ION Onboards Louis Dreyfus Company to Derivatives Trading Platform

ION, a provider of trading, analytics and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities and treasury management, has signed agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) to its proprietary ION Derivatives Global Trading Platform (GTP) to manage and grow their derivatives execution and hedging operations.

ION for Derivatives Execution and Hedging Operations

ION’s GTP Derivatives Trading Platform delivers comprehensive execution tools and algos, access to global and regional execution venues, global risk tools and a fully integrated middle office.

Guy-Laurent Arpino, LDC’s Chief Information Officer, commented: “We are pleased to work with a renowned company like ION as we seek to further reinforce core business activities with advanced tools and solutions that drive efficiency through process unification and automation.”

Francesco Margini, ION Markets Cleared Derivatives Chief Product Officer, added: “We’re delighted that LDC has chosen a solution which has earned more than 30 awards and remains the top choice for institutions around the world.”

ION Group provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics and insights, and strategic consulting to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporates.

Solutions and services simplify complex processes, boost efficiency, and enable better decision-making. The firm builds long-term partnerships with clients, helping transform their business for sustained success through continuous innovation.

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) employs approximately 17,000 people globally, and helps to feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products.

LDC’s activities span the entire value chain, from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms) including Grains & Oilseeds, Coffee, Cotton, Juice, Rice, Sugar, Freight, Carbon Solutions and Global Markets.

ION Derivatives Trading System Has Won 30 Awards

Earlier this month, ION won Derivatives Trading System of the Year at the FOW International Awards 2021, reinforcing ION GTP’s position as a leading global EOMS platform.

ION GTP’s client experience has been enhanced following several recent innovative updates. These include Bulk and Stitch functionality, ION Markets’ Fix to Spreader solution, an enhanced Low-touch service, increased alert capabilities and automated Trade At Settlement instruments.

ION Global Trading Platform (GTP) provides comprehensive order management and execution across multiple asset classes, offering high-speed access to the world’s leading exchanges, including 16 of the world’s top 30 futures commission merchants.

In September this year, ION GTP was also named Derivatives Trading System of the Year for Asia at the FOW Asia Capital Markets Awards 2021. ION previously won this award every year from 2012 to 2018.