GFI Group announced today the release of FENICS Professionalâ¢ version 12.1, a new generation of the award winning FX Option platform
which brings together pricing, distribution, bilateral trading and risk management and analytics capabilities for FX options.
FENICS Professional 12.1 introduces FENICSÂ® Sales, functionality that offers a complete workflow solution for sales professionals and traders. The new release includes the ability for traders to spread their volatility surface based upon the counterparty profile to ensure sales professionals have desktop access to the correct prices. Sales and traders can communicate through FENICS chat, and confirm prices via internal RFQ. Term sheet functionality allows sales users to produce multi language term sheets, with full graphing capabilities.
FENICS Professional 12.1 also allows the generation and web deployment of retail products, such as Dual Currency Investments, direct to customer or branch networks.
Richard Brunt, Global Head of GFI FENICSSm said: âThis latest release of FENICS Professional has been greatly anticipated by our existing clients and prospects alike.â The new sales functionality is a natural extension of GFI FENICSâ strategy to provide a market leading workflow solution for FX Options. New functionality including the introduction of multi-language term sheets, internal RFQ, chat and volatility spreading by counterparty enables its traditional client base of traders to communicate and execute with their internal sales network locally, regionally and globally. Minimizing the need for multiple trade entry points, telephone calls, and other manual processes will make both traders and sales people more productive.
Brunt added âWhat is very exciting to our clients is that all of this functionality comes as standard within FENICS Professional and is not sold as an additional service. This makes FENICS Professional extremely cost effective and scalableâ.
GFI FENICS has worked closely with customers to make further improvements across all product components, including its portfolio management component, FENICS Portfolio, as well as FENICS Pricing and FENICS Security GFI FENICS has been providing leading FX derivatives software since 1987. Its products are licensed to over 350 institutions worldwide with thousands of users benefiting from its solutions. Clients include banks, multinational corporations, brokers, and hedge funds.