Horizon snatches Yannick Martin from Itiviti to lead Agency OMS business

Rick Steves

Horizon Software has appointed Yannick Martin as Product Manager Agency, making him in charge of overseeing the increasing demand for agency trading and to ensure delivery of best service and support to their growing global clients.

The provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology has tapped Yannick Martin, who carries 16 years of experience in the technology and financial industries, most recently serving at Itiviti, a competing trading system vendor that was acquired by Broadridge last year.

At Itiviti, he was Head of Product Experts & Head of Packaging & DevOps for four years. He also held the positions of Head of IT Front-Office Projects at Kepler Cheuvreux and Project Manager Front/Middle Office at FIS.

Yannick Martin in charge of Horizon’s agency and principal integrated solution

Yannick Martin will be responsible for building Horizon’s strategy in the Agency world and defining the path to a top-tier, fully featured agency and principal integrated solution.

His deep knowledge of the industry will enable him to identify and understand client needs and develop Horizon products’ features and capabilities.

Francois-Xavier Detourniere, Head of Product Management at Horizon Software, commented: “We are very pleased to be welcoming Yannick into our team. Now that we are expanding towards agency trading, Yannick’s appointment represents an added value to our team and customers. With his great experience, we are sure that he will be able to define a vision for our products and set product objectives to meet our clients’ needs”.

Yannick Martin, Product Manager Agency at Horizon Software, said: “I am looking forward to joining the team at such an exciting time for the company. Horizon has all it takes to build the next-gen Agency OMS with a great service-oriented architecture, a strong algo framework and a committed team.”

Horizon launched market making and agency trading in 2021

It was a year ago that Horizon announced the expansion of its Electronic Trading platform to include market making and agency trading functions.

Offered in one single platform powered by Horizon’s algo framework, the firm’s Market Making and Algo Trading services leverage its expertise in latency, scalability and expertise in algo and execution strategies to banks and brokers.

The market making and agency trading solution features advanced functionalities in high touch, DMA, DSA and global order routing for equity and global derivatives. This enables banks and institutional and retail brokers to meet the trading challenges of today and tomorrow.

Horizon stated that clients using their Market Making solution are now expanding towards client order flow and execution through one single platform, optimizing their running cost and implementing cross businesses logic such as Internalization or Central Risk Book.

Horizon’s Managed Services and Hosting is a complementary service that turns the solution into a one-stop shop and takes ownership of upgrades, monitoring, configuration, and full users support.

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