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Avelacom invests in its low latency network in the Middle East and Turkey

The latest network upgrades, new partnerships and connectivity solutions have been launched and aimed for the financial services companies, interested in the region’s capital markets   READ MORE +

Proprietary trading firms recognize the importance of enhancing their network capacity

Welcome to our latest Proprietary Trading Managers’ Insight Report, produced in partnership with Acuiti. This quarterly report is designed to provide senior executives at proprietary trading firms with a means of benchmarking sentiment, experiences and attitudes.   READ MORE +

Avelacom launches colocation and network services for Japan Exchange Group

Avelacom will provide trading participants with one-stop-shop connectivity solutions through JPX’s arrownet-Global partnership   READ MORE +

Avelacom partners with Acuiti to launch Proprietary Trading Management Insight Report

The report is designed to provide senior proprietary executives with a benchmark of how their peers are approaching key operational challenges.   READ MORE +

Avelacom partners with LDA Technologies to cut network hardware latency

Further reductions in latency sets new benchmarks for ultra-low latency wireless market data feeds from exchanges   READ MORE +

Exegy and Vela Join Forces to Become Global Leader in Low Latency Market Data, Trading Platforms, an

Exegy Incorporated, the market leader in low-latency solutions for global market data, predictive trading signals, and hardware-acceleration technology, and Vela Trading Systems LLC (Vela), a leading provider of data and execution technology for global multi-asset electronic trading, announced today that they have merged business operations in an agreement backed by...   READ MORE +

The power of six: Tapping into the benefits of Site Reliability Engineering

Now more than ever trading firms are under pressure to do more with less. Having the right strategic technology partner is critical to not only staying abreast of the latest developments, but also supplementing internal operational expertise.   READ MORE +

Avelacom becomes a low latency connectivity provider for the London Metal Exchange (LME)

With Avelacom as an LME’s network provider, trading firms benefit from the lowest latencies between LME and other global commodity markets   READ MORE +

Entitlements-as-a-Service: Managing market data on the cloud

The growth in market data consumption over recent years has also led to an increase in demand for the right tools to control, manage and monitor data usage, ensure compliance with exchange policies, and follow best practices when it comes to data access and control.   READ MORE +

Vela adds Cboe One market data to SuperFeed

Delivering access to real-time stock quote and trade information for U.S. equities   READ MORE +

Avelacom is launching new connectivity options between North American and Asian financial markets

The new link is designed to improve back-up system performance and meets two key criteria – geographic diversity and reduced latency   READ MORE +

Vela named Best Low-Latency Data/Technology Provider

WatersTechnology recognises SuperFeed in the Inside Market Data Awards   READ MORE +

Avelacom wins FX Markets e-FX Award for the best liquidity aggregator/connectivity service

With more than 80 points of presence Avelacom makes it easier to access new markets and diverse liquidity sources across APAC, EMEA and the Americas   READ MORE +

Marketplaces in the cloud: It’s about much more than data

Vela’s Director of Infrastructure and Security Stacy Mallon participated in an enlightening industry panel hosted by FISD discussing a marketplace for market data products.   READ MORE +

Avelacom launches a new low latency route between Brazil’s and USA’s major financial exchanges

The route is designed to handle high data volumes, generated by algorithmic trading and provides the lowest latency, required by institutional traders   READ MORE +

Vela and IPC expand market data partnership

Vela’s SuperFeed normalized market data now available via IPC’s Connexus Cloud and Connexus Labs   READ MORE +

Vela deploys normalised market data feed in AWS

Supporting the growing demand for improved and secure access to high-quality real-time trading data in the cloud   READ MORE +

Avelacom debuts connectivity, market data and infrastructure solutions on B3 (Brazil's stock exchang

Non-resident and local institutional investors will benefit from improved market access, additional options and ample opportunities for cross-market arbitrage via Avelacom’s low latency global network   READ MORE +

Has the evolution to managed services just become a revolution?

The sudden shift in operating models may well have a lasting effect on operations going forward; what was a long-term strategy, vision or aspiration is now a tangible short- to medium-term project, being delivered as the ‘new normal.’   READ MORE +

LATAM Exchanges Data (LED) starts operations to promote the market data business in Latin America

A platform jointly developed between BME and the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV). LED provides Master Data, Closing Prices and Corporate Events from the main Latin American financial markets   READ MORE +

Unleashing the power of the cloud for market data

Last month, before “social distancing” became part of our everyday vocabulary, I joined a panel discussion, hosted by FISD, alongside industry practitioners in the market data space. Our discussion centred around the pragmatic reality of market data in the cloud: what are the techniques and approaches that work, and what...   READ MORE +


Whether a broker is executing a client’s orders, offering direct market access (DMA) or providing sponsored market access (SMA), it is constantly taking on risk. The priority is to ensure that those risks are always visible and never build up.   READ MORE +

BEQUANT and Avelacom collaborate to build a diverse and liquid ecosystem for crypto traders

This will provide professional trading clients, including investment banks, hedge funds and other proprietary traders using the most demanding algorithmic strategies with more colocation and connectivity options both within and outside of the LD4 data centre.   READ MORE +

Options Bets Big On Arista With The Deployment of 7130 Series Ultra-Low Latency Switches

The deployment of 7130 tier switches to Options’ managed colocation platform marks the beginning of a new era of ultra-low latency access, with Layer 1 exchange access through the Arista 7130 series.   READ MORE +

Vela launches next generation FPGA-enabled ticker plant appliance for US equities

Latest generation appliance more than halves latency, while providing access to US equity markets on a single device   READ MORE +

Options Announces Platinum Partner Status With Equinix

Options today announced its Platinum Partner status with global interconnection and data center company, Equinix.   READ MORE +

Options Deploys Next Generation Market Data Monitoring Solution from Ixia, a Keysight Business

Ixia TradeVision to be deployed across Options' core US data center locations to provide automated alerting across hundreds of multicast feeds   READ MORE +

Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data

While the concept of big data has focused on the problem of collecting and processing vast quantities of data i— the trend is moving toward data analytics.   READ MORE +

Options Named Best Overall Technology Firm at the 2019 HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards

London ― September 19, 2019 ― Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, is proud to have been named Best Overall Technology Firm at the HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019.   READ MORE +

Options Announces New Cloud Connectivity Services With Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) Fabric™

New York ― September 3, 2019 ― Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, today announced new cloud connectivity services with global interconnection and data center firm, Equinix.   READ MORE +

AI: Natural Language Processing and the Battle for Unstructured Data

Increasingly banks are turning to the field of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to extract valuable information from voice, documents, and audio to boost productivity on trading desks. It’s all part of a broader push to gain efficiencies by training machines and bots to analyze language, capture insights,...   READ MORE +

Vela adds IMC Systematic Internaliser data feed

Providing access to IMC’s unique ELP SI liquidity   READ MORE +

Options Completes Colocation Expansion in Australia with ASX, SY2 and Sets Sights on ME1

Options has successfully deployed colocation infrastructure at the Australian exchanges as part of its aggressive 2019 global platform expansion.   READ MORE +

U.S. to Study Effects of MiFID II Research Unbundling

U.S. lawmakers authorized a study focusing on the provision of investment research for small issuers, a sign they are wary of the U.S. adopting the European Union’s MIFID II unbundling rules which have brought sweeping changes to the research business   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Certifies with IHS Markit thinkFolio

Combining IHS Markit and FlexTrade’s expertise in the execution and order management system space provides sophisticated and global cross-asset trading capabilities delivered seamlessly across the entire trading lifecycle.   READ MORE +

MiFID II Research Unbundling Spreads Uncertainty to the U.S.

Eighteen months after MiFID II rules to unbundle research payments from executions have been in force in Europe, U.S. asset managers are dealing with uncertainty around paying for research, but they are waiting for further guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission.   READ MORE +

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.   READ MORE +

Options Announces New Global Managed Colocation Facilities with ASX at ALC

Options Announces New Global Managed Colocation Facilities with ASX at ALC   READ MORE +

Vela enters into strategic partnership with Enyx

Leveraging Enyx’s FPGA-enabled technology within Vela’s electronic trading stack   READ MORE +

Avoiding the Herd in Overcrowded Alt Data

Fundamental investment managers are mining alternative data, but some worry that the same data sets have been sold to too many people and the strategies may be overcrowded.   READ MORE +

CAT: Moving the Ball Forward

With a new contractor taking over the Consolidated Audit Trail project in March, the order-tracking system for all U.S. stock and option trading activity is pushing ahead with equities testing starting in December and a go-live date of April 2020.   READ MORE +

Vela’s DMA Platform further expands into APAC

Delivering execution and market data in the JPX co-location space in Tokyo   READ MORE +

TickSmith announces its partnership with Vela to provide storage and analytics capabilities

The partnership now provides clients with an ultra-low latency market data stream and facility to store and query that data in addition to various advanced analytics   READ MORE +

Options Continues APAC Managed Colocation Expansion

New Direct Low Latency Connectivity To Hong Kong, Korea and Sydney Exchanges   READ MORE +

Vela partners with CoinRoutes to deliver Crypto-Asset Smart Order Routing

Leveraging sophisticated routing strategies to achieve best execution   READ MORE +

A Look into Futures with FlexTrade’s Marco Bianchi

Marco Bianchi, FlexTrade’s Head of Futures Business Development, discusses current trends and changes in the Derivatives markets for 2019.   READ MORE +

Vela wins Best DMA Offering for the fourth time

Recognized in the Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2019 for its high-performance, low latency market access platform   READ MORE +

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +

Options Maintains Compliance Standards Of SSAE, SOC 1 & SOC 2

Managed Services Maintains Record of Excellence For Industry Accreditations   READ MORE +

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.   READ MORE +

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets, according to a recent webinar.   READ MORE +

The Mexican Stock Exchange Eyes Global Growth with BT

New contract extends the existing relationship, giving The Mexican Stock Exchange, global reach via the BT Radianz Cloud.   READ MORE +

Technancial and Options Announce TTC’S Janus Suite Availability Within Options’ Facilities

The addition of the industry leading JANUS suite, to Options’ expansive list of available services will see the firm align its low latency trading platform with fully detailed real time analytics, thus bolstering the firm’s data analytics and monitoring tools.   READ MORE +

Alt Data: A Work in Progress

Banks and investment firms have increased their consumption of alternative data sets, but there are still challenges around selecting the most relevant data for trading purposes, according to panelists at a recent industry fintech conference.   READ MORE +

Avelacom’s New PoP Reduces London – Tokyo Latency to 145.3ms

Avelacom expands its network into Equinix data centers to deliver the lowest latency capabilities between London and Tokyo   READ MORE +

CAT is Out of the Bag

Despite a one-year delay and other missed deadlines, the order-tracking system known as the Consolidated Audit Trail is back on track as exchanges were due to begin reporting required equities and options data into the CAT on Nov. 15.   READ MORE +

Avelacom Opens New Singapore Office and Appoints Gabriel Bassas VP Sales for APAC

In the past year Avelacom has seen double-digit growth in new business volumes coming from the APAC region, driven by clients demanding professional grade connectivity services between APAC venues and exchanges, and to those in Europe and the USA.   READ MORE +

BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

Despite some of the weaknesses in company-published ESG data, big data and artificial intelligence have enabled the construction of new data sets for analyzing investments.   READ MORE +

A.I. on the Fast Track

In the future, analysts will consult artificial intelligence software to crunch big data, find historical precedents, and run statistics to predict what lies ahead, all within a few minutes.   READ MORE +

Data Science Platforms Help the Buy Side Integrate Alternative Data

Asset managers are looking for ways to mine alternative data sets for investment ideas, recognizing that stock pickers cannot rely on traditional research.   READ MORE +

The Mexican Stock Exchange Deploys Market Data Access in Equinix New York Data Center

Capitalizes on established financial services ecosystem and leverages interconnection at the state-of-the-art data center   READ MORE +

Connecting stock exchanges and global trading with China

Our Head of Asia Pacific, Matthew Lempriere, discusses mutual market access, infrastructure and the next growth opportunity in China.   READ MORE +

Vela completes rollout of latest version of its Market Data Ticker Plant

Vela announced the successful rollout of the latest version of SMDS, its flagship ticker plant software, to all clients globally. This marks a significant milestone in Vela’s 2018 roadmap, delivering a number of key client-driven enhancements across the full Vela Stack.   READ MORE +

Vela partners with CoinMarketCap to include cryptocurrencies in SuperFeed

Vela today announced a partnership with CoinMarketCap, the world’s most trusted and accurate source of data for cryptocurrencies. This exclusive agreement marks a new addition to the asset class coverage for Vela’s Market Data Feed service, SuperFeed.   READ MORE +

Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity

Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs.   READ MORE +

Options Appoints Former Finasta and OpenLink Financial Executive To Its Management Team

Russo joins the New York team as VP, Product Management where he will be responsible for driving new business growth and supporting the firm’s Managed Application services.   READ MORE +

Options Appoints Former NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems Executive To Management Team

Options Appoints Former NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems Executive To Management Team   READ MORE +

Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data

In the next five to 10 years, don’t be shocked if hedge funds begin to outsource their algorithms to a team of quants coding in Python using the cloud and open source tools.   READ MORE +

Global FX Code Gains Adoption but Last Look is a Thorny Issue

Over 200 market participants have signed the FX Global Code of Conduct, a voluntary set of principles published a year ago to restore trust and curb bad behavior in the wholesale foreign exchange market.   READ MORE +

We've been shortlisted for Best High-Performance Network Services in the ITT Awards

We’re proud to have been shortlisted in the Best High-Performance Network Services category in the International Trading Technology awards.   READ MORE +

Vote BSO for Best Network Provider in the 2018 Waters Rankings

Great news! We’ve entered the Waters Technology’s Waters Rankings for Best Network Provider 2018.   READ MORE +

GES x GMO Brokerage Seminar

GES, a leading financial trading platform vendor in Hong Kong, will jointly organize “GES x GMO Brokerage Seminar” with GMO-Z.com Bullion HK Limited (“GMO”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMO Financial Group, on June 8, 2018 (Friday) to provide brokerages with better understanding of GES’s solutions designated for A/B Book mixed...   READ MORE +

Alexandria McGrath of Vela recognized as a Rising Star

Vela announced that Development Lead Alexandria McGrath has been recognized as a Rising Star at Markets Media’s sixth annual Markets Choice Awards presented at a dinner in New York last month.   READ MORE +

Avelacom launches new Warsaw PoP

Avelacom is expanding its footprint in Warsaw making it easier for latency sensitive clients in the financial services industry to access emerging markets in Europe.   READ MORE +

We've got some news, Chicago...

It’s the week of ITW, The Trading Show, and a sneak peek into BSO’s latest move   READ MORE +

Options Continues Managed Colocation Expansion At Equinix Zurich & Milan

The Options high performance managed colocation solution has been extended to Equinix’s Zurich (ZH4) and Milan (ML2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, offering low latency connectivity to SIX exchange feeds at source and a proximity option to the Borsa Italiana exchange feeds.   READ MORE +

Vela adds Eris Exchange to DMA platform

Extending Vela’s Fixed Income initiative for market data and execution solutions to help tackle market fragmentation   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Integrates Kensho Actionable Intelligence into FlexTRADER EMS

Combines Artificial Intelligence and Analytics to Enhance Best Execution Capabilities   READ MORE +

Artificial Intelligence Gains Momentum: From Machine Learning to Deep Learning

Among the key benefits of artificial intelligence is that it can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data more quickly than humans do, which can boost productivity. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.   READ MORE +

Options Offers New Managed Colocation At Nasdaq Stockholm

Options offers new Managed Colocation service at Nasdaq Stockholm, enabling colocated clients to avail of low latency connectivity to the exchange’s Nordic feeds directly at source at its Vasby data center.   READ MORE +

Vela wins Best DMA Offering at 2018 Fund Technology and WSL Awards

Recognized for delivering a high performance, low latency, fully-normalized infrastructure for accessing global liquidity   READ MORE +

Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning

The explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, is having a profound impact on the field of quantitative investing. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +

Vela expands Systematic Internaliser Data Hub offering with Virtu Financial

Vela announced the addition of Virtu Financial, one of the largest global electronic market making firms, to the growing list of electronic liquidity providers delivering market data through its new Systematic Internaliser (SI) Data Hub, part of its comprehensive MiFID II solution suite.   READ MORE +

Vela ready for Bitcoin futures trading on Cboe and CME

Providing access to trading and market data from day one   READ MORE +

Vela wins Editor’s Choice Award at FOW International Awards 2017

Recognised for the acquisitions of OptionsCity and Object Trading   READ MORE +

Jen Nayar of Vela named CEO of the Year

Honored at Markets Media Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance   READ MORE +

Vela launches Systematic Internaliser Data Hub,  expands MiFID II solution suite

Sun Trading among one of the first Systematic Internalisers in Vela’s Data Hub providing agile access to MiFID II venues through a single API   READ MORE +

MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a sweeping set of financial re-forms, establishing mandates for best execution and pre- and post-trade transparency. How will it impact Fixed Income trading as an asset class?   READ MORE +

PrimeXM speaks to Euromoney: Feature article

“Co-location can shelter institutions against such attacks since DDoS messages are not able to affect internal communication between the co-located entities.” Mr. Vlasceanu notes.   READ MORE +

MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits

As MiFID II’s Jan. 3 go-live date draws closer, investment firms are rushing to implement systems that monitor position limits on commodity derivatives, though the majority of the limits are still unknown. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +

World’s fastest trades between Hong Kong Exchange < > Singapore Exchange

We've successfully optimised our link between HKeX < > SGX to provide a faster trading route than any other provider.   READ MORE +

BLOG: Why Great Data Needs a Quality Enterprise Platform

Great market data demands quality. Read why Thomson Reuters Platform does more than manage market data for our customers and how it responds to their business needs.   READ MORE +

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