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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2010
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Penson Financial Services Taps Conybear as Director Of Operations
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Conybear will head up operations for Penson's clearing, settlement and execution services subsidiary in London.
Market Data Message Rates Hit New Record
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The Exegy Ticker Plant driving the MarketDataPeaks.com web site hit over 3.2 million messages per second on June 29th, surpassing 2.8 million mps reached during the May 6th flash crash.
Bulltick Capital Joins Fidessa Connectivity Network in Latin America
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Top dealer in ADRs will use Fidessa's network to provide trade and execution services in Latin American region.
FlexTrade Debuts Cross-Currency Spread Platform FlexSpread
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
FlexTrade Systems Inc., a broker-neutral multi-asset algorithmic trading system provider, has launched FlexSpread, a cross-currency spread platform aimed at allowing traders to make deals among multiple securities in different currencies.
Wall Street Boosts Analytics Spending With Eye On Better Risk Management: Survey
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Wall Street firms are expected to ramp up spending on analytics over the next year with an eye on better risk management and compliance, according to a survey conducted by IBM and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
Alphacet and Knight Capital Integrate Workflow for Pairs Trading
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Allows hedge funds to create, test and deploy large algorithmic pairs trading strategies.
FFastfill Selects Corvil For Latency Management Of Trading Infrastructure
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
FFastfill is deploying CorvilNet to pro-actively manage latency for exchange and client connectivity.
Simple IT Restructuring Has Failed To Provide Cost Benefits
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
CIOs are now looking to reposition IT as a hub of innovation, driver of enterprise-wide collaboration and provider of more sophisticated, brand-differentiating technology products and services, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Chi-Tech Brings European Trading Network MarketPrizm To North America
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Chi-Tech, a subsidiary of Chi-X Global Inc., said today that it expanded its European trading network and infrastructure service MarketPrizm to North American firms.
Broadridge Offers New Connectivity to Swift's Accord for Securities Matching
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Prime brokers and executing brokers use Swift Accord for matching of equity and fixed income trades from global hedge fund community.
Activ Enlists Hibernia Atlantic For Low Latency Connection
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Activ Financial said today that it selected trans-Atlantic bandwidth provider Hibernia Atlantic to develop a low latency connection between the Frankfurt and Chicago markets.
Exclusive: IBM’s Steve Mills Says Financial Services Focus Has Returned to Growth
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Steve Mills, the head of IBM’s Software Group, sees much more optimism in the industry and discusses the future of cloud computing in financial services.
J.P. Morgan Named Custodian for Nasdaq OMX Derivatives Markets
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
J.P. Morgan to provide collateral management agency services for the cash and securities that firms use to collateralize derivatives transactions.
Jefferies and Instinet Select OneMarketData
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Firms leverage an integrated platform for tick data, analytics and complex event processing without requiring disparate systems.
Nasdaq In On-Demand Tick Data Venture With Xignite
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Nasdaq OMX Group said today that it chose cloud services provider Xignite to build an on-demand data platform which enables users to access large quantities of detailed historical trade and quote data for all U.S.-listed securities.
Sophis Launches VALUE As Hosted Solution
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Selects Options IT to power the new offering within its Options PIPE Momentum managed hosting service.
First Wilshire Securities Management Went Live With INDATA iPM
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Utilizes the platform for its portfolio management, trading and compliance needs.
Take Heed The Lessons From The 1962 Flash Crash
Commentary  |  6/21/2010  | 
The original Flash Crash occurred on May 28, 1962. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply in 20 minutes that day, with some stocks plummeting more than 9 percent in less than 12 minutes. The SEC launched an investigation, but its cause remains undetermined.
BBVA Deploys Progress Apama’s FX Aggregation Calculator
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s FX traders are now using the Progress Apama FX aggregation calculator for foreign exchange dealings in a move the firm said is aimed at expanding its client base.
Mapleridge Capital Choses OneMarketData's CEP Engine
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Integrates real-time and historical market data to support quantitative strategy development.
Tradar Unveils Insight 4.0
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
New version includes order routing via FIX to execution platforms as well as compliance functionality.
TMX Group Builds New Co-Location Facility
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
TMX Group said today that it finished the construction of a new co-location facility and will start giving users high-speed access to the Toronto Stock Exchange trading engine and market data feeds starting next week.
Executive Q&A: NYSE's Steve Rubinow Discusses Competing on Education
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
NYSE Euronext EVP and Co-CIO Steve Rubinow says that even though the exchange has a hard time competing for tech talent on Wall Street, the state of technology innovation in the U.S. is just fine.
Xignite Expands Market Data Cloud
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Financial information provider Xignite Inc. said today that its market data cloud is now offering real-time information from six new securities exchanges across three continents.
Savvis Finalizes $121 Million Deal to Buy Fusepoint
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
IT services and cloud infrastructure provider Savvis Inc. completed its $121 million deal to buy the Canadian co-location services company Fusepoint.
Credit Suisse Launches Onyx Algorithmic Trading Platform for Fixed Income
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Clients will have electronic access to trade cash US Treasuries directly with Credit Suisse's market making desk in fixed income.
Executive Q&A: AXA Equitable's CIO on Innovation and IT Investment
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Kevin Murray, EVP and CIO of AXA Equitable, thinks the carrier’s investment in enabling technologies such as rules engines and SOA have been key to its continued strong performance during economic turmoil.
First Quadrant Deploys Portware for Global FX Trading
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
The money manager cited Portware's FX liquidity aggregation features and integration with Traiana Harmony's network for post-trade processing.
ITG Tabs Fiserv’s Accurate Platform to Automate Reconciliations
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Investment Technology Group announced that it’s using Fiserv’s Accurate platform to perform a range of cash and securities reconciliations, and to automate the exception management process.
Jeffries Deploys ACTIV’s Market Data Processing Unit
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
ACTIV Financial said today that global securities firm Jeffries is now using its market data processing unit with an eye on lower latency and better management of soaring data volumes.
Atrium Network Teams with NovaSparks on Market Data Processor
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Atrium Network said today that it partnered with NovaSparks to create a new data processor which allows traders to measure the latency performance of their market data handling and order entry.
NYSE Euronext Outsources Billing to Firm58
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Sets up online self-service billing facility for NYSE Euronext's U.S. equities and options members to check daily balances, historical data and trade-by-trade detail.
Executive Q&A: BNY Mellon’s New CIO John Fiore
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
In an exclusive interview just before his promotion to CIO, Fiore shared his thoughts on technology innovation.
It's A Rich Man's World
Commentary  |  6/14/2010  | 
Regulators are chasing the market with real-time market monitoring technology because they lack the budgets of banks and hedge funds.
G Capital Chooses Alphacet for Quant Strategy Development
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Global macro hedge fund will use Alphacet Discovery's graphical user interface and real-time interactive dashboard to monitor strategies.
UNX Integrates Credit Suisse AES Algos into Catalyst EMS
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Credit Suisse cites speed and ease of deployment of algos into UNX's EMS with ability to add broker customizable content and updetes.
Thomson Reuters Releases High Frequency Trading Poll
News  |  6/11/2010  | 
Seventy-Five percent of respondents said HFT is sub-second, up from 61 percent last year.
FinAnalytica Unveils New Version of Cognity
News  |  6/10/2010  | 
Integrates positions, exposures and returns through a single view of risk measurement.
Markit Acquires Wall Street On Demand
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
Deal enables Markit to utilize Wall Street On Demand's web site hosting, design, development and reporting tools.
Omega ATS Launches New Matching Engine ThymeX
News  |  6/8/2010  | 
Boosts performance of order executions in micro-seconds for ATS, making Omega ATS one of the lowest latency trading venues in Canada.
New Stock Regulations: Market Killer Or Savior?
Commentary  |  6/7/2010  | 
In a blog to customers, Lightspeed Financial's CEO Steve Ehrlich concedes the SEC's proposals on circuit breakers and HFT quoting obligations are well intentioned, but cautions they may open a Pandora’s box of additional market friction.
Options IT Launches PIPE Momentum Financial Application Hosting Service
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
PIPE Momentum provides a fully managed hosting service for financial applications spanning the front, middle, and back office.
Options IT Unveils Financial Application Hosting Service
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
Options IT, a provider of outsourced infrastructure technology, is expanding its Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering through Pipe Momentum, a hosting service aimed at bringing low-latency market data and connectivity to buy-side and sell-side traders.
Tbricks Opens New York Office
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
Hires Joshua Hodge to grow client base for its high-performance trading systems in the U.S. and Canada.
Nasdaq OMX, FactSet Team to Give Corporate Intelligence
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
Nasdaq OMX said today that it formed a partnership with analytical applications provider FactSet Research Systems Inc. to create a research platform enabling users to monitor public and private companies along with global capital markets in real-time.
Morgan Stanley Goes Live with Traiana's Real-Time FX Margin System
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
With growth in the prime brokerage and retail FX space, sell-side firms are seeking scalable, real-time margin platforms across FX and futures.
New ConvergEx Platform Expands Access To Block Liquidity
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
ConvergEx Group said today that it launched advanced blotter polling tools and the shadow blotter system Sonar, which were designed to give traders access to anonymous block trading and external block liquidity.
SmartPool Announces Record Volume Growth in May
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
European dark pool created by NYSE Euronext said it's now the third largest dark MTF offering in Europe overall.
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