SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Omniex, the first comprehensive investment and trading platform for institutional investors in crypto-assets, has completed a new round of enhancements to its platform. In addition, the firm has announced a number of initial clients including Circle, Jump Trading, OSL, Galaxy IP, BKCM, Crescent Crypto, DV Chain, Wyre and others.
Omniex Edge™ is a purpose-built platform to handle the unique market challenges for institutions seeking exposure to crypto assets. It provides an end-to-end solution for portfolio and risk management, trade execution, investment operations and compliance to support the needs of buy-side and sell-side institutions.
“With Omniex, we feel equipped to handle whatever comes next in the crypto markets,” said Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO of BKCM. “As a firm with an active trading strategy, Omniex’s execution and order-routing technologies were extremely attractive.”
“Crypto assets have many unique attributes not seen in other financial markets,” said Ryan Rabaglia, Head of Trading of OS Limited (OSL). “Instead of applying legacy technology to the problems we’re all facing as institutional investors, Omniex developed its platform from the ground up to embrace and account for the nuances of these novel assets.”
“We’ve reviewed countless solutions angling to lead the way toward institutional adoption of crypto, but none were as mature and sophisticated as what Hu and the team at Omniex has developed,” said Ali Hassan, Co-Founder and CEO of Crescent Crypto Capital Management.
Beyond a full-featured portfolio management system (PMS) and order management system (OMS), Omniex provides a high-performance execution management system (EMS) with a robust and intuitive GUI plus a high-performance FIX API. The platform enables direct market access and connectivity to some of the largest liquidity venues for crypto-assets, including leading crypto exchanges across the world and multiple OTC desks.
Additionally, it provides algorithmic execution and smart order routing services, which are grounded in the team’s decades of experience in high-frequency trading and execution optimization.
Its team is actively working with numerous crypto industry partners in a continued effort to build a more robust crypto ecosystem.
“Institutions across the globe have been looking for a way to seize the potential of this entirely new asset class, but have lacked the investment and trading tools catered to the scale and workflow mandates of financial institutions,” said Hu Liang, Co-founder and CEO of Omniex. “We’re grateful for the industry’s support, and eager to work with our first wave of clients to pioneer crypto as a new asset class in institutional finance.”
In August, Omniex appointed former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Chair of the FDIC Sheila Bair to its Board of Advisors, Maartje Bus, former Head of Capital Markets at Thomson Reuters as Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Tom Eidt, former head of KCG’s regulatory affairs as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer.
In the last ten months, Omniex has raised $10M in seed funding from leading firms including Wicklow Capital, Jump Capital, Digital Currency Group, Sierra Ventures, Clocktower Technologies Ventures, ThirdStream Partners and Alan Howard of Brevan Howard.
Omniex is a front-to-back office investment and trading platform for institutional investors to access the crypto-asset markets. Its purpose-built technology provides portfolio and risk management, trade execution, investment operations and compliance solutions to buy-side, market-making and broker-dealer institutions. It was founded in the fall of 2017 by an experienced team of technologists, financial executives and crypto pioneers, and has raised $10M in seed funding from leading investors including Wicklow Capital, Jump Capital, Digital Currency Group, Sierra Ventures, Clocktower Technology Ventures, ThirdStream Partners and Alan Howard of Brevan Howard.
SOURCE: PR Newswire