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FlexTrade Partners with ACA Technology to Provide Data On-Demand for Trade Surveillance

– Integrates ACA’s Trade Surveillance Technology into FlexNOW EMS –   READ MORE +

Vela adds IMC Systematic Internaliser data feed

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

Vela wins award for Best Managed Low Latency Data Feed

Demonstrates value of SuperFeed with ongoing investments in new capabilities and expanding coverage   READ MORE +

Singapore Spurs Development of FX Trading Hub & Ecosystem

With the uptick in Asian currency trading and the growth of electronic trading, Singapore’s regulator is working with the financial industry to build an FX trading hub and expand FX market infrastructure, a move to improve liquidity and price discovery during Asian trading hours.   READ MORE +

Options Announces Strategic Partnership With Darktrace

Options Announces Strategic Partnership With Darktrace   READ MORE +

Beeks Financial Cloud Acquires VPS Provider, Commercial Network Services

Beeks Financial Cloud, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider for financial markets, is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of Commercial Network Services (CNS), a US-based VPS provider, for a total consideration of up to $1.4million.   READ MORE +

Vela enters into strategic partnership with Enyx

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

Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot

As market electronification has taken off, market players have been focused on low-touch or no-touch execution solutions. But there are still times when a trader wants to step in and take control of the situation. In this latest blog post, Vela's Ahmed Heikal looks at the growth of hybrid algo...   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 +

Options Recognized For Revenue Growth By Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

The prestigious list ranks the UK’s highest performing private firms by international growth.   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 Launches ‘Options University’, A New Technical Training Academy

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced the launch of its in-house technical training academy, “Options University”.   READ MORE +

Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny

A FINRA working paper has raised concerns about broker order routing to affiliated alternative trading systems (ATSs), shedding light on order routing decisions and potential conflicts that can impact execution quality. Can a higher level of scrutiny by regulators be on the way?   READ MORE +

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

Leveraging sophisticated routing strategies to achieve best execution   READ MORE +


We’ve partnered with Stake Capital, an emerging leader in the staking services market, to provide highly secure and available investor delegation services.   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 +

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 +

Vela wins Best New Market Data Technology Product at FOW International Awards 2018

Recognised for integrating Cboe, CME, and CoinMarketCap cryptocurrency market data into SuperFeed   READ MORE +

When is Dedicated Infrastructure Not Dedicated?

Is your Dedicated Server actually a Dedicated Server? How do you know that you don't have a Virtual Machine instead? Check out the PDF document below to read our full guide on how you can check that your Dedicated Server is a physical machine and not a VM.   READ MORE +

Vela to facilitate electronic access to Eurex EnLight

Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange, and Vela, a global leader in trading and market access technology, have teamed up to facilitate electronic access to Eurex EnLight, the new selective request-for-quote (RfQ) platform, via Vela’s Metro Trading Platform.   READ MORE +

SONIA: Trading Opportunities in an Emerging Benchmark

SONIA futures are growing fast, but smart technology is needed to connect and scale up with the three exchanges that provide them.   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 +

Options Appoints Former Credit Suisse Executive As New Managing Director For Asia

Jun joins the firm as Managing Director for Asia where he will be responsible for overseeing the next phase of growth for the firm’s business operations in the region.   READ MORE +

Options Recognized As Industry Leader at HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards

Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, is proud to have been named as a leading technology provider to the hedge fund sector in four categories at the HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2018.   READ MORE +

Avelacom Extends Ultra Low Latency Connectivity to South Africa Capital Markets

The new network and local PoP will provide trading firms in the UK and US with low-latency access to data and trading services at the JSE.   READ MORE +

Scott Visconti joins Vela as CTO

Vela today announced that Scott Visconti has joined Vela as CTO, focusing on technology strategy, supporting growth, and the next stage of development of Vela’s product stack, services, and processes.   READ MORE +

BSO and Hoptroff bring new 'plug and play' time-synchronisation service to market

We have partnered with Hoptroff London, the time-synchronization software experts, to provide the financial services community with the first fully traceable accurate Time-as-a-Service (TaaS) on the market.   READ MORE +

MiFID II Reaches Across the Pond: Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

Despite the view that MiFID II is a European regulation, US investment managers are experiencing disruption as they align their research payment and execution practices with the influential standard.   READ MORE +

The A-Z of financial trading technology

From B for Blockchain to X for Xenocurrency, our guide equips you with the knowledge required to build an effective global network.   READ MORE +

Still reeling from MiFID II's shockwaves?

It's been 9 months since the introduction of MiFID II, but are you still reeling from its shockwaves?   READ MORE +

Vela announces key executive appointment

Vela is pleased to announce that Peggy Sullivan, who served as a consultant to the Company since October 2017, has joined as Chief of Staff.   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 +

FlexTrade Integrates The SmartStream Reference Data Utility for MiFID II Compliance

FlexTrade and The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) today announced the integration of the SmartStream RDU with the FlexTRADER EMS.   READ MORE +

Vela wins Intelligent Trading Technology Award for Best High Performance Data Feed Handler-Software

Vela announced that it has won the Intelligent Trading Technology award for Best High Performance Data Feed Handler - Software for the second consecutive year.   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 +

Equity Market Innovation Leads to Venue Proliferation

Several startups are planning to launch either new venues or order types, and even listing standards, to solve problems in US equity trading. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +

Opportunities for Dublin following Brexit

What are the post-Brexit opportunities in Dublin for the financial sector?   READ MORE +

SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds

Diving into one of the more controversial issues in equity market structure, U.S. regulators are moving forward with the transaction-fee pilot that will force stock exchanges to lower the fee caps on rebates they pay to brokers and market makers.   READ MORE +

PrimeXM Shortlisted for the ITT Awards 2018

This achievement reflects our commitment to continuously innovating our technology to cater to the industry’s evolving demands.   READ MORE +

MiFID II Post-Mortem Cites Delays on LEIs and Data Quality as Key Challenge

With the rollout of such a massive regulation as MiFID II, there are bound to be some hiccups, but so far firms are mainly wrestling with trade reporting and data quality issues.   READ MORE +


Where are the main opportunities to be found in the ever-evolving FX landscape?   READ MORE +

MiFID II’s Trading Hereafter: Systematic Internalizers & Block Venues

MiFID II went live on Jan. 3 without much fanfare, but the EU regulation is already shifting trading behavior toward Large-in-Scale block trading venues and new venues called systematic internalizers run by banks and high frequency trading firms. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines.   READ MORE +

Look to the stars for the future of trading technology

Did you know that microwave can transmit data at speeds approximately 50% faster than fibre?   READ MORE +

Fortex Launches Hosting Facility in LD5

In this new facility, Fortex will be offering hosting services on premium dedicated hardware to the FX and CFD brokers, asset managers and other market participants who are looking to place their mission-critical matching engines, MT4/MT5 trading servers, reporting servers and other system components in secure and co-located environment.   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 +

The Big Interview: Vikas Kedia

FlexTrade’s managing director in the UK, Vikas Kedia, discusses the evolution of the EMS and OMS market and gives his view on combining both systems into a single solution.   READ MORE +

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which took effect on Jan. 3, could draw scrutiny to execution services and tools that are sponsored by brokers, such as...   READ MORE +

BSO Acquires Apsara Networks

New year, big announcement. We’re delighted to announce that we have acquired Apsara Networks, a leading supplier of wireless connectivity to financial markets.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Shortlisted for Six Awards of Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2018

FlexTrade is incredibly pleased to announce it has been shortlisted in six categories of the Fund Technology & WSL Awards 2018.   READ MORE +

Is Market Structure Tied up in Knots?

With a new head of trading and markets at the SEC, there is some optimism that some of the complex market structure issues – such as make-taker incentives and sky-high market data costs — will be looked at in 2018.   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 +

BLOG: Publishing to APAs: What’s the MiFID II Solution

As #MiFIDII draws near, are financial institutions ready to publish their pre and post-trade market data? Here’s what they need to know about APAs.   READ MORE +

Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading

As consumer technologies rapidly evolve, some are speculating that augmented reality could be the next big thing to transform the trader’s work space.   READ MORE +

What do Fintech and Climate Change have in common?

Fintech and Climate Change have a lot more in common than one may think with parallels in growth, prominence and much more...   READ MORE +

TradeTechFX Recap

Earlier this week, FlexTrade exhibited at TradeTechFX at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona alongside the most senior level FX trading professionals. Here, FlexTrade demonstrated for the first time their recently announced integration with Dataminr into the FlexTRADER EMS.   READ MORE +

GES Awarded Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services 4

Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES), a Hong Kong based leading financial trading platform vendor is awarded Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services 4 (SOA-QPS4) to provide ongoing services to the Government’s various bureau and departments. A contract award ceremony was held at the Central Government Offices, Tamar on 17...   READ MORE +

NPL partners with NexGen Networks to expand NPLTime® precise timing service across Europe

NPL is expanding its precise timing service, NPLTime®, across Europe through a strategic global partnership with NexGen Networks, the premier provider of tailored, high-capacity communications services to the financial industry.   READ MORE +

Leading fintech provider PrimeXM accelerates growth with new London office

PrimeXM (@primexm) has set up a new office in the city of London as part of its strategy to expand its offering and to be closer to clients in the region.   READ MORE +

We've enhanced our London to Tokyo FX trading route

With demand from financial traders growing for connectivity in Tokyo, we have architectured an optimised low-latency trading route from London to Tokyo to offer the fastest route on the market.   READ MORE +

Importance of Carrier Diversity Amidst Industry Consolidation

NexGen Networks Highlights Importance of Carrier Diversity Amidst Accelerating Telecommunications Industry Consolidation NexGen offers an alternative as redundancy and carrier diversity planning is disrupted by a surge of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry   READ MORE +

Avelacom chooses Metamako to offer fastest FPGA-based connectivity solution

Avelacom opted for Metamako's FPGA-enabled, high-performance networking devices. The first Metamako's device has been setup in Aurora Data Center in Illinois providing Avelacom's clients with substantially reduced latency and true real-time trading capabilities to access CME Group markets.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Releases Latest Q&A on Best Execution Platform

FlexTrade today released their latest Q&A titled: ‘How will MiFID II impact FX execution for the buy-side?’.   READ MORE +

Ceremony of “First Computational Finance Competition” Ended with a Great Success

The Award Presentation Ceremony of the First Computational Finance Competition jointly organized by GES, and the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter successfully took place on 26 August, 2017 at the Lecture Theatre A, Chow Yei Ching Building, the University of Hong Kong.   READ MORE +

Electronic Trading Industry Trends - Technology and Disruption

As margins decrease and costs increase, electronic trading firms need faster access to information, quicker insights and the ability to outpace competitors who always move at top speed. PDF download.   READ MORE +

PrimeXM shortlisted in the HFM European Technology Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in four categories in the HFM European Technology Awards.   READ MORE +

PrimeXM’s monitoring: A wealth of data at your fingertips

Providing access to real time and historic data analysis, PrimeXM's monitoring component is a must-have feature.   READ MORE +

First Computational Finance Competition Ended with a Great Success

All participants were required to use the Auton trading platform, a financial trading software developed and provided by GES, for algo development and backtesting with historical data in stage 1.   READ MORE +

PrimeXM at IFINEXPO Beijing

PrimeXM is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the IFINEXPO in Beijing in September.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Launches Best Execution Platform Website

FlexTrade Launches Best Execution Platform Website to Showcase Comprehensive Approach to Trading During MiFID II. Visit FlexTrade’s Best Execution Platform website at bestexecution.flextrade.com   READ MORE +

2017 Cybersecurity Outlook for Financial Services Organizations

The Cybersecurity Challenge. Threat Landscape, Risk Mitigation and Considerations are all included in this white paper   READ MORE +

Vela’s CEO Jen Nayar joins Board of Directors of the Security Traders Association of New York

Vela is pleased to announce that its CEO Jennifer Nayar has joined the Board of Directors of the Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) starting from August 1, 2017 for a three-year term.   READ MORE +

Data Privacy Webcast

Data Privacy Webcast Watch this on-demand Webcast from NetApp and Equinix to learn more about today's legal data privacy issues and discover hybrid cloud solutions for protecting your data and your business.   READ MORE +

BSO expands FX trading circuit across Asia as derivatives traders need for speed hots up

Global network provider BSO has added Singapore and Hong Kong to its FX circuit as demand for fast and reliable access to trade currency derivatives in emerging markets intensifies.   READ MORE +

Options Market Structure: Fragmented Reality

Some experts are debating whether the complexity of the listed U.S. options market structure is hurting liquidity providers and driving some market makers out of the business. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +

Colt PrizmNet case study: global asset manager

This global asset management firm has established a trading presence at the LD4 data centre in Slough, and wanted to connect to a variety of executing brokers, content providers and dark pools also colocated at LD4. It knew, however, that implementing resilient cross-connects to each one, with all the equipment...   READ MORE +

BLOG: Buy Side and the Cloud

Capital markets firms have reached a crucial turning point in their evolution. Regulatory burdens and cost pressures have prompted them to rethink architectures and approaches – and decisions about what models to deploy today will ultimately define their ability to compete tomorrow. As a result, cloud-based models are growing in...   READ MORE +

MiFID II - A tech overview

This year sees the biggest regulatory changes for the finance industry since the 2008 financial crisis in the form of the new MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive). This framework EU legislation covers a range of issues centred around financial instruments and the venues where those instruments are traded...   READ MORE +

Order Protection Rule Tug-of-War

There is still uncertainty around the fate of the Order Protection Rule, a key rule governing U.S. stock trading that has led to more complexity, speed and order types, but also protects retail investors from receiving inferior prices on their orders.  FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +

The Middle East Fortifies its Position as a Trading Hub

What effect have global changes had on the region and its network connectivity? Brexit, a new US presidency, MiFID II, Fintech. How is global change affecting the Middle East and what are the consequences for the region’s connectivity and network infrastructure?   READ MORE +

The Future of US Financial Market Regulation

How much is too much market regulation and when does it start having a negative effect on global access? Global change is afoot. The financial industry is currently implementing two regulatory proposals. Find out how you can overcome these regulatory challenges and prepare your network infrastructure.    READ MORE +

Blog: Five Ways to Prevent MiFID II Technology Decisions from Going Wrong

On 22 March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross asset challenges of MiFID II. In the first of three event reports, we look at the need to automate more than ever before, and for greater collaboration between buy-side, sell-side, and technology vendors.   READ MORE +

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