Trading Technologies’ Platform to Support Quantitative Brokers’ Best Execution Algorithms

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, February 18, 2015 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, and Quantitative Brokers, a leading provider of fixed income and futures algorithms, today announced TT will provide access to Quantitative Brokers’ best execution algorithms from the next-generation TT platform. In addition, TT is planning to add support for other broker algorithms.

TT users will be able to access Quantitative Brokers’ fixed income and futures algos alongside Trading Technologies’ existing synthetic order types and deploy them all from a single desktop, web or mobile interface.

QB has established a leadership position in the provision of agency algorithms to major dealers, asset managers, hedge funds and other financial institutions. As an independent agency broker, QB offers four different strategies to deliver on the best execution needs of its clients.

“Our customers are excited about the ability to gain access to Quantitative Brokers’ suite of industry-leading execution algorithms through the TT platform, and we’re excited to launch our new algo framework and welcome QB as our first partner. By integrating with third-party algo providers like QB, we can extend the range of execution choices available to every TT user,” said Rick Lane, CEO of Trading Technologies.

“This is a partnership of strength,” said Christian Hauff, CEO of Quantitative Brokers. “The collaboration of these two industry leaders brings clients unparalleled access to the future of electronic trading. In a world in which performance is measured in basis points, this alliance delivers significant competitive advantages.”

The addition of Quantitative Brokers’ execution algorithms will strengthen Trading Technologies’ existing fixed income offering. The X_TRADER® platform already includes the ability to trade in yield along with connectivity to leading fixed income trading venues, including BrokerTec and NASDAQ eSpeed. The new TT platform will offer the same functionality and market access along with a link to KCG Fixed Income, which is in development.

The Quantitative Brokers functionality is in beta testing and scheduled to roll out to TT users later this year. Customers seeking additional information should contact their local TT sales representative.

 

About TT
Trading Technologies (https://www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to 40 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its recently unveiled next-generation trading platform, TT, uses the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to give users a fast, reliable, mobile solution that represents what’s next in the world of trading and technology.

 

About QB
Quantitative Brokers (“QB”) is a global, fully-independent, FCM-neutral, dealer-neutral, NFA, SEC and FINRA-registered, broker-dealer and the world’s leading provider of algorithms in cash Treasuries, fixed income and futures markets. QB creates a dynamic, collaborative environment that breeds financial and technological innovation. Clients span the range of asset managers, hedge funds, CTAs and banks. QB is headquartered in midtown Manhattan, NY, and is a National Futures Association member.

 

 

QB Contact

P.J. Kinsella, Paragon Public Relations
(646) 558-6226
pj@paragonpr.com

 

TT Contact

Drew Mauck, 3Points Communications
Mobile: (773) 203-5456
drew@3ptscomm.com

 

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Trading Technologies to Establish Connection to KCG’s Fixed Income Liquidity

Software provider enables KCG to provide both X_TRADER® and TT platform users with access to on-the-run U.S. Treasury liquidity

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, and KCG Holdings, Inc., an independent market-making and execution-only brokerage firm, today announced that TT will introduce connectivity to KCG Fixed Income in the first quarter of 2015. KCG provides direct access to on-the-run U.S. Treasury liquidity. This marks the first time TT has offered connectivity to liquidity from a non-exchange provider.

With this new connection to KCG, TT will provide professional traders with a consolidated point of access to multiple sources of global fixed income liquidity. With the upcoming server-side Aggregator, customers will be able to consolidate the display and introduce smart order-routing logic when trading complex strategies across multiple U.S. Treasury markets.

“Connectivity to KCG will boost our offering to fixed income traders by providing them with direct access to additional liquidity generated by KCG’s market makers. We think this will be an important differentiator for us as we continue to strengthen our tool suite for the fixed income community,” said Rick Lane, CEO of Trading Technologies.

TT customers will be able to enter and manage trades on KCG from both X_TRADER and the new TT platform, which is currently available to early-stage users, using the full suite of tools including Autospreader®, Autotrader™, and the ADL® visual programming platform for algorithmic trading, as well as TT’s FIX and proprietary API solutions.

The KCG connection will complement TT’s existing connections to the major U.S. Treasury and Treasury futures markets, bringing the total number of exchanges and liquidity destinations available through X_TRADER to 40.

Samantha Coyne, head of Fixed Income Client Services for KCG, said, “We’re pleased to offer Trading Technologies’ clients access to our market making liquidity. This technology makes our one-to-one, fully accountable trading relationship very scalable and enables us to deliver high quality liquidity to TT’s diverse client base without asking them to change their workflow.”

X_TRADER users will be able to access KCG’s liquidity through internally hosted gateways or TT’s TTNET™ global hosting solution, including TT’s MultiBroker offering.

 

About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (https://www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to 40 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its recently unveiled next-generation trading platform, TT, uses the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to give users a fast, reliable, mobile solution that represents what’s next in the world of trading and technology.

 

About KCG
KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. The firm combines advanced technology with exceptional client service across market making, agency execution and venues. KCG has multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities via voice or automated execution. www.kcg.com

 

 

KCG Contact

Sophie Sohn, KCG
Tel: (312) 931-2299
media@kcg.com

 

TT Contact

Drew Mauck, 3POINTS Communications
Mobile: (773) 203-5456
drew@3ptscomm.com

 

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Trading Technologies Appoints Brian Mehta Chief Marketing Officer

Mehta joins leadership team as company prepares to launch next-generation TT platform

CHICAGO, February 3, 2015 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading software, announced today the appointment of Brian Mehta to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Mehta is responsible for advancing the company’s brand, managing new product launches and leading all public outreach. He is a member of the executive team, where he reports directly to CEO Rick Lane.

Mehta joins TT from Motorola Mobility, where he served as head of North America Marketing. At Motorola, he oversaw several major marketing initiatives—such as a partnership with the NFL—and product launches for the DROID RAZR, DROID MAXX, Moto X and the Moto 360. He was previously the Director of Marketing for the Midwest Region at U.S. Cellular and has and held finance, sales and product management positions at Alcatel and SBC/Ameritech. Brian holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

“I’m excited to join Trading Technologies,” said Mehta. “TT is a proven innovator in the trading  technology space, has done a fantastic job of revitalizing its culture and is on the cusp of a groundbreaking product launch. I’m eager to continue pushing even further forward and enhancing the company’s reputation as a leader not just in trading, but in financial technology as a whole.”

“Brian brings a wealth of marketing experience to the table, as well as a track record of successful product launches,” said Rick Lane, CEO of Trading Technologies. “We’ve always been about providing traders with the tools they need to succeed, and Brian will help us better articulate just how dedicated we are to that mission. As we continue to redefine our place in the industry with the launch of the new TT platform, Brian’s leadership and brand acumen will be invaluable.”

Trading Technologies is in the process of rolling out its next-generation trading platform, simply called TT, to early-stage users, with broad distribution scheduled to begin in the first half of 2015. Delivered via the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, the platform will provide professional traders with even higher levels of performance, functionality and accessibility than traditional trading software.

 

About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (https://www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to 40 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its recently unveiled next-generation trading platform, TT, uses the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to give users a fast, reliable, mobile solution that represents what’s next in the world of trading and technology.

 

 

Media Contact

Drew Mauck, 3Points Communications
Mobile: (773) 203-5456 
Drew@3ptscomm.com

 

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