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S3 Launches Options Best Ex 2.0 Execution Analysis System

S3 has added midpoint analytics to help measure best execution.

WEX Launches RFQ System to Mirror High Touch Execution in Options

Wolverine Execution Services announced today the launch of “Request For Quote” which shortens the traditionally long and potentially error-prone process down to a simple and shorter electronic one.

ALGO UPDATE: Horizon Says Buy-side Can Have Algos ‘Their Way’

Horizon Software, based out of London, is offering the institutional traders the ability to “buy and build” his algos, putting the trader into the programmer’s seat to make his own custom tailored trading strategy.

Castine and ONEaccess Offer Enhanced RPA Solution to the Buy Side

Castine Consulting LLC and ONEaccess, a Visible Alpha company, are pleased to announce their collaboration to provide enhanced RPA (Research Payment Account) solutions to asset managers and hedge funds.

BRI Indexes Launch on HedgeCoVest and the SMArt Xchange

BRI Partners has entered into a licensing agreement with HedgeCoVest to make the index strategies accessible on its investment platform.

ITG Discusses Trading the Close and The NYSE’s D-Quote

Execution broker ITG examines trading at the close and the use of D Quotes, particularly at the NYSE.

Agecroft Partners Pledges $1 Million from Hedge Fund Leadership Summits to Charities

Agecroft Partners has pledged to donate $1 million from its Hedge Fund Leadership Summits to non-profit organizations that benefit children.

TORA Adds Advanced Pre- and Post-Trade Allocation, CM and IBOR Capabilities to its OEMS

TORA, a provider of cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS), announced the commercial launch of its TORA Ticketing solution. TORA Ticketing provides advanced pre- and post-trade allocation, trade reconciliation, commission management and investment book of records (IBOR) functionality.

Advanced Logic Analytics Launches Portfolio Optimization Tools

Advanced Logic Analytics announced the introduction of advanced finance analytics to help financial markets firms reduce downside investment risk and achieve upside potential.

TRADING THE WEEK: Low Volatility Conundrum Plagues Market

Trading in the equities mart was quite subdued amid a backdrop of more important headline events, such as the release of audit trail costs, new Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton’s first official appointment of his tenure and France’s election of a new president. Market talk centered on the continued dearth of volatility and the lack of trading opportunities present.

Rival Systems Integrates with QuantHouse’s Ultra-Low Latency Market Data Feed

Rival Systems announced that it has integrated into its trading platform QuantHouse’s end-to-end ultra-low latency market data feed.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Industry Watch - Bringing BuysidersTo the NYSE Floor

Back at the turn of the millennium, it was uncommon for the buy-side trader to execute directly the independent floor brokers on the New York Stock Exchange. There was no direct and cost efficient way to do it, until one company decided it was time to change that. Read here to see what was done.

Traders Magazine Introduces FLASHBACK FRIDAY Series

Introducing Flashback Friday – a new series produced along with Instinet that celebrates the history of equities trading as chronicled by Traders Magazine. Similar to what readers see on social media sites, every Friday, we will take a walk down memory lane and recount the highlights of a specific month and year.

Charles River Partners with OTAS to Improve Buy-Side Trading Efficiency

The partnership makes OTAS’s trade analytics available as a separately licensed add-in to Charles River’s portfolio management workspace and combined order and execution management system (OEMS).

For Global Regulated Participants, the Debate of Dodd-Frank is Brief

While talk of repealing the Dodd-Frank Act has been at the fore of regulatory rollbacks vowed by the new U.S. administration, IPC's Walter Ferstand says that in most financial industry circles the sentiment is that a wholesale dismissal of the regulation is unlikely.