Trading and Connectivity

Extending Boundaries with Trading and Risk Software

As banks and sell-side firms seek to control costs and increase competitiveness, they need solutions that help them efficiently trade and manage risk across global listed and over-the-counter (OTC) instruments in multiple currencies and time zones. FIS™’ flexible trading and risk software platform helps you manage both listed and OTC-traded instruments across the entire trade life cycle.

  • Manage the entire life cycle from portfolio and order management, trade execution, market making, and position and risk management to securities processing, clearing and settlement for equities, fixed income, FX, commodities, interest rates and credit, structured products as well as listed and OTC derivatives.
  • Harness a single, global trading software platform for trading, position and risk management across listed and OTC products with advanced real-time risk scenarios in one consolidated view across your firm.
  • Benefit from a global trading network that links more than 2,100 buy-side firms and over 500 sell-side firms to 150 trading venues worldwide.
  • Implement smarter operations to improve performance, efficiency and profitability.
  • Increase transparency for all stakeholders.

Connectivity and Network Services

Market Access and a Global Network for Enhanced Reach and Securities Processing

Today’s investors, both institutional and retail, increasingly demand access to global markets and new investment opportunities. But global trading environments have become more complex, and buy-side firms are challenged by greater risk, burdensome compliance requirements and outmoded platforms. Sell-side firms and banks are challenged with developing innovative connectivity solutions for buy-side and corporate customers to help them access global markets and automate the trade life cycle. FIS’ connectivity solutions and global trading network can help.

  • FIS Market Access delivers on-site, hosted or managed gateways to 150+ trading venues and liquidity pools, giving firms global business reach with minimum cost and technical complexity, faster time to market and the ability to easily add destinations.
  • FIS’ global network SGN connects more than 2,100 buy-side firms to over 400 sell-side firms through a broker-neutral platform.
  • From trade execution to post-trade communication, analytics and reconciliation, SGN helps automate trading processes while providing the audit data necessary to satisfy regulatory requirements.

Fox River Execution Solutions and SGN brokerage services offered through FIS' Global Trading Group within the United States and Canada are provided by FIS Brokerage & Securities Services LLC, Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC.

SGN brokerage services offered throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific are provided by FIS Global Execution Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 469919 * Incorporated and registered in England and Wales No. 3127109 * Registered Office: 25 Canada Square, Level 39, London E14 5LQ.

FIS Global Execution Services Limited (ARBN No. 132 508 742) is exempted from licensing under Australia Securities & Investments Commission Class Order 03/1099 and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under UK laws, which differ from Australian laws.

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Market Data

More Effective Trading Based on High-quality Financial Market Data

Without high-quality financial market data – real-time, historical and on a global scale – it’s tough to maintain compliance, effectively manage risk and make informed decisions. FIS™’ can help you create a competitive advantage and better serve your customers with our wide range of financial market data solutions and services.

  • Trade more effectively and maintain transparency with Astec Analytics, which provides up-to-date financial market data and benchmarking tools for securities borrowing and lending and short selling.
  • Take advantage of Kiodex Global Market Data, a mark and validation tool for commodity portfolios, which gives you access to more than 800 forward curves, volatility surfaces and correlation term structures that are generated daily.
  • Reduce your IT footprint, eliminate redundant processes and enhance visibility using the MarketMap suite of financial market data solutions, which includes data from exchanges and liquidity pools worldwide.

Position, Risk and Compliance

A Position and Risk Management Solution for Visibility and Compliance

Trading and Connectivity Position Risk and Compliance

Implementing the right systems for risk measurement, monitoring and reporting is essential to running a sound and profitable business, especially given the speed of today’s markets, current regulatory scrutiny and the high cost of capital. FIS™’ Front Arena provides accurate data and advanced trading software tools to analyze exposure and risk and respond to regulatory changes.

  • Take real-time position keeping to a new level with an integrated position and risk management solution.
  • Gain unparalleled insight into all exposures across your trading activities with advanced risk software.
  • Benefit from the delivery of position and risk management across all trades, whether centrally cleared, bilaterally or electronically executed.
  • Harness a single trading and risk software platform for integrated trading and risk management, including real-time position consolidation, credit risk management and market risk management.

Sales and Portfolio Management

Drive New Business and Efficiency with a Superior Trading Software Platform

As competition intensifies and customers adopt more sophisticated, mult-asset trading and investment strategies, sales and sales traders need tools to advise customers and make smart trading decisions to grow their flow business. FIS™’ trading software platform helps you access all orders, trades, positions and risk information in a single view across asset classes.

  • Achieve superior trade execution and transparency with pre- and post-trade analytics and real-time monitoring through an integrated trading software platform and portfolio management system.
  • Efficiently and safely handle order flow with one common view for both front and middle office.
  • Minimize the impact of both market movements and margin requirements by closely monitoring your customers’ positions as well as your firm’s proprietary risk.
  • Manage compliance demands in a uniform manner across asset classes and enhance customer interaction by providing a single channel for mult-asset trading.

Trading and Order Management

A Single Platform for Global Multiasset Trading and Order Management

Changes in global regulation and increasing workflow automation is driving radical change in over-the-counter (OTC) trading. A more electronic and competitive approach prevails, necessitating firms to harness the right trading software and technology. FIS™’ trading and order management systems offer advanced tools to trade electronic and OTC instruments and deliver customizable workflows.

  • Spread counterparty risk and benefit from cost-effective trade execution with the least risk, through our trading and order management systems.
  • Offer your customers connectivity solutions for global markets and source the best liquidity in all asset classes, from equities to swaps and from vanilla to derivatives.
  • Deliver customizable workflows for broking, market making and trading equities, FX, fixed income, interest rate and credit derivatives, structured products and commodities.
  • Take advantage of new opportunities with connectivity to global exchanges and other liquidity pools.