FlexTrade Named “Best Multi-Asset EMS” By Markets Media Magazine


Notches Honor for 2nd Consecutive Year at Markets’ Choice Awards

NEW YORK, February 24, 2013 – FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced the company has won for the second consecutive year the “Best Multi-Asset EMS” category at Markets Media’s Markets’ Choice Awards ceremony, which was held in New York City on February 20.

The Market’s Choice Awards span more than 20 categories across exchanges, sell-side desks, institutional buy-side investors, hedge funds, and technology providers. Nominees and winners are determined through extensive interviews with senior market professionals, reader voting on MarketsMedia.com and consultation with Markets Media’s own Advisory Board.

According to Vijay Kedia, president and CEO of FlexTrade, the landscape in electronic trading has come a long way since the FlexTRADER EMS was introduced in 1996. “The platform at that time – and obviously the market — only traded equities electronically,” said Kedia. “Fast forward 18 years and now all the other asset classes — FX, options, futures and fixed income – are covered, thus making FlexTRADER a truly multi-asset trading platform. As such, winning this award for the second consecutive year is more than satisfying in that it confirms the core adaptability and functionality we initially built into the platform has stood the test of time.”

FlexTRADER is a multi-asset execution management system for trading individual securities or portfolios in equities, FX, equity options, futures as well as fixed income. It provides out-of-the-box cross asset trading strategies which can be customized, global access to broker algorithms, as well as the ability to build proprietary algorithms. The platform also provides organically developed pre-trade, real-time and post-trade analytics (FlexTQM), predictive analytics (FlexEdge); risk and cost optimized portfolio trade scheduling (FlexPTS); advanced integrations with major OMSs; integrated real-time allocations and cash management; smart order routing; a fully integrated high performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine; commission management; complete transaction and IOI quality management, and a dynamic strategy matrix. In addition to equities, FlexTRADER facilitates foreign exchange trading via the award winning FlexFX, while equity options and futures trading are administered by FlexOPT, Derivix and FlexFutures, respectively. For fixed income trading, the system is certified to trade US treasuries as a member of the BGC Partners Preferred Vendor Program.

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