GAIN operates as a non-clearing futures commission merchant (FCM), which connects to exchanges and its clearing firm through CQG, Inc., a global provider of high-performance trading, market data and technical analysis tools. As a CQG FCM partner, GAIN offers CQG’s suite of trading tools to its customers, administered through CQG’s Customer Account Service Tool (CAST), for control over account set-ups, risk settings, and other matters.
The FCM’s Compliance and Risk departments and Trade Desk are all relying on Validus for the firm’s trade surveillance efforts, using FIX drop-copy to actively monitor orders on CQG. GAIN staff receive custom alerts and can use the platform to take swift action in the event of any unusual or disruptive trading activity. Krakora-Grimm said that Eventus’ cost-effective cloud offering was the right fit for the firm.
Validus provides comprehensive market surveillance and trading risk management for firms and marketplaces in global equities, equity options, futures, fixed income, foreign exchange, and cryptocurrencies.
Heather Krakora-Grimm, GAIN Capital Director of Compliance, said:
“As we were exploring alternatives for a market surveillance system we really wanted to get up and running, Eventus was highly recommended by another FCM, and we continued to hear great things about the people and the platform so we wanted to see it in action. As a non-clearing FCM with largely retail clients, our needs were unique; everything we do flows through CQG. Eventus was able to work with us and CQG to address our unique requirements. We’re now active on the platform, which is easy to use, and Eventus’ training and responsiveness have exceeded our expectations.”
Validus features a suite of tools for advanced reporting; delivery of reconciled, multi-party counterparty data; monitoring of key trading functions; and the ability to scale the platform across asset classes and connect into existing systems to meet client needs.
Alli Brennan, CQG Chief of Staff, commented:
“CQG’s mission is to provide best-in-class technology solutions to our customers, and we’re pleased to add Eventus’ market surveillance tools to our suite of add-ons. Eventus allows our FCM partners, like GAIN, to increase their risk management and surveillance capabilities on CQG.”
Travis Schwab, CEO at Eventus, said: