Fidessa named best sell-side trading platform at the Financial News Awards

London - 6 October 2011

Takes the title for the fourth consecutive year.

Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA), provider of high-performance trading, investment management and information solutions for the world’s financial community, has once again been named best sell-side trading platform at the 2011 Financial News awards, which were held at London's Connaught Rooms on October 4th. This is the fourth consecutive year that Fidessa’s system has been deemed the best in the market by Financial News’s editors and panel of judges.

“The markets are experiencing a period of seemingly constant change in the three main areas of market structure, regulation and margin pressure,” said Simon Barnby, Group Marketing Director at Fidessa. “Against that backdrop, sell-sides need technology platforms that enable smart decisions on execution for them and their clients, and this has been the driver for recent product development. We are delighted that this has been recognised by an independent and esteemed panel here; it is particularly pleasing to be taking this award for the fourth consecutive year.”

The Financial News Awards for Excellence in Trading & Technology, Europe 2011 are independent and fee-free. Editors draw on a combination of anecdotal information from analysts, sell-side and buy-side firms, exchanges, clearing houses and industry experts, and empirical data, to draw up the shortlist. The shortlist is then voted on by a panel of more than 45 judges comprising established industry veterans and experts.

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