28 November 2014

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The FIX trading community has agreed a set of best practices for use of the messaging protocol for the exchange of pre-trade information in the bond market, as banks and asset managers work together to overcome a liquidity shortage in fixed income trading.

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Conde takes up chairmanship at Calastone

17 November 2014  |  0

Funds transaction network Calastone has appointed former SunGard chief Cristóbal Conde as executive chairman.

FIS has paired with Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank to launch a post-trade utility for the derivatives market.

Open source risk management outfit OpenGamma has named Mark Beeston as its new chairman and appointed Cristobal Conde to its board of directors as it leans on heavyweight industry support to move the company forward.

First Derivatives has agreed a £36 million deal to acquire a further 46.47% stake in high performance database outfit Kx Systems, giving the firm a leg-up into the market for big data systems in capital markets and other vertical industries.

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DTCC to oversee US market shift to T+2

16 October 2014  |  0

Within a week of European markets moving to a T+2 settlement cycle, the DTCC in the US has formed a steering committee and working group to oversee a similar shift for trades in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trusts (UITs).

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