Electronic Trading

Regions and asset classes are increasingly bound by data as the search for alpha ensues...  

Technology & Regulation (100 Found)  |  Back to Ecosystems

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 +

ED&F Man Capital Markets and Vela collaborate on US Equities and Equity Options execution offering

Vela adds ED&F Man Capital Markets’ smart order routing to its execution platforms to deliver tailored cross-asset market access solutions for algorithmic and quantitative traders   READ MORE +

Direct Market Access in Exchange-Traded FX Derivatives

In this article first published by e-Forex Magazine, Ahmed Heikal talks about how firms can ensure they provide the best possible environment for their customers to trade as the FX exchange-traded derivatives market evolves.   READ MORE +

Helping the broker community discover the value of DMA simplicity in a complex world

There is increasing value to be found in a high-performance direct market access (DMA) platform that makes life easier for new liquidity providers by eliminating pain points, whilst at the same time allowing brokers to rapidly expand their own client reach with new lines of business at no additional cost.   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 +

The democratization of direct market access

DMA has become increasingly pervasive across the industry in recent years, particularly amongst principal trading groups but also with an increasing number of hedge funds and other buy-side firms engaged in algo trading.   READ MORE +

Is cloud computing the future of finance?

In the fast-paced, tech-driven world that we are living in, the financial services industry has an opportunity to use cloud technology to drive growth, improve customer experiences and stay up to date with ever-changing compliance regulations.   READ MORE +

Vela named Best Low-Latency Data/Technology Provider

WatersTechnology recognises SuperFeed in the Inside Market Data Awards   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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +


As firms shift to trading derivatives using SONIA in the UK and the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) in the US, the increase in liquidity and speed of trading is likely to create pressure on the trading infrastructure underpinning execution.   READ MORE +

Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)

Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)   READ MORE +

Gaining an edge in derivatives market access in Asia Pacific

In this latest blog, Vela's Viny Bodhani looks at how firms can optimise their market access connectivity and execution technology infrastructure as global trading strategies are brought to local APAC markets.   READ MORE +

Peggy Sullivan wins Women in Finance award for Excellence in Service Providers

Honored in Markets Media Markets Choice Awards for Women in Finance 2019   READ MORE +

Avelacom Launches Multi-Cloud Solution to Accelerate Connectivity to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The solution offers traders ultra-low latency and on-demand connectivity to cryptocurrency exchanges located with world-leading cloud service providers   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 +

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 +

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 +

Featured Events | View All

Platform Partners

Supporting the world's largest industry ecosystems-on Platform Equinix™
  • amazon Logo
  • oracle Logo
  • google Logo
  • att Logo
  • Verizon Logo
  • Microsoft Azure Logo
  • telefonica Logo
  • softlayer Logo
  • netapp Logo
  • F5 Logo