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The FST Awards 2011 Shortlist

Best trading system

This award will go to the best new trading system, whether it is installed internally at a wholesale bank or into the general financial markets for wide-scale use. New execution venues introduced after the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) are encouraged to enter, as are updated technology platforms from incumbent stock exchanges or banks/brokers. Systems that specialise in non-displayed trades, public order books or data delivery are all acceptable. The winning entry will demonstrate how the use of technology has improved processes, speeded up response times, enhanced capacity and helped further the chances of future business success.

Bank-Leumi le-Israel B.M.

"Leumi Trade" Capital Market Trading & Investment Website is an innovative & unique Trading System, which includes a wide breadth of offered Investment products in Israel, USA and Europe. The Website is easily accessible to a wide range of clients, and is based on cutting edge technology.

Chi-X Europe

The past 12 months have seen Chi-X Europe transform into a mature part of the market no longer just a ‘new entrant’. Chi-X Europe has continued to work towards establishing itself as the leading pan-European exchange and, just three-and-a-half years since launch, has reached operational profitability on a regular basis.

Credit Suisse

Direct Risk Capital began life as a project to automate the unwind of single stock capital commitment trades (risk trades) for the Cash Equities Trading business. The aim was to develop a Systematic Execution Framework (SEF), providing an environment for automated intelligent trading strategies to unwind positions where the firm has committed to its clients.

LMAX

In October 2010, LMAX launched a new multilateral trading facility (MTF). This unique trading platform provides an entirely new way for retail investors to trade contracts for difference (CFDs) and Foreign Exchange. Informatica’s Latency Busters Messaging (LBM) product is the ultra low-latency messaging solution used throughout LMAX’s MTF trading venue.

 


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