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Bringing Sexy Back - to FIX

In a new blog called "Bringing Sexy Back...to FIX," Trading Technologies CTO Drew Shields talks about the modern twist on the boring service of FIX, which they're called FIX-as-a-Service, or "FaaS."

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DTCC’S Trade Processing Suite Traffics One Billion Trades

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that its full-service institutional straight-through-processing (STP) suite of products, processed close to one billion trades in 2016.

Apex Clearing Selects Smartleaf to Provide Sophisticated Portfolio Rebalancing

Apex Clearing has announced it will act as an authorized reseller of Smartleaf's rebalancing technology solution for its custody and clearing clients.

ON THE MOVE: Upward Moves Onward; Instinet Nabs Trio for Research Sales and Research

In this week's On the Move, Jane Street adds a Wall Street pro its ETF research group while Instinet snags a trio of executives for its Research and Research Sales team. Also, see who's moving around at Goldman Sachs and who might be joining the Trump Administration.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

OCC Sees Record Clearing Levels

The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corp., the largest equities derivative clearing firm, saw record clearing volumes in the first month of 2014.

Brown Exits Omgeo, Arthus Steps In

Longtime Omgeo CEO and president Marianne Brown has stepped down from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. subsidiary and will be replaced by Paula Sausville Arthus.

SunGard's Cloud STP for Alternative Investments

Hedge fund managers, private equity firms and fund administrators looking to manage incoming and outgoing alternative investment data now have a cloud-based choice from SunGard.

ICE Trade Vault: 4.5M

IntercontinentalExchange Group's Trade Vault Europe, its European trade repository, processed roughly 4.5 million trades across energy, agricultural commodities, metals, credit, interest rates and equity derivatives its first day.

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