COVID-19 boosts RFQ demand – Connamara CEO

By Wendy Lisney The closure of trading floors amid COVID-19 has boosted demand for request for quote (RFQ) functionality to replicate the floor experience, Chicago tech firm Connamara has said. “The floor was essentially an RFQ model for complex strategies and products, be it options strategies or swaps or strips,” Jim Downs, Connamara’s chief executive
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Connamara Launches RFQ Functionality for EP3 Platform

At Connamara, one of our values is to continuously communicate with our clients. This often entails direct communication regarding an ongoing project, but it can also mean listening to ideas about projects and features that don’t currently exist. After hearing demand from numerous customers, today we’re pleased to announce that we are adding Request For
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MaterialsXchange Launches with First Raw Materials Transaction

MaterialsXchange’s digital marketplace streamlines the buying and selling of raw materials CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MaterialsXchange (“MX”), an electronic marketplace for buying and selling raw materials, went live on Monday with the first transaction executed shortly after the launch. The first listings on MX are wood products, specifically Oriented Strand Board (OSB), European Spruce (Euro Spruce) lumber, and
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FIA Expo Update: What We’ve Been Up to Since Launching EP3 at FIA Boca

By: Jim Downs, CEO Back in March at the FIA Boca conference, we made one of our biggest company announcements in recent years: the launch of our EP3 (Exchange Platform 3) solution. As we approach FIA’s other centerpiece event of the year — the FIA Expo in Chicago this week — we thought it was
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