28 January 2019, Paris & Hong Kong: Horizon Software (Horizon), the world’s leading provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, has had an excellent start to the new year by being named finalist in the ‘Best Trading System’ category at the prestigious FStech Awards 2019. In their 19th year, the awards recognise information technology excellence and innovation in the financial services sector within the UK and EMEA. They are seen as highly reputable within the industry and are organised by FStech, the leading website for IT decision makers across the continent with a readership audience including executives within banks, trading houses, exchanges and other financial institutions.

Horizon is continuing its excellent recent awards performance with this news, following a 2018 that saw it win ‘Multi-Asset Trading System of the Year’ at the FOW and Global Investor Asia Capital Market Awards and ‘Best Sell-Side EMS’ at the Intelligent Trading Technology Awards, along with ‘Best Trading System’ in the Bobsguide Software Rankings.

Sylvain Thieullent, CEO of Horizon, commented on the shortlisting: “This is good news for us and while we anticipated another successful year on the awards front, I don’t think any of us could have predicted being placed on a shortlist just a few days into the new year! We constantly strive to provide the best possible product to our clients, so being recognised by an organisation this well-regarded for innovation is something to be proud of.”

Thieullent continued: “One only need look at some of the other firms named alongside us and among the finalists in other categories to see why we’re pleased with this, and we fully intend to continue our hard work with a view to ensuring that successes like this keep coming our way!”

Horizon has been empowering capital market players for over two decades by building powerful algorithmic technology into its electronic trading platform and offering trading opportunities through direct connectivity to more than 80 exchanges worldwide. Horizon enables clients to quickly create, test and implement automated trading strategies in real-time, in line with its ‘Trade Your Way’ philosophy. Its platform can be easily integrated with rich APIs and allows proprietary strategies to be built while keeping traders’ code confidential.

To view the full shortlist, click here. The FStech Awards’ winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 21 March 2019.