Liquidnet further enhances trading platform with acquisition of OTAS Technologies

Addition of trader analytics accelerates firm’s Virtual High Touch™ offering while also delivering MiFID II solutions tailored for the buy side

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced its acquisition of OTAS Technologies–a market-leading analytics platform that delivers actionable market intelligence and context directly to institutional traders and portfolio managers. OTAS’s industry-leading analytics and market insight, combined with Liquidnet’s Virtual High Touch decision-support trading platform, will help enhance the buy-side trader’s decision making process and give the trader more control over achieving best execution.

Uncovering Alpha Using Alternative Datasets

We cordially invite you to attend our cocktail reception and panel discussion…

The asset management industry is in a period of profound change. A confluence of factors – downward pressure on fees, increased technology and regulatory compliance costs, and difficulty generating alpha due to steadily rising markets, to name a few – have created a situation where managers are being forced to look long and hard at all aspects of their business.

On the trading desk, this obviously creates challenges, but at the same time the advent of new technologies have resulted in clear opportunities as well. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the rise of Alternative Data sources that institutional traders, for the first time, have been able to harness to contribute meaningful alpha through the trading process.

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dan Furstenberg, managing director at Jefferies & Co. and featuring several of the industry’s leading market data, analytics and trading technology providers, as well as [TBD BUY SIDE TRADER], to debate the role that alternative data is playing on the buy side trading desk today and beyond. Complimentary registration!

When : Wednesday, May 17 | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where : The Yale Club | 50 Vanderbilt Avenue | New York City
Panel Members : Tom Doris, CEO and Founder, OTAS Technologies
Bruce Fador, Chief Commercial Officer, Wall Street Horizon
Andy Mahoney, Business Development Director, Flextrade UK Ltd
Leigh Drogen, CEO, Estimize
Vinesh Jha, CEO, ExtractAlpha

Networking/cocktail reception followed by panel and Q&A sessions.

Charles River and Otas combine for trade transparency

Charles River Development announced it has partnered with OTAS Technologies and incorporated OTAS’s global equity trading analytics in the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS). The partnership makes OTAS’s trade analytics available as a separately licensed add-in to Charles River’s portfolio management workspace and combined order and execution management system (OEMS).

“OTAS can be a real alpha generator,” said Lee Garf, VP, Product Management, Charles River Development. “It gives portfolio managers and traders real-time access to the best market intelligence and improves communication throughout the front office. Portfolio managers can monitor their trades, and traders can recognize opportunities sooner and respond more quickly to changing market conditions.”

“Incorporating advanced analytics from OTAS into the portfolio management and trading workflows provides actionable signals that support instant decision making and improve front office efficiency,” said Tom Doris, CEO of OTAS Technologies. “This provides constant insight into what’s happening with trades, which improves both transparency and productivity for buy-side firms.”