Morgan Stanley selects ULLINK’s algo publication solution

Paris – 18 April 2007

ULLINK, leading provider of global transactional solutions for the financial community, today announced that Morgan Stanley selected the UL REACH solution to publish algorithms to buy-side clients.

UL REACH is an innovative solution for the automatic and instantaneous publication of algorithms to the buy-side community. Using UL REACH, brokers automatically certify and publish their algorithms to make them instantly available to clients on the platform. Integrating via FIX with any order or execution management system, UL REACH means brokers no longer need to adapt to multiple buy-side systems. Buy-side clients benefit from the rapid availability of new trading strategies, without having to wait for a new software release.

On the Buy-Side, UL REACH users browse through their broker’s library to enrich their orders with algorithmic parameters. Operations on both sides (broker and client) are performed in a user-friendly graphical environment.

Eli Lederman, Managing Director and Head of Electronic Trading Services at Morgan Stanley, says of UL REACH: “Our Buy-Side clients can now instantly use our latest algorithms and benefit from new advanced strategies. UL REACH is empowering technology for our clients, who want their OMS to be a window onto the full functionality of their brokers. With UL REACH, they get that. This positions us well to provide the best possible services even as market structures change rapidly and new algorithms evolve in kind.”

UL REACH is very flexible as brokers can add, update or delete algorithms and parameters dynamically. Beyond removing vendor dependency, this web-based solution also adapts to existing trading environments. The Buy-Side users connect to the service through their existing connection to the broker, whether it be point to point or through a third-party network.

“ULLINK keeps on innovating in an effort to provide its clients with flexible solutions which address their current and future business needs. UL REACH has received industry-wide attention and we have no doubt that the next developments on UL NET will have the same success” concluded Laurent Useldinger, CEO of ULLINK.

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