Kottke Associates, LLC chooses Future Dynamics’ Crossfire to deliver full order routing solutions.

Chicago/January 2002: Future Dynamics, Inc., the leading supplier of electronic straight through processing to the derivatives industry, announced today that Kottke Associates, LLC has chosen Future Dynamics’ Crossfire system to deliver order-routing solutions to their electronic trading division.
Michael Crouch, Vice President of Kottke Associates, LLC comments: "While expertise, location and connectivity were all factors in choosing an ISV, we ultimately chose Future Dynamics’ Crossfire trading system because of its flexibility in developing to the unique needs of our client base. In addition, the open API embedded in the application will be key in future business development."

Steve Tucker, Senior Vice President of Future Dynamics, adds: "The flexibility and component based architecture of our Crossfire application has always played a key role in attracting new clients. Firms, such as Kottke, who have purchased our systems enhance their marketability towards traders and consistently report an increase in client base, trading volumes and revenues."

Crossfire is a multi-exchange order-routing risk management and execution tool built from Microsoft technologies and COM components. From order inception to fill notification, Crossfire offers a complete trading solution on one global order book via desktop, web or PDA. Its component-based structure isadditionally ideal for any proprietary trading system.

Future Dynamics is an international company focused on the provision of innovative software products to the derivatives industry. Its products reflect the huge changes that the industry is experiencing as new technology replaces traditional business process and levels the playing field between exchanges, banks, brokers, FCMs and the emerging on-line players.

All of FD's products are built with proven components that can be rebranded and deployed on desktop, web or PDA devices. FD underpins this with an extensive support and systems integration capability so that the return on investment is always maximized.
Kottke Associates LLC is a clearing member of CBOT, CME and NYMEX and a member firm of NYBOT. Kottke serves both professional floor traders and proprietary traders.

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