|By PR Newswire||
|September 14, 2012 02:01 AM EDT||
LONDON, September 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Winterflood Securities, an international capital markets firm and a leading liquidity provider in UK equities, is now a member of Nasdaq OMX Nordics, giving its clients direct access to equities across the Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki exchanges.
Winterflood Securities brings a wealth of experience and commitment to liquidity provision. A knowledgeable team of traders helps retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors achieve best execution in over 15,000 tradable instruments including UK, European and North American equities together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds.
Philip Yarrow, Electronic Trading Director at Winterflood Securities commented: "This initiative is part of Winterflood Securities' plan to expand our customer base in Europe and North America. We attract more European and American institutional investors and retail brokers because they see the value of our tested business model which combines state-of-the-art in-house technology with the human touch of highly skilled traders."
Oriol Pujol, European Head of Business Development at Winterflood Securities added: "The connection to Nasdaq OMX Nordics is a natural outcome given our clients' increased trading activity in European stocks. Direct membership is an enhancement to our offering, whereby our clients can route their orders straight to Nasdaq OMX Nordics in addition to many other Exchanges and MTFs. Being able to offer a flexible liquidity and execution service to accommodate our clients is our main focus."
Bjorn Sibbern, Head of Equities at Nasdaq OMX Nordics said: "We are pleased that a leading liquidity provider such as Winterflood Securities has become a Nasdaq OMX Nordics member, as adding us to their platform will contribute towards greater liquidity of European stocks. We are determined to make Nasdaq OMX Nordics the marketplace of choice for customers seeking high liquidity and the routing platform for Nordic stocks."
About Winterflood Securities:
Winterflood Securities is an international capital markets firm and a leading liquidity provider in UK equities committed to quality execution for retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. Classic trading values and proprietary technology are combined to deliver a range of highly-flexible execution services customised for each client.
Winterflood also provides low-latency integrated electronic trading platforms that allow:
- immediate access to Winterflood's internal liquidity in all sectors
- smart order routing directly to Exchange and MTF order books
- dedicated sales trading services for care orders
Winterflood Securities is a subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, a specialist financial services group which makes loans, trades securities and provides advice and investment management solutions to a wide range of clients. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.
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