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Content tagged with Exchanges posted in March 2011
BlockCross Hires Ex-Liquidnet Sales & Trading Executive
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Patrick DeGroat joined BlockCross, a rival alternative trading system that Liquidnet had accused of patent infringement.
Hedge Fund's Twitter-based Strategy Met With Skepticism
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
When U.K.-based hedge fund Derwent Capital Markets makes its highly anticipated debut later this spring, many on Wall Street will be watching its performance closely.
Tibco Unveils Extreme Low-Latency Messaging Technology
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Targeted at banks, hedge funds and exchanges, Tibco FTL claims to be 40 percent faster than competitors like Informatica, IBM and Solace.
BATS to Become Listings Venue, Challenging NYSE and Nasdaq
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Files rules with SEC to launch a listings program in U.S. stocks, offering a competitive alternative to incumbent exchanges.
Spread Networks Clocks Latency Under 14.75 Milliseconds
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The telecom provider further reduced the latency on its Ethernet wave service between Chicago and all the market center execution points in New Jersey.
Merger Mania: Bigger Is Not Always Better
Commentary  |  3/23/2011  | 
Stirring up national passions and regulatory obstacles, a slew of cross-border deals that threaten the survival of national stock exchanges are in the works.
Liquidnet's Merrin Calls On Exchanges to Look Past Mergers
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Liquidnet Chief Executive Seth Merrin called for a new market structure where which institutional investors trade alongside retail markets run by exchanges, in a speech to the World Exchange Congress in Madrid.
Nasdaq OMX Nordic Debuts North American Market Access
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Nasdaq OMX Nordic is making it easier for its clients to trade in the North American equity markets.
Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext: A Dubious Union
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
The ecomonic implications of Deutsche Boerse's proposed NYSE Euronext acquisition.
Orc and Newedge Deliver High Speed Link for Asian Markets
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Orc will manage the high-speed connection between Chicago and Newedge's Hong Kong trading data center, offering US traders access to Asian markets.
Bleak News for Japan's Economy
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
E-Trading: When is Fast, Fast Enough?
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Direct Edge CTO Steps Down
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
The exchange operator said Steven Bonnano will leave the company in May and that a search for candidates has commenced.
Deutsche Bank Shaves Trade Latency Down to 1.25 Microseconds
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Offering a new hardware-based DMA technology to high frequency shops, the bank said it's breaking the speed barrier of software-based solutions.
Canada's Omega ATS Unveils U.S. Securities Trading
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Canada's Omega ATS, a low-latency alternative trading system for equities and fixed income products, announced its clients can begin trading U.S. securities through its platform starting next month.
Goldenberg Hehmeyer Extends Contract with Orc Software
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Proprietary trading firm to use Orc Liquidator engine to support its ETF market making operations and access to exchanges.
FTSE Unveils iPhone Market Data App
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Britain's FTSE Group announced the launch of an iPhone app that enables users to stream real-time market data and keep track of indices in more than 50 countries.
Global Index Provider FTSE Launches iPhone App
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
With FTSE's streaming service, continuous changes to the underlying stock prices are automatically captured in the real-time index value.
Algo Technologies Goes Live With Colo to LSE Markets
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
This enables the high frequency and algo trading community via the LSE Group data center, to access Turquoise and eventually the other LSE markets on the MillenniumIT platform.
Algo Testing Mandate a Solid, But Impractical Idea
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton recently proposed a bold idea: Exchanges and regulators should test trading algorithms before they go to market and perhaps award them a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" before launch.
London Stock Exchange Selects Solace Systems For Messaging Technology
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
The Solace solution provides the persistent messaging and buffering layer between the real-time trading system and the business-critical downstream systems used for surveillance, data warehousing, post trade processing and billing.
Global Derivatives Volumes Soared 25 Percent in 2010
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Reforms in OTC derivatives markets are causing participants to shift their risks to exchange-traded derivatives, says WFE Chairman.
Formula May Pave Way to Stopping Flash Crashes
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
Can a simple mathematical formula prevent another Flash Crash? Marcos Lopez de Prado, head of high-frequency futures trading at Tudor Investments, thinks so.
Nasdaq OMX Launches Genium INET Web Trade
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
The new trading app will first be implemented on Nasdaq OMX's Commodities Europe, the power and carbon derivatives exchange.
Instinet Incorporated
Trading Floors  |  3/4/2011  | 
Instinet's new midtown Manhattan trading floor encompasses the global agency broker's execution services in single stocks, North America, international equities trading, global program sales and trading, derivatives sales and trading as well as special situations desk.
Anatomy of a Trading Floor Featuring Ticonderoga Securities
Trading Floors  |  3/3/2011  | 
Ticonderoga Securities operates a dual capability with a New York Stock Exchange floor based team providing direct access as well as the desk based models.
NYSE Euronext, TSE Agree to Link Their Networks
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
In a follow-up to its merger with Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext announced it reached a deal with the Tokyo Stock Exchange to allow their customers to access each exchange's markets through a linked network.
Newedge Connects to Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Derivatives Markets
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Expands FIX connectivity network to give clients access to JSE's FTSE/JSE Top 40 index futures contract as well as agricultural contracts.

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