NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, today announced that RealTick®, its award-winning provider of global, cross-asset class, multi-broker trading, data and risk solutions, continued to greatly expand its global broker network with the addition of 97 broker-dealers in 2012. This substantial growth represents a dramatic increase over the previous year, nearly doubling the number of sell-side firms brought onboard by RealTick in 2011.
Expansion of the broker network lies at the heart of RealTick's overall strategy to provide workflow efficiency and multi-asset execution capabilities within a single, consolidated trading platform, and is part of RealTick's ongoing initiative to provide the most complete asset class coverage. RealTick's EMS delivers a powerful suite of trading tools to large financial institutions, mid-tier firms and boutique brokerages that is equally versatile, comprehensive and effective for each customer type.
"The continued strong growth of our global broker-dealer network means broad access to diverse liquidity sources for all of our customers," said Ian Mawdsley, head of international business development for ConvergEx's RealTick. "We are providing our customers with an extensive choice of destinations for global cross-asset trading from a single, comprehensive EMS platform."
RealTick's multi-broker network provides customers with world-wide access to more than 2,000 competitive trading strategies across asset classes. The continued growth of RealTick's broker-dealer community means greater opportunities for customers to reach diverse liquidity sources.
For a partial list of broker-dealers on the RealTick Broker Network please visit RealTick.com
RealTick is the industry's leading, global provider of advanced trading, data and risk solutions. The RealTick platform features access to an extensive, multi-broker network with global, cross-asset class, multi-prime trading capabilities. RealTick's ease of use, unsurpassed flexibility, world-class client service, and fully-configurable and intuitively integrated EMS software have earned the company the 2011 Best Provider of Execution Management Systems (EMS) from Waters Technology and Buy-Side Technology's 2011 Best EMS Award.
About ConvergEx Group
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally. Its products and services span the investment life cycle and are designed to enable customers to achieve improved results through operational and workflow efficiencies, execution and analytical tools and highly personalized service. The firm serves more than 4,000 customers accessing over 100 global markets. Formed in 2006, the firm has over 1,250 employees located in 23 cities throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
ConvergEx Group includes ConvergEx Execution Solutions LLC (member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC); LiquidPoint, LLC (member CBOE/SIPC); G-Trade Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Westminster Research Associates LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Eze Castle Transaction Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); ConvergEx Prime Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); Eze Castle Software LLC; RealTick LLC; ConvergEx Solutions LLC, of which Cogent Consulting, ConnEx, Jaywalk and LDB are divisions; ConvergEx Limited in the UK and Australia; and ConvergEx Asia Pacific Limited in Hong Kong. ConvergEx Group, LLC is a subsidiary of ConvergEx Holdings, LLC. Additional information is available at www.convergex.com.
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