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Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a premier provider of financing, trading, prime brokerage and clearing services across a full suite of cash, futures, options and OTC derivatives. We serve hedge funds, broker/dealers, market makers and institutional investors worldwide. Through a vast network of memberships and third-party relationships, BofAML enables client access to more than 100 exchanges globally. With 24-hour trading desks in Chicago, as well as regional desks in New York, Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Mumbai, the company offers a single access point to support our clients’ futures execution needs. In addition, our electronic trading suite includes sophisticated algorithmic trading tools with established connectivity to many client front ends. In OTC clearing we are taking a leadership role helping to shape the marketplace of the future.

For more information on Bank of America Merrill Lynch, visit
www.bofaml.com/content/boaml/en_us/home.html.

Optimizing your Trading Performance Strategy
https://www.bofaml.com/en-us/content/trading-strategy-performance.html





 

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





 

About Itiviti

Itiviti enables financial institutions worldwide to transform their trading and capture tomorrow. With innovative technology, deep expertise and a dedication to service, we help customers seize market opportunities and guide them through regulatory change.

Top-tier banks, brokers, trading firms and institutional investors rely on Itiviti’s solutions to service their clients, connect to markets, trade smarter in all asset classes by consolidating trading platforms and leverage automation to move faster.

A global technology and service provider, we offer the most innovative, consistent and reliable connectivity and trading solutions available.

With presence in all major financial centers and serving around 2,000 clients in over 50 countries, Itiviti delivers on a global scale.

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

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.





 

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.





 

About Liquidnet

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 46 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. For more information, visit www.liquidnet.com and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.





 

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 147,000 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:

  • French Retail Banking which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation;
  • International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets;
  • Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is included in the principal socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), four of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices, and the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index.

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





 

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS' 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 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.

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, 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.





 

About TMX Group (TSX:X)
TMX Group operates global markets, and builds digital communities and analytic solutions that facilitate the funding, growth and success of businesses, traders and investors. TMX Group's key operations include Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, and Trayport which provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.





 

FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than 91,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France. Subscribe to our thought leadership blog to get fresh insight delivered daily at insight.factset.com. Learn more at www.factset.com and follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.





 

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.





 

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.




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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.




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About Itiviti

Itiviti enables financial institutions worldwide to transform their trading and capture tomorrow. With innovative technology, deep expertise and a dedication to service, we help customers seize market opportunities and guide them through regulatory change.

Top-tier banks, brokers, trading firms and institutional investors rely on Itiviti’s solutions to service their clients, connect to markets, trade smarter in all asset classes by consolidating trading platforms and leverage automation to move faster.

A global technology and service provider, we offer the most innovative, consistent and reliable connectivity and trading solutions available.

With presence in all major financial centers and serving around 2,000 clients in over 50 countries, Itiviti delivers on a global scale.

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

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.




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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