Fidessa named Trading Platform of the Year at Asian Banker awards

Hong Kong, 17th April 2015 – Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) has won Trading Platform of the Year at The Asian Banker Financial Markets Awards 2015. Judged by an international team of experts, backed by a comprehensive 3-month research programme, these awards recognise leadership in the Asian markets and exchanges landscape.

Fidessa has built upon and sustained its investment in Asia over the past twelve months, building connections to new markets in China and Vietnam, establishing new high-speed co-location facilities for its clients in Singapore, and enhancing its global product and service offerings with tailored Asian solutions such as specialised algorithms.

Jean-Pierre Baron, Managing Director for Fidessa in Asia Pacific, commented: "We are delighted to receive this award, particularly as it confers the industry's recognition of our efforts over the past year. We maintain a significant programme of investment to ensure that our services are always ahead of both dynamic market conditions and customer needs. For example, the launch of our China Connect program allowed users of Fidessa's platform to successfully trade large volumes of A-Shares over Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect on day one. This project, which included specialised China A-Shares algorithms, was delivered over an extremely tight timeline of just six months."

"We have won significant new business in both the equities and derivatives markets in the past year," Baron added. "As we continue to expand our presence in this rapidly changing region – including Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand – accessibility, sophisticated workflow and smart algos are among the many features that make us the trading platform of choice across Asia."

The award was presented at a gala dinner in Hong Kong on 15th April during The Asian Banker Summit – one of the most prestigious gatherings of senior financial market participants in the region.

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