Introducing 'Sound Bytes', a new column from Automated Trader to keep you abreast of what people are talking about.
In the first edition of Sound Bytes, we spoke to a range of industry figures at the recent TradeTech conference in Paris and gathered views on the debate about high frequency trading in the wake of Michael Lewis's new book Flash Boys; and we also hear about some of the new trends in technology. Next week, we'll be offering more Sound Bytes on regulation, liquidity, dark pools and emerging markets.
FIA introduced its SEF Tracker for measuring swap trading activity, meanwhile an IPC survey conducted at the FIA Chicago conference in November, concluded that the industry remains unprepared for SEF regulation deadlines.
EuroCCP and EMCF completed their consolidation within a timescale of seven weeks.
ASEAN Exchanges announced the development of a post trade solution and appointed Deutsche Bank for custody & settlement.
Products and Services
Saxo Bank added USDCNH OTC options to its platform.
CQG and DirectFX partnered to add OTC FX using First Derivatives tech.
xCFD now accepts Bitcoin deposits, and launched a mobile app.
FXCM is to offer offshore RMB trading to its global client base.
CMC Markets selected smartTrade's LiquidityFX.
ICAP deployed Perseus LiquidPath for LATAM connectivity.
EdgeConneX launched a new Salt Lake City Edge Data Centre.
Thomson Reuters introduced StarMine Insider Filings Model US.
Azul Systems extended its Zulu Runtime for Java to support Java 8.
People in the news
Eze Software appointed Pete Sinisgalli as CEO.
Adam Sussman joined Liquidnet from TABB Group.