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Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving large corporations, small- and middle-market businesses and individual consumers in more than 150 countries with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company provides, through various banking and broker-dealer affiliates, M&A advice, equity and debt capital raising solutions, lending, risk management, treasury, liquidity, and payments management. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For additional information regarding Bank of America Merrill Lynch, please see www.bankofamerica.com/disclaimer.





 

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 850 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 45 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.





 

About Instinet
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





 

Autobahn 2.0 is Live!

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 protected by robust risk controls.

Within Asia Pacific we are rolling out a new equities trading platform with artificial intelligence ("AI") capabilities, setting a new benchmark for best execution, a key focus for financial institutions particularly under MiFID II. The proprietary platform, Autobahn 2.0, was designed with a self-learning mechanism allowing its systems to predict equities pricing and volume with more accuracy, thereby enhancing the quality of execution. Furthermore, the system is equipped with momentum detection, to allow Autobahn to change behaviour in trending markets or switch quickly at inflection points. This will offer investors a powerful new tool in achieving and demonstrating best execution for their trades.

For further details on Autobahn 2.0 please contact our APAC Autobahn Equity coverage team: autobahnequity.apac@db.com.





 

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business. Today, we operate in over 20 countries outside of Australia, providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers. Telstra Enterprise is a division of Telstra that provides data and IP networks and network application services, such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions and integrated services. These services are underpinned by our subsea cable network, one of the largest in the Asia Pacific region, with licenses in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and access to more than 2,000 Points-of-Presence around the world.

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





 

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 52 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.

www.ubs.com





 

About Charles River Development, A State Street Company

Institutional, wealth, asset owner and alternative investment firms use the Charles River IMS to manage more than $25 Trillion in assets. The Charles River IMS is delivered in a private cloud via Software as a Service (SaaS) and includes portfolio decision support, order management, trading, compliance, post-trade settlement, IBOR, performance measurement and attribution, risk, collateral management, data provisioning, data management and other front and middle office capabilities.

Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Charles River supports over 300 clients in more than 40 countries with 750 employees in 11 regional offices. For more information, please visit www.crd.com.





 

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services Firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

morganstanley.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.





 

Superloop Group

Superloop Limited (ASX:SLC) is a leading provider of connectivity and managed services in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. We own and operate critical fibre infrastructure that empowers enterprises and global telecommunications carriers to capitalise on emerging technologies and gain a competitive advantage.

With extensive carrier-grade, metro fibre networks in the three markets and fixed wireless networks in Australia, Superloop delivers high-performance, connectivity solutions that are scalable and reliable. Our innovative infrastructure gives customers the freedom and the flexibility to transform their business and the bottom line.

Superloop’s large-scale 640+km of fibre network connects to more than 300 strategic sites across the region. Recent strategic acquisitions - including SubPartners - have both increased our capacity, and transformed Superloop into an end-to-end provider of connectivity and Cloud managed services.





 

About Itiviti

Itiviti is a market-leading global provider of multi-asset trading technology and financial infrastructure solutions for buy-side and sell-side market participants, including NYFIX, one of the industry’s largest FIX-based trading communities.

Serving around 2,000 clients worldwide, we provide consistent, reliable access to the most up-to-date and innovative order routing, connectivity and trading solutions available. Top-tier trading firms, banks, brokers, exchanges and institutional investors rely on our technology, solutions and expertise to streamline their daily operations, connect to their desired markets, and trade when and where they want. All while being able to comply with global regulations.

With global offices in 18 locations covering all major financial centers the merger of Itiviti and ULLINK in March 2018 created a full-service technology and infrastructure provider, covering all asset classes, geographies and regulatory landscapes.

For more information, please visit www.itiviti.com or www.ullink.com.

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.





 

GLOBAL LEADER IN END-TO-END ALGO-TRADING SOLUTIONS -

QuantHouse is the leading independent provider of high performance API-based market data and algo trading services. We help hedge funds, market makers, investment banks, brokers and trading venues achieve optimal trading performance, develop and integrate new trading strategies, comply with regulatory requirements, test existing and new trading infrastructure tools and rationalise operating costs. QuantHouse enables advanced trading firms and financial firms to accelerate their transitioning process from legacy trading infrastructures to ensure readiness for the future reality of entirely automated, artificial intelligence, machine learning-driven and multi-asset class trading.

The “QuantHouse API Ecosystem” is a unique global initiative with the objective to provide the framework within which capital markets participants can quickly and easily gain access to multiple trading venues, technologies or applications through standard APIs. The QuantHouse API Ecosystem has developed over time to what is now the largest API ecosystem community of buy- and sell-side participants, exchanges, prime brokers, trading venues, hedge funds, market makers and other financial services partners and vendors.





 

About Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternative strategies. In addition, its complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s largest exchange-traded funds. Headquartered in Asia for nearly 60 years, the investment teams benefit from a unique global perspective complemented by the firm's historic Asian DNA, delivering consistent excellence in performance. The firm also prides itself on its progressive solution-driven approach, which has led to many innovative funds launched for its clients.





 

ITG is a global financial technology company that helps leading brokers and asset managers improve returns for investors around the world. We empower traders to reduce the end-to-end cost of implementing investments via liquidity, execution, analytics and workflow technology solutions. Investment Technology Group, Inc., (NYSE: ITG) has offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America and offers execution services in more than 50 countries. Please visit www.itg.com for more information.





 

Portware, a FactSet Company is a leading global provider of multi-asset trade automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence. Portware’s thinking execution management system (EMS) helps automate and streamline the buy side’s most complex trading workflows. Spanning more than three dozen offices in 15 countries together with FactSet, Portware works together with its clients to create highly customizable, automated solutions, design bespoke workflows, increase operational efficiencies, and more closely align portfolio strategy with trade execution worldwide. Portware’s award-winning trade automation solutions are redefining the electronic trading landscape by empowering traders and portfolio managers to maximize liquidity access, minimize information leakage, and enhance trade execution quality consistently to outperform in today’s complex global markets.





 

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 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





 

IPC is the technology and service leader that powers the financial markets globally. We meet the Communication 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 6,000 market participants in 700 cities across six 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.

IPC.com





 

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.





 

When every microsecond counts, global banks, hedge funds and proprietary trading firms turn to GTT as a trusted partner to meet their most latency-sensitive requirements. GTT’s purpose-built networking platform for financial markets provides fast and secure connectivity between major financial trading centers and exchanges worldwide. Our network consists of over 60 unique low latency routes, including GTT Express, the world’s lowest latency transatlantic route. We connect more than 130 financial exchanges on six continents, ensuring we reach everywhere you do business.




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ITG is a global financial technology company that helps leading brokers and asset managers improve returns for investors around the world. We empower traders to reduce the end-to-end cost of implementing investments via liquidity, execution, analytics and workflow technology solutions. Investment Technology Group, Inc., (NYSE: ITG) has offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America and offers execution services in more than 50 countries. Please visit www.itg.com for more information.




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About Instinet
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




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Portware, a FactSet Company is a leading global provider of multi-asset trade automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence. Portware’s thinking execution management system (EMS) helps automate and streamline the buy side’s most complex trading workflows. Spanning more than three dozen offices in 15 countries together with FactSet, Portware works together with its clients to create highly customizable, automated solutions, design bespoke workflows, increase operational efficiencies, and more closely align portfolio strategy with trade execution worldwide. Portware’s award-winning trade automation solutions are redefining the electronic trading landscape by empowering traders and portfolio managers to maximize liquidity access, minimize information leakage, and enhance trade execution quality consistently to outperform in today’s complex global markets.