5th  November 2018, Paris & Hong Kong: Horizon Software (Horizon), the leading global technology provider for electronic trading and investment management, has been shortlisted by the 2018 FOW International Awards in the ‘Sell-Side Trading System’ category.

The awards, now in their sixth year, recognise the best and brightest innovations in the derivatives industry, are judged by a panel of industry experts drawn from across the market in a range of disciplines.

Horizon’s offering was chosen as a finalist due to its being unique in providing advanced algorithmic capabilities within a fully-customisable trading platform connected to over 80 exchanges worldwide. The platform can also be integrated into rich APIs and users can easily build proprietary strategies while keeping traders’ code confidential, a vital consideration. This gives clients unparalleled control over their algorithmic trading strategies, and the ability to modify the built-in templates.

Sylvain Thieullent, CEO of Horizon, commented: “We are very proud to have been shortlisted by these prestigious awards – this just goes to show that we are making a real difference to our customers’ business and that the industry is becoming more and more aware of the level of service we provide.”

He added: “While we hope for more good news when the winners are announced, we do not plan to rest on our laurels as we firmly believe that constantly striving for better, more innovative solutions is what got us to this position in the first place!”

The news comes during an exciting period of sustained growth for Horizon, which in June of this year underwent an MBO by the European Private Equity firm, Capzanine. Additionally, earlier this year the company set up an office in North America to complement a consistent stream of influential new hires and award successes.

The winners will be announced at the FOW International Awards Gala Dinner on 4 December in London. To view the full shortlist, please click here.