4th June 2018 – Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) and BNP Paribas have entered into a partnership through which the bank will provide its buy-side clients with access to Fidessa’s award-winning futures and options workstation.
BNP Paribas originally implemented Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform in 2016 to support its global futures and options trading operations from hubs in Chicago, London and Hong Kong. Under this new agreement, BNP Paribas will distribute Fidessa’s derivatives trading platform, branded Cortex Listed, to its institutional clients across all regions, providing them with fully-hosted execution capabilities. In addition, BNP Paribas will have the ability to offer its clients access to the Fidessa GT multi-broker workstation providing them with choice, flexibility and market access across global markets.
Gael Pottiez, Global Head of Product Development, Derivatives Execution and Clearing at BNP Paribas, said: “We believe that leveraging Fidessa technology for our Cortex Listed platform reflects the future direction of the marketplace because it combines advanced trading and order analytics in a highly robust platform to deliver a powerful futures trading experience. And with an increasing number of our buy-side clients looking for specialised execution services we’re pleased to be able to meet that requirement with Fidessa GT.”
Justin Llewellyn-Jones, Fidessa’s Global Head of Derivatives, added: “We’re delighted to be working with BNP Paribas to deliver the benefits of our technology to their end clients. Whilst ambitious, our GT strategy has been to develop the best connected futures workstation on the market; one that provides exceptional execution capabilities whilst meeting the stringent performance, security and regulatory requirements that the industry demands today. This new deal with BNP Paribas is further validation of that strategy.”
Fidessa’s derivatives workstation was named Best Trading and Execution Technology at the CTA Intelligence US Services Awards in February, the seventh award for Fidessa’s derivatives trading technology in the past twelve months.
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About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) (www.cib.bnpparibas.com) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.
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 $26 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.
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