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For nearly 15 years, Trading Technologies has offered clients the ability to trade Australian derivatives. In fact the first market we connected to in the APAC region was the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), which has since merged with the Australian Stock Exchange to form the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Although ASX is based halfway around the world from our headquarters in Chicago, they’ve had a team of employees in Chicago for several years to better serve their international client base. We recently talked with Chicago-based Maurice Farhart, who serves as the exchange’s Head of International Sales, to learn about the latest developments at ASX and find out what the exchange has in store for the new fiscal year that began on July 1. You can learn more about the exchange by following them on Twitter at @ASX.

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Since its inception as a stockbroker in 1975, long-time TT partner PhillipCapital has grown into an integrated Asian financial house with a global presence that offers a full range of services to retail and high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and corporate and institutional customers. While the company brought the PhillipCapital brand to London some time back, PhillipCapital UK (PCUK) became a separate entity only 12 months ago. We sat down with Jon Regan, CEO of the UK operation, to learn more about the company’s offerings, differentiators and goals.

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Lee Taylor began his career on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) before moving on to start an electricity broking desk for Exco/RJM. In 2012, Lee and James McManus started Cornerstone Futures. They focus on providing a unique, best-in-class brokerage to their customers and leverage the industry-leading tools available on the TT® platform for execution. Through their use of TT Order Types, Autospreader® and the third-party algo providers available on TT, they have successfully built a thriving brokerage. Follow Lee on Twitter at @Bosox1105 and learn about his market calls in gas spreads and other energy products. 

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Back in 2018, we set out to disrupt the order management landscape by engineering a full-service order management system, TT OMS, tightly integrated with our industry defining execution services that provides brokers and internal execution desks the industry’s most powerful solution for centralizing and handling order flow. The addition of TT OMS has converged long-desired advanced order management capabilities with ultra-low-latency execution into a single stack, on one screen, for all of our clients’ order-handling needs and best-execution tools. On the heels of recent notable client adoption of TT OMS by TP ICAP and BGC Partners, I am happy to announce that the TT OMS build-out is now available for all customers.   

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When a large tier-one bank with operations around the world realized that their legacy trade surveillance system not only failed to detect patterns of potential spoofing activity, but also generated too many false positive alerts, their compliance staff knew they needed to make a change. 

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