A summary of the latest financial technology news.
Valantic FSA, a European solutions provider, wants to remake the fixed-income tech scene in interoperability's image, taking on incumbents like Ion Group.
The Chicago-based futures trading platform recently rolled out a new OMS offering, while other projects, like its Echo Chamber market data platform, have been put on pause until a sale goes through.
Stifel Europe weathered 2020 volatility and switched vendors in looking to simplify its middle- and back-office functions and increase tech investment.
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Lindsay Black (pictured), who has been appointed managing director of strategic initiatives in BMO's data & analytics group.
Anthony takes a look at some major CEO changes from the last year, and what those moves might mean for clients of those vendors.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Sayant Chatterjee (pictured), who has been appointed chief operating officer at LiquidityBook.
A look at some of the key people moves from the past week, including Nicolas Aguzin (pictured), who joins HKEx as its new CEO.
Anthony takes a look at the alternative data industry post-GameStop, and wonders about Ion Group’s strategy going forward after recent acquisitions.
While it would appear that Ion has acquired the Pisa-based vendor, details are murky. If the deal has gone through, though, it could mean contractual changes will occur in the near future for List users.
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Ion Group has acquired Dash Financial. Whether or not this ends up being a good marriage will come down to the people making the tech platforms, Anthony says.
The deal will allow Ion to pair Dash alongside Fidessa as it looks to “own the sell-side technology space.”
Anthony takes a look at some of the major projects that involved application interoperability from last year. The list includes feats by Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Barclays, ICE, State Street, Refinitiv, and FactSet.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
Blaze 7 will feature an enhanced, integrated suite for options volatility traders.
The trading tech giant has five days to address issues, or face a months-long investigation.
The bank and Charles River are planning the next phase of enhancements to the Alpha trading platform.
Two former Fidessa employees are working with Glue42, which in turn is working with Fidessa and Ion, on bringing interoperability to the OMS space.
A look at some of the key 'people moves' from this week including Greg Ruppert (pictured) who joins Finra as executive vice president.
Barclays and Nomura among banks that had moved from Ion to rival it now controls.
The Swedish tech vendor is hoping to capitalize on disruption in the OMS space by offering an automated solution for migrating FIX rules and for FIX certification.
While progress was made in the desktop application interoperability space in the last year, Anthony Malakian says 2020 is likely to see some major developments that will help to push this movement forward.
Anthony explains why it's important to keep an eye on acquired firms long after the ink has dried on the deal.