When TradingView first launched about four years ago, it sought to give retail traders access to the tools and advantages of their professional counterparts, including data, charts and analytics, along with a community of peers with which to exchange ideas. Now, with just over a million monthly active users, this trading information and social network is adding a key feature it didn't have: trading.
Recently completed technology upgrades at CME Group have improved data connections that critics have complained were not uniform in speed and had the potential to give some participants advantages over others.
CBOE Holdings and Eris Exchange are entering into a strategic partnership to develop new products aimed at addressing the impact of pending regulations. Along with the product-development partnership, the companies announced that CBOE Holdings is making a minority investment in Eris Exchange Holdings and joining the company's board of directors.
When ICAP completes its planned sale of its global broking unit to Tullett Prebon, the electronic broking and post trade business that remains will be rebranded NEX Group, the company announced Monday. The ICAP brand will be transferred to Tullett Prebon as part of the deal, which is expected to close by the end of 2016.
Corporate bond trading platform TruMid is rolling out a new protocol empowering traders to launch trading sessions for corporate bonds they are interested in, using TruMid's blended dark-lit trading protocol. The new protocol, called Swarm on Demand, is a key feature of a new in-house trading platform the company has created and designed to be more user friendly.
Citadel Securities is reportedly in talks with Citigroup to buy Automated Trading Desk (ATD), an electronic market making unit. Negotiations are still underway and could fall apart, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the talks.
Liquidnet is launching a new feature that it says will empower buy side firms to be their own sales traders in seeking out additional block liquidity. The company says the tool, called Targeted Invitations, was successfully rolled out in Europe last year.
With the explosion of marketplace lending, accredited investors can invest in everything from small business startups to their neighbor's mortgage. But the quality alternative investments that experienced asset managers offer to hedge funds and high net worth investors generally remain out of reach.
The product, called Global Post Trade Management, or GPTM, enables financial institutions to standardize post-trade processing and eliminate duplicative operations and information silos, thereby reducing costs.
Nasdaq has launched a new testing platform to help exchanges, clearing houses and central securities depositories conduct quality assurance and speed the time to market of new tools. The platform, called Nasdaq Validator, is an API-independent testing platform offering both manual and automated test tools for the capital markets industry.