Linedata unveils new features to expand all front office trading needs

Linedata Front Office Trading Platform well positioned to support increasing complexities of buy side trading

PARIS and BOSTON, August 1, 2012: Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced the release of the latest version of its Linedata Front Office Trading Platform. Meeting all of the advanced trading needs of over 120 institutional and alternative asset managers, the platform offers enhanced portfolio management tools and workflows, expanded execution tools and analytics and streamlined allocation tools.

Combining the power of Linedata Longview and Linedata Trader, the platform provides a unique, integrated global application to support the portfolio management, trading and compliance functions necessary to support the needs of institutional and alternative asset managers. The offering is fully multi-currency, multi-asset and is flexible enough to be deployed at some of the largest and most complex institutions in the world as well as smaller firms. It offers the flexibility and scalability to grow with your business and is offered in both a hosted or deployed environment.

As firms diversify and move into new markets and expand their instrument coverage, support for trading is a competitive requirement and requires automation for security types beyond equities. Markets continue to converge and there are greater demands for cost reduction. As a result, firms require robust and consolidated OMS and EMS technology platforms to quickly respond to changing regulatory and market needs. The regulatory move to market transparency and central clearing is resulting in major OTC market changes. These changes are widespread and affect every aspect of a firm from order generation to trading and clearing and have a resulting impact on the supporting infrastructure.

To address these increasingly complex market needs, Linedata Front Office Trading Platform is uniquely positioned to support any buy side institution including alternative and institutional asset managers. Traders that want to view and analyze real-time detail of how each broker is executing orders can now do so through the newly introduced execution analyzer. With the ability to look at multi-day views, traders can track how each broker is doing versus a benchmark and see how an execution is progressing. Additionally, a graphical display of real-time top and bottom outliers for over 30 key metrics allows traders to easily identify and focus on problem orders immediately.

“As markets continue to evolve, it is essential that Linedata provide clients intuitive and scalable workflows for executing trading strategies. Our solutions help buy side firms to be more efficient with all their trading tools on one platform,” remarks Gavin Little-Gill, Global Head of Asset Management Product Strategy at Linedata. “Our product strategy is to continually expand our instrument coverage and optimize trading experience.”

Linedata Front Office Trading Platform now consolidates and manages prime broker holdings as a single portfolio, while simplifying and streamlining order generation and automatic pre-trade compliance. Offering advanced trading tools for the buy side, this newest version offers prime broker allocation rules to enable straight-thru-processing and enhanced fixed income and SWAP workflows. Offering support for 27 swap types, the new workflows in the Linedata Front Office Trading Platform address this evolving market and provide the ability to facilitate and capture the data necessary for downstream reporting requirements.

 ABOUT LINEDATA

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Linedata is a global solutions provider with 700 clients operating in 50 countries. With more than 900 employees across the globe, Linedata is dedicated to the investment management and credit community. Linedata has been at the service of the financial industry from day one, and applies its market and client insight to provide innovative and tailored mission-critical software and services that help its clients grow. As a pioneer for over 10 years with the setup of SaaS infrastructure for the financial industry, Linedata has preached and spread this model throughout the global financial community, for its full range of products. Headquartered in France, Linedata achieved revenues of EUR 137.3 million in 2011. This company is listed on Euronext Paris FR0004156297-LIN – Reuters LDSV.LN – Bloomberg LIN:FP.

Linedata provides comprehensive solutions and services to manage all types of investment processes, from pre-trade to post-settlement, across a wide range of firms, including institutional portfolio and collective management companies, hedge funds, prime brokers, fund managers, transfer agents, corporate savings fund managers, subsidiaries of banks or independents, and administrators.

 

For more information, please contact:

Linedata
Karen Hays, Marketing Manager, Institutional investments
Tel: 1-617-912-4766
karen.hays@na.linedata.com