Fidessa scoops Sell-Side Trading System of the Year at the FOW International awards

London, 12th December 2014 – Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) has today announced that its derivatives platform has been named the Best Sell-Side Trading System at the FOW International Awards. This is the second year running that Fidessa has been awarded this accolade, presented at a gala dinner in London this week. The same honour was bestowed at the FOW Asia Awards in September, also for the second consecutive year.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones, Global Head of Derivatives at Fidessa, commented: "We’re incredibly pleased to have been recognised by the industry in this way. At a time when ongoing regulation makes participation in the global F&O markets ever more complex, Fidessa's ability to simplify customers’operations through workflow is proving an extremely powerful proposition."

Fidessa's global footprint enables customers to remain compliant with regulation on a global scale and 'follow the sun' order management means they can take an order from any office anywhere in the world and put it through the same workflow technology.

"We're seeing an increasing number of our customers replacing multiple in-house and third party systems and benefiting from the single, consolidated global view of their trading activities and risk profiles that Fidessa provides," Llewellyn-Jones added. "With mid-tier and smaller firms facing all of the same challenges that the global FCMs face, we’ve adopted an increasingly modular approach to deployment to provide these firms with access to our extensive buy-side community and the ability to trade on markets they are not members of through a network of global clearers," he concluded.

Fidessa's futures & options trading platform is typically delivered as a fully-hosted and managed service, using the firm's proven global technology infrastructure and resilient data centre facilities. Scaling from a single regional implementation with global reach, to a global deployment across multiple regions, the service includes connectivity to all the major trading venues, buy-sides and other brokers, as well as comprehensive market data and a trans-continental, 24-hour help-desk.

During the past twelve months enhancements to Fidessa's F&O service have included connectivity to eSpeed and BrokerTec and the addition of US Treasuries, as well as the opening of a new SGX co-located data centre in Singapore.

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