Press Release: OptionsDesk signs long term contract with ION

ION, a global leader in back office, analytics, trading, treasury and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities and treasury management, has been selected by OptionsDesk to integrate ION’s XTP Front-to-Back Suite of products, expanding its overall capabilities.

Part of the AMC Group, OptionsDesk is a trading name of AMT Futures Limited, a leading UK options broker that provides traditional brokerage services for retail investors, corporations, and financial institutions. Building on its trusted relationship with ION, OptionsDesk has selected ION’s XTP Clearing, XTP Trading and XTP cleared derivatives solutions, adopting an end-to-end digital platform to support its next growth phase.

OptionsDesk offers institutions, high net worth and retail investors up-to-date tools, expertise, and resources to protect and grow their current investment portfolios. OptionsDesk’s aim is to enable customers to protect their portfolios against market falls, capitalise on time-specific events, and earn additional income with a limited, clearly defined risk profile. ION’s integrated platform facilitates this, seamlessly processing business in real-time and producing actionable insights across execution, clearing, and settlement.

Francesco Margini, Chief Product Officer for Cleared Derivatives, ION Markets:

“At ION, we believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. We are delighted to expand our partnership with AMC Group, through this long-term agreement with OptionsDesk.

“By using XTP, OptionsDesk will be able to unlock additional opportunities. XTP is a full front-to-back product suite that harnesses the power of integrated workflows and connected data to provide real-time insights.”

James Proudlock

James Proudlock, Managing Director, OptionsDesk:

“While we continue to prioritise giving our clients access to highly experienced options brokers, this partnership with ION also establishes us as a digitally driven, retail consumer finance brand. Our goal is to combine the best of both worlds to help our clients further their investment objectives across cash equities, futures and options.

“After an exhaustive tender process, ION clearly stood head and shoulders above all other derivatives technology providers. We look forward to integrating the XTP Suite into OptionsDesk to complement our desk-broking services.”

ION’s leading XTP product suite delivers a powerful, comprehensive and recognisable suite of solutions for cleared derivatives firms. Built on ION’s scalable and modular technology, the XTP suite provides everything a business needs for efficient and accurate front-to back-office operations, supporting future growth.

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