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More Efficient B2C Trading with iMarket

Straight Through Processing

iMarket features an STP platform which provides a seamless connection between customers, sales and trading. The system is an ideal combination of electronic trading platform and CRM environment. iMarket’s strongest feature is its open architecture which allows to connect markets and other available systems. One system, instead of many partial solutions. This combination enables a quick, secure and individual performance on B2C markets.

Prices from quote engines, such as iQbonds – valantic’s solution for bond trading – or Excel sheets serve as the basis for customer-specific price calculations. In connection with iMarket, established tiering criteria (spreads) are used to calculate a customer-specific instrument price which is automatically transmitted to the customer. iMarket provides a rapid and uncomplicated processing of institutional customer transactions with the sales employee or directly with the customer, independent of the instrument type. Currently supported asset classes are, amongst others, bonds, FX, derivatives and swaps.

The system additionally analyses incoming requests and recommends responses which can be transmitted automatically. The integrated quote reflex technology relieves the trader and avoids transaction processing errors. Furthermore, iMarket provides comprehensive monitoring and reporting possibilities.

Benefits

  • Multi-asset CRM tool
  • Easy and intelligent tiering of an arbitrary amount of customers
  • Direct connection to customer markets such as Tradeweb, MarketAxess or FXAll
  • Quote reflex feature: comprehensive possibilities for for traders – from automatic responses to requests up to manual intervention
  • Clear plug-in concept for smooth integration in existing trading GUIs
  • Dashboard: quick statistic evaluations for trades of the day
  • Sophisticated rights concept

Your Benefits at a Glance

Quote Reflex System

Due to the quote reflex technology, you can react quickly and flexibly to different types of electronic market requests (RFOs, RFQs, RFSs etc.). All customer requests are analysed and automatically answered using an extensive system of rules or alternatively, a pop-up is sent to the trader for manual decisions.

Request Monitoring

iMarket supports the monitoring of requests via a plug-in in the utilised quoting engine. Thereby, the user can intervene if (pending) requests require an automatic or manual correction. The plug-in displays all pending and concluded requests with the relevant information on the securities. Furthermore, information regarding historical transactions is available at any time.

Booking Systems

iMarket can easily transfer executed trades through a connection to the financial institution’s internal systems for booking and settlement. Currently, direct connections are possible via gateways or indirectly by using a middleware, such as MQ Series to Front Arena or TIB Certified Messages to Kondor+.

Reporting and Key Figures

All transaction data is saved in a database and is retrievable for report creation at any time. By means of exporting data from the iMarket client, information such as time of the request, customer name, instrument type and identification, as well as counterparty and the result of the negotiation can be displayed in an export file.

Connectivity

iConnect incorporates the connection to various trading systems via its own gateways. It is the link between valantic’s trading products and various electronic trading platforms, ECNs and financial institutions’ internal systems. In order to quickly adapt valantic’s software to the respective requirements, a highly motivated and experienced development team is in constant contact with the electronic trading platform representatives and remains informed about current developments. This close proximity to the markets enables valantic to offer new gateways to additional electronic trading platforms within an average development phase of only ten weeks. Furthermore, iConnect is an intelligent Communication Protocol with APIs. For many years, iConnect has been successfully utilised by various financial institutions in the integration of high performing, stable gateways.

Currently, access to the following markets, ECNs or information platforms is possible:

  • TradeWeb
  • Currenex
  • Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters)
  • FXall
  • MarketAxess
  • 360T
  • BondVision
  • and more

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René Lemme

Sales & Marketing
valantic Trading Solutions AG