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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 +

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 +

FBS Markets Chooses Vissensa for Equinix London Data Centre Services


Vissensa was chosen by FBS due to the extensive technical capabilities available which has also helped cater for some very well-known financial institutions around the world.   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 +

Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures


“While algo wheels have gained traction in equities, in futures it is a more recent development and it points to how the buy side is embracing the most advanced tools to automate and achieve optimal execution with an actionable feedback loop,” said Marco Bianchi, head of business development for futures...   READ MORE +

Vela adds IMC Systematic Internaliser data feed


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

Options Announces New Global Managed Colocation Facilities in Canada


Options has successfully deployed colocation infrastructure with multiple global exchanges as part of its aggressive 2019 global platform expansion.   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 +

Build and buy? For financial trading systems, it’s no longer just a binary question


In his latest blog post, Ollie Cadman, Global Head of Product Management and Business Operations at Vela, looks at why it now makes sense for firms to consider a build and buy approach, driven by an API first strategy.   READ MORE +

Trading in the Cloud


FlexTrade’s Lee Sherling discusses the firm’s innovative new EMS for hedge funds, FlexNOW   READ MORE +

Preparing for the Long Term


Aaron Levine, vice president of OEMS Solutions at FlexTrade, considers the challenges faced by hedge fund start-ups and the importance of trading technology for their future growth.   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 +

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 +

Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders


FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines desktop application interoperability and the push to make the desktop emulate the user experience on mobile phones where Android and iOS apps are aware of one another and share data.   READ MORE +

Vela enters into strategic partnership with Enyx


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

FlexTrade Increases Sell-Side Sales Presence for EMEA Region


Lak Loi and Vahid Shirani Join as Vice Presidents of Sell-Side OMS Business Development   READ MORE +

FlexTRADER Extends Integration With Goldman Sachs Actionable Indication of Interest (IOI) Liquidity


Provides One-Click or No-Click Interaction with Prioritised IOI Liquidity Directly from the Trading Blotter   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Partners with OpenFin for Desktop Interoperability


Provides Buy-Side Traders with Seamless Interoperability Between FlexTRADER EMS, FlexNOW & OpenFin Third-Party Applications   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 +

Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains


Algorithmic trading has picked up steam in the corporate bond market as fixed income trading desks appear to follow the playbook of equities. But skeptics contend this is unlikely, arguing that bond desks are quite different and will undergo their own electronic transformation.   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 +

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 +

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 +

BSO AND STAKE CAPITAL PARTNER TO DELIVER BLOCKCHAIN STAKING-AS-A-SERVICE FOR CRYPTO INVESTORS


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 +

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 +

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 +

FlexTrade Wins Buy-Side Technology Award for Best Implementation at a Buy-Side Firm (Trading & Risk)


This year’s trading and risk implementation award goes to FlexTrade for the deployment of FlexONE, it’s order and execution management system developed for the buy-side, at boston-based crowd-sourced hedge fund, Quantopian.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Wins Best Buy-Side EMS at Buy-Side Technology Awards 2018


FlexTrade clinches this year’s best buy-side execution management system (EMS) award due to its flexibility, performance and ability to support bespoke workflows through FlexTrader, its EMS platform.   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 +

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 +

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 +

BSO becomes first global network provider to offer direct connectivity to BSE's India INX


We're the first global network provider to offer direct #connectivity to the India INX International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), enabling foreign investors and Non-Resident Indians to access the Indian market   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Rolls Out Multi-Asset Strategy Back-Testing Framework


Test, Update and Deploy Past Trading Strategies Available in FlexTrade EMS and OMS Trading Platforms Handles Equities, FX and Futures   READ MORE +

Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming


Electronic trading in the US Treasury secondary market is evolving and shifting, as non-bank liquidity providers and dealers participate on venues that offer bilateral streaming on a disclosed basis.   READ MORE +

GES and IEEE (HK) CI Chapter Jointly Organize The Second Computational Finance Competition


The Second Computational Finance Competition (“Competition”) which are jointly organized by Hong Kong based Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”), a leading financial trading solution provider, and the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter (“IEEE (HK) CI Chapter”), are now accepting registration from students of local tertiary institutions from 6th August...   READ MORE +

Albar Capital Deploys FlexNOW


FlexTrade today announced that Albar Capital Ltd., a new hedge fund led by Javier Velazquez (formerly of Millennium Capital Partners LLP), is now trading equities and futures using FlexNOW, FlexTrade’s new execution management system.   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 +

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 +

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 +

FlexTrade Receives Two Markets Choice Awards for 2018: Best Multi-Asset EMS & Best New Product


FlexTrade today announced the company received two Market Choice awards — Best Multi-Asset EMS (for the 6th consecutive year) and Best New Product – Execution — at the 6th Annual Markets Media Markets Choice Awards ceremony, which was held in New York City on April 24.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Captures Two Categories at Sell-Side Technology Awards 2018


FlexTrade Systems today announced its FlexTRADER EMS has notched two award categories — Best Automated Trading Platform and Best Alliance or Partnership — during this year’s Sell-Side Technology Awards luncheon, which was held by WatersTechnology and Waters magazine at the The Andaz London Liverpool Street on April 20.   READ MORE +

CMC Markets expands its multi-asset liquidity offering through PrimeXM’s XCore


Through the XCore, financial institutions access the most liquid market in the world.   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 +

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 +

FlexTrade Integrates Kensho Actionable Intelligence into FlexTRADER EMS


Combines Artificial Intelligence and Analytics to Enhance Best Execution Capabilities   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 +

Why You Need to Connect Better into JPX


Start trading JPX today via new POP in ATTOKYO CC2   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 +

Paul Thomas Joins FlexTrade as Vice President, FX Business Development in U.S.


FlexTrade Systems appoints Paul Thomas Vice President, FX Business Development, with responsibility for both the buy-side and sell-side markets in the Americas.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Appoints Paul Alves Senior Vice President, Global FX Business Development


FlexTrade Systems appoints Paul Alves Senior Vice President of Global FX Business Development with a focus on expanding the company’s buy-side trading solutions to asset managers.   READ MORE +

FlexTrade Integrates BestX Trade Analytics into FlexTRADER EMS


Enhances FX Best Execution Capabilities Under MiFID II   READ MORE +

Fortex Inc. announces the release of its MetaTrader 5 Product Suite


"...Fortex is staying ahead of the game by introducing an MetaTrader 5 Bridge OMX that will help brokers get started with the MetaTrader 5 platform and connect to FX ecosystem in no time,” said Natallia Hunik, Global Head of Sales at Fortex Inc.   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 +

FlexTrade Appoints New Multi-Asset Sales Director, Manuela Bauer


Expands EMEA Sales Team Due to Company Growth in 2017   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 +

FlexTrade Introduces Enhanced Cross-OMS Aggregation for MiFID II


Improves FlexTRADER EMS Ability to Aggregate Orders Across Multiple OMSs   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: 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 +

FlexTrade shortlisted in Fintech Awards


We are pleased to be shortlisted in the Finance Monthly Fintech Awards for 'Trading Systems Innovation – Firm of the Year – UK'. The awards recognise the true innovators who help drive the Fintech sector forward.   READ MORE +

Lucera banks on BSO to boost trading access to leading FX hubs


Lucera selects BSO to tap into four major FX hubs to extend their global reach.   READ MORE +

Shortlisted for the 'Innovation Award in EMS'


We are excited to be shortlisted for the 'Innovation Award in EMS' at the Leaders Trading Awards, hosted by The TRADE   READ MORE +

MetaQuotes and PrimeXM demonstrate MT5 connectivity to the XCore liquidity aggregation technology


The video demonstrates the details of the integration between the MT5 platform and the XCore.   READ MORE +

Object Trading (now vela) selects BSO to enhance its DMA platform for market participants


Great news! Object Trading now Vela selects BSO as new network provider   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 +

FlexTrade Appoints Bruce Wolf Head of FX Business Development


FlexTrade Systems today announced the appointment of Bruce Wolf as Head of FX Business Development. Based in the company’s headquarters in New York, Wolf will manage sales and business development for FlexTrade’s FX trading solutions for both the buy side and sell side markets.   READ MORE +

CMC Markets Integrates Proprietary CFD Liquidity with FlexTrade


CMC Markets has announced a new integration to its CFD liquidity offering. The company has partnered up with FlexTrade Systems to enlarge the scope of its offering.   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 +

FlexTrade Integrates Dataminr Global News Alert Feed into FlexTRADER EMS


FlexTrade integrates with Dataminr, one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and machine learning innovation, to create a global macro news alert feed within the FlexTRADER interface.   READ MORE +

Broker wheel of fortune


The algo wheel has burst onto the scene promising to help the buy-side assess, monitor and justify algorithm and broker choices to regulators. The TRADE investigates how the tool works and asks what all of the fuss is about. FlexTrade’s Rich McGraw, senior vice president, global multi-asset EMS/OMS sales, provided...   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 +

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