BT launches service offering from CME Group’s Aurora data centre

First Published Monday, 25th March 2013 from Automated Trader : Data News

BT Radianz managed hosting services and cloud platform now available from CME Group’s data center in Aurora

BT has signed an agreement with CME Group, the derivatives marketplaces, to enable the BT Radianz Cloud community access to CME Group’s trading and market data services. In addition, the BT Radianz Cloud platform has been extended into CME Group’s data center in Aurora, Illinois, where BT can also now deliver BT Radianz managed hosting services.

The new agreement builds upon an existing relationship that has provided members of the BT Radianz Cloud community with access to CME Group markets via connectivity in E. Cermak Road, Chicago since 2006.

Members and customers of CME Group will have managed access to CME Group’s Market Data Platform (MDP) that provides data for its futures and options market, as well as third-party real-time data from Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Cash Indices, Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX), BM&F Bovespa (BM&F) and Korea Exchange (KRX).

BT Radianz services now also provide access to CME Group’s Globex order entry platform, CME Direct in Europe, and access to CME Group’s exchanges which include Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) and Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBOT).

Tom Regent, president, global banking & financial markets, BT Global Services, said: “The derivatives market and the foreign exchange market are truly global and investors increasingly want to access the major trading platforms wherever they are in the world. The addition of these CME Group services to the BT Radianz Cloud is a major step for us and reinforces our commitment to supporting the many thousands of financial institutions that rely on BT services.”

Tom Regent, president, Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT Global ServicesTom Regent, president, Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT Global Services

“The derivatives market and the foreign exchange market are truly global and investors increasingly want to access the major trading platforms.”

AlphaMetrix Overview + AlphaMetrix To Provide Data Aggregation Services to CME for FCM’s

AlphaMetrix, LLC is the largest independent managed account platform for hedge fund investing.[1] Its offerings include managed account structuring and operations; real-time performance estimates, analytics and portfolio building; manager due diligence; background checks; and 24-hour risk management every trading day.

AlphaMetrix was founded in May 2005 and has approximately 75 employees across offices in Chicago and New York.

Choice Of AlphaMetrix To Provide Data Aggregation Services

On Nov. 26, 2012, it was announced that AlphaMetrix360, LLC had been selected to provide electronic data aggregation services for both the CME Group Inc. and the National Futures Association (NFA). As futures industry self-regulatory organizations, the initiative will allow CME and NFA to build a system to collect balances for all bank depositories holding customer segregated, secured amount and sequestered funds on behalf of futures commission merchants on a daily basis.[2]

AlphaMetrix, with $2.2 billion on its managed account platform in August 2010, was ranked the 7th fastest growing firm of Inc. magazine’s 2010 Inc. 500. The list ranks the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. over the four-year period ending December 31, 2009. [3]

In 2010, AlphaMetrix revealed plans for an aggressive expansion into the traditional hedge fund space. It added its first non-CTA fund, a long/short equity vehicle, to its managed accounts platform and announced plans to grow its hedge fund pool aggressively, with a target of 60 hedge funds by the end of the year.[4]

AlphaMetrix acquired Spectrum Global Fund Administration in December 2010 and introduced a mutli-administrator hedge fund platform to allow investors to choose from a pre-approved list of administrators. The acquisition also enabled the firm to create AlphaMetrix360, a suite of fund administration services targeting hedge fund managers. [5]

In June 2011, AlphaMetrix was named the number one fastest growing firm by Crain’s Chicago Business. The firm saw 8.030% revenue growth in a five year period. [6]

Products and Services

  • Managed Account Structuring & Operations
  • Real-time Transparency & Technology
  • Hedge Fund Database of 2,000+ Liquid Alpha Strategies
  • 24-Hour Risk Management & Monitoring (during trading days)
  • Custom Portfolio Analysis

Key People

Aleks Kins, President and CEO
Ranjan Bhaduri, PhD, Chief Research Officer
Michael Evans, Chief Technology Officer
David Fisher, Chief Security Officer
Geoff Marcus, Chief Strategic Officer
Lisa M. Tamburini, General Counsel
David Young, Chief Operations Officer
George Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Faulkenberg, Executive Director, Global Operations
Charley Penna, Chief Risk Officer
Dennis Zarr, Executive Vice President


  1. Special Research Report on Managed Account Platforms, October 2009. Infovest21.
  2. Press Release. National Futures Association.
  3. AlphaMetrix named to INC. 500 List. AlphaMetrix website.
  4. AlphaMetrix Expands Into Hedge Funds. HFMWeek.
  5. AlphaMetrix Introduces First-Ever Multi-Administrator Hedge Fund Platform. AlphaMetrix Website.
  6. Crain’s Fast Fifty for 2011. Crains Chicago Business.
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