Published On: Tue, Apr 27th, 2010

Serisys Addresses Legacy Trading Systems Inherent in Asia

serisysLegacy IT systems abound in Asia’s financial industry caused by over a decade of regional upheaval. First there was the Asia Credit Crisis in 1997, then the DotCom bubble burst in 2000. SARS was next in 2003 then the Global Financial crisis was set upon us these past 2 years. During these hardships technology spend was retrenched with a wait and see approach to infrastructure investment. In the age of algorithmic trading, execution venue competition, a desire for alternative assets and the commensurate volumes Asia’s electronic trading industry is finally coming of age but its systems are woefully unable to process that business.

Serisys is a leading IT services firm headquartered in Hong Kong engaged in retooling the capital markets of greater China, Japan and the rest of Asia to remedy the industry’s obsolete infrastructure. Theres is a bespoke approach to delivering next generation, best of breed solutions not just as technologists but as electronic trading industry practitioners. Chairman Tim Marsh has over 25 years of experience in capital markets at Accenture, UBS and Standard Chartered Bank. The CEO HK Mo has also enjoyed 25 years of delivering financial solutions holding senior positions at UBS and HSBC. Nick Rowland, Director, is also a 25 year veteran of Asia’s financial industry. Collectively, the management team brings over a century of know-how to the table.

Serisys’ preferred vendors include 29West the leader in high-performance, low-latency messaging solutions for financial institutions. pdv Financial Software based in Germany whose Decide product suite offers a scalable multi-client architecture for securities trading and position management. And GBST’s Syn~ post-trade solution to handle complex cross-border scenarios inherent in any robust trading operation in Asia.

The company founded in 2006 has been growing steadily within the region with offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore with headcount approaching 100 people. If you are serious about improving the overall operation of your firm then you should put Serisys on short-list of potential candidates. Incidentally, the name Serisys, or 思新 in Chinese and Japanese means ‘New Thinking’. ‘Ser’ in Latin means ‘Chinese’ as well as ‘of silk’

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