chose not to exchange traffic in Paris.
RBC Deploying Progress Apama FX Aggregation Platform
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
Progress Software Corp. announced that the Royal Bank of Canada is using the Progress Apama FX aggregation solution accelerator as part of a bid to help its traders obtain the best possible prices for clients.
SuperDerivatives Hires Sean Carnahan to Head Up Commodities and Energy Division
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Cites demand for independent, management and revaluation tools in commodities and derivatives markets.
Traders Don’t See SEC Circuit Breaker Stopping Another Flash Crash - Survey
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
A strong majority of traders believe the circuit breaker instituted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is not enough to prevent another flash crash, according to a survey conducted by TradeTech.
CMC Markets Unveils Spread Betting iPhone App
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
CMC Markets, a U.K.-based provider of spread betting and contract for difference trading, announced the debut of a spread betting application for the iPhone which enables users to access live prices.
MPS Capital to Clear Interest Rate Swaps Through SwapClear
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
MPS Capital Services announced that it signed an agreement to clear interest rate swaps on LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear service through Barclays Capital.
BATS Enhances Smart Order Routing for Exchanges in Europe, U.S.
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
BATS Global Markets has enhanced the smart order routing services for its exchanges in Europe and the U.S. with Parallel routing strategies, a system it said is a more cost effective way to access multiple market venues.
Trading Cross Connects Expands Technology Staff
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
TCX hired Atrey Parikh from Morgan Stanley to support its network infrastructure.
Options IT Brings PIPE Velocity to the ASX
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Options IT, a firm specializing in high speed market connectivity, announced it added the Australian Securities Exchange to its PIPE Velocity ultra-low latency service.
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