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Virtu Financial’s IPO Becomes a Bright Spark in the Doom & Gloom Affecting the Industry

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One of the largest high frequency trading firms has filed an initial public offering. US based Virtu Financial files with the US Securities Exchange Commission, the move looks to open-up the discreet world of ultra-fast trading.
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BT Brings Back Voice with Launch of One Voice Radianz to Cloud Community

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BT Radianz has launched a new integrated voice solution to its cloud community. The solution integrates fixed-line and mobile phone calls thus reducing costs and removing the need for separate networks for member firms.
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FastMatch Launches New Matching Engine in Tokyo, Targets FX Clients

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FastMatch, a matching system for forex trading, whose ownership includes FXCM, Credit Suisse, and BNY Mellon, has announced the launch of its new engine, located in the Equinix IBX Data Center in Tokyo.
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Executive Interview: Quantica Trading’s Janice Robson Examines the Cutting Edge of FinTech

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Specialist algorithmic trading and HFT has become a subject of discussion among regulators and technology providers alike recently. Janice Robson, CEO of Quantica Trading talks about up to the minute dynamics.
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ParFX Will Allow Trading on the Platform Through Prime Brokers

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This unique “playing-field-leveling” institutional spot FX platform, launched by a consortium of major banks last year, will in a few months be open to Hedge Funds to trade on but with controls to deter HFT
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ACTIV Financial Colocates Down Under: Opens Ticker Plant at ASX, Eyes APAC

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With Europe continuing its barrage of rulings against HFT, Australia welcomes it. Today, ACTIV Financial has established a ticker plant at ASX, in order to provide higher quality and better performing data from the region.
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A Look Back At Trading Volumes: FX Industry Hangs Tough As 2013 Bows Out

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Although 2013 brought good fortune to many FX firms, it was not a time for companies to rest on their laurels. On the contrary, as volumes increased, strategic corporate decisions were taken to move the industry on.
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Thomson Reuters Contemplates Randomized Execution, What the HFT Panel Thinks?

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Thomson Reuters may become the next operator of randomized execution on their forex trading platforms. Seen as a way to curb HFT order flow, randomized execution limits the advantages of low latency traders in the market.
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ParFX Joins FXecosystem’s Low Latency FX Community Meet-Me-Room™

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ParFX has joined a FX specific low latency community in a bid to enhance performance and reduce latency. It joins FXecosystem’s Meet-Me-Room, a FX specific location where liquidity providers, banks and technology firms are interconnected.
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MarketPrizm Announces Data and Order Entry Deal with Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange

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London based provider of market data and trading infrastructure services, to offer data and order-entry services to DGCX to increase its cross-border connectivity to brokers and investors seeking access to trade.
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Atlas ATS Brings Wall Street Grade Crypto-Currency Platform, and Adds Options Trading

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OANDA Launches Retail FX Tools Marketplace, Forex Magnates Reviews

OANDA opens a Marketplace featuring apps, training, and MT4 plugins developed by the broker and its partners to provide its clients with vetted tools and services. Forex Magnates reviewed the new offering.
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BT Prime Extends Emerging Markets Push, Adds Thai Baht Liquidity

EM offerings are taking the stage this year, as after increased offerings of Chinese Yuan trading, we are now getting an announcement that one of the leading FX liquidity providers adds the Thai Baht.
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