London Fintech Algomi Gets $10M Investment from Euronext

Here comes Algomi. Don’t know them? Well, it’s a bond trading platform going under the alias “Honeycomb Network” and it has some really awesome features. Since it just got some big bucks from Euronext it will soon be pushed into North America and certainly enhance corporate bond trading. Check it out.

(Bill Taylor/CEO)

Euronext today announces the global expansion of its Joint Venture and a $10 million investment in a minority stake in leading fixed income technology provider, Algomi. This strategic investment, which follows the agreement of a Joint Venture between both companies, will enable corporate bond traders to access Algomi’s innovative bond information network on a global basis and exchange risk more efficiently by identifying the most appropriate counterparty.

The global Joint Venture also involves working closely with regional exchanges and other partners to deliver holistic market access. As part of this, Euronext is working to establish an Automated Trading System (“ATS”) in North America, while discussions are already under way in APAC.

The bilateral nature of the bond market means the majority of trades, by value, are still completed away from e-platforms. Accordingly, the market is characterized by opaque and fragmented information with fragile liquidity. This initiative is designed to create a network of centralised information venues, turning disparate data into trade opportunities between counterparties yet maintaining the current client-to-dealer market structure.

Dealers will be able to access this network of venues either directly through their Algomi technology or through existing systems. Investor firms will benefit from the improved liquidity and best execution that the participating dealers will be able to provide on demand. The system is designed to maximise the range of eligible trades by minimising the potential leakage of crucial information.

This acquisition of a minority stake with governance rights reinforces the close links between the two companies and confirms Euronext’s ambitions in the fixed income space. As part of the partnership, Paul Humphrey, Head of Fixed Income, Rates & FX at Euronext, will join the Board of Directors of Algomi…”

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