Trading - Order and Execution Management

Charles River IMS provides a comprehensive Order and Execution Management System (OEMS) seamlessly integrated with data, FIX connectivity and trade analytics. Extensive trade decision support capabilities help traders find liquidity, execute trades across all asset classes and currencies, and ensure trades are compliant.

By combining OMS and EMS functionality, Charles River provides the tools traders need to work more productively from a single trading blotter. Traders can manage trade execution strategies, streamline complex workflows into “one-click” execution, act on an entire program as if acting on a single order, and monitor market data and security updates for active orders.

Charles River IMS eliminates the multiple interfaces, fragmented workflows and order staging problems inherent in utilizing separate order and execution management platforms. Traders no longer have to switch between systems or re-key critical information, saving time and reducing errors. Benefits beyond the trading desk include improved compliance and auditing, reduced operational risk, and simpler infrastructure.

Charles River’s approach simplifies the trader’s job and delivers real time decision support. Full integration with portfolio management functions enables better communication between traders and portfolio managers by allowing PM’s to monitor the status of their orders in real time. Interfaces with sell-side and execution venues support cross-asset class coverage. Seamless integration with the Charles River FIX network provides highly available access to global execution venues.

Integration and Connectivity

  • Connect with over 12 data providers
  • Access integrated third party Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) providers
  • Trade with 150+ liquidity platforms and over 540 brokers globally on the Charles River FIX Network
  • Integration with over 60 algorithmic brokers gives users access to 600 global and regional algorithms

Charles River Network

The Charles River Network supports electronic trading via the FIX messaging protocol to over 600 global liquidity venues including brokers, multi-broker trading venues, crossing networks, broker algorithms, program desks, dark pools, smart order routers, ECNs, and ATSs. Full integration between the Charles River Network and Charles River IMS ensures fast and reliable direct access between Charles River clients, brokers and trading venues.

Charles River’s FIX Administration team provides global, 24/7 support which simplifies network operation and eliminates the need for FIX network management by the client. Charles River’s continuous testing and certification of brokers and trading venues on Charles River Network ensures seamless connectivity and the highest level of reliability. Key Benefits:

  • Broad asset class coverage
  • Highly reliable – 99.999% uptime
  • No single point of failure
  • Faster problem resolution


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