First Sentier connects Flowlinx via FlexTrade to access EM liquidity data

Dan Barnes

Asset manager First Sentier Investors has connected to Flowlinx liquidity via execution and order management system (E/OMS) provider FlexTrade.

Todd Prado, First Sentier

Flowlinx is designed to simplify block liquidity searches in emerging and frontier market equities. The Flowlinx integration with FlexTRADER EMS should allow clients such as First Sentier Investors to access local block liquidity data and make it easier to navigate the challenging liquidity landscape across emerging and frontier geographies more seamlessly.

Todd Prado, global head of dealing at First Sentier Investors said, “Our partnership with FlexTrade is like an extension to our development team. This integration with Flowlinx allows our team to better source liquidity in the harder to reach markets. This helps us automate workflow and communication with counterparts from within the multi-asset FlexTRADER EMS.”

Yan Gloukhovski, founder of Flowlinx said, “Our data connectivity network aggregates and streamlines pre-trade information from local brokerages across more than 30 emerging and frontier markets. All contributions are automated, eliminating manual input and bringing reliable, actionable information to the surface. Information is delivered via a unique relationship-based protocol leading to meaningful and actionable conversations.”

James Hammond, vice president business sevelopment for APAC at FlexTrade Systems stated, “This project demonstrates the engineering-driven culture at FlexTrade and the collaborative relationship we have with our clients. We are delighted to support First Sentier Investors by integrating directly with Flowlinx. This workflow provides easy access for traders to participate and consume data via the FlexTRADER EMS. When technology is built with openness in mind it helps to remove the friction that often comes with third party integration.”

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