Portware Wins Best Buy-Side Execution Management System (EMS)

November 13, 2014

Award acknowledges record global client growth, unparalleled product innovation and deep multi-asset coverage

New York, Hong Kong, and London, November 13, 2014—Portware, the first and only global provider of multi-asset trade automation solutions powered by artificial intelligence, today announced that Buy Side Technology has again recognized Portware Enterprise as the Best Buy-side execution management system (EMS) in the 2014 Buy Side Technology Awards. Portware Enterprise was selected for its unique combination of customization, pre- and post-trade analytics and multi-asset coverage that set it apart from other systems. The win comes on the heels of a record year for the company, as several global asset managers including Invesco and The Boston Company have selected Portware as the centralized hub for execution management across asset classes (incl. global equities, FX, futures, options and fixed income).

Judged by a panel of experienced journalists, independent analysts and industry experts, the award recognizes Portware as the only EMS provider to combine artificial intelligence, visualization, algo and commission optimization tools for real-time decision support. According to Buy Side Technology, the best buy-side EMS award recognizes the platform that features true multi-broker/exchange connectivity, pre-trade transaction cost analysis (TCA), sophisticated algorithmic trading tools and direct market access (DMA) and strong integration capabilities with order management systems (OMSs).

Portware has achieved record growth over the last year and recorded more new client wins than any other point in the company’s history, including tier-1 asset managers who manage more than $3 trillion of assets. Global buy-side firms choose Portware for its unique ability to address their most complex workflows across multiple asset classes with a truly customizable and real-time platform that helps users efficiently automate and optimize alpha. Portware has shown sustained, significant global growth across the U.S., Europe and Asia and continues to invest in product innovation to deliver the premier thinking EMS to global financial institutions.

“Our clients have been amazingly supportive and engaged in helping us achieve this honor. They have partnered with us to bring to market ideas and features that are pushing buy side capabilities to new heights. They have also been instrumental and generous with their time in talking to other buy side firms on our behalf—we could not ask for more” said Alfred Eskandar, CEO, Portware. “Market structure complexities and the electronification of other assets classes will drive more demand for custom trading technologies and we are honored to be recognized as the firm that is leading the pack.”