ICAP's award-winning electronic EBS platform is at the heart of global spot FX trading and remains the core source of genuine, executable spot FX liquidity for professional trading counterparties in all market conditions.
EBS delivers impartial and effective access to spot FX, precious metals and NDF traders globally, offering optimal price discovery and execution, and supports a wide range of FX trading strategies as well as API and manual trading.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives through CME Clearport®. Overall, CME Group's products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both on-exchange and over-the-counter derivatives markets.
The World's New Financial Center
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) IBX data centers provide a neutral meeting place for the world's electronic trading community in the top 16 global financial markets. Offering a neutral foundation for competition and collaboration Equinix interconnects some 700+ trading venues, market data providers and market participants inside the world's largest multi-asset financial ecosystem.
FastMatch is a new Electronic Communication Network for foreign exchange trading. FastMatch strives to offer its customers access to large pools of diversified liquidity at unparalleled speed with complete transparency in the optimal location.
The FastMatch ECN is based on the technology underpinning the world's largest Equities crossing system, the Credit Suisse Crossfinder matching engine. This market tested technology gives FastMatch an incredible speed advantage and has the capability of handling thousands of clients simultaneously. Clients include retail brokers, institutions, banks, hedge funds, and proprietary trading firms.
GAIN GTX is a highly innovative eFX technology solution for institutional market participants, including banks, hedge funds, money managers and CTAs. First and foremost, GTX is an independent FX ECN. However it can be leveraged for its pre and post trade allocation capabilities and aggregation/liquidity management. It can also be offered on a white label basis.
The award-winning LMAX Exchange is the first MTF for FX, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Established to deliver the benefits of exchange quality execution to the traditional OTC traded market, LMAX Exchange offers complete pre and post-trade transparency, precise execution and a level playing field for all market participants.
The LMAX Exchange open order book is driven by streaming limit-orders from top-tier banks and proprietary market makers with all FX trades cleared through prime brokers.
Customers benefit from superior ultra-low latency trading and trade execution speeds of less than 3ms in over 60 FX pairs, matched on a strict price/time priority basis with no ‘last look' or rejections as standard.
LMAX Exchange offers multiple connectivity options: FIX 4.4, Java and .Net APIs, MT4/5 bridges.
2013 Best FX Trading Platform - ECN/MTF - WSL Institutional Trading Awards
2011 Best Trading System - Financial Sector Technology Awards
2011 Oracle's "Duke's Choice" Innovative Programming Framework Award
LMAX Exchange - The professional FX exchange*.
*LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Registered no. 509778.
For more information please contact:
Tel: +44 20 3192 2682
At the core of Société Générale's universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with nearly 12,000 professionals present in 33 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.
• For Corporates, Financial Institutions and public sector: providing a global advisory approach (M&A, debt, equity transaction, capital structure, and asset & liability management), as well as quality capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum, optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.
• For investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid financial engineering, quality of execution and forwardlooking research across asset classes.
Across its FX platform, Société Générale provides a full service offering in Foreign Exchange markets with products ranging from vanilla to structured solutions to service the growing needs of our Corporate, Financial Institutions and public sector client base. We have a particularly strong offering covering the Emerging Markets, and especially across the larger economies of central and eastern Europe, including Russia, Poland, Czech Republic and Romania. Our capability further extends to frontier currencies where our Corporate & Investment Bank excels in executing transactions and payments for clients through a widespread network covering more than 160 currencies.
smartTrade provides sophisticated multi-asset Liquidity Management Systems. Being cross-asset by design, smartTrade's technology powers LiquidityFXTM, a packaged FX liquidity aggregation and smart order routing system that can connect to 25+ liquidity providers. LiquidityFXTM provides access to deeper liquidity, better prices, improved hit ratios and reduced slippage.
smartTrade also provides advanced components to distribute customized pricing to clients, internalize liquidity, implement proprietary smart-order-routing algorithms, and connect to any number of venues regardless of messaging protocols. The cross-asset Liquidity Management System is in production globally in many large international banks and institutions supporting foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, rates, and other instrument types.
Traiana, Inc. (www.traiana.com) provides financial institutions with services to automate post-trade processing of financial transactions in listed and over-the-counter trading markets. Traiana's post-trade solutions have become the market standard for foreign exchange, exchange traded derivatives, fixed income, cleared swaps, cash equities and equity swaps transactions. The Harmony Network connects over 500 global banks, broker/dealers, buy-side firms and trading platforms. With a single point of connection, firms have access to all of their trading relationships, significantly reducing the risk and complexity of these relationships, increasing operational efficiency, and providing real-time solutions to the most urgent challenges facing market participants across client service, post-trade risk management and operations.
Traiana, Inc., an ICAP company, is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.
Option Computers Ltd is the leading global provider of STP and connectivity software to the foreign exchange markets through its flagship DealHub product.
DealHub offers a comprehensive solution that addresses overviews of real-time trading activity, ticket capture, forwarding and archiving, internal secure chat and dealing, printer replacement, dealing code analysis, real-time control over algorithmic trading models, price contribution, price aggregation, position aggregation, deal splitting, PB give-ups, FX options parsing, matching and netting.
External sources supported by DealHub include Reuters, EBS, Bloomberg, ICAP, DDN, multi-bank and single-bank platforms. DealHub is used globally by top FX dealing banks, including UBS, JP Morgan, HSBC and Deutsche Bank.
Hotspot FX, Knight's award-winning institutional FX ECN, operates a robust and dynamic FX marketplace for the spot trading of over 60 currency pairs plus gold and silver. Hotspot FX was the first firm to introduce an ECN for the institutional foreign exchange marketplace and pioneered the innovation of the multiple FX prime broker credit model. Knight is a global financial services firm that provides trade execution, research, asset management and capital market services across multiple asset classes. The firm is consistently ranked as a leading source of liquidity in U.S. equities with over nine billion shares traded daily.