July 13, 2021 - Multi-asset execution and order management systems provider FlexTrade Systems announced today that it has partnered with UBS Execution Hub, a global, cross-product outsourced execution platform for asset managers and hedge funds. The platform leverages FlexTrade’s core multi-asset order management technology (FlexOMS), enabled by its open architecture and comprehensive compliance reporting.

What was once seen as a niche trend, outsourced trading desks have helped money managers to reduce costs in a market of rising volumes and evolving regulatory requirements. UBS Execution Hub provides an improved execution service by leveraging FlexTrade’s open technology stack together with UBS Execution Hub’s proprietary automation technology to route orders to the best liquidity provider. By outsourcing trading operations to UBS Execution Hub, clients can reduce complexity and improve cost efficiency without compromising execution quality.

Chris Blackburn, Chief Operating Officer at UBS Execution Hub, commented, “We are excited to partner with FlexTrade so UBS Execution Hub can provide a comprehensive outsourced execution solution, leveraging our longstanding buy-side execution experience and extensive cross asset liquidity network for the benefit our clients. ”

“Combining our own market-leading technology alongside FlexTrade’s track record with buy-side trading desks provides the foundation to extend our global outsourced execution offering to additional client segments.”

Rajiv Kedia, Principal & Associate Founder and Global Head of Sell-Side Trading Solutions at FlexTrade Systems added, “We are delighted to partner with UBS, as they build out Execution Hub, their cross-asset, global outsourced dealing platform. With a long history of providing best-in-class technology to the buy- and sell-side, FlexTrade is well positioned to offer our order/execution management technology to power outsourced dealing desks. Our partnership with UBS truly embraces our unique capabilities in terms of throughput, automation, and open architecture, ensuring UBS Execution Hub offers a premier, cross-asset, global service to their clients.”