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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in January 2011
BATS Introduces Real-Time Latency Monitoring Service
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Allows BZX and BYX members to monitor order latency in real time via a dashboard on BATS's web site.
Trading Technologies Settles Patent Lawsuit with Cunningham Trading Systems
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
CTS agrees to take a 10-year royalty bearing license under the vast majority of TT's patent portfolio.
FIX Flyer Delivers Trading Solutions Via Equinix
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The managed service provider of FIX connectivity leverages Equinix global data centers.
State Street, ING Join Enterprise Cloud Initiative
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Seven new companies, including State Street and ING, have joined the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.
Instinet to Launch Canadian ATS in First Half of 2011
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Agency broker Instinet Inc. said today that its Canadian unit completed the rollout of an electronic trading platform featuring a suite of event-driven trading algorithms and a smart order router that works simultaneously with U.S. and Canadian exchanges.
Credit Suisse Aids Institutions In Their Losing Battle Against HFT
Commentary  |  1/25/2011  | 
Help is finally on the way for institutional investors in their losing battle for profits against high-frequency traders and it's not coming from regulators.
Deutsche Borse Licenses Cinnober System for Market Surveillance
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Deutsche Borse Licenses Cinnober System for Market Surveillance
FiberMedia Hires Equinix's John Panzica to Drive Expansion into Financial Colo Market
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Data center operator eyes opportunities outside of high frequency trading market, offering cloud computing as a hosted service for hedge funds.
MarkitSERV to Update OTC Derivatives Platform with Collateral Messaging
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
MarkitSERV announced it's working with the Depositary Trust & Clearing Corp. and AcadiaSoft to develop a platform that can help over-the-counter derivatives traders set and maintain collateral between deals with their counterparties.
Al Ramz Securities Joins Fidessa's Global Connectivity Network
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
United Arab Emirate's-based broker offers electronic execution services on Gulf equity products to local region and international trading community.
Richard Fleischman & Assoc. to Host EZE OMS
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
RFA will offer the multi-asset class OMS via outsourced IT to over 400 alternative asset firms.
Buy Side Taps Trade Ideas from the Sell Side
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Are trade-ideas an alternative to expert research networks?
Going Back to Front Office
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Buy-side firms must address the new post-Dodd-Frank ecosystem. The first step: Stop focusing on the front office and pay more attention to the back office.
Swiss Stock Exchange Teams with Liquidnet
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Swiss Exchange members will access a new electronic trading venue combining their liquidity with Liquidnet's institutional dark pool in European securities.
Nord Capital Deploys SuperDerivatives for OTC Pricing
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Russian asset manager Nord Capital announced it will use Super Derivatives’ SDX platform to provide the firm with independent pricing for a wide range of assets, including FX, commodities, and equities.
TriOptima Says $472 Trillion Reported to Global Rates Repository
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
The Global Interest Rates Trade Reporting Repository, operated by TriOptima, collects data from G-14 financial institutions.
Occitan Capital Partners Chooses Options IT
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
London-based hedge fund manager selects Options Pipe Core Service as its business technology infrastructure.
CQG Provides Market Data From Johannesburg Stock Exchange
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
Represents CQG's continued focus on connecting traders to emerging markets.
Dow Jones to Launch Real-Time FX News, Info Platform
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
Financial news gatherer Dow Jones & Co. announced it will launch a real-time FX information service that will provide traders with news, analysis, and data that can help them direct their strategies.
TGIF: What On Earth Is An A:Drive?
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
If you've grown up with nothing but iPods and cellphones, you're probably not going to know what an A:Drive is or what to do with a dial telephone or a Game Boy.
PCs Continue To Lose Their Shine
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
The rising popularity of the iPad and waning sales of the mini Notebook are partly to blame.
Coming Barclays Layoffs Point to Fragile Recovery
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
Although optimism is slowly creeping back to pre-crisis levels on Wall Street, that's apparently not quite the case at Barclays PLC.
CBOE Pushes into the Social Media Space
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
Options exchange launches iPhone app and rolls out a Facebook fan page to feature its programs,news and content.
Buy-Side Must Pay to Play in New OTC Derivatives Market
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
But some firms may not be able to afford the table stakes in a market that's still unruly.
Markit Acqures QuIC
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
The acquisition will enable Markit to meet the growing demand for risk analytics and enterprise-wide risk management services.
China AMC Deploys Charles River’s IMS
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
The China Asset Management Company, the nation's largest fund manager, announced it's now using the Charles River Investment Management System for trade matching, confirmation and settlement.
Thomson Reuters Unveils New Elektron Feed
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Barclays CEO Says Stop Blaming Bankers for Weak Economy
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Barclays Chief Executive Robert Diamond is apparently mad that Wall Street is constantly being blamed for the weak global economy and he's not going to take it anymore.
Firm58's Board Appoints Ex-Instinet Prez Mike Plunkett
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Plunkett brings 25 years of experience in financial industry to capital markets software firm.
Bloomberg Tradebook Algo Automates Global Portfolio Trading
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Agency broker Bloomberg Tradebook announced the launch of an algorithm that fully automates global equity portfolio trading, connecting to more than 70 liquidity venues around the world.
NYSE Euronext Adds Latency Monitoring
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
For NYSE Euronext clients that need to know how quickly their trades cross the finish line, the exchange will provide a latency monitoring service to help them get the checkered flag.
Quote MTF Hires Former FSA Regulator
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Pan-European alternative trading venue hired Dr. Adam Farkas, formerly with the Hungarian FSA, to stay ahead of post-MIFID regulatory changes in 2011.
LCH.Clearnet, Chi-X Europe Launch CFD Clearing Service
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
LCH.Clearnet and Chi-X Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange, announced they’re teaming to launch a contract-for-difference clearing service for institutional investors this week.
FlexTrade Partners with BM&FBovespa
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
FlexTrade's EMS will offer DMA into BM&F's multi-asset trading platform, and open a colocated-data center at the exchange.
BM&F Bovespa Breaks Colocation and Volume Records
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Latin America'a largest exchange expanded DMA access via colocation for the equities segment last September.
SocGen Expands Quantitative Services Unit With Latest Hires
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Societe Generale announced the expansion of its quantitative electronic services unit with the hirings of Ian Martin and Johnny Bell to its trading team.
Europe 2011 — Regulation, Consolidation and a New Dynamic
Commentary  |  1/6/2011  | 
Tabb analysts predict 2011 will be a watershed year for European financial market structures changes and governance.
Head Buy-Side Equity Traders Are Optimistic About Long-Only Rebound
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
After year of the flash crash, traders are focusing more on monitoring orders, tightening controls and TCA results, according to new Tabb research report
Dodd-Frank Drives Hiring but Traders Need Not Apply
Commentary  |  1/5/2011  | 
The Dodd-Frank bill is doing far more than simply reining in the risky trading practices that drove the global economy to the brink of disaster more than two years ago.
Eze Hires Former Hedge Fund Execs to Expand West Coast Unit
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
Information Technology provider Eze Castle Integration announced the expansion of its west coast operations with the hiring of Michael Hartig as regional service director and Zachary Lehman as technology director.
TradingScreen Acquires Citi's BECS Post-Trade License Exclusivity
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
EMS provider seeks to become a one-stop shop for multi-broker TCA.
Bank of America Gears Up for WikiLeaks Fallout; Wall Street Takes Note
Commentary  |  1/3/2011  | 
Bank of America is gearing up to defend itself in the event that it proves to be the bank that Wikileaks' Julian Assange has pledged to take down.
ConvergEx Completes Acquisitions of RealTick and LDB Consulting
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Citing its global reach and independence, ConvergEx vows to use and expand RealTick and LDB's technologies in innovative ways.

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