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TransFICC Attracts Further Investment

Connectivity solutions provider TransFICC has closed a Series A investment round for £5.75 million. Led by AlbionVC, it included new strategic investments from ING Ventures and HSBC, who join existing shareholders, Citi, Illuminate Financial, Main Incubator (the R&D unit of Commerzbank Group) and The FinLab. The investment will be used to extend product and market […]

And Another Thing…

As we reported at the start of this week, Citi formally confirmed what most of us knew, that it was cutting the number of connections to its FX business. I see this as the start of a process, however – nowhere near the end – one that also reflects what is likely to be a […]

An Open Secret Confirmed: Citi Reveals FX Connectivity Cuts

Citi’s foreign exchange business has confirmed it has imposed changes to its vendor platform requirements, resulting in the 12 of 53 connections to the bank being terminated, although sources familiar with the matter tell Profit & Loss that further changes and cuts are likely in the months ahead. As part of the new requirements, Citi […]

Building Institutional Adoption of Crypto

Sponsored content Cryptocurrency performance continues to attract attention from institutions such as banks, hedge funds, asset managers and family offices. In fact, dedicated cryptocurrency funds returned more than 16 per cent in 2019, according to a survey from Eurekahedge, which contrasts with a traditional hedge fund strategy yield of 10.4 per cent, according to Hedge […]

In the FICC of It

Market structure dominates this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert goes to town on the SEC’s refusal to grant Cboe permission to implement a speed bump (and along the way take a few pops at the equity market structure of course), before touching upon news that the LSE-Refinitiv deal may be delayed and what that means […]

Citi Partners with Rapid Addition for Fix Connectivity

Citi has appointed electronic trading platform provider Rapid Addition as one of its core FIX platform partners for currency trading and integrated the Rapid Addition Fix engine, as well as the Rapid Addition Hub platform, into its new pricing technology for spot FX, which clients can connect to in co-locations across London, Tokyo, New York, and Singapore. The Fix […]

Avelacom Connects to HKEX

Avelacom, a provider of global connectivity and IT infrastructure, has enhanced its high-speed network performance and joined Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited’s (HKEX) ecosystem of network service providers. To facilitate low latency access to HKEX markets for financial services firms across Europe, the Americas and APAC, Avelacom has added another point of presence (PoP) […]

Avelacom Launches Cloud Solution for Crypto Connectivity

Avelacom, a global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider, has launched its multi-cloud connectivity solution to help simplify and accelerate how traders connect to cryptocurrency exchanges.  It delivers secure, direct, low latency access to cryptocurrency exchanges hosted in Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud platform.    Proprietary trading firms, hedge funds and […]