GTN launches fractional trading engine for equities and fixed income
“The inclusion of fractionalized fixed income represents an even greater value proposition, removing historical barriers that had excluded retail investors from this asset class. This new capability fosters financial inclusion and brings us closer to our mission of making trading and investing accessible to a broader spectrum of people.”
In a significant move to democratize financial markets, GTN, a global fintech powerhouse, has announced the launch of its fractional trading engine for equities and fixed income.
The trading platform provides retail investors with the ability to invest in high-value stocks and fixed-income assets in fractional amounts, thereby democratizing access to broader investment opportunities.
Fractional trading has been gaining steam as it allows retail investors to diversify their portfolios without the need for large capital outlays. By breaking down high-value stocks into more affordable units, investors can efficiently allocate smaller cash balances across a wider range of assets. GTN’s new offering aims to make the investment landscape more inclusive, offering fractional trading on equities, ETFs, and now, uniquely, fixed income.
Fractional trading engine available via GTN Trade and its API framework
“For years, GTN has been at the forefront of introducing innovative solutions in the financial industry. We were one of the first firms outside the US to offer fractional trading on US stocks when it first became available. Now, expanding fractional trading capability across global stocks and ETFs in the 80+ markets we provide access to is aligned with our clients’ needs for greater access to investment opportunities,” said Manjula Jayasinghe, Group CEO of GTN. “The inclusion of fractionalized fixed income represents an even greater value proposition, removing historical barriers that had excluded retail investors from this asset class. This new capability fosters financial inclusion and brings us closer to our mission of making trading and investing accessible to a broader spectrum of people.”
The fractional trading engine will be integrated into GTN Trade, the company’s co-branded global trading platform, as well as its versatile API framework. This enables a broad range of financial institutions—including brokers, banks, wealth managers, and fintechs—to offer fractional trading services to their clients, thereby enhancing their value proposition.
GTN, which has been in the industry for decades, holds broker-dealer and capital markets services licenses in multiple jurisdictions through its subsidiaries. Its comprehensive trading ecosystem includes best-in-class execution, custody, and post-trade solutions. With a team of over 350 professionals spread across key financial hubs worldwide, GTN is backed by strategic investors like the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and SBI Ventures Singapore Pte. Ltd., a group company of SBI Holdings, Inc., one of the largest financial services firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The launch is a bold step in GTN’s ongoing efforts to empower investors and financial institutions with scalable, innovative solutions. It underscores the fintech firm’s commitment to its mission: transforming the accessibility to investment and trading opportunities for all.