Product capabilities include trading of various security types as single instruments or baskets, order routing, pre and post-trade allocations, automation of execution algorithms, and real-time position monitoring. While the product offers a broad range of functionality, it can also be easily configured to deliver just a subset of required features. Implemented in Java and it can be deployed on a variety of operating systems.
System type: Trade Management System (TMS)
Configurability: Reports, charts, actions and trading rules
Security types: Equities, futures, options and FX
Execution venues: Any FIX-compliant destination
Target audience: Buy side and hedge funds and sell side
System architecture: Three-tier client-server
Trading scope: Baskets, single orders and pairs
System extensibility: Java, C++ and ActiveX APIs
Order control: Algorithmic and/or manual
INFOREACH TMS is a three-tier client-server application. The first tier is the user interface,
which runs on the user’s computer (the client). The second (middle) tier is a collection of the
functional modules that actually process data. This middle tier runs on a server. The third tier is a database management system (DBMS) that stores the data required by the middle tier. This tier runs on a second server called the database server. The three-tier design has many advantages over traditional two-tier or single-tier designs, the major ones being:
The ability of INFOREACH TMS to deliver functionality, performance and reliability rests on
its architecture – a fusion of academic knowledge and practical engineering experience cemented by years of tedious work.
Security types: Supports trading of multiple security types, including stocks, futures and options.
Order entry: Trades can be entered via customisable order entry dialogs, quote list and quote montage screens or through the use of quick order entry panels. Trades completed “away” from INFOREACH TMS can
also be entered into the system.
Basket trading: Supports both index and portfolio basket trading. System provides a set of tools for the convenient management of baskets and waves of orders.
AutoTrader: A component that automates the process of trading by providing an environment for the creation and testing of user-defined strategies.
Market data: Compatible with a variety of market data vendors, including Reuters, Bloomberg, Comstock, ILX and Hyperfeed.
Connectivity: A full featured FIX Engine which supports Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol 4.0 and above, as well as FIXML is included. To assure quick connectivity INFOREACH TMS is certified with
various brokers and ECNs.
Positions: Maintains real-time intraday positions for both instruments and accounts. Start-of-day positions can also be imported either automatically or on demand.
Allocations: Pre-trade, post-trade and real-time rule-based.
Trade Management: Consolidates company wide trading flow and delivers reports to managers and trading desks as real-time tables and charts.
Order Routing: Orders received from multiple clients can be routed to a choice of
destinations. Routing destinations can be internal (trading desks, baskets and AutoTraders) or external (exchanges, ECNs, brokers, consolidators).
Execution Black-Box: Companies can leverage INFOREACH TMS as a broker-neutral execution black-box through the use of Java, C++ and COM Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Strategy Back-Testing: To facilitate the testing of trading and execution strategies, INFOREACH TMS allows the play back of historical tick data and also provides broker simulators.
Meticulously designed and implemented desktop delivers efficient control over order execution and algoritm behaviour, while providing real-time trade reports. Desktop is fully customisable and supports custom layouts, actions, table reports and charts.