BLOOMBERG TRADEBOOK Forges Dark Pool Transparency Agreements B-Dark is First Algorithm to Offer Real-Time Venue Transparency in Dark Pools Business Wire NEW YORK -- August 30, 2010 BLOOMBERG TRADEBOOK®, a leading global agency broker, today announced exclusive arrangements with leading industry dark liquidity providers to deliver full transparency and visibility of dark pool executions. Under the new arrangement, Tradebook can show traders where their orders are being filled, in real-time, providing additional insight that enables more informed decisions about where to direct order flow and discretionary trades. Tradebook also launched its B-Dark algorithm, which contains the first analytic to deliver real-time venue transparency in dark pools, allowing traders to execute dark liquidity orders with more control and visibility. “For far too long the buy-side has tolerated a critical lack of information when trading in dark pools and that needs to change,” said Raymond M. Tierney III, the new Chief Executive Officer and President of Bloomberg Tradebook LLC. “We are encouraged that dark pool providers are joining us to ensure that dark liquidity and algorithmic trading is safer, more fair and open throughout the industry.” Bloomberg Tradebook is increasing access to information with the release of its new B-Dark algorithm, a dark only version of the already widely used B-Smart^SM algorithm, which helps traders seek optimal execution prices. Targeted towards traders of mid-and small-cap equities, B-Dark provides traders with a sophisticated way to trade in dark-only venues. B-Dark enables traders to control more of their workflow by designating urgency levels and specifying the level of aggression with which the algorithm will seek dark liquidity. In addition, B-Dark provides anti-gaming logic, including order randomization and real-time venue slippage analysis, to protect traders from toxic flow that sometimes resides in dark venues. “Bloomberg Tradebook’s clients expect us to do much more than supply connectivity,” added Mr. Tierney. “The industry arrangements, coupled with our new B-Dark algorithm, give our clients unprecedented transparency and control, allowing them to make split-second decisions about best price executions in both lit and dark markets.” For more information on Bloomberg Tradebook type BTRD<GO> on the Bloomberg Professional® Service or go to http://www.bloombergtradebook.com. About Bloomberg Tradebook BLOOMBERG TRADEBOOK® is a leading global agency broker that provides direct market access and a breadth of trading analytics and algorithms to institutional traders that seek maximum alpha on every market transaction. Founded in 1996, Tradebook offers its customer base multi-asset, multi-currency trading solutions to actively manage complex trading strategies for equities, futures, options and FX in over 60 global markets. For more information, please visit http://www.bloombergtradebook.com. About Bloomberg Bloomberg is the world’s most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information via the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and multimedia platforms. Bloomberg's media services cover the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® 24-hour network delivers smart television to more than 240 million homes. BLOOMBERG RADIO® services broadcast via SIRIUS XM Radio and 1worldspaceTM satellite radio globally and on WBBR 1130AM in New York. The award-winning monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS® magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and the BLOOMBERG.COM® financial news and information Web site provide news and insight to business decision-makers. For more information on Bloomberg, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com, or follow us on Twitter (@bloomberglp) and find us on Facebook. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and data products are owned and distributed by Bloomberg Finance L.P. (BFLP) except that Bloomberg L.P. and its subsidiaries (BLP) distribute these products in Argentina, Bermuda, China, India, Japan and Korea. BLOOMBERG and BLOOMBERG NEWS are trademarks and service marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Contact: Bloomberg LP Pam Snook, +212-617-7652 email@example.com or In US: Bloomberg@cognitomedia.com +1 646 395 6300 or In UK: BloombergUK@cognitomedia.com +44 (0)20 7438 1100 or In Asia: BloombergAsia@cognitomedia.com +33 6 07 64 3303
BLOOMBERG TRADEBOOK Forges Dark Pool Transparency Agreements
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