Gain Capital institutional arm GTX to use Ideal Prediction’s analytics

GTX, the institutional foreign exchange (FX) arm of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), and Ideal Prediction, an independent trading analytics and data science company, are offering clients FX data and advanced analytics to optimize their FX trading.

The market data, tools, and services enable buy-side and sell-side market participants to optimize profitability and simulate strategies as well as perform Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA). The new offerings further enable sell-side market participants to benchmark execution performance, analyze client flows, and optimize risk management strategies.

The analytics are powered by GTX’s rigorously maintained, fully anonymized, and aggregated tick data sets derived from programmatic liquidity and buy-side order flow on its FX ECN.

GTX hired Ideal Prediction to optimize client liquidity pools and trade execution performance in March 2016. The project’s success prompted the two firms to evolve the analytics for both the buy and sell sides.

GTX launched GTX Data Sciences in December 2016 to formally offer the analytics to its clients.

Steve Reilly

The power and applications of Ideal Prediction’s robust, flexible analytics are clear to market participants, who are using them to improve their FX trading strategies and processes,” said Steve Reilly, Managing Director and Global Head of Liquidity, GTX. “From day one, Ideal Prediction’s tools gave us a deeper, more nuanced view of the complex dynamics within our ECN and we are excited to extend these benefits to clients.

In addition to collaborating with GTX, Ideal Prediction provides data, analytics, and services to fixed income, currencies, and commodities (FICC) market participants. These analytics are provided through
Ideal Prediction’s innovative Measurement as a Service (MaaS) platform and powered by real-time, anonymized, and derived FX market data from GTX’s FX ECN.

John Crouch

GTX’s liquidity optimization team works in deep collaboration with its clients. Enabling them with a powerful set of market data and independent analytics was a natural next step.” said John Crouch, Founder and CEO of Ideal Prediction. “Our partnership will empower GTX and its clients to achieve each client’s self-defined goals. We look forward to helping GTX, GTX’s clients, and the overall market.

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