FlexTrade connects to Blue Ocean ATS for after-hours US equities trading

Rick Steves

“Partnering with Blue Ocean is a natural fit and next step that will enable clients with large trading flows in the APAC region to access Blue Ocean’s overnight session in US names.”

FlexTrade Systems has partnered with Blue Ocean Technologies LLC (BOT) in order to offer broker-dealer clients access to the Blue Ocean ATS trading platform for after–hours trading in US equities from 8:00 pm – 4:00 am EST.

The connectivity partnership broadens access to FlexTrade’s sell-side order management solutions for broker-dealer subscribers and further drives development within the 24-hour global equities trading sector.

Blue Ocean ATS’ average daily volume has grown by 230% YoY

Brian Hyndman, President and CEO of Blue Ocean Technologies and Blue Ocean ATS, commented, “We are delighted to partner with a respected industry leader such as FlexTrade. Blue Ocean Technologies average daily volume has grown 230% in 2023 from 2022, validating the overall need for the offering providing additional choices for investors that want to manage their risk., validating the overall need for the offering providing additional choices for investors that want to manage their risk.

“The expansion is due in large part to connectivity partnerships with trading platforms like FlexTrade Systems. With this newest partnership, FlexTrade is providing users with access to our Blue Ocean Sessions service, underscoring the importance of providing users with new routing choices, more trading flexibility, and transparency after hours. We are excited to continue growing our reach for traders globally,” he added.

Shane Remolina, Director of Business Development, Sell-Side Trading Solutions at FlexTrade Systems, added: “FlexTrade’s objectives include providing best-in-class service and support coupled with cutting-edge feature sets and functionality to our clients. Partnering with Blue Ocean is a natural fit and next step that will enable clients with large trading flows in the APAC region to access Blue Ocean’s overnight session in US names. We are extremely excited to have added Blue Ocean connectivity to FlexTrade’s already best-in-class institutional grade retail trading suite.”

FlexTrade enhances brokers’ order management lifecycle

Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (BOT) empowers global investors by making trading possible during US overnight trading hours. The company’s US broker dealer subsidiary, Blue Ocean ATS, LLC, and its trading system Blue Ocean Alternative Trading System (BOATS), currently trade US National Market System (NMS) stocks from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am ET from Sunday – Thursday.

FlexTrade provides a unified multi-asset sell-side trading platform, with support for high touch and low touch businesses across cash, program trading, futures & options, ETF, swaps, and foreign exchange workflows.

The company can enhance a broker-dealer’s complete order management lifecycle from order receipt, and trading, to middle and back-office workflows, in a single, technology platform.

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