Trading Floor Technologies

Portware Revamp Targets Options Support

NEW YORK-As part of its version 5.0 release of its Portware Enterprise platform, execution management system (EMS) provider Portware tailored the latest update to sport greater support for options trading by re-engineering the platform's Portware Options…

UNX Expands Execution Tools

NEW YORK-Trading platform and connectivity provider UNX has recently added the electronic trading services and equity trading algorithms from Knight Capital's Knight Direct trading system to its stable of trading tools available on its UNX Catalyst…

YCharts Embeds Charts in StockTwits

Chicago-based fundamental data analysis provider YCharts last week began providing users of StockTwits.com-an aggregator of stock-related "tweets" from traders and investors-with access to its fundamental metrics and charts.

Quod to Focus on Benchmarking Capabilities

NEW YORK-As part of the next release of its trading execution platform, QF Adaptive Execution Platform (AEP), which is expected to launch in several weeks, Quod Financial will add features to the existing statistical engine to provide post-trade…

CEP Moves Beyond Algos

LONDON-Over the last year spending on complex event processing (CEP) has been on the rise within the capital markets, concludes the author of a report from industry analyst firm Ovum, to be released on June 18, officials inform DWT .

BM&FBovespa Girds for HFT Growth

NEW YORK-Looking to attract more high-frequency traders, Brazilian exchange BM&FBovespa plans to deploy a co-location offering for equities trading similar to what it currently offers to derivatives traders in its São Paulo facilities, pending regulatory…

Creating the Proper Cross-Asset Recipe

Since the latter half of 2004, Barclays Capital has been refining its multi-asset-class electronic trading support to meet its client demands.

Winterflood Elects IFS as TCA Provider

LONDON-U.K. broker Winterflood Securities has begun using the LiquidMetrix transaction cost analysis (TCA) platform from London-based vendor Intelligent Financial Systems (IFS) to benchmark the performance of its Winner electronic market-making platform.

Connors Group Powers Up 'The Machine'

Financial information and commentary portal provider Connors Group has rolled out its Web-based analytics platform, The Machine, including a new tool aimed at investment advisers for building quantified portfolios.

Fidessa EMS Gains U.S. Options Support

NEW YORK-Market connectivity and trading platform provider Fidessa has integrated real-time market data and trading capabilities for U.S. options into its global EMS Workstation, vendor officials announced today, April 26.

Sybase, Panopticon Partner on Visualization

LONDON-Database provider Sybase has selected the data visualization platform from Panopticon Software to provide real-time data visualization for its recently acquired Aleri complex event processing (CEP) business, which should be launched this week, …

Industry: HFT Brings Higher Costs to Futures Markets

NEW YORK-Direct market access (DMA) is changing how technology providers and trading venues are working with futures commission merchants (FCMs) in conducting high-frequency trading (HFT) and managing its risks, according to members of the futures…

Panopticon Taps Progress, Sybase for Data Connectivity

Stockholm-based data visualization software vendor Panopticon has partnered with Sybase and Progress Software to broaden the range of real-time and historical data that it can display, and has developed an updated software development kit (SDK) that…