TradeTech Europe 2017

25 - 26 April, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

Contact Us: +44 (0) 207 036 1366

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Lead Sponsor

ITG

Website: http://www.itg.com/

ITG is an independent broker and financial technology provider that partners with global traders and portfolio managers throughout the investment process. With multi-asset capabilities that support the needs of institutional investors and hedge funds, we combine the power of global reach with the precision of local vision. Founded in 1987 with the launch of the POSIT® crossing network, we are committed to providing actionable investment insights and improved outcomes for clients. We bring together award-winning tools and high-touch expertise to help clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets. Our liquidity offerings deliver quality matches before others know they exist. Our platforms provide fast, open access to a broad universe of global brokers and providers. Our research and analytics access data derived from exclusive proprietary sources, delivering in-depth insights other research sources can’t provide. And our trading desk offers deep local knowledge around the globe.

Principal Sponsors

Credit Suisse

Website: https://www.credit-suisse.com

As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland.

Advanced Execution Services® (AES) is Credit Suisse's award-winning suite of algorithmic trading strategies, tools, and analytics for global trading across equities, options, futures and foreign exchange. With AES's tools, traders can seamlessly work orders on multiple liquidity pools, increase productivity and improve execution performance. For more information contact the AES sales desk on +44 20 7888 0006
Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com



Euronext

Website: https://www.euronext.com/

Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with more than 1 300 listed issuers worth more than €3.0 trillion in market capitalization as of end December 2015, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 25 issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.

Goldman Sachs

Website: http://www.goldmansachs.com/

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

HSBC

Website: http://www.kuwait.hsbc.com

HSBC Globally

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. Its international network comprises some 8,000 offices in 88 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Latin America.

HSBC’s Middle East Advantage

HSBC's focus on emerging markets is a key element of the group’s strategy. The Middle East remains central to this strategy, underlined by the banks investment and history in the region. With a heritage of over 60 years in the region, HSBC is perfectly positioned to play a leading role in the rapid development of the region and connect its clients to the world. Traditionally, the Gulf region has played a critical role as a hub for intra-regional and international trade, acting as a gateway to the region for many global businesses looking to access attractive Middle Eastern markets.

Kuwait offers a number of attractive advantages. Its economy is diversifying into non-oil sectors in line with its development plan for 2010 – 14, and the government has pledged to spend US $104bn during this period to drive economic growth, which has been projected at 4.3% in 2011. As the country looks to increase the role of the private sector and position the country as a regional trade and finance centre, there are significant opportunities for UK companies to establish a presence in this hugely promising Gulf state. HSBC originally established a presence in the country in 1942, returning in 2005 to service the needs of both Kuwaiti and international companies looking for an international banking partner in the country.

HSBC is a leading provider of trade finance in Kuwait, and has an unrivalled offering across the Middle East. It offers wide range of trade related services and are well qualified to provide investment and trading advice to international companies developing their business in the region.

HSBC also provides a full suite of global banking and corporate banking services, including working capital, term finance, import and export facilities, project finance, and corporate internet banking services. We also provide cost effective solutions that will help you manage payments and cash management needs on a domestic, regional and international basis. In addition, the Bank offers a range of personal financial services, wholesale advisory, debt finance, risk management, treasury and capital markets and securities services.

HSBC has received a number of awards which stand as a testament to its regional ability including, in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2010:

  • Best Global Emerging Markets Bank
  • Best Global Emerging Markets Debt House
  • Best Global Sovereign Advisory House
  • Best Investment Bank in the Middle East
  • Best Investment Bank in Saudi Arabia

and, IFR's Emerging Markets Bond House of the Year.

Project Finance International Awards

HSBC was recently named Middle East & Africa Bank of the Year by Project Finance International (PFI) magazine. In addition to this overall award, HSBC also received awards for deals it lead:

  • Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year – Jubail Export Refinery
  • Middle East Industrial Deal of the Year – Raz Al Zour Smelter
  • Middle East Power Deal of the Year – Barka III/Sohar II IPPs

In addition to the PFI awards, emeafinance has acknowledged HSBC’s leadership in Project Finance in the MENA region. HSBC was named Best Project Finance House in the Middle East and Best Project Finance adviser in EMEA/Middle East for a third consecutive year

emeafinance also awarded HSBC with a number of specific deal awards:

  • Best Project Finance Deal in EMEA for Jubail export refi

J.P. Morgan

Website: www.jpmorgan.com

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $21.2 trillion of assets under custody and $381.5 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

KCG

Website: www.kcg.com

KCG is a new model securities trading firm committed to innovation, transparency, and always working in our clients’ best interests.  We combine advanced technology, deep trading expertise, tailored long-term client relationships, and multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities via worked order desks and electronic execution platforms.
In Market Making, our exceptional infrastructure and experienced traders allow KCG to provide among the highest retail order execution quality in the industry to our broker-dealer clients, and deliver important liquidity to the marketplace as lead market makers in hundreds of securities, including equities, fixed income, ETFs, FX and options. Our Trading Services business gives institutions, broker-dealers and professional investors access to sophisticated algorithms and expert trading desks to help them tap deep liquidity, maintain anonymity and minimize market impact.  We also operate leading electronic trading marketplaces delivering liquidity and functionality that help our clients find opportunities for enhanced execution quality.  For more information, go to www.kcg.com


Kepler Cheuvreux

Website: https://www.keplercheuvreux.com/

Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation to the investment management industry. Founded in Paris in July 1997 as the equity brokerage business of Bank Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, Kepler Cheuvreux has diversified its business model along the following lines:

- Equities
- Debt & Credit
- Investment Solutions
- Corporate Finance

In April 2013, Kepler completed the acquisition of CA Cheuvreux.   The combination of Kepler and Cheuvreux created a multi-local equity brokerage powerhouse in Europe with services in Research, Distribution, Sales Trading, Trading, SmartConnect, ETFs, Corporate Brokerage and Research & Execution services.

The company is present in 13 major financial centres in Europe, as well as North America. This unique business model allows our analysts to be close to the companies which they research and our sales people, salestraders and traders to be close to their clients.

For more information, please contact – electronictrading@keplercheuvreux.com

Liquidnet

Website: http://www.liquidnet.com/

Liquidity on a different scale. Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 800 of the world’s top asset managers and other like-minded investors execute their large trades with maximum anonymity and minimum market impact. Asset Managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the performance of their portfolios by allowing them to enter and exit their portfolio positions more efficiently. This not only helps institutional investors but also benefits the millions of people across the world who invest in mutual, managed, retirement, or other investment funds.

Execution Quantitative Services Liquidnet can help its network of asset managers satisfy best execution objectives with tailored and flexible solutions through its Execution and Quantitative Services (EQS) group. Leveraging its full suite of algorithmic, analytic, and quantitative products and services, a cross-functional team of EQS professionals work together to provide specialized expertise and insight designed to help traders source liquidity and achieve their execution goals.

Our Corporate Bond Solution Liquidnet Fixed Income aims to revolutionize the way corporate bonds are traded by centralizing sought after institutional liquidity. Our 14-year track record establishing one of the largest institutional equity dark pools, combined with our fixed income expertise and input from leading asset managers, has uniquely positioned us to deliver a technology-based solution that sources corporate bond liquidity now and into the future.


SIX Swiss Exchange

Website: https://www.six-swiss-exchange.com/index_en.html

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the leading exchanges in Europe. It offers outstanding liquidity in trading of Swiss securities and connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. The self-regulatory regime enables it to create particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in its highly liquid segments Equities, Bonds, ETFs, ETPs, Sponsored Funds, Sponsored Foreign Shares and Structured Products. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial marketplace with first-rate services and is an ideal listing location for companies of every origin, size and sector. It distributes its own range of indices, including Switzerland’s most important blue-chip index SMI®. With the world’s most advanced trading technology X-stream INET as well as a wide array of connectivity options and interfaces, SIX Swiss Exchange offers excellent trading conditions. It maintains a close dialogue with both its domestic and foreign customers, to create optimal conditions for their success. Furthermore, SIX Swiss Exchange offers them access to a strong global network which includes SIX Structured Products Exchange Ltd, the Swiss exchange for structured products, the market data provider SIX Exfeed Ltd and the fund database Swiss Fund Data. 

SIX Swiss Exchange is part of SIX which offers first-rate services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial market information and payment transactions on a global scale.

SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd l Selnaustrasse 30 l P.O. Box 1758 l 8021 Zurich
T +41 58 399 5454 l F +41 58 499 5455 l www.six-swiss-exchange.com


UBS

Website: https://www.ubs.com/global/en.html

The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. It offers advisory services and access to international capital markets, and provide comprehensive cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through our business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.

Sponsors

Acquire Media

Website: http://www.acquiremedia.com

Acquire Media is an advanced technology company devoted to delivering near zero-latency machine-readable news with guaranteed reliability in formats that make content instantly usable and searchable for algo-trading systems, trading platforms and in-depth analysis. Content includes global coverage of Regulatory Releases, Corporate and Editorial news together with Newswires. We work with financial services, news, digital publishing and corporate communities, which depend on the speed of our delivery, our reliability, our 24x7 support plus our ability to handle multiple formats and delivery options.
Delivery options include NewsEdge API (push or pull), NewsEdge AMPS (reliable point-to-point delivery) NewsEdge TIGER (algo trading solution) or FTP.
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 642 4168
Email: London@acquiremedia.com



AQUIS EXCHANGE

Website: http://www.aquis.eu/

Aquis Exchange Limited is an exchange services group, which operates a pan-European cash equities trading exchange (Aquis Exchange) and develops and licenses exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).
Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority to operate a Multilateral Trading Facility.  The Aquis MTF uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade. Aquis operates a lit order book and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, thus toxicity and signalling risk is lower on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets.
Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division on Aquis Exchange Limited. It creates and licenses cost-effective matching engine and market surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and exchanges.
For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu and www.aquis.technology



ARQA

Website: https://arqatech.com/en/

ARQA Technologies was founded in 2000 and has its headquarters in Novosibirsk, a large scientific center in Siberia. ARQA Technologies employs 170 people and offers a complete line of front-to-back solutions. The clients include about 250 financial organizations (banks, broker-dealers, asset management companies) from different countries. 
Its flagship product QUIK is the most popular OEMS in Russia used for proprietary operations and client services. The platform is highly scalable with a variety of specialized modules such as SOR, internal pricing and matching engines, Client Reporting, Algo Trading and various analytical tools. QUIK is well-known for its risk management functionality.
Another line provides solutions for automation of middle-office (midQORT for banks and broker-dealers and capQORT for asset management companies) and back-office operations (backQORT). 
From its Moscow data centers the company provides the customers with ASP services. 


Baader Bank

Website: http://www.baaderbank.de/

Baader Bank AG is one of the leading banks with a full-service securities function and investment banking services serving the German-speaking countries and is the market leader for trading in financial instruments.

Its many years of experience in international securities trading and its connection to trading platforms in more than 70 countries strengthen its competitiveness in the on- and off-exchange market. As a market maker, Baader Bank is responsible for pricing more than 800,000 financial instruments, including equities, bonds, securitised derivatives and ETFs.

As an independent provider of capital market services and with a team of experienced equity analysts and strategists, Baader Bank accompanies companies to the capital market. In combination with its role as a corporate broker, it provides its business clients (focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland) with broad access to international investors.

Baader Bank completes the offer of independent asset managers in account and deposit business and offers special services around financial portfolio management. The expansion of clearing services, CSA-brokerage and the assumption of buy-side trading desks has been providing added value to customers since 2016.



Bats

Website: http://www.batstrading.co.uk

Bats Europe is Europe’s largest equities exchange and offers trading in more than 4,000 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, the exchange’s leading trade reporting service, BXTR, now reports the majority of OTC equity market trading executed in Europe. Based in London, Bats Europe is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Bats Europe is the brand name of Bats Trading Limited, a subsidiary of Bats Global Markets Inc., a leading global securities market operator in the US and Europe. Further information can be found at www.batstrading.co.uk or for regular updates, on Twitter at @BATSGlobal.

BCS

Website: http://bcsgm.com/en


BT

Website: http://www.bt.com

BT’s users include the world’s largest banks, brokers, insurance companies, mutual societies, investment managers and exchanges throughout over 190 countries.  It delivers communications-based services that address the needs of organisations across the wholesale, corporate and retail banking, financial markets and payments sectors to increase their operational efficiency and agility and to help to improve customer service.  BT enables the largest, secure networked financial community in the world to carry out its business reliably and fast, using integrated voice, data and video to communicate within and between thousands of institutions and access applications from hundreds of providers internationally.
For more information, visit www.bt.com/financialservices


b-next

Website: http://www.b-next.com


b-next is a specialist provider of proven multi-venue, multi-asset class, Capital Markets Surveillance and Compliance software solutions to meet regulatory mandates, manage risk and drive trading efficiencies. 

Its CMC solution is a single integrated compliance platform with over 100 different scenarios for the detection of Market Abuse, Insider Trading, Conflicts of Interest, FX Benchmarking, Derivatives/OTC Monitoring, Best Execution Monitoring, Reporting of Trading Activity and Digital Communication Analytics. It supports a diverse range of global clients including banks, brokers, asset managers, exchanges, regulators, funds and energy utilities.
b-next provides onsite or Thomson Reuters Elektron hosted solutions. Both offer rapid deployments, pre-built integration for Thomson Reuters Market Data and low monthly investments.



Charles River

Website: https://www.crd.com/

Charles River serves more than 350 investment firms in 44 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking and pension markets. The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) automates front- and middle-office investment management functions across all asset classes on a single platform. Delivered as a hosted service, the solution improves data quality and investment professional productivity, controls risk, and lowers technology costs. Charles River IMS supports the entire investment lifecycle, from decision support activities through trading and post-trade settlement, with broad asset class support and integrated compliance management throughout. Charles River IMS combines full order management and execution management capabilities (OEMS). A built-in Investment Book of Record (IBOR) improves efficiency and accuracy for front office users by removing dependence on back-office data feeds. Up-to-date performance measurement and attribution analysis, and integrated risk management and scenario analysis enrich the portfolio management process.

CI Casa de Bolsa

Website: http://www.casadebolsa.com.co/wps/portal/casadebolsa/bienvenidos/

CI Casa de Bolsa is a leading Mexican brokerage firm that offers sales & trading and prime brokerage services for equities, bonds, forex, and derivatives in the Mexican market. CI offers superior trading services, via both traditional and electronic channels. At CI, our team strives to provide informative flow, market perspective, and local flavor in order to help our clients formulate best trading strategies. CI Casa de Bolsa is part of CI Group (CI Banco, CI Fondos,  FIMECAP, CI Estrategias, Finanmadrid)

Ciara

Website: http://www.ciaratech.com.

Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of cutting-edge IT products.  With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

For more information, please visit www.ciaratech.com.



Coppclark

Website: https://www.coppclark.com/

COPP CLARK LIMITED is the authoritative source for holiday reference data relating to global financial markets. 

In today’s fast-paced markets, reliable and accurate holiday data is an essential component of any financial system. COPP CLARK’s products and services enhance transactional integrity by ensuring accurate value dates and trading schedules.

Our data is compiled in-house, researched entirely from primary sources and never influenced by or derived from third-party services. The result is a degree of accuracy that is second to none, delivered with exceptional customer service.

Financial organizations around the world look to COPP CLARK for reliable, cost-effective solutions.  Our market holidays, trading hours and early closings data are trusted and recognized globally as the market standards.

Founded in 1841, COPP CLARK is a division of Pearson Canada Inc.  For more information, visit CoppClark.com.

Dataminr

Website: https://www.dataminr.com/

Dataminr creates real-time, actionable breaking news alerts from public social media activity. Our powerful algorithms instantly transform all publicly available Twitter data and other public data sets into actionable news alerts that enable security, operations, and financial professionals around the world to be proactively alerted to must-know information as events unfold. 
It’s clear that market volatility driven by unexpected macro events can upend even the most robust investment strategy. The need to capture market moving information from the most unlikely of sources is driving investment professionals towards open source solutions that allow them to exploit reliable, early, and differentiated information from around the globe. 
Dataminr for Finance uses cutting edge technology and proprietary processes to identify information from across social media and provide customized, real-time alerting on the investment universe that matters to you. With Dataminr, you have a critical tool that surfaces the content you need to quickly act and avoid being blindsided by unexpected events.


EuroCCP

Website: https://euroccp.com/

European Central Counterparty N.V. (EuroCCP) is a central counterparty (CCP). CCPs give protection to both sides of a trade, providing to each party that the trade will settle at the agreed price in the event one party defaults on its obligations.
EuroCCP delivers safety and savings to trading firms through its low-cost, low-risk pan-European clearing and settlement services. EuroCCP clears equities from 18 European markets and from the US as well as Depositary Receipts, ETFs and Currency ETCs.

BNP Paribas

Website: https://www.exane.com/corporate/home.do

Exane BNP Paribas is a fast growing Pan-European securities firm  with a Top10 institutional market share on European Equities. Our growth has been achieved through our commitment to our clients and our investments in the European Execution and Advisory products throughout the cycle.

Exane BNP Paribas experienced staff and cutting edge technology delivers a full range of services to our clients:
-              Block Trading
-              Electronic Trading
-              Program Trading
-              ETF
-              Independent  investment research on more than 600 Pan-European stocks, ranked 3rd best research in Europe

Exane BNP Paribas serves more than 1,200 institutional investors worldwide from a base of 9 offices (Paris, London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, New York and Singapore).

Eze Software Group

Website: www.ezesoft.com

Eze Software Group is a premier provider of global investment technology to support the front, middle and back office. The Eze Software Investment Suite addresses the core business needs of the asset management community, including Order Management, Trade Execution & Analytics, Portfolio Analytics & Modeling, Compliance & Regulatory Reporting, Commission Management, Data Management and Portfolio Accounting.  Eze Software partners with more than 2,000 buy- and sell-side institutions in 30 countries across North and South America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Clients include hedge funds, institutional asset managers, mutual funds, pension funds, endowments, family offices, wealth managers, and broker-dealers across a range of strategies, investment products, and asset classes. Based in Boston, Eze Software employs more than 1,000 associates in 12 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.ezesoft.com.

Fidessa

Website: https://www.fidessa.com/

Fidessa's solutions are underpinned by efficient end-to-end workflow. Our low-latency DMA platform provides high-performance, scalable and consistent access to more than 200 global markets to support brokers in delivering the low-touch, global, multi-asset execution capabilities their clients are demanding. Optimised trading capabilities include smart order routing, algo trading, sophisticated analytics and risk management. Fidessa's Investment Management Solutions empower investment managers with mission-critical workflow platforms operating seamlessly over the entire investment lifecycle from investment decision, through portfolio and trading compliance and orders and trading, to post-trade affirmation and confirmation. With around $20 trillion worth of transactions flowing across our global network each year Fidessa offers unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of more than 5,000 buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Flextrade

Website: http://flextrade.com/

Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems Inc., is a global leader in broker-neutral execution and order management trading platforms
for equities, foreign exchange, options, futures and fixed income. FlexTRADER, our award-winning, flagship
platform for algorithmic trading, is widely viewed as unique in the industry for its high performance and cross-asset capability. It is a
fully customizable EMS offering pre-defined trading strategies and tactics for both portfolio and single security trading. The platform
provides organically developed real-time and post-trade analytics, as well as predictive forecasting, execution strategy development and portfolio trade scheduling.
With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, FlexTrade has a worldwide client base spanning more than 175 buy- and sell-side firms, including many of
the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors and institutional brokers.

Flow Traders

Website: http://www.flowtraders.com/

Flow Traders is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider specialised in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). We are an independent principal trading firm. Our trading desks in Europe, the US and Asia enable us to provide liquidity on all major exchanges, 24 hours a day.We provide liquidity in thousands of ETP listings, as well as similar financial products, by continuously quoting bid and ask prices on exchanges in all time zones. We also provide liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange. As a result investors benefit from increased liquidity, higher execution quality and lower overall trading costs.

GBM

Website: http://www.gbm.com.mx/

Grupo Bursátil Mexicano is a Mexican independent investment and brokerage firm with more than 30 years of experience in Mexico’s financial market. Great effort and keen focus throughout the years have placed us in the lead in terms of equity trading, private banking, investment funds and e-trading in the Mexican market; this without leaving aside that we have the strongest balance sheets in the industry.
As a value oriented company, our firm’s competitive advantage has come as product of our methods towards investing; that is: all our investment ideas and decisions are based on the thorough analysis from our research department. It is worth mentioning that GBM counts with the most extensive research team in the entire country, providing core input fundamentals than help us guide our clients towards good investment ideas.

IHS Markit

Website: http://www.ihsmarkit.com.

IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. We deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.  Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol INFO and committed to sustainable, profitable growth. For more information please visit www.ihsmarkit.com.

Infront

Website: http://goinfront.com

Buy and sell-side institutions in more than 25 countries rely on Infront for electronic trading solutions and global real-time market data, news and analytics. Infront’s terminal, web platform, mobile apps and versatile electronic trading solutions connect over 12,000 users to their local and international markets – helping financial institutions stay in front of the competition while reducing costs.

Established in 1998, Infront is an independent, privately owned company with offices in Oslo, London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Paris.  With more than 100 employees and ownership of News Agency Direkt in Sweden and Infinancials in France, Infront has an established presence in the Nordic market, and is a growing international player.

For more information, visit http://goinfront.com.

Instinet

Website: http://www.instinet.com

Instinet Incorporated is an electronic trading pioneer, having established the world’s first major electronic trading venue in 1969, one of the first recognized U.S. ECNs in 1997 and the first pan-European MTF in 2007. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Instinet operates two distinct business lines: a global network of agency-only brokers that seek to help institutions lower overall trading costs and improve investment performance through the use of innovative electronic trading products, including smart-routing, algorithms, DMA, dark pools and EMS platforms, and also provide sales trading, commission management services and independent research; and the Chi-X® Global businesses, which aim to improve the efficiency of capital markets globally by providing high-performance, low-cost alternative execution venues and the technology required to power them. Instinet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc. For more information, please visit www.instinet.com.

LiquidMetrix

Website: www.liquidmetrix.com/LiquidMetrix/

LiquidMetrix is recognised as a leading independent provider of Execution Quality, TCA and Pre Trade Analysis services. Our clients include Investment Banks, Brokers, Asset Managers, Exchanges and Regulators.

LiquidMetrix Post Trade services operate on both a top down and bottom up approach. At the macro level a combination of traditional VWAP/Arrival benchmarks allows analysis of how overall trading schedules or brokers have performed. At the micro level, we can uniquely determine how well micro-strategies and decisions have performed. This analysis helps our clients understand venue selection, HFT gaming, order timing, algo usage, SOR configuration, liquidity distribution and availability, adverse selection and venue toxicity.
LiquidMetrix allows clients to view performance and create analysis reports from fund manager, broker placement, venue, algo and SOR strategy perspective.

In addition to TCA services LiquidMetrix offers Market Abuse Detection and surveillance to meet the MAR, MiFIR and ESMA guidelines.


IPC

Website: http://www.ipc.com/

IPC is the technology and service leader that powers the financial markets globally.  We provide the Communication, Compliance and Network Solution needs of global financial institutions. We help clients anticipate and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional services and comprehensive technology. As the industry leader IPC’s global financial community includes over 6000 market participants in 700 cities across 6 continents. Through service excellence, long-developed expertise and a focus on innovation and community, we provide agile and efficient ways for our customers to accelerate their ability to adapt to the ever–changing requirements for advanced data networks, compliance and collaboration with all counter-parties across the financial markets.

IS Investment

Website: www.isinvestment.com/

With a distinctive role in the development of the capital markets, IS Investment was established in 1996 as the investment banking arm of Isbank Group. IS Investment provides a wide array of financial services to local and international investors, including Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Brokerage and Research. Representing approximately 1/3 of the sector with its $2.0 billion asset size, IS Investment acts as the largest and commanding brokerage house in the Turkish market. Reflected in its transaction volumes, ranking first not only in the Borsa Istanbul since 2003, but also in Futures and Options Market since the foundation in 2005 with an average annual market share of 7.6% and 12.2%, respectively. IS Investment is also the leader in the public offerings with 68 IPOs between 1988 and 2015. Since 2000, IS Investment has completed 129 M&A transactions – making the Company the leading investment bank in the M&A league.

Itiviti

Website: http://WWW.ITIVITI.COM

Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Trading firms, banks, brokers and institutional clients rely on Itiviti technology, solutions and expertise for streamlining their daily operations, while gaining sustainable competitive edge in global markets.
With 13 offices and serving more than 400 customers worldwide, Itiviti was formed by uniting Orc Group, a leader in trading and electronic execution, and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity. From its foundation in 2016, Itiviti has a staff of 400 and an estimated annual revenue of SEK 700 million.
Itiviti is committed to continuous innovation to deliver trading infrastructure built for today’s dynamic markets, offering highly adaptable platforms and solutions, enabling clients to stay ahead of competitive and regulatory challenges.
Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.


Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Website: www.jse.co.za

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for over 129 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and Association of Futures Markets (AFM). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management.
 
 


KCG Neonet

Website: http://www.neonet.com/

Neonet Securities is an independent agency broker and electronic execution specialist with 20 years’ experience.  Our  mission is to provide best execution and deliver truly transparent and un-conflicted equity execution services to institutional clients, asset managers, banks and brokers.

Neonet execution services consist of excellent trading algorithms, advanced Smart Order Routing and a trading desk run by qualified execution specialists. We do not engage in proprietary trading, or operate an own BCN or dark pool, which could result in a potential conflict of interest with our clients’ orders.  Neonet has offices in London and Stockholm and serves clients in over twenty countries.

London Stock Exchange Group

Website: http://www.lseg.com/

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.
LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com

Numis

Website: http://www.numiscorp.com/x/default.html

Numis is a leading UK independent advisory and stockbroking group, offering a full range of research, execution, corporate broking and advisory services to private and quoted companies and their investors. Our institutional equity sales team offers a stockbroking service to UK, European, US and International investment funds. We promote our award-winning research and offer ideas and advice. The team have unrivalled experience of UK listed companies and pride themselves on their strong and long-standing client relationships.
 
Our trading team is committed to providing an execution service to over 1000 UK stocks whilst acting as registered market maker in the majority. We provide liquidity to our institutional clients and support to UK listed companies through making markets in their shares. Substantial investment in technology ensures our clients receive the most effective trade execution across the full spectrum of securities and execution venues.


One Tick

Website: https://www.onetick.com/

OneMarketData provides a smarter data management solution for quantitative
research, market surveillance, and back-testing to enable market participants to
outmaneuver the competition. Through its flagship product OneTick, a
premiere event stream processing and tick data management solution, quants,
analysts and traders can enhance alpha and increase performance.
OneMarketData offers hosted services covering analytics and custom datasets
for global equity markets, market surveillance and TCA. OneTick is an
enterprise product built by Wall Street experts to address the sophisticated
data analysis needs of the most discerning financial institutions.
Our clients include Bloomberg, AlphaSimplex, Scottrade, TradingScreen, Campbell and Company, Tudor Investment Funds, Invesco, Optiver, Tyler Capital, and more.

Otas

Website: http://www.otastech.com/

At OTAS we use big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to extract meaning from market data and provide traders and portfolio managers with insights that would otherwise lay hidden. Our decision support tools help traders to focus on what's important and interesting, our analysis helps identify the areas that humans should be paying attention to.

Otkritie

Website: http://www.otkritie-capital.com/

Otkritie Capital International Limited is one of the leading brokerage companies in London with a focus on prime broking, research and institutional trading in equities, derivatives, fixed income, FX, commodities and structured products. We help our clients to unlock opportunities by providing innovative investment strategies and access to Russia and other emerging markets.

Pico

Website: http://www.picotrading.com

Pico offers premium technology hosting and managed services, specializing in trading technology via Pico Quantitative Trading LLC (based in the U.S.), and Pico Global Ltd., a private limited company registered in England and Wales, under company number 09365923, with a registered office at Paternoster House, 65 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, England, EC4M 8AB. To learn more, visit: www.picotrading.com

Pictet & Cie

Website: www.group.pictet/corporate/en/home.html

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Switzerland's largest private banks, and one of the premier independent asset management specialists in Europe, with over $410 billion in assets under management and custody at 31st December 2012. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by eight general partners with unlimited liability for the bank's commitments. 

Our trading department has over 205 years of experience, with more than 100 professionals making it a leading provider of global portfolio trading services, providing clients with superior trading tools and capabilities. We are an agency brokerage, with no proprietary position trading, company research coverage, internal research or investment banking. Our experienced and dedicated sales and trading team has in-depth understanding of global and local markets and is a leader in trading tailor-made products with dedicated resources and specialized expertise in compliance and securities law.


Portware

Website: http://www.portware.com/

Founded in 2000,Portware LLC is the financial industry's leading developer of broker-neutral trading solutions for global equities, futures, options, FX, and fixed income.With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Hyderabad, we work in partnership with our clients to create highly integrated solutions to streamline workflows and increase operational efficiencies on trading desksworldwide. Our flagship product, Portware Enterprise, is a fully customizable trade management and execution system for single stock, portfolio, basket,automated and algorithmic trading. This suite of highly advanced trading solutions offers a combination of execution management, order management,real-time TCA and decision support, rules-driven trade automation, and streamlined systems integration. Portware Enterprise gives buy-side traders complete control over their order flow while driving efficiencies at every point in the trade lifecycle.

Rapid Addition

Website: http://www.rapidaddition.com/


SAF

Website: http://www.saftehnika.com

SAF Tehnika currently is among the leading vendors of low-latency point-to-point microwave radio equipment with global presence in more than 130 countries worldwide. 

In addition to carrier-class hardware, SAF offers a full range of high-frequency-trading customized microwave solutions incorporating such complementary services as:

site planning, 
performance calculations, 
link deployment, 
monitoring & maintenance, 
troubleshooting, 
hardware & software optimization 
upgrade roadmap planning.
More than 15 years of experience backed by lightning fast, reliable transmission technology enables us to design and carry out large scale ultra-low latency paths outreaching 100 km of single link distances and providing outstanding project implementation supervision and technical assistance.

SAF Tehnika is among the world’s top microwave carrier-class point-to-point data transmission equipment manufacturers and distributors, covering all relevant market segments in more than 130 countries worldwide.  Company’s shares are publicly traded in NASDAQ Riga stock exchange (SAF1R).




SIG

Website: https://sig.com/

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is a leading global liquidity provider across a number of major asset classes. In Europe, Susquehanna International Securities Limited (SIS) provides robust pricing and deep liquidity both on and off exchange in European listed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and options.

In ETFs, Susquehanna has an established reputation as a leading market-maker across equity, fixed income and commodity tracking products, trading the products since their inception in Europe over 15 years ago.  Our knowledge and experience in trading ETFs makes us an essential counterparty for anyone active in the products.

In listed single stock and index options, Susquehanna is one of the largest European on-exchange market-makers. We have a large coverage that allows us to make prices in less liquid names and also in 'harder to price' situations, such as trading options close to expiry or providing prices on higher volatility days. We play a pivotal role in the development of the options industry and were instrumental in bringing to market weekly-expiring options, sector options and the recently listed ETF options.
SIS is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

SimCorp

Website: http://www.simcorp.com/

SimCorp provides integrated, best-in-class investment management solutions to the world’s leading asset managers, fund managers, asset servicers, pension and insurance funds, wealth managers and sovereign wealth funds. Whether deployed on premise or as an ASP solution, its core system, SimCorp Dimension, supports the entire investment value chain and range of instruments, all based on a market-leading IBOR. SimCorp invests more than 20% of its annual revenue in R&D, helping clients develop their business and stay ahead of ever-changing industry demands. Listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen, SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.simcorp.com.

TMX Group Cie

Website: www.tmx.com/tmx-group/tmx-group-companies

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Alpha, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

Tora Trading

Website: http://www.tora.com

TORA is a cloud-based front-to-back office global technology provider for the buy-side. TORA provides everything you need to run a fund: Portfolio, Risk, Order and Execution Management Systems, as well as Compliance and Analytics modules – all available individually, or as an integrated, unified platform.

Other software vendors talk about “the complete solution”, but simply offer separate products patched together from acquisitions. With TORA, every product is built in-house: one development team, under one roof, building great products that are fully integrated from the start.
Above all, what separates TORA is our focus on what matters to our clients:
TORA manages the hardware, software, network, integrations, data feeds, and disaster recovery – so that funds can focus on what matters most.
TORA’s flexibility ensures that the system fits your workflow – not the other way around.
TORA is an open platform that integrates with the technology or vendors you need.
TORA delivers the fastest implementation times in the industry.
TORA pricing is transparent and there are no hidden fees.

TORA has over 250 employees with offices in Jersey, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and San Francisco. More information is available at www.tora.com.


Tradeweb

Website: http://www.tradeweb.com/

Tradeweb is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Since 1998 the company has helped transform the way that business gets done in the fixed income and derivatives markets. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of fixed income and derivatives electronic trading has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry. For more information, visit our website www.tradeweb.com.
For news and information about derivatives regulation see www.derivalert.org - DerivAlert.org is powered by Tradeweb and is a central resource providing essential and timely news, commentary, research, and insight on OTC derivatives reform.

Trading Screen

Website: https://www.tradingscreen.com/

TradingScreen is the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading, and investment technology via SaaS to the financial community. TradingScreen’s goal is to simplify the complexity of markets, by consolidating all investment workflows for exchange-traded and OTC instruments on a single platform. TradingScreen brings the major, global sell-side participants, leading regional brokers and the largest Buy side firms to a common environment, delivering market access, order- and liquidity-management and Investment services. The benefit to clients is an exceptional reach across counterparties, asset classes, and geography, and a full integration of services front to back. TradingScreen provides global coverage from offices in Boston, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information on TradingScreen, go to http://www.tradingscreen.com

Website: http://www.ullink.com

Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by over 150 of the world’s top-tier banks and brokers, the company provides consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available. 
Since 2001, Ullink has established itself as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry. In 2014 Ullink acquired NYFIX and Metabit from the New York Stock Exchange, further expanding its product offering by creating one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities. The combined company manages over 450 trading platforms daily, is connected to more than 100 of the world’s leading liquidity and exchange venues and offers over 700 different FIX and API adapters. Ullink has offices in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, São Paulo, Cluj and Sydney.

Verint

Website: http://uk.verint.com/

Verint® Financial Compliance solutions offer proven, reliable software for recording, indexing and retrieving voice communications across the enterprise, including the trading floor, branch office and back-office operations of financial institutions. Operating in traditional TDM and the latest generation IP telephony environments, Verint solutions help organizations comply with regulations and uncover business trends by monitoring and analyzing cross-channel communications—including mobile telephone interactions—to mitigate risk, uncover potential regulatory issues and improve operational performance.


Vontobel Investment Banking

Website: http://www.vontobel.com

Vontobel Investment Banking possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in all core areas of business.
Lean structures and close collaboration create synergies and form the basis for financial solutions that inspire confidence in our clients
Whether we are serving private clients or professional financial intermediaries and institutional clients such as external asset managers, banks, family offices, pension funds, investment managers or companies, Vontobel creates tailored investment solutions and offers comprehensive services.
Coupled with our product and process expertise, this makes us a strong partner in the “B2B” and “B2B4C” businesses when it comes to providing sophisticated investment solutions and partnerships.
The outstanding execution services of Bank Vontobel cover besides exchange traded instruments also the universe of FX Trading and represent one of the leading execution platforms when it comes to regulatory requirements and client expectations.

Xetra

Website: www.xetra.com

Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises one of the leading cash markets in Europe and offers companies, brokers and investors access to German and international capital markets. The trading venue Xetra® is the reference market for German equities and ETFs. On Xetra trading participants profit from highest liquidity and the fair prices of a major market place. Xetra is the number one market for ETF trading with a market share of more than 33% within Europe.