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Neo Investimentos Chooses FlexTrader EMS

June 12, 2012 | By: Flex Advantage

Will Also Utilize FlexSpread Pairs Algo And FlexOPT For Equity Options Volatility Trading

Great Neck, NY, June 12, 2012 — FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in broker-neutral, multi-asset trading systems, today announced that Brazilian investment management firm NEO Investimentos has deployed its award-winning EMS, FlexTRADER.

According to Marcelo Cabral, Founding Partner of NEO Investimentos, FlexTRADER’s multi-broker, multi-asset, multi-region capability combined with a sophisticated trading strategies template were the key factors in the firm’s decision.   “We wanted a platform that would give us the coverage we wanted while also allowing us to develop and implement our own algos and trading strategies,” said Cabral.  “FlexTRADER’s rules-based engine allowed us to do that while also facilitating a seamless workflow with our other systems.”

“We are delighted that NEO Investimentos has chosen FlexTRADER as its execution management system,” said Vijay Kedia, President and CEO of FlexTrade.  “With the explosion of electronic trading in Latin America, it has become essential for asset managers such as NEO Investimentos to use EMS platforms to facilitate their trades.”

As part of the deployment, NEO Investimentos will also utilize FlexTrade’s pairs algorithm suite called FlexSpread.

“While we were planning on writing our own pairs algos, we reviewed FlexSpread and found it was perfect for our needs in trading Brazilian equities,” said Cabral. “So we decided to have it included with the overall package.”

Available through FlexTRADER or as a stand-alone application, FlexSpread’s unique functionality also supports cross-currency pairs and spreads, as well as multi-asset trades such as futures versus ETFs.

Trading options available through FlexSpread include:

  • A pairs trading strategy where one sells/shorts one security and buys another in equal dollar amounts, or in a dollar ratio, subject to a price relationship.
  • Risk arbitrage to trade an announced takeover deal, including cross currency deals.
  • Cross currency equity pair trades where a trader executes a pair trade in two securities denominated in different currencies.
  • Ability for the trader to specify separate brokers for buy and sell/short legs of the trade.

The final piece of the deployment is FlexOPT, which enables users to minimize market impact, transaction costs, and risk exposure for algorithmic options trading.  NEO Investimentos chose FlexOPT for its integrated algorithmic trading and risk management capabilities.

About NEO Investimentos
NEO Investimentos is an independent investment management firm founded by experienced professionals with a proven track record. The firm is recognized for its differentiated products, offering consistent returns, and a transparent approach to both asset allocation and risk exposure. With offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, NEO Investimentos combines the agility and flexibility of an independent investment company with the commitment and structure of a major asset management firm.  For more information on NEO Investimentos, please visit

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 150 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 or follow news of the company on Twitter at

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