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SquareBook receives FCA approval, brings innovation to IPO process

Following participation in the FCA’s Sandbox initiative in 2018/2019,  SquareBook has received regulatory authorisation under Article 25 (2) of the Regulated Activities Order to ‘make arrangements with a view to transactions in investments’. Read more »

Standard Chartered Goes Live with Digital Vega

Digital Vega, the leading FX Options e-trading platform and provider of FX Options trading solutions, today announced that Standard Chartered Bank has become a Liquidity Provider (LP) on its Medusa trading platform.  Standard Chartered has a unique global footprint, actively trading over 100 currencies and pricing an unparalleled range of emerging markets and G10 currencies. The addition of Standard Chartered adds broader liquidity to the Medusa... more Read more »

Caplin Adds Crypto to Multi-Asset Trading Platform

Caplin, the specialist provider of desktop and mobile e-trading technology, today announced the addition of cryptocurrencies to its range of technology components for multi-asset trading.  Read more »

TriOptima Announces Completion of First Cleared Inflation Swap Compression Run in LCH SwapClear

TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has completed the first cleared inflation swap compression run at LCH SwapClear. The compression run was completed on July 19 with Euro cleared inflation swaps being compressed through the triReduce service. TriOptima will go live with Sterling and US Dollar cleared inflation swaps compression in LCH SwapClear... more Read more »

Avelacom Adds Gemini to Provide Enhanced Connectivity for Growing Crypto Markets

Avelacom, the high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, has added Gemini Trust Company, LLC, a digital asset exchange and custodian, to its list of cryptocurrency exchange tech vendors in Equinix’s NY5 data center. The partnership will support both firms’ clients by providing increased connectivity options to Gemini. Read more »

Caplin Hires 3 Business Development Executives

Caplin Systems, the specialist provider of desktop and mobile e-trading technology, today announced three senior appointments to support its continued growth in EMEA, Scandinavia and Asia. Read more »

TriOptima Record Compression Shrinks Notional in Eurex Clearing

TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has reduced notional outstanding at Eurex Clearing by 26% following a record compression run on June 26, 2019. Read more »

Traiana to Modernize Equity Swaps Market With Automated Post Trade Lifecycle Management Service

Traiana, the leading infrastructure service for trade lifecycle and risk management solutions, today announced that it has launched a new service to fully automate the post trade lifecycle management of the multi-trillion dollar equity swaps market. Traiana’s Equity Swaps Lifecycle Management service will transform the market’s previously manual, labour intensive and inefficient post trade affirmation processes for clients globally.   Read more »

Horizon Software Announced the Release Volatility Algorithm to Automate Volatility Spreading Strategies, and more Generally Dispersion Trading

Horizon Software (Horizon), the world’s leading provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, has announced the release of a new volatility algorithm to automate volatility spreading strategies, and more generally dispersion trading strategies. This algorithm will be known as Hedged Vol Spreader (HVS). Read more »

DriveWealth Partners with Sigma Securities and Trove Technologies to Launch First Digital U.S. Equities Trading Product in Nigeria

 DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, today announced a new partnership with Sigma Securities Limited, a leading Nigerian brokerage firm, and Trove Technologies, a cutting-edge Africa-based financial app developer.  The DriveWealth platform is the engine for the new offering, which is launching today, giving Nigerian investors their first seamless digital access to the U.S. Read more »

StockX joins Unicorn Club and names e-commerce veteran Scott Cutler new CEO

StockX​, ​the world’s first ‘stock market of things’, has closed on a $110 million Series C funding round from investment firms DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital. The company also announced today the appointment of Scott Cutler as CEO. ​Cutler succeeds co-founder Josh Luber, who will continue to serve on the executive leadership team and board of directors. ​The raise, in which current investors GV and Battery Ventures also... more Read more »

Reality Clash Crypto Collectible Weapons Now Trading on OpenSea

 Players of mobile AR combat game Reality Clash can now buy and sell limited-edition weapons and earn real money via OpenSea, the world’s largest general marketplace for crypto collectibles. Crypto collectibles are a fundamentally new type of digital good. Unlike traditional in-game DLC, which is ultimately owned and controlled by a game’s publisher, blockchain-enabled crypto collectibles can be traded directly between players for profit,... more Read more »

DTCC Sponsored Service Achieves Key Milestone in Treasury Market Clearing with Citadel Activity

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced its subsidiary Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) has achieved yet another milestone in the transformation of the U.S. Treasury market toward central clearing as Citadel successfully executed and cleared both cash and repo trades via FICC’s recently expanded Sponsored Service model. Read more »

National Bank of Canada Joins EquiLend Ownership Group

National Bank of Canada (NBC) has completed its acquisition of a 10% stake in EquiLend from J.P. Morgan following clearance from EquiLend’s regulators in the United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland. J.P. Morgan will continue to hold a 10% ownership interest in EquiLend. The deal was announced in December 2018 and closed in June 2019. J.P. Morgan previously held a 20% stake in EquiLend. Read more »

PanXchange Frac Sand Market Data Now Available on Quandl

PanXchange, an OTC exchange and price discovery platform for physical commodities, today announced that it will distribute its proprietary pricing data for hydraulic fracturing proppants, better known as frac sand, through Quandl, a leading provider of financial and alternative data for financial professionals. Read more »

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