Fidessa named Best Equities Trading Platform: Technology Provider at the inaugural Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards

New York, February 15, 2012 – Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA), provider of high-performance trading, investment management and information solutions for the world’s financial community, has today announced that its equities trading platform has been named best in its class at the inaugural Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards. The results of these highly competitive awards, determined by a panel of independent judges, were announced at a reception held at Cipriani, 42nd Street, New York on the evening of Monday, February 6th.  

Fidessa’s global equities platform delivers sophisticated trading, market data and connectivity solutions to broker-dealers worldwide and is used by more than 85 percent of the tier-one global equity brokerage community. This award acknowledges the significant developments Fidessa has made in the last year to its equities platform, which includes new and advanced features across its wide spectrum of supported functionality and workflows. Both buy- and sell-side firms benefit from capabilities that include: domestic and global equities trading, futures & options trading, algorithmic trading, basket trading, direct market access, IOI and trade advertisement management, compliance and market access.

Mark Ames, CEO of Fidessa's US business, said, “We are delighted to have been named best equities trading platform and to be recognized for the work we are doing to bring better trading tools to our customers. We have seen significant growth on the trading platform and always strive to bring the best solutions at the best prices to the marketplace.”

This award is the latest in a series of industry acknowledgements for Fidessa’s leadership and its products. Fidessa recently won the Banking Technology Readers’ Choice award for its sell-side trading platform and Best Sell-Side Trading Platform at the Financial News awards. It was also recognized as Best Front Office Provider by Funds Europe and took Best Buy-Side Compliance Product for its Sentinel solution at the Buy-Side Technology awards for the third consecutive year.

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