Man Financial licenses Townsend Analytics RealTick trading platform

Source: Townsend Analytics

One of the world's leading providers of brokerage services, Man Financial serves a diverse global client base that ranges from financial institutions, asset managers and industrial groups to professional traders and private clients.

With RealTick, Man's clients gain a single-platform solution for trading equities, futures, options and for the first time, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) across a number of markets electronically.

RealTick's sophisticated order handling and decision-support tools allow users to easily employ a wide variety of complex trading strategies, such as algorithmic trading and basket trading. Specialty order types including conditional, reserve, discretionary, pegged, stop and seamlessly integrated worked orders allow users to fully control and manage their trading and lessen the market impact of a trade.

"RealTick provides the most advanced order entry, routing and risk management functionality available, eliminating the need for multiple trading platforms and programs," comments Charles Taylor, Director of GNI Touch. "And RealTick allows us to provide more clients with the ability to trade a broader range of asset classes - using a single, constantly evolving platform that caters to our clients' current and future needs," he adds.

The European license agreement builds on an existing relationship between the U.S.-based Man Securities Inc. and RealTick. Since 2003, internal traders and institutional clients of Man Securities Inc have used RealTick to trade futures, options and equities on the North American markets.

"As well as being the largest futures and options broker in the world, Man Financial is London's biggest writer of CFDs," states Rustam Lam, Managing Director, TAL Europe (Townsend Analytics). "RealTick users will enjoy a wider range of products than ever. We're pleased to be their platform of choice for deployment and client access to their execution capabilities, and look forward to working closely with them to grow the electronic business globally," Lam adds.

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