We are interested in strategic partnerships with data vendors and brokerage firms. SmartQuant financial data analysis and trading framework can serve as a quantitative research, trading strategy development, backtesting, optimization and automation platform supplementing data and execution services provided by our partners.

Portara is a trading technology application that wraps itself around the whole of CQG Datafactory databases and allows the extraction of continuous back-adjusted data down to the 1 minute resolution. Data output is homogenous ASCII/CSV/TXT is platform neutral and is guaranteed to operate through any database repository. Portara has the largest reach of data access globally covering all futures FX and cash market exchanges. View Portara's extensive databases

Portara infrastructure has been built in collaboration with CQG to solve the huge cost burden associated typically with institutional database modelling of this nature. Data is from inception 1968 for Daily - 1983 for 1 minute bar. Portara's $3m+ CQG Datafactory databases are available via flexible subscription at many 100x fold less in cost than conventional data purchases. Portara has many of the world's top CTA's, banks and hedge funds who have provided testimonials and have Portara integrated into their daily trading solutions.

Portara has partnered with SmartQuant so that professional traders hedge funds and institutional trading groups can combine a verifiable world-class data source into the SmartQuant framework. Portara has developed an API for SmartQuant professionals to allow programmatic calls direct to CQG databases from within the framework itself Watch the SmartQuant and PortaraAPI Video The API may also be used within SmartQuant for users wishing to research sell-side strategies.

Lightspeed Trading offers clients access to our proprietary order execution system, Lightspeed Trader, real time risk and margin management tools, equity and option market data scanners, and a high frequency equity DMA infrastructure. Lightspeed Trading delivers cost effective equity and option order execution combined with fast and reliable market quotes through its robust quote infrastructure and proprietary order management system. In addition to Lightspeed's proprietary products, access to ten certified third party trading platforms presents clients with the ability to build a flexible combination of trading products tailored to fit their needs.

The Institutional Division of Lightspeed Trading supports professional traders, funds, institutions, and separately managed accounts by providing a complete suite of technology, Regulation T and portfolio margin leverage, access to our agency-only trade desk, as well as execution and clearing services. Offices are located in both New York and Chicago, and remote access to all products is available. Clients have long recognized the value of Lightspeed Trading's customized approach. The client experience perfectly balances robust and flexible technology solutions with focused, experienced, and high touch service.

SmartQuant Ltd. is named Trading Technologies International, Inc. Edge Certified Partner.

Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com) develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including the world's premier exchanges, money-center banks, proprietary traders, securities brokers, Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), hedge funds and other trading institutions. The company's software and services provide direct access to the world's major derivatives exchanges. Headquartered in Chicago, Trading Technologies maintains a worldwide presence with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Sydney and Tokyo.

Open E Cry provides technology and support for retail traders, introducing brokers, institutional clients and system traders. Open E Cry is one of the futures industry's premier online brokerage firms offering the OEC Trader as the flagship order entry platform with free quotes, free charts advanced orders and no software fees.

Patsystems provides traders with industry-leading technology: Fast, reliable, secure electronic systems that ensure global connectivity from a single screen. The platform offers comprehensive risk management, superior customer support, order routing to electronic and open outcry exchanges, as well as matching and settlement through the Patsystems Matching Engine. Futures and options brokers worldwide distribute Patsystems' technology to thousands of end users. They range from independent traders and arcades up to large financial institutions and global brands.

Interactive Brokers, a global electronic brokerage firm, provides professional traders, financial advisors, brokers and institutions low cost execution and clearing services for stocks, options, futures, forex, and bonds. Commissions are as follows: Equities: starting at $1.00 per 100 US shares. As low as $0.50 per 100 US shares (all-in). Options: $1.00 per US smart contract (all-in). Futures: From $0.55 to $1.40 per contract (plus exchange, regulatory, and carrying fees). The IB Universal AccountВ® allows customers to trade stocks, options, futures, forex, and bonds on over 50 market centers in 14 countries from a single account.

The PhotonTrader futures trading platform and trading modules were developed with the serious Future Trader's mentality in order to provide you with an electronic trading experience that is fast, secure, and customizable, to reflect your specific trading goals, and to ensure that your online orders are first in, first executed.

QuickFIX is a full-featured open source FIX engine, currently compatible with the FIX 4.0-4.4 spec. It runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. API's are available for C++, Java, .NET, and Python

With offices in Chicago and New Delhi, Connamara Systems, LLC provides FIX consulting, QuickFIX support and custom trading systems development service to the equities and derivatives trading industries. Connamara was an initial collaborator in the creation of QuickFIX and continues to contribute to the enhancements and maintenance of the engine.

Finam is an investment holding that incorporates a brokerage, rated as Russia #1 broker in terms of turnover on the Russian stock market, a bank, an information agency Finam.ru, an asset management company, high-tech investment funds and a licensed European broker. Finam provides the entire range of services needed for effective investments in both Russia and on international markets.