Horizon Software Becomes First Options Trading Platform Provider in China

Chinese stock and derivatives exchange’s will launch Options this year, as hunger for financial instruments grows in the world’s second

China’s aim to develop its capital and financial markets framework expands with news of the deployment of Horizon Software for Options trading. The US-based technology vendor for financial services operators will be the first firm to roll-out the new product range. The move comes on the back of growing interest in Chinese financial instruments for hedging and risk management purposes.

The world’s second largest economy has been gradually evolving its financial trading landscape to compete on an international scale. The latest evolution for China’s evolving derivatives sector will allow institutional and professional traders to use Options for hedging equity portfolios, stocks and indices.

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Jean-Marc Delfarguiel, pictured, Horizon’s CEO, commented about the new collaboration in a statement, he said: “We’ve had an active presence in China since 2013 and now count more than ten clients, including five of China’s top ten securities and futures houses among our clients. Our commitment to China is very strong and we recognize the huge potential of this market.

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We are used to dealing with the specific requirements of the Chinese market and tailor our software to suit our customers’ individual demands. China is of great strategic importance for us and we have a China-based team dedicated to our Chinese clients.”JMD portrait

Horizon Software provides financial services firms connectivity to global financial instruments through its suite of trading terminals, the firm specializes in trading terminals for Options market-making.

Horizon Software has been spearheading the electronic listed derivatives trading arena for over sixteen years. The firm was founded in 1998 and has offices across the globe, including Paris, Hong Kong, London, New York and Bangkok.

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