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TradingTech Insight: TORA Implements Cloud OEMS at Buy-Side Firms Based in Zurich and New York

Sam Belden

Sam Belden

TORA has reported two implementations of its order and execution management system (OEMS) in as many weeks, taking both Zurich-based Systematic Investment Management AG (SIMAG) and New York-based Schonfeld Strategic Advisors’ Asian offices into the cloud with its unified OEMS.

These implementations follow consolidation in the OEMS industry over recent years and demonstrate buy-side intent to improve technology and move solutions off premise and into the cloud.

SIMAG, a joint venture between Credit Suisse and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to extract signals from noisy financial data. The firm was looking for a technology partner that offered a cloud-based, unified OEMS and portfolio management system (PMS) that would allow it to execute sophisticated strategies using straight-through processing (STP). It also required an open system that could quickly interface with existing technology and deal with post- trade allocations.

Christian Gast, SIMAG CEO, says a selection process found TORA was best placed to provide flexible configuration, state-of-the-art technology and client service for the firm’s STP requirements.

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, a global asset manager, has implemented the TORA OEMS to manage its Asian equity trading operations after a two-year, head-to-head evaluation that ultimately replaced a legacy OEMS platform with the TORA solution.

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