Instinet Incorporated, through its brokerage subsidiaries (collectively, "Instinet"), provides technologically advanced, agency-model brokerage services to institutional clients worldwide. As the wholly-owned execution services arm of Nomura Group, Instinet seeks to add value across the investment life cycle, providing: Research and Insights; Trading Services; Liquidity Venues; and Workflow Solutions. Instinet helps institutional investors create, protect and capture alpha, reduce complexity, and lower overall trading costs to ultimately improve investment performance. Over the course of its almost 50 year history, Instinet has been a pioneer in electronic trading, creating of an array of now industry-standard technologies and the world’s first major electronic trading venue. For more information on how Instinet’s commitment to being nimble and innovative helps clients every day, please visit instinet.com
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.
Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 149,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions. The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network that intelligently connects the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Since our founding in 1999, our network has grown to include more than 1,000 institutional investors that collectively manage $33 trillion in equity and fixed income assets. Our network spans 45 markets across six continents and seamlessly connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and a growing list of data and research providers. We built Liquidnet to make global capital markets more efficient, and continue to do so by adding additional participants, enabling trusted access to trading and investment opportunities, and delivering the actionable intelligence and insight that our customers need. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries are part of TP ICAP Group plc. For more information, visit www.liquidnet.com and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.
Itiviti, a Broadridge Business
Itiviti provides nearly 2,000 financial institutions worldwide with flexible, cross-asset trading solutions that cover the full trade lifecycle. Our market-leading FIX-based technology and services include an award-winning order routing network, a world-class FIX engine, as well as client certification, onboarding and testing tools. Highly automated agency and principal trading platforms scale across asset classes and geographies and work seamlessly with our advanced smart order routing and algorithmic execution strategies. Through our commitment to technology innovation, relentless pursuit of workflow efficiency and an entrepreneurial culture, Itiviti is disrupting the industry with highly-scalable solutions that deliver unprecedented cost savings for clients.
For more information, please visit www.itiviti.com.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices over 50 regions and locations, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 67,000 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.
The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Global Banking and Global Markets. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.
Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker across a broad array of fixed income and equity products. Our unique set of capabilities and tools are designed to drive down the cost of transactions, helping to meet the liquidity needs of asset managers, banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, government agencies, and public pension programs. We strive to provide the most efficient execution and the highest caliber of services, making markets more fair and accessible for all.
About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.
* excluding partnerships
About ITRS Group
ITRS Group ensures operational resilience for enterprises going through the process of transforming their IT estate for a digital future and ensures the ongoing health of their on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid IT estate. By transforming the mass of raw data on performance, resource usage, and cost, ITRS reassures enterprises, that their IT estates are running performantly. ITRS solutions can detect and actively prevent problems and maximise cost efficiency. With experience of legacy technologies as well as the dynamic environment of cloud-delivery, agile development, and service-based architecture, ITRS’s people and its software serve more than 800 enterprise clients across industry markets. As new disruptors, new technologies and new regulations continue to shape the marketplace and change the expectations of consumers, ITRS offers a best-in-class service and is a source of confidence for the always-on enterprise.
Virtu Financial is a global technology firm that provides transparent, end-to-end trading solutions. We empower our clients to achieve best execution by providing deep liquidity across asset classes and by leveraging technology to improve performance and reduce costs. Virtu delivers execution, analytics, liquidity and workflow solutions in 50 countries and provides liquidity in more than 25,000 securities on 235 venues in 36 countries.
Visit www.virtu.com for more information.
OpenFin is the operating system for enterprise productivity, enabling app distribution, workspace management and workflow automation. Used by 90% of global financial institutions, OpenFin deploys more than 3,500 desktop applications to more than 2,400 buy-side and sell-side firms.
OpenFin investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Barclays, CME Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, NYCA Partners, Pivot Investment Partners, Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital among others. The company is based in New York with offices in London and presence in Hong Kong.
About ION Group
A privately held firm of visionary innovators, ION provides trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting services. We offer our software across most asset classes and work worldwide with trading and brokerage firms, multi-national corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments.
Since 1999, we have designed solutions and services that simplify complex processes, boost efficiency, and enable better decision-making. Our business has grown through acquisitions, assembling some of the best financial technology companies. Today, ION is one of the world’s largest financial software and data firms. Superior technology, best practice service levels, and market-defining intelligence are our hallmarks.
We are passionate about building long-term partnerships with our customers, helping transform their business through continuous innovation.
Our ION Markets division provides technology and data solutions to financial institutions dealing in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, cleared derivatives, and secured funding. Our solutions digitize and automate workflows so clients can view real-time trade processing, manage risk, and execute on a global scale.
For example, Fidessa provides everything you need to trade on equity markets worldwide - from sophisticated algorithmic trading, comprehensive order management, seamless straight-through processing to the middle office, and integration with third-party systems and technologies.
For more information, please visit https://iongroup.com/ion-markets/eq/fidessa/.
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent, and connected world of the future. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.