FFastFill plc, a leading provider of application services to the electronic trading community, announced today that it has become the first Independent Software Vendor ("ISV") to pass conformance requirements with BGC US Treasury ("UST") markets via the BGC Vendor Partnership Program.
FFastFill can now offer its clients direct access to BGC's electronic markets for UST. In addition, FFastFill will continue to build its market offering for BGC products, with certifications for other products including European Government Bonds ("EGBs") and Foreign Exchange ("FX").
This announcement continues FFastFill's expansion into new asset classes as part of its strategy to offer single-screen, multi-asset class trading. In addition, the commitment to provide EGBs and FX via BGC adds to the access to liquidity pools that FFastFill can provide its customers.
Keith Todd, Executive Chairman and CEO of FFastFill said: "I am delighted to have been able to work with BGC to increase market competitiveness and be the first ISV to offer connectivity to the BGC UST markets through the partnership program. The FFastFill application service means our customers will now be able to trade cash bonds and fixed income futures from a single screen. Our fast and flexible deployment provides customers with a cost effective and reliable trading platform."
Robert Brown, Senior Managing Director, Global Futures at BGC Partners commented: "We're very pleased to be partnering with FFastFill to initiate our official Vendor Partnership Program. The vendor community provides an important access point to BGC's highly liquid electronic markets. This deal represents the beginning of a much closer relationship with FFastFill, as well as with other vendors, who will now be able to provide their clients with ready access to the rapidly growing range of products on BGC's electronic platform."