This Week: Tradeweb/Nasdaq, HSBC, CME/BrokerTec, Esma, Acquis, SimCorp & more

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

A selection of newspapers

Tradeweb to acquire Nasdaq’s US fixed income trading platform

Tradeweb, an operator of electronic markets for rates, credit, equities, and money markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to take over eSpeed, Nasdaq’s US fixed income trading platform. ESpeed is a fully executable central limit order book in on-the-run US Treasuries. As part of the integration process, the platform will become part of Tradeweb’s Dealerweb solution, serving the wholesale sector.

The $190 million, all-cash

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A rough race begins: Industry faces uphill transition to T+1 settlement

With T+1 compliance set to begin next May, firms will likely be burdened by reduced IT budgets, existing legacy systems and manual processes over the next 15 months. So, while faster settlement will help innovate the middle and back office, some argue industry needs a longer timeline.

Build versus buy: How to evaluate your software

For as long as the investment management industry has used software, there has been a debate about whether asset managers should build or buy their tools. Jonas Svallin, global head of quantitative research and product development at FactSet, argues that…

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