The asset manager was looking for a digital trading solution that combined IHS Markit’s live evaluated bond pricing with automated trading workflows to enhance execution quality in its Fixed Income business.
TS Imagine’s ability to integrate with IHS Markit’s high quality pre-trade data has enabled the top five German asset manager to provide a significantly better Fixed Income execution service to investors. In addition, the asset manager has been able to validate a new pricing engine using TS Imagine’s post-trade TCA solution.
Robin Kendzia from Cofinpro AG, who consulted in the evaluation process and the implementation of TradeSmart, added: “TS Imagine was favored by all stakeholders after an intensive side-by-side evaluation of leading trading system providers. During the fast implementation phase of TradingScreen, it became apparent that the product and support capabilities of TS Imagine fully met the end client’s expectations.”
Andrew Rogers, EMEA Head of Business Development for Pricing & Reference Data at IHS Markit, further added: “As global bond markets continue to evolve, there is a growing need for high quality information that can be used to make informed decisions on an expedient basis. In collaboration with TradeSmart, we enable the identification of trading opportunities in step with the swift pace of daily activity.”
Michael Kuhlow, Head of the DACH region at TS Imagine, concluded: “A detailed breakdown of what is hard to trade vs. what is easy to trade has become paramount for asset managers trading bond markets. TradeSmart’s unrivaled functionality and speed of implementation ensure that dependency on how the wider market is defining a liquidity score for a specific bond is no longer a concern.”
The partnership approach adopted by TS Imagine, IHS Markit and Cofinpro for this project resulted in a rapid and successful implementation of the new trading platform.
About TS Imagine (www.tsimagine.com)
Created out of the combination of two best-in-class SaaS platforms, TradingScreen and Imagine Software, TS Imagine delivers integrated trading, portfolio and real-time risk solutions for capital markets. The platform is uniquely positioned to streamline complex and time-consuming workflows across front, middle, and back office functions.
TS Imagine has close to 400 employees in 10 offices worldwide, serving approximately 500 global buy-side and sell-side institutions across North and South America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific including hedge funds, traditional asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and financial institutions.
ABOUT IHS MARKIT
IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
ABOUT Cofinpro AG (www.cofinpro.de)
Cofinpro’s expert teams of professionals are concentrated on digitization, new market stipulations, and regulatory matters within the expertise area of management and methodological competence, as well as Technology Consulting. As a Management Consultancy, we support our customers in process management and work with them in developing and creating process-oriented organizational manuals. In addition, in harmony with them, we pave the path forward to a digitally transformed and agile organization including a modern IT management structure. Our Specialist advisors for credit, securities and payment transactions consistently navigate our customers through the challenges of digitization, new market requirements and regulations. This includes optimized processes and individual solution concepts. As Technology Consultants, we dedicate ourselves to the modernization of IT architectures, the optimization of IT processes and the development of high-performance digital platforms that are also ideally suited for future requirements.
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