Fidessa voted Trading System of the Year at FOW Awards

F&O platform wins for the sixth consecutive year

7th December 2017 - Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced that its futures and options trading platform has been named Sell-side Trading System of the Year at the FOW International Awards for the sixth successive year. Judged by a panel of industry experts drawn from across the market, the awards recognise the best and brightest innovations in the derivatives industry.

In awarding the prize to Fidessa, one member of the judging panel commented: "They are still growing and addressing significant regulatory challenges whilst maintaining an open OMS for easier integration", whilst another cited Fidessa's "open OMS structure and being on top of MiFID2" as winning factors.

As well as focusing on regulatory compliance, Fidessa has invested heavily in its platform to ensure that its customers are empowered to fully take advantage of the business opportunities that will emerge from the new trading environment. Unrivalled execution capabilities, sophisticated algos and powerful execution analytics ensure users can not only attract client flow but also meet their varied and complex liquidity and execution requirements.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones, Global Head of Derivatives at Fidessa, said: "We are really proud to have won this award. With more and more firms recognising that a solid, reliable, flexible and open OMS is essential in supporting their business models, it's gratifying to know that our ongoing investment in the platform's capabilities has been recognised once again by derivatives industry practitioners."

Presented at a gala dinner in London last night, this latest award brings to eleven the number of industry accolades for Fidessa's technology in 2017. This year Fidessa was also named Derivatives Trading System of the Year in the FOW & Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Awards for the fifth consecutive year, Best Trading and Execution System in the CTA Intelligence European Services Awards for the second year running, Best Cross Asset Trading System in the Intelligent Trading Technology Awards and, most recently the Award for Innovation at the Global Grain Awards.

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