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Thomson Reuters adds Credit Suisse AES algos to RTFX platform

27 May 2008  |  2974 views  |  0 Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters and Credit Suisse today announced the addition of Credit Suisse's Advanced Execution Services (AES) foreign exchange algorithms to the Reuters Trading for Foreign Exchange (RTFX) platform.

This move supports the increasing use of programmatic trading in the foreign exchange (FX) industry.

Starting in June, RTFX users will be able to access Credit Suisse's award winning FX algorithmic strategies to increase productivity, reduce market impact and enhance execution performance. Banks, corporates, hedge funds, asset managers and other financial market participants will be able to access Credit Suisse's FX algorithms through RTFX.

"Integrating AES FX in to RTFX and partnering with Thomson Reuters made perfect sense for Credit Suisse both in terms of distribution and global reach. We are pleased that RTFX is now able to provide its global network of clients with access to our award winning execution algorithms. RTFX customers will now be able to select trading strategies that have been designed to optimise execution performance in a wide range of market conditions and will benefit from the transparency of our execution performance reporting," said Jonathan Wykes, Head of AES FX Sales Europe.

The addition of Credit Suisse's AES service on RTFX increases the efficiency of currency trading for buy side community.

Thomson Reuters also announced two key enhancements to RTFX to improve clients trading workflow.

  • RTFX Price Takers can now quickly and easily issue a competitive request for quote for SPOT and FX Swaps to multiple banks simultaneously. The service supports both standard tenors and broken dates.
  • From June, RTFX customers will benefit from the ‘Auto Trade' capability. Auto Trade displays streaming executable prices from multiple banks in a single price grid. The users can Fast Trade from the price grid or place orders to manage when deals are entered into the market. Auto Trade manages clients' orders within the RTFX environment ensuring that their market interest remains confidential.

Seamus O'Sullivan, Global Head of Sales, RTFX, commented: "The additTThe addition of the Credit Suisse AES FX service will further enhance the trading capabilities available over RTFX. Financial participants can utilise the AES execution algorithms and smart order routing capabilities to optimise their execution performance. Credit Suisse can leverage Thomson Reuters global distribution footprint and sales organisation to quickly and efficiently on-board new clients to the service."

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