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Markit Eyes Front-Office Push with thinkFolio Acquisition

Markit has acquired London-based portfolio management system (PMS) provider thinkFolio, in a deal that will see the buy-side stalwart join Markit’s enterprise...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 14 Jan 2014


Aquis, Seeking Transformative Model, Lines Up Partners

London-based, pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF) Aquis Exchange is embarking on a new approach to its pricing model and capital formation as it awaits final approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchange Technologies | 06 Sep 2013


In Two Days, Signals of Change

Nasdaq's SIP-related glitch on Thursday seems a foil for today's news, that the boards of Bats and Direct Edge approved a merger deal on Friday creating a new entity that will surpass Nasdaq's market share. Both events may be long-remembered, and perhaps...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 26 Aug 2013


Direct Edge's William O'Brien on the Bats Merger

After much speculation on Friday last week, news broke today that Direct Edge would merge with Bats. Direct Edge's CEO William O'Brien hopes that this will help the newly combined entity, which will go forward under the Bats name, to break into the Brazilian...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 26 Aug 2013


Knight Capital and Getco Complete Transformation to KCG

With the completion of the merger between high-frequency trading (HFT) specialist Getco and broker-dealer Knight Capital, KCG was launched as a single entity on July 2, 2013, creating a securities firm of considerable size and scale in the US and global...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 02 Jul 2013


What Does the Partnership Between BlackRock and MarketAxess Say About Aladdin?

BlackRock made big news last year by opening up its Aladdin corporate bond trading platform to the broader market. Some feel that its recent alliance with MarketAxess means it has already thrown in the towel.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 09 May 2013


EMCF to Combine with EuroCCP

European central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) EuroCCP and EMCF will combine their operations this year to create a single entity for cash equities clearing, subject to regulatory approvals.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 15 Mar 2013


VC Funds Focus on Data Analytics and Research

Venture capital (VC) funds are turning toward analytics and research providers as the supply of low-latency and alternative liquidity sources has surpassed critical mass.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 04 Mar 2013


After ConvergEx, Eze Eyes Integrated Technology Approach

After the announcement that ConvergEx Group would be selling its RealTick and Eze Castle Software businesses to TPG Capital, it was also stated that the two technology vendors would combine to form the Eze Software Group. With the private investment firm...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | OMS & EMS | 25 Jan 2013


ConvergEx Quits 'Front-End' Tech Business with Eze, RealTick Sale

ConvergEx Group has announced a definitive agreement to sell its Eze Castle Software and RealTick businesses to private investment firm TPG Capital.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 25 Jan 2013

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