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Portware Provides Clients with Access to Genesis Securities’ Advanced Execution Solutions

New York, 4 March, 2008 - Portware, a leading provider of global, broker-neutral, multi-asset trading solutions, today announced its integration with direct access broker dealer, Genesis Securities. Genesis has become a certified destination within Portware’s scalable algorithmic trading platform, allowing Portware’s clients to take advantage of Genesis’ ultra-high speed execution capabilities, integrated fast market data and advanced co-location Data Center.

William Yeh, CEO, Genesis Securities, comments: “The combination of Portware’s advanced execution management and pre- and post-trade analytics with Genesis Securities’ ultra-low latency execution promotes quality and speed, unrivalled in today’s US equities and equity options markets. These integrated offerings create a number of very exciting opportunities for our clients.”

Harrell Smith, co-head, Product Strategy Group, Portware, adds: “Portware offers the widest possible range of trading destinations on a single platform. We are pleased to add Genesis Securities as one of our certified destinations and high speed market data providers.”

Portware press enquiries to:
Nicolle Farthing/Viviana Vigano, Cre8 Results Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 9199

Genesis Securities enquiries to:
Harry Eagens, Managing Director, Genesis Securities, LLC
Tel: (212) 668-0888 x161
Cell: (917) 848-5234

About Portware

Portware develops and sells multi-asset, automated and algorithmic trading software and solutions to the global securities marketplace. As the only wholly independent execution and order management trading systems provider, Portware supplies traders with true broker-neutral solutions to facilitate best execution. The company’s suite of products includes a trading platform which supports FX, Single Stock, Portfolio, Program, Pairs and Index trading coupled with a powerful black-box Algorithmic Engine, the Portware Strategy Server which offers a completely customizable central trade portal to conduct a comprehensive range of trade activity. Since the company’s launch in 2000, Portware solutions have been implemented at more than 100 firms worldwide, including quantitative hedge funds, traditional asset management firms and sell-side program trading desks.

Portware’s event-driven, multi-threaded architecture has quickly become the industry standard for high-frequency trading. On top of this architecture, Portware offers an extensible feature set tailored for different asset classes and trade styles, as well as tools for TCA, risk management and real-time reporting and a combination of pre-packaged and third-party algorithms and analytics.

Portware offers the ability to create proprietary algorithms to control every aspect of trade management or execution, from automated market-making, to hedging, crossing and full order-book management. These strategies can be executed by traders from within Portware’s user interface or automated using the Portware Strategy Server, a high-speed algorithmic engine for execution and order management.

About Genesis Securities, LLC

Genesis Securities is the industry leader in direct access trading technology. With redundant, ultra-high bandwidth lines to all major market participants, inclusive of dark pools, utilizing economies of scale, Genesis is able to provide institutional traders with accurate market data and fast execution solutions at a very competitive cost.

Genesis offers execution and data solutions by providing an array of easy and powerful APIs, FIX connectivity and the proprietary Genesis Trading Protocol. The Laser Trading Platform is the proprietary trading platform developed by Genesis Securities, a NASDAQ Certified Platinum Partner. Laser was the first order-entry trading platform to be ranked Platinum by NASDAQ. Genesis Securities, LLC, is a member of NASD, PCX, ISE and SIPC.

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