Exchanges & Trading Venues

Exchange Data Revenues Run Gambit of Gains and Losses

Major exchanges reported a mixed bag of fourth-quarter financial results, with some reporting spectacular gains as a result of acquisitions and new initiatives, and others reporting lower revenues from data sales as a result of fewer subscriber numbers.

OTC Markets, Nasdaq Ally on Company News Distribution

New York-based over the counter equities exchange OTC Markets Group has struck an agreement with Nasdaq OMX to integrate its OTC Disclosure & News Service with Nasdaq's GlobeNewswire corporate news distribution platform for Nasdaq-listed companies,…

JPX Seeks Bids for Derivatives Trading System

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX), the merged entity incorporating the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSX), has announced that it will accept bids from vendors for a new derivatives trading system.

Data Demand Drives Second Nasdaq India Office

Nasdaq OMX has opened a new development office in Bangalore, with the goal of boosting its global technology offerings and to meet growing demand in India for data products, exchange solutions and new listing opportunities.

CBOE Eyes 12-Month Latency Cuts

The Chicago Board Options Exchange is in the middle of an ongoing project to reduce data and transaction latency across its trading systems to less than 100 microseconds, building on existing latency reductions achieved as a result of moving its primary…

S&P CapIQ Expands Asia Market Connectivity

S&P Capital IQ plans to extend its low-latency network to new liquidity centers in the Asia-Pacific region over the coming months, including Korea, India and Thailand, in an effort to meet growing customer demand for real-time exchange data.

Omega Securities Inc Adds CEO, ATS

Omega Securities Inc. (OSI), operator of the Toronto-based Omega ATS, installed a new CEO in November. In February it will debut a new alternative trading system (ATS). In April that new ATS will come out with a new pricing model.

Aequitas Amends Exchange Proposals

Aspirant Canadian exchange Aequitas has amended its business plan, following criticism from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) that its original provisions breached market rules on fair access.

Nasdaq Quits SIP Over Lack of Tape Progress

Nasdaq OMX plans to cease operating the Securities Information Processor (SIP) that collects data on Nasdaq-listed stocks, calculates a best bid and offer, and distributes the consolidated feed of quote and trade data─known as Tape C or the Unlisted…

S&P Cap IQ Adds SGX Data to Low-Latency Feed

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions (formerly French low-latency data vendor QuantHouse, which S&P acquired in 2012) has added the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to its QuantFeed consolidated datafeed and QuantLink fiber-optic network.

Hardware Failure Hits Nasdaq Options Data, Trading

Nasdaq halted trading in options symbols starting with the letters A through M on its Nasdaq Options Market on the morning of Friday, Jan. 10, after the exchange experienced an issue with processing data from the Options Price Reporting Authority.

Spread Connects NYSE Mahwah Datacenter to Chicago

Ridgeland, MS-based low-latency fiber network operator Spread Networks has set up a point of presence for its wavelength data network between New York and Chicago at NYSE Euronext's datacenter at Mahwah, NJ, creating roundtrip latency of around 14…

License to Kill: The Complexity of Circuit Breakers

As regulators collaborate to review different concepts to protect the integrity of the US financial markets and reduce potential technology failures, Marina Daras looks at the technical challenges of implementing circuit breakers for brokers and…

Japan Eyes Further Transformation after Exchange Merger

The Japanese capital markets have undergone a series of changes over the past few years, first in response to the natural disasters that affected Asia’s regional hub, and later with the merger of the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange…

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