FlexTrade Connects to BGC Partners
Certified For Trading US Treasuries As Part Of Preferred Vendor Program
GREAT NECK, NY, September 4, 2012 – FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in broker-neutral, multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced its FlexTRADER EMS is certified to trade US treasuries as a member of the BGC Partners Preferred Vendor Program.
“We’re very excited about this certification, which facilitates fixed income trading via FlexTRADER and further deepens our multi-asset trading functionality,” said Vijay Kedia, President and CEO of FlexTrade. “Our clients can gain quick and easy access to the liquidity of the US treasury market through a direct connection to BGC’s proprietary trading platform, eSpeed.”
“We are delighted to welcome FlexTrade Systems to a growing list of firms trading through our Preferred Vendor Program,” said Philip Norton, Executive Managing Director & Global Head of eCommerce for BGC Partners. “Our proprietary electronic trading platform is designed to offer quick and efficient access to the US treasuries market. By using our system, FlexTrade clients will have seamless access to one of the biggest liquidity pools for fixed income.”
FlexTRADER is a multi-asset trading solution with pre-defined strategies and tactics for both portfolio and single stock trading. The platform provides organically developed real-time and post-trade analytics (FlexTQM), predictive analytics (FlexEdge) as well as risk and cost optimized portfolio trade scheduling (FlexPTS); advanced integrations with major OMSs; integrated real-time allocations and cash management; smart order routing; a fully integrated high performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine; commission management; complete transaction and IOI quality management, a dynamic strategy matrix.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and property markets, has over 7,000 employees in New York, London and dozens of cities around the world, and conducts over $200 trillion in financial transactions for customers annually. BGC offers customers over 220 products, including commercial real estate, fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products.
BGC’s technology helps customers determine the value of a transaction and execute transactions at the best possible price. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. Trades are executed through BGC’s brokers, or through its hybrid and fully electronic brokerage services.
BGC, named after fixed income trading innovator B. Gerald Cantor, also offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, and provides clearing, processing, and other support services. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.
About FlexTrade Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems Inc. is the industry pioneer in broker-neutral algorithmic trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange and listed derivatives. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, FlexTrade has a worldwide client base spanning more than 175 buy- and sell-side firms, including many of the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors and institutional brokers. For more information, visit FlexTrade Systems at www.flextrade.wpengine.com or follow news of the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/flextrade.