Fidessa Celebrates 20 Years in the United States

Trading technology pioneer reflects on two decades of innovation

New York - September 28, 2016 - Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced the 20th anniversary of its presence in the US. The milestone journey began in 1996 with the opening of Fidessa's first US office in New York City. Since then, the past 20 years have proved to be a time of growth and transformation for Fidessa, as well as for the marketplace it serves.

When Fidessa first arrived in New York as a relatively unknown UK-based trading systems provider, electronic trading was beginning to transform and reshape the global financial marketplace. Technology ushered in the opportunity for trading across an unprecedented range of venues and products, permanently changing the face of capital markets. Regulation followed on behind, enacting global rules throughout the years that could never have been predicted.

Building on its success in the UK, Fidessa expanded into the US and started its journey to become a truly global player. The US market presented a new set of challenges that the company was eager to face head on. Fidessa quickly came to be seen as an innovative partner at the leading edge of a dramatic market shift, brought on by rapid technology development and new regulations.

Mark Ames, North America CEO at Fidessa, reflected on the anniversary: "For the last two decades, we’ve grown our presence and worked with our clients to provide solutions to help them navigate and benefit from the ever-changing trading landscape. Our clients are a huge part of our 20 years of success, and we look forward to continuing this journey with them in true partnership for the next 20 years and beyond."

To commemorate the 20th anniversary, Fidessa has developed a visual timeline highlighting key industry events and company milestones from the past two decades. To accompany this, Fidessa will be publishing a series of articles over the next few weeks examining key market and regulatory events that have helped shape today’s trading landscape. To view the timeline and accompanying articles, please visit:

www.fidessa.com/us-20-year-anniversary

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