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About Itiviti

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 daily operations, while gaining a 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.

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.

www.itiviti.com





 

IPC is a technology and service leader that powers financial markets globally. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With customers first and always, we collaborate with each to understand their individual needs to help make them secure, productive and compliant within our connected community. 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.

www.ipc.com





 

CJC is the leading global managed solutions provider within the Market Data and Financial Technologies sector, covering a full spectrum of services ranging from technical consultancy to commercial management expertise.

With offices in key global financial hubs CJC provides round the clock ITIL compliant managed services specialized for clients in the financial industry with real time monitoring, alerting and service management. CJC also specializes in cloud technology based services through their MOSAIC suite of products providing real time visualization and analytics for large scale market data and trading infrastructure environments.

CJC continually builds key strategic partnerships to expand capabilities from feeds through middleware to client application management and help expedite time to market and service coverage for many financial technology companies.

CJC offices are located in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore with over 120 staff globally.

For more information please visit www.cjcit.com or email solutions@cjcit.com





 

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 800 of the world’s top asset managers and other like-minded investors come to execute their large trades with maximum anonymity and minimum market impact. As the global leader in large block trading, Liquidnet provides access to unique trading opportunities in 44 markets across five continents. Liquidnet approaches every market with the same bold vision to provide a better, more efficient way to trade on a massive scale. It is this focus on size, combined with the strength of its network, disruptive technology, and commitment to transparency, that is revolutionizing the way equities and corporate bonds are traded. For more information, visit www.liquidnet.com and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.





 

TORA is a cloud-based front-to-back office 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 225 employees with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and San Francisco. More information is available at www.tora.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, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information on TradingScreen, visit http://www.tradingscreen.com.





 

Acquired in May 2015 and fully owned by London Stock Exchange Group, Exactpro specialises in functional and technical testing of systems that process wholesale financial products across many asset classes, such as trading, risk management, market surveillance, securities data distribution and post-trade technology infrastructures. These Open Access services are offered to exchanges, clearing, settlement, custodian, investment banks, brokers and other financial sector organisations worldwide. Founded in 2009, Exactpro currently employs over 470 specialists focused on building software to test software. Exactpro test tools are extensively used on most of the projects where Exactpro delivers service. The service includes providing the source code of the tools to all clients, so that they continue using them in the future if they wish, without being dependent on Exactpro.

Exactpro increases the capabilities of its clients to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their software whilst providing industry-leading support for businesses across LSEG.





 

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a highly focused managed infrastructure services provider for firms in the securities trading industry. Its robust, secure technology includes network, FIX Hub, managed hosting, co-location and cloud connectivity services.

  • Fully managed one-to-many connectivity to over 2000 financial community endpoints

  • Reach the world’s most prominent and influential buy and sell-side institutions, market data and software vendors, exchanges and alternative trading venues across the Americas, Asia and Europe

  • Managed hosting and co-location at remote data centers

  • FIX hub for fast and seamless connectivity

  • Flexible and scalable connectivity to multiple cloud services

  • Deploy managed cross connects within key trading facilities

  • 24/7/365 network monitoring

  • Encryption services available


Community participants include: fund managers, proprietary traders, brokers, exchanges, MTFs, ATS, ECNs and application service providers. 
Asset classes supported include: equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income and derivatives instruments.
For further information, please email financial@tnsi.com, visit www.tnsfinancial.com or call +44 (0)207 336 1510





 

About Fidessa group

Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community.

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today’s financial markets is all about staying ahead of the curve. Having the capability to spot new trends and act fast turns change into opportunity. That’s why 85% of the world’s premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology. It's also why around $20 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global network each year. Because we’re the market leader, we can also offer unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Fidessa is a global business with scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. We’re listed on the London Stock Exchange and recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge, integrated solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.

www.fidessa.com





 

HKEX is among the world’s largest listed exchange groups by market capitalisation. It operates Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchanges as well as their three related clearing houses. It is also a leader in the trading and clearing of commodity derivatives through its subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. In 2013, HKEX established an OTC derivatives clearing house in Hong Kong.

HKEX is a leader in China connectivity. It has been the largest offshore listing destination for Mainland Chinese companies for three decades. Trading and clearing infrastructure of HKEX markets is fully RMB-enabled, and HKEX has more offshore RMB products than any other exchange. HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors to connect easily with Mainland China’s stock market for the first time. The scheme is expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect on 5 December 2016.





 

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.





 

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 improve performance versus benchmarks, work orders on multiple liquidity pools, and add consistency to the trading process. The AES team is dedicated to a philosophy of constant improvement and innovation. AES continues to evolve as new trends develop in the marketplace and as our research teams discover more effective trading techniques. This is why AES has been recognized consistently as the leader in algorithmic trading. For more information please contact AES® Trading Desk +852 2101 7266 / (toll free) +877 241 0495.

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.





 

Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprise, cloud and wholesale customers in North America, Europe and Asia’s largest business hubs. Customers include 18 of the top 25 bank and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.


Colt customers benefit from our unique, purpose-built, intelligent network which is fully-integrated with the Cloud. This means connectivity to almost 500 data centres around the globe, with over 24,000 on-net buildings and growing. We employ the best talent globally, so wherever in the world our customers are, they benefit from local expertise. And because we are owned by Fidelity, Colt is one of the most financially sound competitors in our industry. All of this means Colt provides the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.





 

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.
 
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in 54 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 60,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors.





 

Societe Generale
Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 145,000 employees, based in 66 countries, we serve on a daily basis 31 million clients throughout the world. Societe Generale’s teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:

  • Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of multi-channel financial services at the leading edge of digital innovation;
  • International retail banking, insurance and financial services to corporates with a presence in developing economies and leading specialised businesses;
  • Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is currently included in the main sustainability indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FSTE4Good (World and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, 4 of the STOXX ESG Leaders Indices, MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index.

For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com





 

About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Deutsche Bank provides banking services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals.

About Autobahn
Autobahn Equity is part of Deutsche Bank’s electronic trading platform, providing you with access to execution solutions in all major equities markets including 12 within Asia Pacific. Autobahn trading is available in both lit and alternative venues via our flexible suite of algorithms or direct market access (DMA) and both are supported by robust risk controls. Detailed Asia Pacific market knowledge and algorithmic trading expertise are provided by our dedicated coverage team located in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore and India.

About SuperX
Deutsche Bank's own alternative liquidity venues are branded as SuperX and within the Asia Pacific region they are currently in operation in Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Deutsche Bank also operate an alternative liquidity venue aggregator called SuperX Plus providing access to deep, diverse liquidity whilst limiting information leakage.

Smarter Liquidity – Innovation with Integrity.
https://autobahn.db.com/equity





 

ITG applies technology and trading expertise to reduce implementation costs, helping clients improve investment performance. An independent broker established in 1987, ITG provides liquidity, execution, analytics and workflow solutions to leading asset management and brokerage firms. Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG) has offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America and offers trading services in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.itg.com.





 

Traiana operates within NEX Optimisation which helps clients simplify complexity and optimise resources. We provide the world’s markets with regulatory reporting services that monitor pre-trade risk and automate post-trade processing of financial transactions for listed and over-the-counter trading. Our networks link market participants in high speed-to-market, real-time communication across the trade lifecycle, globally. Services, such as the Harmony Network, have become the market standard for post-trade processing in an increasing number of markets.
For more information, go to traiana.com





 

Charles River enables sound and efficient investing across all asset classes. Over 350 firms worldwide use Charles River IMS to manage more than US$25 Trillion in assets in the institutional investment, wealth management and hedge fund industries. Our SaaS-based solution automates and simplifies investment management on a single platform – from portfolio decision support and risk management through trading and post-trade settlement, with integrated risk and compliance throughout. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, we support clients globally with over 750 employees in 11 regional offices; in Asia-Pacific, Charles River has regional headquarters in Melbourne, and offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Learn more at http://www.crd.com.





 

About BT in Financial Services

BT’s users include the world’s largest banks, brokers, insurance companies, mutual societies, investment managers and exchanges. 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

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. With effect from 1 April 2016, the group has been reorganised and the customer-facing lines of business are now: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.





 

Fixnetix is a trusted Managed Service Provider dedicated to the global capital markets community, supplying services that facilitate efficient electronic trading, market data and connectivity utilities, as well as IT infrastructure and support of regulatory compliance. As a proven partner to Tier 1 Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Proprietary Trading Groups and Liquidity Venues worldwide, trading firms can outsource the provision of low latency, agile, reliable and evergreen solutions for the Front Office, bringing the benefits of reduced total cost of ownership and improving time to market.

From a footprint of over 40 data centres and 100 liquidity venues, Fixnetix offers unrivalled connectivity to the industry’s most important trading hubs and is a Vendor of Record (VoR) and Network Service Provider (NSP) for the main low-latency venues across the world. All Fixnetix services are supported 24x7x365 and encapsulated within rigorous Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

For more information please visit www.fixnetix.com or email sales@fixnetix.com.





 

Koscom, founded in 1977, is a primary technology service provider and system operator of the core IT systems in Korean capital market and financial investment industry. Koscom provides total IT service in capital markets from consulting, system planning, developing and operation.

Koscom’s major businesses are exchange system, financial Information, member firm IT services, and IT infrastructure. There are 21 products and services including order routing system, professional trading solution, online trading solutions, proximity data center and international circuit services.

Koscom contributes to the global competitiveness of Korean capital market by exporting the IT systems to overseas markets in cooperation with Korea Exchange(KRX).

More information is available at www.koscom.co.kr.





 

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company. We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets in Australia, operating the largest mobile and Wi-Fi networks. Globally, we provide end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions. We have licenses in Asia, Europe and the United States and offer access to more than 2,000 points of presence across the globe. For more information visit www.telstraglobal.com.





 

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare provides a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined datacenters. The Solarflare XtremeScale Architecture is a design framework which includes a comprehensive suite of features for ultra-scale environments: High-bandwidth, ultra-low-latency, ultra-scale connectivity, software defined, secure with hardware firewalls, and instrumented for line-speed telemetry. Solarflare solutions have earned a sterling reputation in financial services and are used by virtually every major global exchange, commercial bank and hedge fund. This exacting, regulated performance uniquely qualifies our solutions for use in ultra-scale applications in IoT, big data and artificial intelligence where low latency, robust security and insightful telemetrics are critical. Solarflare solutions are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from major global manufacturers. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

Contact sfevents@solarflare.com with any questions.





 

Originally established as the core of SBI Group's FinTech strategy, SBI BITS has fulfilled and surpassed this role, cementing its position as an up-and-coming Asian FinTech company with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Dalian.

As of now, we provide full support of key technology for the largest PTS by trading volume in Japan and accompanying services. We are also the primary provider of IT services to Japan’s the largest online trading firm, SBI Securities.

By utilizing and developing cutting-edge advancements in financial technologies such as Blockchain KYC/AML, rock-solid data center management, low-latency colocation services, and the world's fastest matching engine, we supply clients with high value-added financial solutions in an ever-evolving market.





 

QuantHouse provides software and managed services to support end-to-end automated trading solutions and market data distribution as well as access management and reporting. This includes low latency market data decoding/streaming, storage & replay APIs; data analytics tools; and integrated development platform, backtest and trading engine. QuantHouse also manages the underlying infrastructure solutions including exchange colocation and proximity hosting as well as connectivity and order routing services to help proprietary trading groups, hedge funds, market makers and execution services firms to take the lead.





 

Metamako provides high-performance network solutions to traders, banks, exchanges and brokers which reduce latency, provide increased visibility and simplify the overall network stack.

Metamako’s innovative solutions include capabilities for:


  • Lowest latency market data replication (4 nanoseconds with undetectable jitter)
  • Remote reconfiguration and network monitoring 
  • Ultra-low latency exchange connectivity 
  • Simplified data capture with integrated tapping, high resolution time-stamping and deep buffering
  • Integrated FPGA deployment platform for trading applications

Metamako has offices in New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney and was named in KPMG’s Global Top 50 FinTech Innovators.


www.metamako.com




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About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank

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.

Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.




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About Ullink

Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants, including NYFIX, one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities. 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. Our multi-asset solutions allow you to connect to your desired markets, trade when and where you want, while being able to comply with global regulation. From our 10 offices covering all the major global financial centers, our team will advise on the best approach to address your challenges and deploy our technology.

For more information, please contact connect@ullink.com or visit www.ullink.com.
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As the equity execution services arm of the Nomura Group, Instinet Incorporated’s subsidiaries provide independent, agency-only brokerage services to clients throughout the world. Through its advanced suite of electronic trading tools, experienced high-touch trading group and unparalleled access to insightful content and unique agency-only liquidity, Instinet helps institutions lower overall trading costs and ultimately improve investment performance. Over the course of its 40+ year history, Instinet has introduced a range of now industry-standard trading technologies as well as the world’s first major electronic trading venue, one of the first U.S. ECNs and, most recently, the Chi-X businesses.