AUSTIN, TX April 12, 2016 – S3 (“the Company”), a financial services software company that provides customized solutions to monitor and analyze trade execution, today announced that is has signed a large U.S.-based retail broker to its Best Execution Analytics software platform for equities. This is the second major retail broker that S3 has added to its system in 2016 alone.
The recent retail broker customer win represents the rapid growth that S3 has experienced over the last 12 months, during which time the Company has signed a number of leading banks, institutions, broker-dealers, exchanges and market makers as clients utilizing its analytical tools for equities, options, and fixed income securities. S3 has expanded its staff throughout the last year to support this growth, and has implemented extensive enhancements to its product offerings, including the recent addition of execution quality analysis for fixed income securities.
Mark Davies, CEO of S3, commented on today’s news, “We are excited to have added a second, major retail broker customer this year to our equities analysis platform, and I believe this to be indicative of the efficacy of our innovative trade analytics tools. Utilizing our software, clients are able to distinguish the execution quality of their orders from overall market conditions, which is critical in order to navigate today’s complex market structure. Our customizable software, which we continue to enhance to fit the unique needs of every client, allows for the analysis of trade prices against a wide and detailed set of metrics, simplifying the search for best execution.”
S3’s Best Execution Analytics platform provides clients with the data necessary to understand those factors impacting execution quality in today’s complex market, and thereby alter their trading strategies. Additionally, the system’s reporting capabilities allow customers to better comply with regulatory mandates such as SEC Rule 605 and 606. The Company’s analytical tools are fully customizable for the unique requirements of each client, whether for transparency into those factors impacting best execution or for regulatory reporting compliance. S3 works directly with clients to optimize the functionality of its software on an ongoing basis.
Mr. Davies continued, “The Best Execution Analytics platform simplifies the compliance process and validates the execution data that clients submit to regulators. Our customers are able to compile detailed reports that prove their orders are executed to the greatest benefit of their customers, ensuring full compliance with execution quality regulations and opening the door to better trade execution. We look forward to ongoing success in 2016 as we continue to expand our client base and enhance our best execution analysis software for equities, options, and fixed income securities.”
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S3 is a financial services software company that provides customized solutions to monitor and analyze trade execution, facilitate transparency, and simplify regulatory compliance for options, equities, and fixed income securities. The Company’s products are used today by many of the world’s largest financial institutions, broker-dealers, exchanges, bulge bracket and retail banks, and market makers to deliver market structure analytics and best execution reporting. S3 leverages its proprietary software to provide third-party trade verification and optimize trade execution for both the U.S. And Canadian markets.