CHICAGO and SEOUL, May 13, 2019 – Samsung Futures, a leading Korean institutional futures commission merchant (FCM), and Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, today announced that Samsung has signed an agreement to offer connectivity to the Korea Exchange (KRX) via the TT platform. In doing so, Samsung will be the first FCM to connect to KRX on the TT platform, extending TT’s connectivity into Korea for the first time.
With this agreement, Samsung’s internal execution desks and global customer base will be able to trade KRX using TT’s enhanced suite of cutting-edge functionality, including ADL®, Autospreader® and advanced options functionality. TT users will also have the opportunity to contract directly with Samsung to access KRX on the TT platform.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Mike Ahn, Managing Director of Samsung Futures’ International Sales Division. “The TT platform will benefit our current clients with more customized services, as well as open the door to new potential markets for us to reinforce Samsung’s position as the number one derivatives brokerage firm in Korea.”
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Samsung to bring the TT platform to Korea,” said Michael Peters, TT’s Regional Executive Sales Director, APAC. “This relationship not only highlights our commitment to the APAC region, it provides an invaluable endorsement of our brand and reinforces TT’s reputation as the platform of choice amongst the top-tier global FCMs.”
TT’s privately managed infrastructure spans five continents, delivering secure market access and superior performance from anywhere in the world. Designed specifically for professional traders, TT incorporates a broad array of customizable tools to accommodate trading strategies that range from manual point-and-click trading to low-double-digit microsecond automated order entry.
About Samsung Futures
Samsung Futures (www.ssfutures.com) has pioneered execution and clearing services for both inbound and outbound cross-border exchange listed derivatives trading in Korea. Its 20-year experience positions Samsung as a prominent leader within the market. Samsung offers a full range of services including high-frequency trading, low-latency colocation services, FIX DMA solutions and high-touch voice execution. Their key service offerings are a 24-hour execution desk, KRX market access connectivity and IT solutions. They also offer a single communication channel for a full range of client services, including compliance support and comprehensive risk management.
About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for trade surveillance.