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EBS unveils integrated trading platform

First Published 2nd February 2015

New platform to be available via HTML5 on standard browsers and the EBS Workstation.

Gil Mandelzis, EBS

Gil Mandelzis, EBS

"EBS has transitioned from being a market operator into a true multi-product technology company, with thought and market leadership in the FX community and beyond."

London, New York, Singapore - EBS, ICAP's electronic FX business, has announced the unveiling of an integrated trading platform. Customers will have a fully integrated view of EBS's products and services, new analytics, and access to its liquidity in a single customisable screen.

Developed for over two years based on ongoing and extensive consultation with the market, the dynamic platform will provide customers with an amalgamation of EBS's microstructures along with trading algorithms and integrated visual analytics. A container for 'Everything EBS', the platform will integrate EBS's portfolio including EBS Market, EBS Direct and EBS Select and multiple FX instruments such as spot, precious metals, NDFs and outrights and swaps, in a single, fully customisable view. Customers can select how they execute trades and optimise opportunities across EBS's liquidity while supporting all trading strategies.

Going live with EBS Direct in Q3, and EBS Market in Q4, the platform will be available via HTML5 on standard browsers and the EBS Workstation. Customers will gradually be migrated across to the UI without the need for any system upgrades. Customers will also have the ability to select the 'classic' view for those that prefer the traditional style of EBS trading.

Features include:

  • Integrated visual analytics
  • Advanced trading algorithms
  • Aggregated views of multiple liquidity sources and types with attribution
  • Diverse product support: spot, precious metals, NDFs, outrights, swaps
  • Enhanced pricing views: market depth, VWAP ladders, and tenor ladders
  • Customised trading views and multiple displays to accommodate trader workflow

Viral Tolat, chief technology officer and global head of products, EBS, said: "Game-changing technology lays the foundations for superior execution quality and reliability in FX trading. Leveraging the latest technological advances, we have created a pioneering trading platform that is as agile as it is all-encompassing. Fully integrated in one screen and with substantial new features and system upgrades, EBS's new platform will help customers get to market faster and enrich their overall trading experience. This next generation upgrade will serve us as a model for platform innovation for years to come, applicable well beyond the realms of what we already do today."

Gil Mandelzis, chief executive officer, EBS, said: "Over the past few years EBS has transitioned from being a market operator into a true multi-product technology company, with thought and market leadership in the FX community and beyond. EBS is offering our customers multiple trading styles and liquidity pools that will keep growing and expanding. The natural and critical next element has been the ability to seamlessly bring it all together and provide our customers globally with the best trading platform and tools possible. We are grateful and humbled by the exceptional take-up and response that we have seen from the market for the products and technology that we have introduced over the past few years, and those in our pipeline to be rolled out over the next 18-24 months. We are continuing to further invest in the future. All of this is testament to the talent and diligence of the EBS technology and product teams in bringing the new platform to market and I would like to thank all of our customers for their contributions and support."

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