Press release

Asahi chooses smartTrade for their precious metals trading platform

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, a precious metals recycling company, has selected smartTrade
, a global leader in multi-asset, end-to-end trading
solutions, as technology provider to deliver their next generation
precious metals trading platform, with NTTData,
a major Japanese system integrator, as a partner.

Asahi Pretec was searching for a solution that would allow them to
expand their operations and be flexible enough to accommodate existing
and future business as well as regulatory requirements. smartTrade will
provide connectivity to the markets, pricing and distribution as well as
risk and post-trade management. smartTrade is the perfect technology
partner to meet Asahi’s current and future requirements and to implement
a cost-effective solution with a quick time to market.

Hiroyuki Nakanishi, President of Asahi Pretec, explained, “We had
an immediate need for a flexible technology platform to price and
distribute our precious metal prices to support Asahi’s global
expansion. Not only does smartTrade’s high quality proven technology
comprehensively address our specific business needs, it also ensures a
fast and quick time to market.”

David Vincent, smartTrade’s CEO, said, “We are thrilled to have
the opportunity to implement smartTrade’s technology at Asahi.
smartTrade’s sophisticated hosted solution will provide low latency
connectivity, highly flexible and customisable pricing and distribution,
which in turn will enhance Asahi’s offering.”

About Asahi Pretec:
Asahi Pretec collects and recycles waste
materials containing precious and rare metals from varied fields.
recycling precious metals and rare metals such as gold, silver, platinum
and palladium essential to modern manufacturing, they are contributing
to the effective utilization of resources and industry development.

About smartTrade Technologies:
smartTrade Technologies, a
multi-asset electronic trading solutions pioneer, delivers innovative
and intelligent technology enabling you to focus on your trading and
grow your business while lowering total cost of ownership and allowing
you to quickly adapt to changing market requirements.
Technologies provides agile end-to-end trading solutions supporting
Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives asset classes
with connectivity to over 100 liquidity providers, aggregation, smart
order routing, order management, pricing, distribution, risk management
capabilities and a HTML5 user interface. We work with a variety of
clients ranging from banks, brokers and hedge funds to proprietary
trading desks. LiquidityFX for FX and smartFI for Fixed Income, are
solutions available as software only or as a fully managed and hosted
service, colocated in all the main market places globally.
smartANALYTICS, our cross-asset big data analytics solution, allows the
creation of historical and real-time dashboards and reports to interact
in a more efficient way with the markets and end clients. For more
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