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CME Delivers AlphaFlash in CME Colo Facility

Deutsche Borse said the company’s Market Data & Analytcis algorithmic news feed “AlphaFlash” is now available in the CME colocation facility located in the Chicago suburbs via its subsidiary Need to Know News.

[CME opened a huge new colocation facility in Aurora, Ill., earlier this year for electronic trading firms to locate their strategies closer to the CME Globex matching engine. Read: CME’s Co Lo Service to Go Live on Jan. 29 to learn more.]

This is the second data center in the Chicago area (the first one is the Equinix data center in Chicago) that offers clients direct access to AlphaFlash. Two more access points in the U.S. are located in Secaucus, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.

AlphaFlash provides automated traders with machine-readable trading signals for direct and easy integration in their algorithms, according to the release. “Chicago is one of the most important algo trading communities in the world. By adding this new connectivity option, we are enabling our clients to trade even more efficiently on the local derivatives market using AlphaFlash messages,” stated Georg Gross, Head of Front Office Data & Analytics, Deutsche Börse, in today’s release. Customers can now select either the CME Co-Location facility or Equinix’s Chicago 2 (CH2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center.

AlphaFlash focuses on delivering market moving events, such as key macroeconomic indicators, global treasury auctions results and corporate news. Speed of data delivery is constantly optimized, in particular by introducing new connectivity options. AlphaFlash subscribers can choose among several data packages, i.e., U.S., Canadian, European or Asia-Pacific economic indicators, U.S. and Global Treasury auctions, the Chicago PMI, as well as the Corporate News Germany feed. AlphaFlash is available in a number of data centers across the globe, including Chicago, Secaucus (New Jersey), Washington D.C., Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore.

Ivy is Editor-at-Large for Advanced Trading and Wall Street & Technology. Ivy is responsible for writing in-depth feature articles, daily blogs and news articles with a focus on automated trading in the capital markets. As an industry expert, Ivy has reported on a myriad ... View Full Bio

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