OpenMarkets announces agreement with Agility Applications to support growth agenda

Digital trading platform OpenMarkets has announced an agreement with Agility Applications to provide a suite of technology solutions and services centred around comprehensive data management infrastructure, APIs and middleware.

Agility, which is part of the HUB24 group, provides a broad range of market-leading data integration, technology solutions and delivery services to brokers and wealth management platforms. The services will expand the OpenMarkets offer by providing customer record and transaction data management capabilities, data gateways, adviser tools and dashboards, operational services, web services and reporting.

OpenMarkets CEO Mr Andrea Marani says the agreement with Agility is a “fantastic opportunity” to improve and expand client services.

“Agility has established a solid reputation for delivering customised solutions for financial services clients, which we have leveraged as part our concerted push to personalise and improve our services. OpenMarkets is constantly enhancing its offering, so to have a technology provider that is on the same wavelength is crucial.

“For example, Agility has been able to support our integration with Saxo Capital Markets for international equities trading by accepting data directly from Saxo and our NRI back office system, enabling us to centralise all client transactions (across all markets) in one place.

“At a time when we are seeing growing client interest to trade on international markets, this agreement with Agility will simply make this investment option more convenient.”

Marani adds the Agility agreement will give OpenMarkets access to a new state-of-the-art API infrastructure (Application Programming Interface) via Google’s API platform ‘Apigee’.

Agility founder Craig Apps says: “We are delighted to be partnering with OpenMarkets to deliver a suite of data, API and connectivity solutions.  We believe the OpenMarkets’ open architecture model, coupled with its push for scalable systems, has laid the foundations for it becoming Australia’s most advanced digital trading platform.

“OpenMarkets sets itself apart from other providers with its focus on technology and open systems, which are also core tenets that underpin Agility’s approach to business and technology.

“Agility’s suite of tools, when coupled with OpenMarkets innovative solutions, will create a digital trading platform that will be a market leader.”

Andrew Alcock, Managing Director of HUB24, adds: “We’re delighted that Agility is expanding their client base to include OpenMarkets and leveraging their technology and innovation to provide solutions that will provide value and improve client experience.”