Celfin Capital develops electronic trading capabilities with Fidessa


Santiago, 25th January 2010 - Celfin Capital, one of the leading investment banks in Chile, today announced it has signed to take Fidessa's hosted trading solution and join the Fidessa network - one of the largest trading networks in the industry, providing access to more than 400 brokers, 120 venues and 2,300 buy-sides around the world. The partnership will allow Celfin Capital to receive Chilean and Peruvian equity flow, opening up an essential conduit to Latin American markets for brokers and asset managers globally.

Fidessa is the leading provider of multi-asset class trading, portfolio analysis, compliance, market data and connectivity solutions for the buy-side and the sell-side globally. Celfin Capital has adopted Fidessa for their electronic trading requirements along with built-in FIX connectivity to the Fidessa network enabling it to receive southbound electronic order flow. As part of the implementation Fidessa is building a direct link to the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago for them.

José Antonio Labbé, CEO of the Brokerage House, Celfin says: "Celfin Capital has always strived to be a leader in the introduction of financial innovations to the markets in Chile and now in Peru, and through a number of key alliances we have been able to offer a wide array of derivative products and financial solutions to create a more liquid, transparent, and sophisticated financial environment for our clients. The upgrade of systems at the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago gave us an opportunity to explore the possibilities of offering electronic order flow and onward routing capabilities and to develop truly international services for our clients. The partnership with Fidessa, and connectivity to the Fidessa network, are part of our overall goal to establish clear distinction between our services and those of our competitors, and to position ourselves as a leading broker in Chile."

Celfin Capital chose to work with Fidessa primarily for the global reach of buy-side clients and member and non-member brokers on their network. Fidessa demonstrated the ability and readiness to work with Celfin Capital and evolve the solution in parallel with its business. Mr. Labbé continues: "In particular we were impressed by Fidessa's willingness to build a direct link to the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago for us, and the flexibility of their approach. It enables us to route orders from non-member brokers and creates a powerful proposition for global and local clients alike."

Martin Hakker, EVP marketing at Fidessa says: "We are delighted that Celfin Capital has signed up with Fidessa: As our first receiving broker in Chile, Celfin Capital enhances the reach of the network and strengthens our presence in Latin America. In the first half of 2009, Fidessa carried global flow with a value of $600 billion a month, a figure that continues to rise thanks to regular new signings."

About Celfin Capital

Financial institution leader in Chilean market, dedicated for more than 20 years to the investment management and financial consultancy, is one of the most important asset management firms in the local market. Currently Celfin manages more than US$ 10.000 million in Mutual funds, Private equity funds, Real estate funds, Investment funds for institutional investors, Chilean foreign capital investment funds and International Funds distribution. Their clients include Pension fund, Insurance companies, Chilean and international funds, Privately-held companies, Listed corporations, Foundations and Individuals. From 2005, several international publications have ranked Celfin Capital as "The Best Investment Bank in Chile". Among the received awards during this years it is important to highlight: Best Fixed Income, Quasi-Sovereign, Best M&A Hostile Takeover y Best Equity IPO. More information: www.celfin.com.

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