Nasdaq to deliver execution platform technology to PureStream

PureStream Trading Technologies Inc has selected Nasdaq to power the new PureStream alternative trading system (ATS) via the Nasdaq Execution Platform. 

PureStream, which will offer brokers and their institutional clients greater bandwidth to get more liquidity faster, more cost-effectively and with greater security, is on target for a Q2 2021 launch, subject to US regulatory approvals.

As part of the agreement, Nasdaq will fully host the PureStream ATS on its Nasdaq Execution Platform, including managing system operations, as well as portions of risk controls, venue surveillance, trade reporting and clearing facilitation. The technology enables exceptional flexibility and provides PureStream the ability to integrate new applications and functionalities as the company evolves and expands its platform.

“Our vision for creating this new institutional trading venue would not have been possible without our partnership with Nasdaq and leveraging its industry-leading market technology,” says Armando Diaz, CEO, PureStream Trading Technologies Inc. “As we launch our endeavour, time to market, infrastructure reliability, and scalability are critical components for success. We are confident that by utilising Nasdaq’s execution platform provides us with an unparalleled advantage and best-in-class trading experience for our clients and partners.”

“By changing the basis of a match and virtualising price discovery, PureStream’s unique business model is enabling algorithmic orders to search, find, and yield more liquidity faster without price impact,” says Valerie Bannert Thurner, Senior Vice President and Head of the Buy-Side and Sell-Side Solutions, Market Technology, Nasdaq. “In partnering with Nasdaq, PureStream will seamlessly leverage our market operating experience and technological scale to effectively manage its internal marketplace, further reduce expenses, and provide opportunity for more revenue generating activities as it launches its innovative market.”

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