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Carnival, or Carnaval as it's spelled in Portuguese, runs through the weekend of February
21st this year in Brazil.
Who do you think might be there?
Turns out it’s U.S. President Obama, in the form of thousands
of plastic masks. Wish you could send
a likeness of yourself to the festival too?
You might not have made it to Brazil quite yet, but Apama’s
This week, we announced
that Ágora Corretora,
the largest broker in Brazil, is deploying the Apama
platform to support algorithmic trading in both futures and equities on the
leading exchange in Latin America and the world’s third largest in terms of
market value. Ágora is the first broker
to develop and deploy unique trading strategies within the Brazilian market. In the first phase of the project, Ágora has
deployed the Apama platform in support of its proprietary trading desk. In the
second phase, Ágora will provide access to the Apama platform for its buy-side
clients to create, execute, and monitor customized strategies that are unique
to their specific trading goals. Ágora represents the first broker in Brazil to offer custom algorithmic trading strategies to its clients.
Developments like these are
important outside of Brazil
too, as the buy side worldwide increasingly participates in multi-asset, cross-asset,
and cross-border trading. Historically,
bringing order flow from market participants in the long-standing algorithmic
trading centers such as New York and London to the Latin
American markets has not been easy.
Doing so requires exceptional local market expertise and
leadership. As the Brazilian capital
markets continue to become more strategic on the world stage, it is important
for funds with expansion goals to see alignments of leaders. In this case, the leading Brazilian broker
has chosen to trade on Latin America's leading
futures and equities exchange with the world’s leading algorithmic trading
Maybe next year around this
time, my customer visits will take me to Sao Paolo. It will be interesting to see how trading
firms have been able to innovative over the course of time on a flexible, open
platform. And then, a quick detour to Rio for some rest and relaxation. Maybe I’ll watch a
parade. No Obama mask required. One more pin on the world map, with customers
from New York to the Bank of China International. How far can your trading platform take you?
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