In order to survive and excel in this hotly-contested segment, it is essential to have the support of a fast, robust and flexible trading platform.
HVB ZÃ¼rich heard about "Predator" from another leading global bank also with Market Making operations. The facilities of Predator and the support of Teleinvest had been highly praised by the latter, and after researching other alternatives, HVB ZÃ¼rich decided to follow the same route.
"We needed the same trading base, but we also wanted some additional features", explained Kurt StÃ¶ckli, Head of Trading at HVB ZÃ¼rich. "But these were quickly incorporated in the Predator software even before we signed the contract. After contract signature, we were up-and-running within a few days."
HVB Zurich runs its operations, including Trading, in a Citrix environment, which helps reduce costs for software management support.
"Predator" is the leading Trading software platform developed by Teleinvest, an 80-strong Switzerland-based organisation dedicated exclusively to the development and support of Trading software. Predator supports all kinds of trading operations, including Buy side, Sell side, Nostro & Proprietary Trading, Market Making, Arbitrage and Algorithmic trading. It is used by many large Swiss and global banks, and has links to most major stock-markets, broker networks, securities information and back-office systems.