Equity trading systems vendor royalblue has added interfaces to the London Sets market and retail service provider (RSP) networks to its new standalone fidessa Workstation product.
Royalblue says users of its fidessa trading platform already account for over 70% of activity on the London Sets market.
The new Sets trading links on fidessa Workstation - released as a stand-alone application six months ago - also utilise the London Stock Exchange's (LSE) new Vendor Access Network, which allows customers to share a common communications link to the Exchange.
Access to RSP networks includes support for Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Winterfloods, KBC Peel Hunt, Shore Capital, Aitken Campbell, Evolution Beeson Gregory and the LSE RSP Gateway.
Simon Barnby, royalblue's business development manager, says the addition of transactional modules from the firm's enterprise systems to its Workstation product demonstrate the flexibility of the fidessa platform as a whole: "We are now able to mix and match elements across the fidessa suite to suit the requirements of different clients as well as those for clients with a mixture of needs."
The vendor says work is also underway to extend the fidessa Workstation to include continental European markets. These are scheduled to become available in the first part of 2004.