This Week: Instinet/FIS, Goldman/Quant Insight, Nasdaq/Metrio and more

A summary of the latest financial technology news.


Instinet to acquire ‘Fox River’

Instinet Holdings has agreed to acquire FIS’s Execution Services business, formerly known as Fox River, which was became part of FIS after its acquisition of SunGard in 2015. The agency broker, which was established in 2000, provides execution algorithms and tools, including direct market access and sales trading. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SocGen taps FIS for derivatives

French investment bank Societe Generale has signed an agreement with FIS to

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Interop tech buys time for buy-side fixed-income traders

A few buy-side traders and portfolio managers spearheading a drive for greater interoperability are reaping the rewards of increased workplace efficiency. Is interoperability the fixed-income panacea the buy side has been looking for?

GenAI and HFT: A competitive edge?

Timing is critical in the capital markets. IBM researchers say genAI’s predictive abilities in combination with AI/ML models can translate into profitable HFT opportunities.

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