Japan’s SMBC Nikko selects Ullink’s Managed Connectivity Service

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Japan’s SMBC Nikko selects Ullink’s Managed Connectivity Service

TOKYO, 14 July 2016. Ullink, the global provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community and SMBC Nikko, one of the leading securities companies in Japan, announced that SMBC Nikko has selected Ullink’s Managed Connectivity Services to enable global connectivity for all clients trading Japanese equities.

SMBC Nikko now benefits from a single, managed and hosted solution, covering Connectivity, Risk control, and real-time Trade Monitoring. The firm had been looking to upgrade its existing systems with a new solution that was able to significantly ease and speed up the onboarding process and decrease trade latency. Ullink’s offer also delivered on the ease of integration with multiple downstream applications.

Ullink’s Managed Connectivity Service in Japan is supported by a dedicated account management team that can respond quickly and accurately; a key factor in meeting SMBC Nikko’s requirement for a solution that is easily scalable and can adapt to continuously changing business requirements, and at the same time support the company’s rapid growth.

“Ullink’s connectivity service offers a fully integrated solution that will allow us to react faster to existing client requirements, whilst enabling us to onboard new clients more efficiently. Ullink’s platform will aid the development and growth of our business by providing a significant competitive advantage to our clients,” commented Trevor Hill, Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Equity at SMBC Nikko, adding: “we are particularly impressed with Ullink’s seamless implementation and responsive client support.”

Marcus Consolini, Managing Director for APAC, at Ullink, said: “We are excited to be partnering with SMBC Nikko to offer them what we consider to be the most flexible and integrated set of connectivity solutions available.  We will continue to work closely with SMBC Nikko to ensure that our technology addresses SMBC Nikko’s growth opportunities and global ambitions.”

Ullink’s fully managed connectivity solution for SMBC Nikko features order aggregation, order routing and normalization, alongside UL IRIS for real-time risk calculations, UL MONITORING for full order life-cycle monitoring, UL EDMA for order queuing and synthetic orders (GTC/GTD), and UL XMAN for order exception management.


Vineeta Parwani                                             Marketing & Communications Manager
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About Ullink
Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by over 150 of the world’s top-tier banks and brokers, the company provides consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available. Since 2001, Ullink has established itself as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry.

In 2014 Ullink acquired NYFIX and Metabit from the New York Stock Exchange, further expanding its product offering by creating one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities.

The combined company manages over 450 trading platforms daily, is connected to more than 100 of the world’s leading liquidity and exchange venues and offers over 700 different FIX and API adapters. Ullink has offices in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, São Paulo, Cluj and Sydney.

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About SMBC Nikko

SMBC NIKKO is the core securities company in the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. As one of Japan’s leading full-line securities firms, SMBC NIKKO provides top-quality financial products and services to individual and corporate clients worldwide.

For individual clients, the firm offers asset management consulting and trading services tailored to meet individual financial objectives. Clients can leverage the knowledge and skills of dedicated professionals at the firm’s 123 branches across Japan, or trade directly using on-line or call-center services.

For corporate clients, designated divisions deliver value by meeting the specific needs of financial institutions, public-service corporations, local and national government organizations, and various wholesale clients.

The investment banking business offers corporate clients M&A and financing solutions to support their global business strategies.

The investment research platform provides clients with independent, in-depth analysis of equity, fixed-income, and foreign exchange markets, underpinned by strong macroeconomic and investment strategy research. Leading analysts provide expertise on Japan’s economy, markets, and companies to help domestic and global clients make informed investment decisions.
In overseas markets, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. provide financial services including underwriting, sale and trading of stocks and bonds, cross-border M&A advisory, and arrangements for investor relations. SMBC Nikko Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and SMBC Nikko Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. provide Japanese stockbroking and M&A advisory services, and SMBC Nikko Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Limited offers M&A advisory-related services. These overseas arms, together with other subsidiaries and affiliates, offer high quality financial services to clients globally.