Portware, the leading provider of global, multi-asset trading solutions, today announced that Markets Media has recognized Portware with the prestigious 2013 Market’s Choice Award for Best Buy-Side Execution Management System (EMS).
The 2013 Market’s Choice Award recipients were chosen through a combination of vetting by the Markets Media advisory board and recommendations submitted by the public. Markets Media identifies its winners as “the best and brightest in US institutional equity and equity-derivative markets, spanning the buy side and sell side, exchanges and technology.”
Portware Enterprise is an open, broker-neutral, fully customizable EMS for global equities, futures, options and FX. It gives traders access to the widest range of broker algorithmic strategies and global trading destinations, including all exchanges, ECNs, MTFs and crossing networks. The system’s flexible trade architecture allows users to easily customize Portware Enterprise to meet their specific trading and workflow integration requirements. More than 130 financial firms use Portware Enterprise globally, including tier-one institutional asset managers, hedge funds and broker dealers.
The company has spent the last year focused on bringing innovation to the EMS space by creating the industry’s first “thinking” execution platform. As part of its commitment to redefine way the buy side trades, Portware introduced Alpha Vision, the first and only algorithmic optimization solution that uses predictive analytics to help traders ensure that they are in the right algorithm at the right time, all the time. By delivering critical market intelligence and color to traders in real time, Alpha Vision gives traders unprecedented control over their order flow.
“The status quo is no longer enough for firms that want to compete in today’s complex market environment,” said Alfred Eskandar, CEO of Portware. “Portware has introduced the first and only EMS powered by artificial intelligence, giving traders the tools they need to outperform both today and in the future. Winning the Market’s Choice Award underscores our commitment to not only bolstering the trading workflow, but ultimately solving key business challenges for our clients.”