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Kepler Capital Markets Selects SmartTrade's Liquidity Management System For Their Inflation Hybrid Platform IDBlink®

Kepler Capital Markets Selects smartTrade's Liquidity Management System for their Inflation Hybrid Platform IDBlink®

smartTrade Technologies provides a scheduled and on-demand auction system available exclusively to Market-Makers

Paris, Aix en Provence (France), June 11th, 2013 - smartTrade Technologies today announced that Kepler Capital Markets has selected smartTrade's Liquidity Management System (LMS) to handle their hybrid auction platform for inflation products. Thanks to smartTrade's LiquidityCrosserTM component, Kepler Capital Markets is offering an electronic platform to support the auction system, for both regularly scheduled and on-demand auctions. Moreover, users are provided with a custom interface developed from the ground using smartTrade's award winning HTML5 development framework.

Joseph Cusanno, Head of Fixed Income IDB at Kepler Capital Markets, said "We had very positive feedback from smartTrade's LMS in place for equities crossing at Kepler Cheuvreux, which left us in no doubt that smartTrade could deliver this electronic auction platform quickly. smartTrade supports the multi-class flexibility to the platform and allows us to create innovative auction protocols ourselves. This module is an important addition to our services and smartTrade integrates seamlessly into our execution platform."

David Vincent, smartTrade's Chief Executive Officer and CTO, said "smartTrade is happy to support this multi-asset platform by bringing our expertise in crossing and trading protocol technology. We are looking forward to the introduction of new products on the platform by Kepler Capital Markets."

About smartTrade Technologies

Founded in 1999, smartTrade provides sophisticated liquidity management systems, multi-asset dealing platforms that aggregate liquidity from dozens of sources to create a single order book, distribute customized pricing to clients, receive and manage client order flow, internalize liquidity and/or route it to external venues while managing state throughout the order lifecycle, implement smart order routing using proprietary algorithms, and connect electronically to any number of venues regardless of messaging protocols. The system handles multiple asset classes and is in production globally supporting foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, rates, and many other instrument types.

About Kepler Capital Markets

Kepler Capital Markets is the Inter-Dealer Broker (IDB) department of Kepler Cheuvreux. Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading independent European financial services company specialized in advisory services and intermediation. The company has four business lines: Equities, Debt & Credit, Investment Solutions and Corporate Finance. Headquartered in Paris, the group employs around 500 staff. This multi-local company is also present in Amsterdam, Boston, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.

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