Chinese investment management firm, Shanghai ShenYi Investment Company, has adopted Orc’s Trading Bricks electronic trading platform, seeking to improve its exchange-traded fund (ETF) option trading performance and capitalise on growth opportunities in international markets.
The Shanghai-based trading company operates three market-neutral funds, with approximately $240 million is assets under management. Yi Sonny Shen, the founder, returned to China in 2004 following a successful career in the US and Europe, where he established Goldman Sachs’ European ETF business. The flagship fund has consistently performed above the market average, ranked best market-neutral fund in 2014.
With ShenYi onboard, the Nordic-based Orc has extended its coverage. The company provides electronic trading technology for advanced trading, market access and electronic execution to more than 200 customers in more than 30 countries.
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There is a great demand from Chinese trading firms looking for proven trading solutions that will help them capitalize on the emerging market opportunities.
Dennis Chen, VP Sales APAC at Orc Group said: “There is a great demand from Chinese trading firms looking for proven trading solutions that will help them capitalize on the emerging market opportunities. We look forward to working with ShenYi to serve their present and future trading needs.”
“As we expand our options trading business, selecting the right technology platform to underpin our trading operations is critical,” said John Jodlowski, Chief Trader at Shanghai ShenYi Investment Company. “We knew that the Orc Trading Bricks platform is widely used internationally and … would be a great fit for our business.”