QuantHouse Offers Access To Virtu SI
QuantHouse, the independent global provider of end-to-end high performance market data and trading through API based technologies, today announced the availability of QuantFEED and QuantLINK to Virtu Financial’s disclosed Systematic Internaliser platform enabling clients to access Virtu’s liquidity under MiFID II’s transparent SI regime.
Virtu Financial is one of the largest electronic market makers, providing liquidity to the global equity, ETF, Energy, and FX markets and is raising the bar on transparency by providing bilateral liquidity in European cash equities to sell side firms in Europe by utilizing MiFID II’s SI regime. Virtu Financial Ireland Limited intends to register as a Systematic Internaliser (SI) in Europe in 2018.
For many years QuantHouse has been successful in delivering normalized market data as well as Direct Market Access for more than 150 venues across the globe through a single API.
Christiaan Scholtes, Head of Markets in Europe, Virtu Financial, said, “QuantHouse’s decision to develop a QuantFEED and QuantLINK offering access to the Virtu SI is an important step allowing us to provide our firm quotes efficiently and transparently to a broader range of market participants.”
Stephane Leroy, Business Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, QuantHouse, said, “As the liquidity landscape in Europe undergoes a fundamental shift, we are here to help clients look for ways to rapidly adapt. Our partnership with Virtu is another example of QuantHouse’s innovation capabilities to help clients drive their business forward.”
Fixed income managers need to show more evidence of best execution.
The exchange will be able to submit transaction reports for clients to all relevant regulators.
Trading venues need to make pre- and post-trade information available under the new rules.
The Swedish technology provider has made an acquisition and raised funds for growth.
Message specifications have been enhanced for MiFID II.