MACD & OARIS Newsletter | July 2017

- MACD and OARIS - together for our customers

- Hypothekarbank Lenzburg live with GLOX

- Vontobel live as a new Broker

- Rahn+Bodmer Co. extends STP

- 3-Banken-Group connected to Xetra T 7

- New SIX SIS Interface supported

- FIXhub in Production

- George Macdonald FPL Director FIX Trading Community

- GLOX Conference 2017

MACD and OARIS - together for our Customers

In May, we announced the merger of MACD & OARIS. We are very pleased about the positive feedback from our employees, customers and partners! The integration process has been running smoothly. In order to keep disturbances to our customers to a minimum, we are proceeding step by step and will continue to support all products. In the area of business analysis, infrastructure, as well as corporate communications and marketing, we are already working together. Our products complement one another very well; since XKYTE runs locally at the customer's site, and GLOX is a hosted solution, we can offer the ideal solution depending on a customer's requirements. We would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Hypothekarbank Lenzburg live with GLOX

On June 27th, 2017, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg went live successfully with the trading system GLOX from MACD & OARIS. In the first step the connection to the SIX Swiss Exchange was established. Connections to further trading destinations are planned for the second half of 2017. GLOX is linked to the FINSTAR banking system developed by Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, thus enabling a smooth trading flow.

Vontobel live as a new Broker  

Vontobel is live in production with one of our GLOX customers. Our partner brokers are available to all banks connected to the GLOX network, see GLOX Service: GLOX Broker Connect

Rahn+Bodmer Co. extends STP

The long standing MACD customer Rahn+Bodmer Co. went live with a connection to an additional broker and to Bloomberg TSOX/EMSX. This move increases the STP rate and reduces manual entry for the trading process.

3-Banken-Group connected to Xetra T 7

Our Austrian customers Oberbank, BKS and BTV recently migrated to Xetra T7. The new trading system Xetra T7 replaces the previous Deutsche Börse MISS infrastructure.

New SIX SIS Interface supported

SIX SIS are introducing a new interface for Webmax with authentication provided by Securosys SA  based in Zurich. We will host the Securosys hardware security module (HSM). If you are interested in discussing hosting of the SIX SIS connection through us, then we would be very happy to discuss the possibilities.

FIXhub in Production

The in-house developed FIXhub is now live in production. The Fixhub is the central technical component to hold and manage all FIX sessions needed in GLOX. It is a connector for client side FIX gateways and FIX gateways to exchanges and brokers and routes FIX messages to the desired destination using a configurable rule set. The FIXhub enables quicker connectivity and is easier to maintain.

George Macdonald, FPL Director FIX Trading Community

George Macdonald, CEO MACD & OARIS has been a FPL Director for the FIX Trading Community since May: "I am pleased to contribute to the ongoing development of FIX because FIX is an important part of our business." The organisation is independent and neutral, dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting multi-asset trading in global markets through standardisation, delivering operational efficiency, increased transparency, and reduced costs and risks for all market participants.

GLOX Conference 2017

At this year's GLOX conference, we were able to welcome excellent speakers, for example Marianne Wildi, CEO Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, who gave an impressive presentation. The presentations on MiFID II and FIDLEG topics as well as the merger of MACD & OARIS were also interesting and we had the record number of 81 participants. The presentations are available below.