Squawker engaged DataArt as a trusted developer partner to design the platform around an intuitive mix of technologies that ensure ease of use and comprehensiveness for the sell-side community. DataArt engineers and Squawker developed the neutral negotiation venue to encourage personal interactions that are toxic-free, building the platform with a high-performance back-end layer based on Java enterprise stack and visually intuitive and usable client GUI, implemented using Microsoft WPF technology.
The Squawker negotiationplatform provides end-to-end FIX workflows, compliance monitoring and auditing of all dealings. Through social networking technology, the platform provides a person-to-person forum for the structured negotiation of trades. Since its launch, Squawker has signed more than 70 sell-side firms, comprised of tier one investment banks, regional tier-ones, traditional agency brokers, sell-side transition managers and private banks across Europe.
“DataArt impressed us with their knowledge of the capital markets and a solid track record in the industry,” said Chris Gregory, CEO and co-founder of Squawker. “The team worked with us from the start, and together we were able to deliver the platform much faster and at a much lower total cost than would be otherwise possible.”
“Completion of a project of such magnitude is an important milestone for DataArt’s Financial Technology Practice, as it establishes our track record on the sell-side (http://www.dataart.com/
DataArt (www.dataart.com) is a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for the financial services (http://www.dataart.com/
Squawker Ltd is a UK-registered company that provides a central venue for the anonymous negotiation and execution of institutional trades that are difficult to execute on the order books or in dark pools. Head-quartered in London, Squawker® is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The name Squawker comes from the ‘Squawk box’, an intercom speaker that used to be commonly used on trading floors for brokers, traders and analysts to communicate market events and information about block trades.
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