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March 18, 2010

Getting Better IOI View

By John D'Antona Jr.

The vendor arm of NYSE Technologies unveiled ioinet v2, a system that allows buyside traders to filter indications of interest by security, broker and size. It also lets them create fully customizable graphics for easier broker analysis, said Paul Scott, the firm's head of liquidity discovery.

Scott said the newly added visual features include heat maps, line graphs and pie and bar charts. These enhancements help the buyside spot trends and trades. Pre-trade and post-trade information is available and viewable, as well as broker volumes, and prior transactions can now be viewed graphically and across securities.

Ioinet previously only had preset message filters that could not be adjusted, forcing end users to sort through myriad messages. Users can now set their own message filters, allowing them to see liquidity within a specific price range or trading location.

NYSE Euronext acquired the ioinet application when it purchased the New York Financial Information Exchange last August for $144 million.

 

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