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iTB Offers Connectivity to BGC’s eSpeed Platform, Enhancing Growing Fixed Income Trading Network

iTBconnect Now Provides Institutional Investors Access to the Largest Pool of Liquidity for US Treasuries

 
PRLog - Dec. 19, 2012 - NEW YORK -- New York, NY – iTB Holdings, Inc (http://itbconnect.com/)., a leading software provider for institutional fixed income traders, today announced it has signed an agreement with leading global brokerage company BGC, enabling it to connect directly to BGC’s proprietary US government bond trading platform, eSpeed (http://www.bgcpartners.com/e-broking/espeed/). The expansion of iTBconnect (http://www.itbconnect.com/)’s network will offer its institutional clients greater access to the US treasuries marketplace.  

Using iTBconnect, a platform that connects institutional investors to the electronic fixed income trading venues of their choice, traders can benefit from eSpeed’s live and firm US Treasury market liquidity via the same interface they trade corporate and municipal bonds, offering traders convenience and flexibility. iTBconnect’s intuitive and easy to use interface helps traders manage numerous orders simultaneously, while also improving execution, order processing, routing and post-trade efficiencies. iTBconnect also recently announced it is providing clients access to NYSE Euronext’s Bonds platform.

“We welcome eSpeed (http://www.bgcpartners.com/e-broking/espeed/), BGC’s trading platform to iTBconnect as it further strengthens our mission to provide clients with single-point access to a selection of high quality fixed income trading venues,” said Michael Chuang, Founder and CEO of iTB. “With the addition of eSpeed, our platform gives institutional investors direct and efficient access to one of the deepest pools of liquidity in the US Treasury markets.”

Philip Norton, Executive Managing Director & Global Head of eCommerce for BGC Partners said, "BGC is delighted to welcome iTB’s customers to the diverse list of clients experiencing the benefits of trading using our sophisticated platform and complete trading solution. We believe a distribution relationship with iTB will bring increased liquidity and improved efficiencies in the US treasuries marketplace.”

About iTB

iTB provides a proven software platform that connects institutional investors to the electronic fixed income trading venues of their choice. Its flagship product, iTBconnect, allows institutional investors to instantly access the U.S. fixed income marketplaces where they desire to trade, resulting in increased liquidity and higher trading volumes. By enabling connectivity to ECNs through a customizable interface while leveraging smart order routing for improved execution, iTBconnect delivers a world-class technology solution that increases transparency and decreases fragmentation.  Founded in 2008, the firm is based in New York City. More information can be found at www.itbconnect.com.

About BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets.  Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets.  Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, the Company offers a wide range of services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.  

eSpeed, BGC, BGC Trader, Grubb & Ellis, Grubb and Newmark are trademarks and service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank Limited Corp., used with permission.

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Last Updated:Dec 19, 2012
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