Broadridge Acquires Innovative Post-Trade Solutions Business


Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, today announced that it has acquired Alpha Omega, a market-leading FIX-based post-trade solutions provider for the investment management industry. This acquisition builds on Broadridge’s recent acquisition of Itiviti. The acquisition, which encompasses the remaining 68% of Alpha Omega, will enable Broadridge to fully consolidate Alpha Omega’s post-trade matching and consolidation solution into its existing NYFIX connectivity and FIX infrastructure to better automate buy-side and sell-side firms’ trade matching processes and further accelerates Broadridge’s product roadmap.

“We are excited to formalize our four-year strategic partnership with Alpha Omega through this acquisition,” said Ray Tierney, President of Itiviti, a Broadridge business. “We are leading technology innovation in post-trade, and this acquisition is a testament to our continued growth and momentum in transforming this space. NYFIX Matching is the first ‘one-stop’ platform to handle all of a fund’s trade matching needs across various product types and asset classes.”

Alpha Omega brings invaluable expertise in advanced FIX-based technology for asset managers and broker/dealers in all areas covering automated allocation, confirmation and affirmation of trades for equities, fixed income securities, and derivatives.

NYFIX Matching, which combines Alpha Omega’s FIXAffirm solution with Itiviti’s NYFIX network, provides the market a single, consolidated platform to handle the entire affirmation process with the same speed and efficiencies of trading now applied to the post-trade piece of the workflow. Buy-side institutions can easily access NYFIX Matching through their existing NYFIX connections as a fully managed service. Through this service, the buy-side can allocate and match their trades, accomplishing same-day affirmation with a global community of more than 100 brokers. This extension of the NYFIX service into post-trade will deliver processing efficiencies with significant cost savings over current solutions.


Broadridge Further Strengthens its Capital Markets Team with the Addition of Ray Tierney


Continuing to invest in its Capital Markets business, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, today announced that it has further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Fintech and financial services veteran Ray Tierney as President of Itiviti. With extensive experience on both the sell-side and buy-side, Tierney will be responsible for the management and growth of Broadridge’s front-office OEMS and Connectivity solutions with its recently completed acquisition of Itiviti.

“Ray is a proven industry leader and the perfect person to build out, scale and drive sustainable global growth as he oversees the extension of our capabilities into the front office and the deepening of our multi-asset class solutions,” said Tim Gokey, Broadridge’s Chief Executive Officer. “Ray’s addition to our leadership team represents another important step in our continued journey to grow our capital markets franchise and capitalize on the significant opportunity to serve our clients’ full trade life cycle from order to settlement.”

Tierney brings 35 years of capital markets experience to Broadridge. Having most recently served as Global CEO of Trading Solutions at Bloomberg LP, he led the design, development, and operations of the firm’s global multi-asset, buy- and sell-side order management system. Tierney previously served as CEO and President of Bloomberg Tradebook LLC, and spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, overseeing distribution teams in the securities division and as Global Head of Trading and Execution in the investment management division.

Rob Mackay, CEO of Itiviti since 2019, will assume a role as Senior Advisor.

“I am proud of the milestones Itiviti achieved over the last few years, capped off by the Broadridge acquisition,” Mackay said. “Ray is the ideal leader to continue to grow and scale the business, leveraging his wealth of capital markets experience to take the team and business to the next level.”


Broadridge Completes Acquisition of Itiviti, Extending Capital Markets Franchise


Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Itiviti Holding AB (“Itiviti”), a leading provider of trading and connectivity technology to the capital markets industry. The acquisition enhances Broadridge’s position as a global Fintech leader and significantly strengthens Broadridge’s Capital Markets franchise. It extends Broadridge’s market leading back office capabilities into the front office and deepens its multi-asset class solutions, better enabling the company to help financial institutions adapt to a rapidly evolving marketplace. The addition of Itiviti’s footprint in APAC and EMEA also increases Broadridge’s scale outside of North America to better serve global clients.

Itiviti is a leading global capital markets technology service provider offering highly scalable solutions that financial institutions use to consolidate their trading infrastructure, driving significant cost savings. With offices in 16 countries, Itiviti serves 24 of the top 25 global investment banks and over 2,000 leading brokers, trading firms and asset managers across 50 countries. Itiviti’s solutions and services provide financial institutions with comprehensive tools for connectivity and flexible, cross-asset trading solutions that cover the full trade lifecycle.

Itiviti will become part of Broadridge’s Global Technology and Operations segment and its senior management team, led by CEO Rob Mackay, will remain with the company to drive future growth.


Itiviti’s Linda Middleditch wins European Women in Finance Award for Excellence in FinTech


Itiviti, a leading technology and service provider to financial institutions worldwide, today announced that Linda Middleditch, Chief of Product Strategy and Engineering, has won the Markets Choice Awards – European Women in Finance Awards in the category for Excellence in FinTech.

Linda joined Itiviti in June 2019 after spending more than two decades of her career within the financial services industry, where she held senior leadership positions at UBS, Citi and Morgan Stanley. She worked with every asset class across the entire trade lifecycle, and held roles in trading, operations, technology and product management. Her move to the vendor side enabled her to review and rethink the trading technology and the way of working with the financial institutions.

Linda’s focus on enhancing cognitive diversity within the product strategy and engineering teams has greatly enriched Itiviti’s approach to building the trading platform and the team members whose professional backgrounds are anchored in areas similar to those of our clients.

The modular design technology delivers flexible solutions to meet clients’ evolving needs. The collaborative approach with clients allows the firm to support and accompany customers to overcome their trading-related challenges and align with their future growth.

“Cognitive diversity can be transformative for FinTechs,” says Linda. “At Itiviti, this is one important element in our overall approach to creating and enhancing our overall technology ecosystem. Other elements include our modular design approach, our strategic partnerships, and the way we engage with our clients.”

Another essential element is Itiviti’s strategic partnerships, which bring additional expertise into our technology ecosystem. For example, in January 2020, Itiviti announced a new partnership with Imandra, a technology company focused on cloud-scale automated reasoning. Imandra’s technology is improving the onboarding process for Itiviti clients to Itiviti’s Managed FIX global connectivity platform.

“We congratulate Linda on this award and celebrate this success with her,” says Rob Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Itiviti. “Linda’s leadership is enabling Itiviti to engage in new and exciting ways of collaborating – in our teams, our technology, our strategic partner network, and with our customers – to drive innovation and transformation.”