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Etrali Trading Solutions celebrates 50 years of innovation in trading

Etrali Trading Solutions, the global compliance and unified communication services integrator for trading, celebrates 50 years of innovation. Founded in 1965, Etrali established itself by providing trusted communications equipment for the French military and railway systems. 50 years on, Etrali has developed into a global company with more than 500 employees worldwide, with clients including some of the world’s largest banks, asset managers, brokers and market data vendors. The company focuses its engineering and technological expertise on providing robust systems for traders, enabling trading floors to keep pace within the highly demanding financial environment amidst unprecedented regulatory change.

Etrali has been at the forefront of the continuing revolution of the trading turret, as the changing regulatory landscape and associated costs place pressure on financial institutions to ensure that they have the required technology. There is a growing trend to outsource to specialist partners, such as Etrali, allowing firms to guarantee they stay ahead of the curve. Through the decades Etrali has modernised the trading landscape, from introducing the first touchscreen turrets to offering end-to end integrated communications for trading compliance needs. At the cutting edge of financial innovation, Etrali continues to innovate for the future, demonstrating a deep understanding of its customer pain points and the challenges they face every day.

Lionel Grosclaude, CEO at Etrali Trading Solutions, comments: “Over the years, Etrali has developed industry expertise by working closely with its clients and understanding the needs of a trader. As we developed, we discovered that the demands of the financial world were ones we could service. We were in the perfect position to engineer solutions to enable banks and traders to increase efficiency, with both technology and regulation continuingly reshaping the markets.

“Building on the strength of our legacy we move into 2015 providing a unique integrated and consultative approach to trading communications, from turrets and voice recording to data storage and analytics. With over 10% of revenue always reinvested into research and development, and with renowned industry expertise, we are set to continue leading the trading communications space as we enter our 50th year,” added Grosclaude.

This year will see Etrali launch advanced compliance features, offering a fully integrated portfolio across unified communications, unified services, unified compliance. With an unparalleled analytics offering – with huge potential for driving efficiency in business and trading strategies - and a trusted dedicated network and cloud facility, Etrali is best placed to help firms turn the onus of compliance into competitive advantage.

The strength and potential of the Etrali offering was recognised by global private equity firm, The Gores Group, in 2013. The group acquired the business to continue the development of Etrali’s innovative technology and capitalise on the growing unified communication and compliance opportunities that exist within the customer base. Led by CEO Lionel Grosclaude, who joined the company in 2005 before taking over as CEO in 2009, Etrali now operates in 50 countries and serves over 1,500 clients around the globe. 2015 will also see Etrali expand its offering and open up services to new markets, strengthening it’s reach across APAC and Latin America.

Today, Etrali Trading Solutions is kicking off its anniversary year that will bring an array of key initiatives, including celebrations with its clients, employees and partners.