By Bryan Sibert
While your trading system may handle its current volume adequately, what about when the volume starts to increase? A slow system frustrates traders and sales people and negatively affects your bottom line.
Over the past few years, the U.S. has seen a surge in trading volumes of fixed-income products (e.g. mortgage-backed issues and municipal and corporate bonds). To keep up with the increased trade activity, many financial services firms are on the hunt for a single platform that efficiently manages data across asset classes, instruments, and regions.
In addition to a single platform, financial institutions must also look for an ASP solution. Risk management is a common enough practice, why not transfer risk to a technology vendor? The right vendor manages the hardware and software and implements processes to ensure that the system is properly stress-tested on a regular basis.
Lightning™ by SS&C Technologies is a suite of best-of-breed products and services in a fully integrated straight-through-processing solution. Lightning automates every aspect of trading, sales, funding, accounting, risk analysis, asset/liability management, portfolio management, and safekeeping with demonstrated and verifiable underlying applications.
Lightning is the only solution that’s truly Internet and web browser-based, not web-retrofitted. As an ASP solution, there are no special networks, hardware, or software required. And the system’s components are proven – more than 1,700 financial institutions are clients.