Spread officials say the wireless network offers the lowest latency and fastest data processing time of any wireless network between the datacenters.
The deal will accelerate QuantHouse’s expansion into the US.
The pair will be tasked with growing Symphony's business across North and South Asia.
The XYT Hub provides access to tick data from varied sources through a common interface. Big XYT has signed up Bats as its first data distribution partner, but plans to make a broad range of exchange data accessible via the new Hub.
The metals data will be available over the QED service at datacenters in the UK, Europe, and the US.
CJC has promoted Peter Williams to chief technology officer, replacing co-founder Paul Tomblin, who becomes chief information officer.
Birshan previously spent 15 years at Bloomberg in a variety of sales roles, having started at the vendor as an analyst.
The Go West consortium describes its mission as "to create more efficient access to global financial markets by offering the fastest and lowest latency route between Chicago and Tokyo... at a reasonable cost."
Officials say the move will significantly reduce latency within CME's Aurora datacenter.
30-year BT veteran Payne will now hold the position of managing director of BT Radianz Services, concurrent with his role as chief operating officer for BT’s Global Banking & Financial Markets division.
Enhancements aim to transform how global asset managers manage data.