A new touchscreen option will make it easier for users of Linedata Services’ LongView Trading order management system (OMS) to respond to market opportunities in real time.
The option comes as part of an initiative from Linedata to create “highly intuitive solutions” aimed at increasing buy-side growth and efficiency.
David Hagen, global director of trading at Linedata, said the introduction of a touchscreen interface “was a small logical step for the platform, but an exponential breakthrough in usability for many users.”
Although its complete front-office offering is now touchscreen-compatible, Linedata will continue to support standard mouse-and-keyboard access.
Gavin Little-Gill, global head of asset management strategy for Linedata Services, added the new functionality would allow traders, portfolio managers and compliance offices “to create custom lenses for how they view the market, to see information and relationships in a way that’s intuitive for them.”
Meanwhile, US vendor CQG has added features to its platform for fixed-income traders. The features include ‘Spreader’, which allows traders to spread between multiple brokerage accounts; hosted trade routing for US Treasury instruments to the four major exchanges; and pricing that allows trading of fixed-income securities – including futures – based on yield.
In addition, server-side aggregation now enables automatic trading of similar instruments on multiple exchanges. The firm has also improved its analytics offering to enable traders to monitor hundreds of symbols in a single spreadsheet.
“Fixed income traders see the value in a cohesive interface that brings together the best in trade routing, market data, and advanced technical analysis,” said Josef Schroeter, president of CQG. “Our strategy is to continue to strengthen our fixed income offering to meet the complete needs of traders.”