Instinet Pacific, the Asia-ex Japan agency brokerage subsidiary of Instinet, has added Hong Kong equities to CBX ASIA, its off-exchange, displayed liquidity pool.
Turquoise, an investment bank-backed multilateral trading facility (MTF is now offering dark order types in its non-displayed order book, following consultation with UK regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
BATS Exchange (formerly BATS Trading) and Direct Edge both reported increases in matched market share in December.
Buy-side clients of Tora Compass, an electronic trading platform for Asia, are now able to gain direct access to Merrill Lynch’s liquidity pool MLXN. The pool recently added access to liquidity for Hong Kong and Japan, and offers complete anonymity and full automation.
Chi-X, a pan-European equity multilateral trading facility, recorded a drop in trading activity during the last quarter of 2008, citing tough market conditions.
AboveNet Communications, a fibre optic connectivity solutions provider, has installed a private managed Ethernet network for BATS Europe, the London-based pan-European multilateral trading facility.
Alpha Trading Systems, a Canadian alternative trading system launched late last year, has established a connection to Transaction Network Services’ (TNS) extranet.
Oppenheimer & Co, a US broker-dealer, has implemented SunGard’s Brass Liquidity Services algorithmic suite to help improve trading performance for its clients.
Order routing provider Nunami Services is supplying Reg NMS outbound order routing services for a portion of the NYSE Euronext’s NYSE and Alternext equity trading floors.
Thomson Reuters has added two Brazilian and two Mexican brokers to its order routing network.