See below for a list of independently written IBS Journal news and feature articles and IBS Intelligence Research vendor profiles, case studies and market analysis related to Trading Platforms in order of publication date.
The term ‘trading system’ often has the connotation of ‘trading method’ or way of trading rather than referring to the computer system that is used to process trades. That computer system is often referred to as the ‘trading platform’ or ‘dealing room system’ to differentiate it from the ‘trading system’ which may be some empirical method used to assist traders in judging when to enter into buy trades and when to enter into sell trades.
The trading platform may be designed for specific types of market such as futures and options, foreign exchange, fixed income securities, derivatives, etc. and will enable traders to examine various pricing, model various scenarios and capture and execute the trade.
They will typically include some form of portfolio or history of accumulated trades that can be ‘marked-to-market’ (i.e. priced using current market prices not those at which they were traded) to show some sort of trading performance and risk management reporting.
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28 March 2011
When Qatar Exchange uprooted its trading infrastructure, open source software formed the backbone of its replacement.
09 March 2011
Pave, Spain's first multilateral trading facility (MTF), has selected a clearing house, EuroCCP, and is now finalising the corporate governance structure. It will then apply for a licence and, subject to approval, will commence trading in H2 2011.
03 March 2011
The latest gossip from around the industry.
03 March 2011
A round-up of recent orders in the financial technology sector worldwide. Oracle FSS, Tieto, Temenos, SAP and others have announced new deals. Bank of China, Helm Bank, Nordea and Johannesburg Stock Exchange are among the financial institutions...
03 March 2011
A round-up of recent mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology sector worldwide. Buyers include Sungard, Bottomline Technologies, Visa and FIS Global. Direct Debit Limited (DDL), Chi-X Europe and Playspan are among the target companies.
28 February 2011
Africa's largest stock exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is following the lead of London Stock Exchange (LSE) in moving to a new equity trading platform from MillenniumIT. It is replacing Accenture's Tradelect and relocating the trading...
02 February 2011
A round-up of recent mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology sector worldwide. Buyers include Capgemini, BAE Systems, SAP and Wall Street Systems. Norkom Technologies, Ecofinance and Cardsave are among the target companies.
02 February 2011
A round-up of recent orders in the financial technology sector worldwide. Oracle FSS, Surecomp, Vermeg, ERI and others have announced new deals. Cal Israel, DBS Bank, SocGen Corporate and Investment Bank, CIMB Group and Indian Bank are among the ...
07 December 2010
A round-up of recent orders in the financial technology sector worldwide. Sungard, Fidessa, Misys, Nucleus, Charles River and others have announced new deals. Virgin Money, ABN Amro, Bank of Ireland, Samlink, Ajman Bank, Banca Mifel and EFG Asset...
06 December 2010
All of the gossip from around the industry.
06 December 2010
A round-up of recent mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology sector worldwide. Buyers include American Express, Capgemini and Misys. Accertify, Matrix Financial Systems and Sophis are among the target companies.
05 November 2010
Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) continues to modernise its technology.
04 November 2010
A round-up of recent orders in the financial technology sector worldwide. Misys, Infrasoft, Clear2Pay, Calypso, Temenos and others have announced new deals. ABN Amro, Co-op Financial Services, Danske Bank, Morgan Stanley, Tokyo Stock Exchange and...
30 September 2010
A round-up of recent orders in the financial technology sector worldwide. SAS, FRSGlobal, Sofgen, Fidessa, Norkom and others have announced new deals. Central Bank of Oman, Russia's VTB Bank, UAE's National Bank of Abu Dhabi and US-based EFX Corp...
29 September 2010
A round-up of recent mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology sector worldwide.
22 September 2010
Following a recent strategic review, UK-based Plus Markets Group, a recognised investment exchange (RIE), is considerably reducing costs and headcount. On the IT front, it is replacing Nasdaq OMX with an in-house trading platform, and BT Radianz...
10 September 2010
Fidessa has bagged a number of deals for its hosted trading software. BHF-Bank in Germany, RS Platou Markets in Norway and Tokai Tokyo Securities in Japan are automating their sell-side trading with Fidessa.
11 August 2010
Direct Edge, the latest US stock exchange, is nearing a month of live trading on its new Microsoft .Net platform. The software was built from the ground up by Direct Edge's own IT team.
28 July 2010
NCB Capital, the investment and asset management arm of National Commercial Bank, is to become the first domestic user of Fidessa's full sell-side trading software suite in Saudi Arabia. With over one million retail clients, NCBC is the vendor's...
06 July 2010
Norway-based First Securities, a securities broker and subsidiary of Swedbank, is implementing a sell-side platform from Fidessa. The new software is deployed on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis and will replace manual processes, says Peter...
21 June 2010
Omega, a Toronto-based alternative trading system (ATS) for Canadian exchange-listed equities, has ambitious plans to take on the might of Canada's main exchange operators, TMX Group and Alpha ATS.
16 June 2010
Singapore Exchange (SGX) has embarked on an ambitious 'Reach' initiative to attract more international business to the region. The plans include the creation of a colocation data centre, seamless connection of global trading communities to Singapore...
08 June 2010
Sweden-based trading technology vendor, Cinnober Financial Technology, has launched an exchange system on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis.
07 June 2010
Misys is partnering with Smartstream to create what Larry Mitchell, VP solutions management, treasury and capital markets at Misys, describes as 'a one-stop shop' for trade operations of financial institutions.
02 June 2010
Bank Bukopin, Baader Bank and Cole Taylor Bank amongst others.
02 June 2010
Mumbai-based Inter-connected Stock Exchange of India (ISE) is implementing new trading software from TCS.
25 May 2010
Characterised by its reliance on legal documentation, syndicated lending is on the heavy-weight side of the lending business. What is it and who wants it?
22 April 2010
Sungard is seeking to globalise its Software as a Service (SaaS) approach for trading technology and is unifying disparate components under one brand name – Valdi. The suite is now available in the Americas and Europe, and is aimed at easing the p...
19 April 2010
Indonesia Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX), a low latency trading platform powered by US vendor Patsystems, has been launched. It will provide the country with its own price reference for its products and hopes to lure traders away from...
31 March 2010
The trading technology subsidiary of London Stock Exchange, MillenniumIT, has landed a deal with Tullett Prebon, one of the world's largest inter-dealer brokers. A new electronic trading solution will slot into Tullett Prebon's best-of-breed...
18 March 2010
Following Temenos' acquisition of Viveo Group, the Swiss vendor has started to shed Viveo's non-core banking units. The commodities business has been snapped up for £2.3 million by Brady plc, a trading and risk management software provider for metals ...
17 March 2010
Verticlear, a newly launched Canada-based data and account management solutions provider for the trading space, plans to expand into the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia, and is open for partnership with local firms.
03 March 2010
Castleoak Securities, a boutique investment bank in the US, is live with a new trading platform from Fidessa. The platform is provided on a hosted basis and covers front-to-back operations at the bank.
03 March 2010
Activ Financial, KVH and Merrill Lynch offer a new joint low latency platform for Japanese markets.
03 March 2010
Sveafastigheter, a Sweden-based private equity firm specialising in property, is to implement IT2's treasury management system. The deal was won by the vendor's local partner, Opuscapita.
24 February 2010
The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has signed for a new trading platform, Genium Inet, from Nasdaq OMX. ASX was looking for a new system to respond to competitive pressure from new multilateral trading facilities, believes Lars Ottersgard, SVP of...
22 February 2010
BT muscles into Swift's territory, with its managed secure messaging service. Pitched as a cheaper, wider-reaching and secure option than that offered by Swift, BT is hopeful of a sizeable take-up. The vendor is also making inroads into Russia,...
01 February 2010
In South Korea, Kondor+ has made a first inroad into the securities house sector but this is a country that is resisting the front-to-back office approach.
01 February 2010
International broker, NewEdge, has been a pioneer for Thomson Reuters' K+TP back office system. Will its experiences help to change perceptions about this supplier's offerings?
27 January 2010
Sweden-based Orc Software and Neonet are planning to create one group, which will combine the former's derivatives trading and connectivity products and the latter's equity trading solutions. Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific will be the key areas...
25 January 2010
Quant Capital, an independent private investment firm, is deploying Aleri's complex event processing (CEP) technology and CEP-based solutions.
22 January 2010
Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has launched its next-generation equity and convertible bond trading system, meeting its rescheduled deadline and delivering long-awaited low latency trading to the markets.
19 January 2010
Fortis Bank Global Clearing (FBGC) is using Interxion's City of London Financial Hub to house its market access platforms. Following Fortis Group's break-up, the clearing unit relocated from Belgium to the UK, where most of the European liquidity...
06 January 2010
FXall, the multi-bank electronic foreign exchange platform provider, is to purchase LavaFX from Citi. LavaFX will expand FXall's institutional client base to nearly 1000 hedge funds, CTAs, banks, broker-dealers, corporate treasurers and asset...
17 December 2009
2009 was hardly a good year for the financial services sector and this has been reflected in the financial technology market. Smaller and weaker players were gobbled up by larger counterparts, some went out of business, but others managed to make the...
07 December 2009
Medsofts Group, a commodity trader, broker and logistics services provider in the MENA market, has signed for a new commodity trading and risk management system from Eka Software Solutions.
03 December 2009
Operador de Mercado Ibérico de Energía (OMIP), the Iberian power market derivatives exchange, is replacing its current trading platform, Condico, from Nasdaq OMX, with Trayport's Exchange System. A go-live is scheduled for summer 2010.
25 November 2009
Nasdaq OMX has suffered a setback in the move of equities trading from its current Saxess platform to Inet, brought by the vendor from the US.
24 November 2009
Aleri's Coral8 complex event processing (CEP) engine has been deployed at TurkDex, the only private derivatives exchange in Turkey.
23 November 2009
FFasfill, a UK-based system provider in the trading space, has signed Ignis Asset Management for the hosted option of its back office solution, Eclipse.
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