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Content tagged with Exchanges posted in January 2008
ISE Teams with Eurex to Develop New Options Trading System, Replacing OMX by 2011
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and Eurex, the derivatives marketplace owned by Deutsche Borse, will jointly develop a new options trading system for the ISE. The ISE previously said it would stay on the OMX trading platform despite its merger with Eurex
Turquoise Taps Apama and Detica to Build Market Surveillance System
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
Turquoise, the high-profile multilateral trading system (MTF) in Europe founded by nine investment banks to compete with the London Stock Exchange and other traditional exchanges, has hired Progress Software and Detica to develop a market surveillance system.
NSX Names Saro Jahani as SVP of IT
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
Former Townsend Analytics executive Saro Jahani is named senior vice president of IT at the National Stock Exchange (NSX)
Interdealer Broker to Roll out Hybrid System Across Firm
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
Fixed-income inderdealer broker BGC Partners plans to offer both voice brokering and electronic trading to all its customers.
Turquoise Update
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
Despite recent delays to its planned launch, Project Turquoise, the multilateral Pan European trading facility established by a consortium of banks, is on its way to a 2008 launch with its CEO and CTO in place and two new partners.
Market Tumult Lifts Volume at Liquidnet and Pipeline
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
The jittery behavior of institutional investors and hedge funds could be good for alternative trading systems (ATSs) judging from the recent highs in dark pools. Two of the dark pools, Liquidnet and Pipeline, announced record high volumes last week.
Electronic Trading Drives High-Performance Infrastructure Spend
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
The evolution of the modern trading-desk infrastructure is very much a function of the confluence of market factors that are driving transaction levels to extremes.
NYSE Euronext Buys Amex to Snare Options Jewel
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
By acquiring Amex, NYSE Euronext will add a second U.S. options exchange license to its quiver and beef up its market share in U.S. equity options, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and structured products.
Aqua ATS Joins Tradeware Network to Access Block Liquidity
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Aqua, a new alternative trading system that is trying to solve the block liquidity problem for the buy side and mid-tier brokers, has joined Tradeware Global Corp.'s FIXLink, global connectivity network.
Electronic Futures Platform Challenges CME
Commentary  |  1/15/2008  | 
On Friday, December 21, a consortium of liquidity providers and high- frequency traders announced their intention to compete with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its parent CME Group Inc, initially in some of its largest futures contracts.
Portware Connects to NYSE MatchPoint
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
In preparation for the January 22nd launch of NYSE MatchPoint, Portware announced it has integrated with the portfolio-based point-in-time electronic trading facility. Portware's buy- and sell-side clients will have full access to the centralized matching environment.
Consortium Buys into Chi-X Europe
News  |  1/10/2008  | 
Instinet announced a consortium of 13 banks and trading firms have taken a minority equity stake in its Chi-X Europe multilateral trading facility (MTF).
Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Invest in BATS Trading
News  |  1/8/2008  | 
Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan have each invested in BATS Trading, operator of BATS ECN, acquiring a minority stake in the fast growing alternative market center in U.S. equity securities.
NYSE MatchPoint Set for Launch
News  |  1/7/2008  | 
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the rules for NYSE Euronext's MatchPoint crossing network. MatchPoint is expected to officially begin trading on January 22, 2008.

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