Bloomberg Acquires RTS Realtime Systems | Business Wire

NEW YORK &. FRANKFURT–()–Bloomberg announced today that it has acquired RTS Realtime Systems, a

global provider of low-latency connectivity and trading support

services. RTS provides <a rel="wpi" target="_blank" title="" href="">market connectivity</a> and trading tools for

equities, futures, options, FX and fixed income trading.

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“RTS’s strength in market connectivity is a perfect complement to our

experience in data, analytics and order management,” said Dan Doctoroff,

Bloomberg President and CEO. “As we continue to enhance our enterprise

and trading solutions, incorporating RTS’s premier exchange connectivity

Schwab Introduces Advanced Options Trading Tools | Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab today announced improved options trading capabilities for active traders with several key upgrades to its trading platforms. The firm’s clients will now have enhanced charting and screening tools, reflecting Schwab’s tradition of making market information more actionable, helping traders make better decisions in times of market volatility. These new features include:

Several New Charting Studies are being added to its trading platforms to provide more comprehensive options-specific technical data (Implied Volatility & Put/Call Ratio) to help traders identify trends and make better informed trading decisions. New Options Screening Capabilities are being added to the existing Customizable Options Screener including covered call, delta, and implied volatility screening. New Historical Option Price Charts and Strategy Profit/Loss Charts are being added to help traders evaluate price trends as well as the potential profit or loss on new option trades....

and talented team will provide tremendous value to our clients.”

The acquisition will broaden Bloomberg’s exchange connectivity through

RTS’s existing global network of data centers. Integrating RTS’s

multi-asset trading solutions and services with Bloomberg’s suite of

trading technologies will help level the playing field for Bloomberg’s

global clients by giving them faster, more reliable access to liquidity

venues around the world.

RTS also bolsters Bloomberg’s deep pool of market technology expertise.

Bloomberg employs more than 3,000 technologists and RTS has more than

150 employees, including experts in developing local market connectivity

solutions throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

RTS co-founder and CEO Steffen Gemuenden noted: “We're proud to bring

our rich heritage of high quality market connectivity and trading

support applications to the Bloomberg family. Their investment in our

people and technologies will greatly benefit clients looking for

differentiated, multi-asset trading solutions.”

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news

leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting

them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The

company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through

innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the

Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial

information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s

enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging

technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and

manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and

effectively.