BATS Connect

BATS' access services, also known as BATS Connect, provide a cost-efficient, low latency network solution for market participants wanting access to major market centers for both market data and order entry. By taking advantage of the BATS Exchanges' established networks, customers benefit from reliable connectivity to exchanges, dark pools and market data providers via several convenient Points of Presence (PoPs).

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Clearpool Group, Inc.

Launched in 2014 and based in New York, Clearpool Group, Inc., is a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer. With over 120 Algorithmic Management System (AMS) clients and executing approximately 2% of U.S. equity market volume, Clearpool's advanced AMS delivers transparency and control and empowers market participants to achieve better quality executions in an evolving equity market microstructure and competitive landscape.

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Colt delivers highly secure, on-demand services that are designed to meet the stringent requirements and speed of the financial markets. Our unique Capital Markets offering brings together a specialized team of experts and the ownership and control of the underlying infrastructure. We serve more than 400 Capital Markets firms worldwide, including 18 of the top 25 global banks or diversified financial groups and 13 European central banks.

Colt's portfolio of solutions for Capital Markets firms include:
  • Dedicated access propositions
  • The Colt PrizmNet financial extranet
  • Market data
  • Hosting

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Fidessa is a leading supplier of multi-asset trading, market data and global connectivity.

Available on an Enterprise or Hosted basis, the Fidessa trading platform offers integrated order management, domestic and international trading, market data and middle-office functionality to all tiers of the sell-side community. Advanced trading tools include: Program and Pairs trading, DSA, DLA, TCA and Fidessa BlueBox, Fidessa's fully integrated algorithmic trading engine offering benchmark and execution strategies.

Fidessa's global network carries over 130 million messages a month covering DMA, Care and Algorithmic orders, IOIs and FIX Allocations between over 1,800 buy-sides and 310 brokers across 100 markets worldwide.


IPC's Financial Markets Network (FMN) is a managed network-as-a-service (MNaaS) solution that offers a ready-made ecosystem of sell-side firms, buy-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, energy firms, trade lifecycle services, market data providers and clearing/settlement firms. Our portfolio of products - Connexus(tm) financial extranet, Direct Connect managed Ethernet, Managed VPN, Trader Voice and Enhanced Voice Services - helps capital market firms connect and compete more successfully in electronic as well as voice trading throughout the world. Through a single connection into the FMN global ecosystem, firms can access IPC's comprehensive suite of mission-critical, multi-modal communications solutions for:

  • Trading a vast array of asset classes
  • Accessing a global community of capital market participants
  • Business continuity planning and disaster recovery
  • Latency-sensitive trading
  • Sourcing liquidity, achieving best execution and capturing alpha
  • Price discovery
  • Intra-firm collaboration across the front, middle and back office in geographically dispersed locations
  • Managing and mitigating risk
  • Gaining speed to market and keeping ahead of technology obsolescence
  • Reducing capital and operational costs

IPC's global reach extends to more than 60 countries - including a network of 5,000+ market participant locations in over 700 cities worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has over 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

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Lime Brokerage

Pioneering smarter and safer ways to execute for systematic traders. Developing innovative and reliable methods to monitor and control trading for the industry.

Lime Brokerage pioneers the world's most advanced trading technologies providing systematic traders and institutions access to superior liquidity and access to the most automated, high-volume electronic trading markets. Lime's systems provide unsurpassed reliability and scale with the lowest latency in the industry.

Developed to handle the demands of the automated and electronic trading community, Lime's systems cater to a diverse and sophisticated client base. The result is a robust, highly reliable, affordable, independent, agency-only system that includes market data and trading platforms that allow clients to trade efficiently and anonymously across all major lit and dark market venues. Founded in 2000, with offices in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles, Lime's focus is to provide smarter, safer solutions to real-time performance challenges while maintaining the reliability that has earned it the industry's trust. Lime was acquired in 2011 by WEDBUSH, Inc., one of the nation's leading full-service financial institutions built on trust, stability, experience and innovation.


Pico Quantitative Trading LLC is an agency-only U.S. broker-dealer that specializes in providing services to multi-asset electronic trading clients, and is a member of FINRA, SIPC and the NFA.

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Pragma Trading is an independent provider of quantitative trading technology and analytical services. Its broker-neutral, multi-asset trading solutions power traditional asset managers, commodity trading advisors, hedge funds, broker-dealers, banks, and exchanges. For more information, please visit
Sterling Trader, Inc.

Sterling Trader, Inc. is a full service order routing and management center built to support the direct access trading needs of professional traders. As a broker neutral service bureau, Sterling Trader, Inc. offers a complete direct access solution for broker/dealers, hedge funds, and other professional trading institutions.


Thesys Technologies, LLC Powering the most innovative and fastest trading solutions and marketplaces in the industry.

Thesys Technologies is a high performance technology provider, focused on delivering low latency, financial big data and compliance technology to financial market participants. Founded in 2009, Thesys Technologies operates out of its New York City headquarters and offices in Charleston, SC. Thesys's proprietary technology includes pre- and post-trade surveillance tools, low latency trading platforms, matching engines, and big data applications such as those developed for MIDAS project and the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) proposal for the SEC. Thesys specializes in low cost, fully customized solutions, with a proven record of deployment on time and on spec.

Thesys Technologies operates LeveL's ATS system, which is based on the Thesys Matching Engine (THEME) technology, one of the fastest commercially available matching engines. THEME is designed to be extremely flexible, scalable, reliable, cost-efficient, and fast. The platform is highly customizable to allow a wide array of order types or matching logic. THEME provides a suite of tools that allow operations and support personnel to quickly address customer needs and efficiently research third party inquiries.

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