Sponsors





 

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.





 

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a highly focused managed infrastructure services provider for firms in the securities trading industry. Its robust, secure technology includes network, FIX Hub, managed hosting, co-location and cloud connectivity services.

  • Fully managed one-to-many connectivity to over 2000 financial community endpoints

  • Reach the world’s most prominent and influential buy and sell-side institutions, market data and software vendors, exchanges and alternative trading venues across the Americas, Asia and Europe

  • Managed hosting and co-location at remote data centers

  • FIX hub for fast and seamless connectivity

  • Flexible and scalable connectivity to multiple cloud services

  • Deploy managed cross connects within key trading facilities

  • 24/7/365 network monitoring

  • Encryption services available


Community participants include: fund managers, proprietary traders, brokers, exchanges, MTFs, ATS, ECNs and application service providers. 
Asset classes supported include: equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income and derivatives instruments.
For further information, please email financial@tnsi.com, visit www.tnsfinancial.com or call +44 (0)207 336 1510





 

Metamako provides high-performance network solutions to traders, banks, exchanges and brokers which reduce latency, provide increased visibility and simplify the overall network stack.

Metamako’s innovative solutions include capabilities for:

  • Lowest latency market data replication (4 nanoseconds with undetectable jitter)

  • Data aggregation for order entry in as little as 55 nanoseconds

  • Remote reconfiguration and network monitoring

  • Ultra-low latency exchange connectivity, including BGP/PIM for trading

  • Simplified data capture with integrated tapping, high-resolution timestamping and deep buffering

  • Integrated FPGA deployment platform for trading applications

  • Telemetry & time-series data


Metamako has offices in New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney and was named in KPMG’s Global Top 50 FinTech Innovators.

www.metamako.com





 

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 supported 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, it has around 33,000 employees offering consumer, small business and enterprise services, with over 3,000 based in more than 20 countries outside of Australia. 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.





 

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





 

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 TradingScreen (TS)

As the leading expert in SaaS-based technology for financial markets, TS technology improves access and fully automates workflows, resulting in greater efficiencies and lower costs for our clients. From our electronic trading platforms to our investment management solutions to our global financial market network, we are the industry’s most comprehensive technology suite available. In New York, London, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, our trading and technology experts are connected and positioned around the world, enabling a “Follow the Sun” support approach that literally never stops. We constantly evolve within a complex, ever-changing marketplace to create sophisticated, customizable and accessible solutions no matter what our clients trading needs. For more information, please visit www.tradingscreen.com





 

OneMarketData (aka OneTick) provides capital markets technology and solutions as well as tick by tick global market and reference data to the world's most sophisticated financial institutions. OneTick is the premier enterprise-wide solution for tick data collection, management and research. It is a time series database that captures, compresses, and provides uniform access to streaming and global historical data, up to and including the latest tick. OneTick has no limitations on data volumes, peak rates or length of stored history and can collect each tick for all asset classes. OneTick's powerful analytical tools enable clients to run historical simulations and back-tests, develop trading and market-making strategies, build transaction-cost models, perform trade surveillance and answer regulatory compliance requirements. Dashboards (HTML5) allow the derived data to be visualized in a fully-customizable and intuitive user interface.

Tick Data, the first company in the world to offer historical tick-by-tick prices on the futures and index markets is part OneMarketData. Tick Data is passionately focused on data quality. And with data as far back as 1974, our offering is one of the largest of its kind.

More information about OneMarketData is available at www.onetick.com and www.tickdata.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





 

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare provides a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined datacenters.

The Solarflare XtremeScale Architecture is a design framework which includes a comprehensive suite of features for ultra-scale environments: High-bandwidth, ultra-low-latency, ultra-scale connectivity, software defined, secure with hardware firewalls, and instrumented for line-speed telemetry.

Solarflare solutions have earned a sterling reputation in financial services and are used by virtually every major global exchange, commercial bank and hedge fund. This exacting, regulated performance uniquely qualifies our solutions for use in ultra-scale applications in IoT, big data and artificial intelligence where low latency, robust security and insightful telemetrics are critical.

Solarflare solutions are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from major global manufacturers. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.





 

About Charles River

Charles River enables sound and efficient investing across all asset classes. Over 350 firms worldwide use Charles River IMS to manage more than US$25 Trillion in assets in the institutional investment, wealth management and hedge fund industries. Our Software as a Service‐based solution automates and simplifies investment management on a single platform – from portfolio management and risk analytics through trading and post‐trade settlement, with integrated compliance and managed data throughout. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, we support clients globally with more than 750 employees in 11 regional offices. For more information, please visit www.crd.com.





 

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.





 

China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG has presence around the globe. Leveraging on its abundant resources in mainland China, CTG offers world-class integrated and diversified information services including Cloud, Big Data, Industrial and ICT solutions to global clients.

 





 

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





 

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.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.





 

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.





 

Quantitative Brokers (QB), an independent, global financial technology company, provides advanced algorithms and data-driven analytics to clients in the Futures and US Cash Treasury markets. QB continually develops and innovates an evolving suite of products to reduce implicit trading costs for its clients. Quantitative Brokers is headquartered in midtown Manhattan, New York with branch offices in London and Chennai.

Quantitative Brokers was founded in 2008 by Robert Almgren and Christian Hauff. After conducting in depth research and analysis, developing best practices and execution strategies, and forming strategic partnerships with industry-leading EMS/OMS providers and clearing firms, Quantitative Brokers was officially launched in 2010.

As a fully independent, FCM- and dealer-neutral, NFA and FINRA-registered broker dealer, we guarantee complete transparency and neutrality to our clients, which include asset managers, hedge funds, CTAs and banks. Our algorithms are available via 14 leading EMS/OMS providers and integrated with 18 major executing brokers. Quantitative Brokers is registered with both the CFTC and SEC as an independent introducing broker and a government securities broker. As a regulated market participant engaging in algorithmic strategies, we maintain stringent supervision and control practices.





 

Superloop Group

Superloop is an independent provider of secure, high-speed connectivity services to major enterprises, telecommunications companies and global content providers in the Asia Pacific region. We own the fibre infrastructure which connects key data centres and enterprise buildings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, ensuring a consistent level of service across our network.





 

About Itiviti and ULLINK

Itiviti and ULLINK have formed 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 more than 1,900 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 regulation.

With global offices in 18 locations covering all major financial centers, the merger of Itiviti and ULLINK in March 2018 creates 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.





 

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.





 

Goldwell Capital is a top-notch derivative broker, licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia. Goldwell Capital provides derivative products including foreign exchange, precious metals, crude oil, etc., leading global online trading.

Professional customer service team of Goldwell Capital provides clients with extraordinary online service and the most comprehensive trading experience for 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. In addition, Goldwell Capital has gathered numerous ingenious financial analysts to produce market analysis and research from multiple perspectives for clients, thus helping clients establish an ideal trading strategy and seize the best investment opportunities.

Goldwell Capital is unwaveringly committed to providing clients with a stable and reliable trading platform, allowing clients to operate in a trustworthy trading environment, maintaining long-term closely cooperative relationship with clients, as well as endeavouring to become the world's top brokerage firm with the most superior products and services in the market.

To know more about Goldwell Capital, please visit: https://goldwellcap.com/.




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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