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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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Morad_Askar_FT71

Morad Askar, AKA FuturesTrader71 (FT71), has spent years in the futures industry and is well known for his open sharing about futures trading from a professional’s perspective. He has produced a large amount of trade education material on subjects including trade execution, trade management, trading psychology, risk management and more. Morad’s latest effort has been the development of Edge Clear, an innovative brokerage designed for online traders. You can listen to his daily premarket prep session, Trader Bite, at 8 AM CT, where his daily overview and pre-trade planning take place in a live webcast. We sat down with him to talk about his current projects and his advice for new traders, especially trading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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José Miguel "Mak" De Dios, MexDer CEO
MexDer General Directorate/CEO José Miguel “Mak” De Dios

When we announced last October our plans to offer connectivity to the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer) through the TT® platform, our customers responded enthusiastically. MexDer is a subsidiary of the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores), one of the largest stock exchanges in Latin America, with widely followed futures and options contracts on the S&P/BMV IPC Mexican Equity Index, MXN/USD FX and Mexican Government Bond. MexDer is now available through TT, so we sat down with the exchange’s General Directorate/CEO José Miguel “Mak” De Dios to learn more about MexDer and the Latin American market. To learn more about MexDer, visit the exchange’s website here.

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Four months ago, I, like many of my fellow college students, was finishing up midterm exams and looking forward to a relaxing week off for spring break. Yet in a matter of weeks, even days, the reality of COVID-19 and the overwhelming impact it was about to have on our country became increasingly apparent. I left for spring break thinking I’d be back on campus in ten days. Instead, over the course of that week, we were informed classes would be moved entirely online for the remainder of the semester. Students living in on-campus housing needed to move out as soon as possible, and seniors were left with glaring question marks about graduation and commencement ceremonies. It also meant that suddenly, so many of our carefully planned summer internships and full-time job offers were no longer guaranteed, adding additional stress on top of everything else. 

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