JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.

In Asia Pacific, the firm is based in Hong Kong and operates in 15 countries and has 26 offices. The firm’s history in the region dates back to 1872 when the first office opened in Sydney. J.P. Morgan draws on its global expertise and local knowledge in the operation of its Asset Management, Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Treasury & Securities Services businesses across Asia Pacific.

Electronic Client Solutions (ECS) provides a full suite of electronic products to institutional, middle market and hedge fund clients, including global direct market access, pre- and post-trade analytics and various algorithmic trading tools designed to minimize transaction costs and maintain anonymity. For more information please contact ECS Trading desk at +852 2800 8830.


Instinet 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 business, which aims 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.


Credit Suisse AG

As one of the world's leading banks, Credit Suisse provides its clients with private banking, investment banking and asset management services worldwide. In its Investment Banking business, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to users and suppliers of capital around the world. Operating in 57 locations across 30 countries, Credit Suisse is active across the full spectrum of financial services products including debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, and correspondent and prime brokerage services. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.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 6443 / (toll free) +800 222 2334.


Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its Web site located at http://www.equinix.com/investors.We encourage you to check Equinix’s website regularly for the most up-to-date information.


Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments.

The Apama Algorithmic Trading Accelerator is the market-leading platform for algorithmic trading, enabling both sell-side and buy-side traders to leverage proprietary trading strategies, rather than rely on packaged "black box" algorithms. Apama's "white box" platform puts control in the hands of traders, who now can create, test, deploy, and manage unique algorithmic trading strategies.

Apama offers a broad range of packaged connectivity choices as well as an Integrated Adapter Framework which supports building new connections by the customer. Many of the adapters leverage Apama’s configurable adapter for the Financial Information eXchange (FIX). The Apama FIX adapter supports order execution and/or pricing for connection to FIX destinations. Apama can also serve as a FIX destination. FIX 4.0–4.4 are supported; custom fields are easily configured.


TradingScreen is the leading independent provider of electronic trading solutions to the Buy Side. The company offers a suite of execution management and connectivity solutions encompassing all asset classes across global markets. TradingScreen’s goal is to simplify the complexity caused by market fragmentation and the proliferation of asset class and broker specific trading tools, by consolidating execution management of both exchange traded and OTC instruments on a single platform. TradingScreen brings the major global sell side participants and leading regional brokers to a common environment. The benefit to clients is an exceptional reach across counterparties, products, geography and services ranging from execution to algorithmic trading services, prime brokerage and clearing. This functionality is delivered through a proven and reliable ASP install-and-support model. TradingScreen provides global coverage from offices in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Geneva, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For further information about TradingScreen visit www.tradingscreen.com


About NYSE Technologies

A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/technologies


HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 8,000 offices in 87 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$2,418 billion at 30 June 2010, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as ‘The world’s local bank’.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

Global Banking and Markets has offices in more than 60 countries and territories. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.

Our clients are served by teams that bring together relationship managers and product specialists to develop financial solutions that meet individual client needs. To ensure that we build a comprehensive understanding of each client's financial requirements, we take a long-term relationship management approach.

For more information, please contact:

Gavin Williamson
Head of eEquities Asia-Pacific
Programs, Algorithms & DMA Trading
T 852 2996 6613
E gavinwilliamson@hsbc.com.hk
Website: www.hsbcnet.com


Greenline provides superior FIX Protocol and electronic trading technology solutions and services across all asset classes for leading global financial institutions. Greenline’s flagship product suite, VeriFIX®, CertiFIX®, MagniFIX®, MetriFIX® and Latency Monitor, delivers end-to-end global connectivity solutions for any electronic trading environment using or migrating to FIX Protocol. In addition, its premier Professional Services consultancy can evaluate and improve clients’ business strategy and trading technology operations, leveraging its expertise across all connectivity and messaging protocols. With global reach and client experience, Greenline is ideally positioned to meet the demand for connectivity and related trading technology. Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc. is a member of FIX Protocol Limited – North Americas, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Technologies, Inc. For more information, please visit www.greenlinetech.com.



Fueling growth on client satisfaction, 100% independent with no tie to any broker or financial institution, ULLINK is a leading provider of comprehensive low-latency connectivity and trading solutions. ULLINK enables latency-sensitive buy and sell side financial institutions to build vendor-neutral trading environments around modular solutions for every asset class: users simply connect their existing applications to the UL BRIDGE connectivity platform, select their destinations and start trading.

ULLINK provides low-latency DMA to over 40 major international markets, and comprehensive care order architectures with OMS, exception management, best execution, and algorithmic trading across the globe. These flexible solutions are available in-house, or through the UL NET global routing network, or as a fully-managed service (UL NET+).

Using fiber-optic connectivity, and co-located with the execution venues whenever possible, UL NET+ offers near-zero latency, while the system’s full redundancy and constant monitoring by ULLINK’s expert staff ensure unprecedented levels of availability. UL NET+ also includes an advanced pre-trade risk component to filter orders and to monitor positions globally.

ULLINK employs over 180 dedicated professionals with offices in New-York, São Paulo, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and growing. They support customers worldwide, around the clock. ULLINK’s proven capacity to deliver reliable software and exceptional services has earned it the trust of hundreds of clients, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions.

For more information, please contact sales@ullink.com.


Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.


Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co. Ltd. (renamed from Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. effective on January 1st, 2010) has built up an impressive track record since its formation in April 1999 in Japan. We are resolved to taking the leadership position in the market, thereby serving the needs of clients, both at home and abroad. Since its foundation, Daiwa has been engaged in a broad range of investment banking operations involved in capital raising, IPOs, Merger & Acquisitions and principal finance amongst others, while expanding conventional sales and trading operations.

Daiwa Securities Electronic Trading - DSET provides clients with a state-of-the-art execution platform that connects traders directly to global equities and derivatives markets. Daiwa has leveraged on its historical strengths in equity trading to provide clients with DART (Daiwa Algorithmic Trading) and access to liquidity that helps in generating trading alpha by reducing market impact & trading costs. Clients can access the DSET suite of tools through their own proprietary systems or third-party systems.


UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. We combine our wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with our Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions and manage CHF 2.2 trillion in invested assets. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 64,000 people. Under Swiss company law, UBS is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. UBS AG is the parent company of the UBS Group (Group). The operational structure of the Group comprises the Corporate Center and four business divisions: Wealth Management & Swiss Bank, Wealth Management Americas, Global Asset Management and the Investment Bank.

The Investment Bank provides securities and other financial products and research in equities, fixed income, rates, foreign exchange and precious metals. It also provides advisory services and access to the world's capital markets for corporate and institutional clients, governments, financial intermediaries and alternative asset managers and private investors.



Liquidnet is the world’s premier institutional investment community, facilitating equities trading for institutional investors worldwide. By giving buy-side traders a first look at a global natural liquidity pool of US$65 billion average daily liquidity (for the quarter ended 31 March 2010), Liquidnet consolidates and delivers the institutional equities market directly to the desktops of more than 600 buy-side trading firms. Institutional investors use Liquidnet to enhance the quality of trade execution, gain price improvement for their trades, and, ultimately, lower overall trading costs. Launched in 2001, Liquidnet now trades in 32 equity markets across five continents. This year, Liquidnet Asia has been awarded: Best Crossing Network 2010 in the Asset Asian Awards, Best Electronic Trading Platform 2009 in the Asia Asset Management Awards, and Best Electronic Trading Platform 2009 in the Asian Banker Awards.


BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the six strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's* and the largest bank in the eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.

*Within its peer group


About the RBS Group

The RBS Group is a large international banking and financial services company. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia, serving over 30 million customers. The Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including, Citizens, Charter One, Ulster Bank, Coutts, Direct Line and Churchill.

Our heritage in Asia Pacific dates back to the 1820s. Since then, we have developed alongside some of the world’s fastest growing economies and experienced every economic cycle. And, as business has become truly global, so have we.

We continue to serve corporations and financial institutions across the region through a dedicated presence in 11 countries. Four of RBS’s six global trading hubs are located in the Asia Pacific region.

Regional hubs across Asia Pacific form part of a much wider, well connected network linking issuers and investors around the world. This means we are always in touch with the latest market developments and how they might work to your advantage.


Chi-East is Asia’s first pan-Asian non-displayed liquidity aggregator for the sell side, trading selected Singapore, Hong Kong, Japanese and Australian securities. It provides clients with a range of best execution options, including anonymous trading, mid-point pricing and cost-efficient clearing and settlement processes.

A joint-venture between Chi-X Global and Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Chi-East offers investors with a winning combination of expertise, technology, transparency and neutrality to lower market impact and reduce trading costs. As the world’s first pan-Asian trading venue, Chi-East offers a new stream of liquidity for over 2000 listed securities and ETF’s across the Asia-Pacific, trading at the same hours as their respective markets. Investors can now aggregate their trades across the region in one venue, simplifying their clearing and settlement processes.

Chi-East is powered by trading technology from Chi-Tech, a separately-operated services unit of Chi-X Global. Non-Singapore and Hong Kong securities will be cleared and settled through LCH.Clearnet, Chi-East’s pan-Asian clearing facility.


The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC is a products and consulting services firm that specializes in financial messaging protocols. We focus on building tools that significantly lower the cost of FIX ownership, while at the same time improving the overall quality of FIX services offerings.

Lasalletech's products cover the entire life cycle from the specification of the FIX Service offering using FIX Explorer through development and deployment using FIX Technician, onboarding using FIX Conductor, and operations and maintenance using FIX Detective.

Lasalletech has completed projects for exchanges, sell side brokerages, buy side firms, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, as well as other ISVs. Lasalletech is especially experienced in defining FIX service offerings for new markets.

We don't make your FIX Engine - we make it better!



BT provides networked IT services to the global financial services community. BT offers a portfolio of services that includes access to the largest secure networked financial services community in the world as well as world-leading voice trading systems. BT is one of the world’s leading suppliers of trading communications and collaboration solutions to financial organisations. BT provides secure, reliable, scalable connectivity and hosting to the global financial services community through the BT Radianz Managed Infrastructure which connects over 14,000 financial customer locations around the world, while providing access to more than 400 of the world’s leading providers of application services and content. BT’s ITS voice trading architecture is used by 60,000 traders across 51 countries. With its multimedia capabilities and ergonomic design, ITS.Netrix provides traders with the ability to manage all communications channels including voice, video, instant messaging, email and web through a single, fully configurable device.

BT is a Premier Member of FIX Protocol Ltd and is an active participant in FIX activities around the world. Its network supports thousand of organisations internationally that use the FIX Protocol.



Automated Trader is the first global magazine dedicated to automated and algorithmic trading, and offers in-depth business and technical coverage through comprehensive news, features, in-depth articles on best practice/techniques and detailed user case studies. In addition to thousands of CTAs, hedge funds, proprietary trading operations and conventional asset managers globally, Automated Trader is also read by all major sellside participants in automated and algorithmic trading.