Citi Consolidates eFX Trading Platforms into Velocity 3.0

CitiFX has consolidated its portfolio of eFX trading platforms for corporate and professional investor clients.

Velocity 3.0, the new single dealer is “an operating system that delivers CitiFX Pulse, Citi Velocity Trading, Citi Velocity Research and CitiFX Click.” The platform “rebuilds CitiFX’s client user interface in HTML 5 on a strategic web code base.”

Ala’a Saeed, CitiFX’s Global Head of Electronic Platforms, said:

“Velocity 3.0 provides a complete client offering: clients can mix-and-match the best of what CitiFX has to offer, delivering eFX à la carte via a host of connectivity solutions. The new HTML architecture framework has boosted performance across the platform, allowing us to bring together our richest digital solution to date. What’s more, Velocity 3.0 scales as an operating system upon which an FX industry platform can be built, delivering the best of both proprietary and 3rd party solutions to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.” 

Compared with Citi’s classic platforms:

  • Velocity 3.0 is 50% faster with a cold start, 30% faster with a hot start
  • 71% faster deal booking
  • 94% faster order placement response
  • The Velocity 3.0 blotter loads 65% faster and filters 15% faster than the classic CitiFX Pulse blotter.

Built on HTML5 technology, Velocity 3.0 is “accessible across all popular operating systems from any browser.”

The platform-independent technology can be “deployed flexibly across devices – whether web, desktop, or mobile – realizing tremendous economies of scale.”

Fragmentation as “a result of platform proliferation has had important implications for liquidity availability, operational resilience and transparency.”

Clients are “increasingly looking to optimize how and where they source liquidity from, demanding fully integrated solutions for both execution and workflow.”

Jon Lofthouse, Global Head of Markets Technology at Citi, said:

“Velocity 3.0 solves this problem, by delivering Citi’s best-in-class eFX offerings for clients via a single point of integration. The unified enterprise infrastructure and HTML 5 support high-performance streaming libraries that enhance the display of real-time data and the registration of one-click executions. By leveraging the latest in cloud technology and the use of Micro Front Ends, Velocity 3.0 is an agile, scalable solution allowing for rapid addition of new features and allows Citi to respond to client feedback promptly.” 

Investment in our architecture “remains a key priority for CitiFX, as we look to meet client needs while simplifying technology, strengthening operational resilience, to deliver an optimized performance and client experience.”

As covered, Citi is “a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States.”

Citi does business “in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.”

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