Blaylock Robert Van (BRV), a US-based investment banking firm, has launched a new US equities trading platform using Fidessa, a UK-based supplier of multi-asset trading, portfolio analysis, compliance, and connectivity solutions.

According to Fidessa, the new trading platform will provide BRV’s clients with advanced execution solution, which incorporates Fidessa’s network of brokers, exchanges and buy-side order flow and its advanced algorithmic trading solutions, as well as Fidessa’s clearing, real-time analysis, compliance and risk management features.

BRV’s new platform will allow its team of traders to take advantage of advanced electronic order management, smart order routing, real-time market data, position keeping and evaluation features, risk management and compliance solutions as well as other advanced trading tools in a single system.

Eric Standifer, president of BRV, said: “Blaylock Robert Van was founded on the belief that technology is a driver for growth and the launch of our new Fidessa trading platform is a continuation of our commitment to being early adopters of the most advanced technologies available to the financial services market. Our talented domestic equities desk, using Fidessa’s advanced capabilities, will benefit our clients in measurable ways including speed, accessibility, transparency, accuracy and cost.”

Martin Hakker, EVP for marketing at Fidessa, said: “We are very excited to be working with Blaylock Robert Van to enhance and extend the service they offer their customers. Our unique combination of robust, industrial strength technology coupled with an unrivaled reputation, make us an ideal partner for a technology focused firm like Blaylock Robert Van.”