Direct Match in The Wall Street Journal

May 11, 2015

Our member, Direct Match, was featured Friday in The Wall Street Journal article‘Antiquated’ Treasury Trade Draws Upstarts” by Katy Burne. Clip:

” … Jim Greco, the former vice president of rates trading at Jefferies, is planning to launch in the third quarter Direct Match, an exchange-like system for anonymous trading between any and all market participants in Treasurys, including client-to-client trading.

“Before joining Jefferies, Mr. Greco was a software developer on a Treasury algorithmic network called GETDirect for high-frequency trading firm GETco, now part of KCG Holdings, allowing banks to trade directly with KCG. In April, Direct Match raised about $3 million in seeding funding from technology firms, including IA Ventures, which invested $1.5 million.

“Direct Match ‘is geared toward unlocking trapped liquidity on the buy side,’ said Roger Ehrenberg, managing partner at IA Ventures. … “

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