This Week: Cboe-Neo, Aviva-Macrobond, Iress, BNY Mellon, Options, MT Newswires-Bloomberg, and more

A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.


Cboe snaps up Neo operator Aequitas Innovations 

Cboe Global Markets has agreed to buy Aequitas Innovations, operator of Canadian equities market Neo Exchange, for an undisclosed sum, to expand its trading offering in Canadian securities. Neo, founded in 2015, operates three market models—Neo-L, a make-take model; Neo-N, an inverted model; and Neo-D, a dark pool—as well as Neo Connect, a platform for trading unlisted securities. Following the acquisition of Canadian ATS MatchNow last year, Cboe

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Firms step up non-compete use to protect tech, data IP

US states are increasingly banning or limiting the use of non-compete contracts, but financial firms are using them more frequently to safeguard proprietary tech and data assets—including the knowledge of the individuals who work on them.

Waters Wrap: Examining ASX’s CHESS do-over

The Australian exchange was the first exchange to be all-in on DLT—and the project failed. Anthony speaks with ASX’s Tim Whiteley to discuss the lessons learned and why he thinks the second attempt will succeed.

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