Will Lawton, head of QUO

Order and execution management system player TradingScreen has debuted QUO, a cloud-based software-as-a-service investment management platform. It said QUO offers investment managers efficient and streamlined execution across multiple workflow streams.
TradingScreen said that until now, there have been limited options for firms who need a lighter touch OEMS that is easy to deploy and will simplify investment management processes, from start of day file upload to order execution. Different features of QUO, it claimed, will allow investment managers to adjust seamlessly between different trading strategies, giving them a more comprehensive view of their portfolios. The solution is designed to enable trading directly from positions without having to log into multiple portals as well as interacting with their broker’s central dealing desk. This means firms with various trading systems will be able to view all asset class activity using just one screen efficiently.
In addition to the launch of the new product division, QUO will be headed up by former HSBC, Standard Chartered and RBS executive, Will Lawton. Based in Singapore, Lawton will focus on strengthening and extending TS’s QUO offering globally: “QUO can simplify a wealth manager’s workflow to create a seamless and more effective trade management and execution of multiple portfolios, so they can focus their efforts on delivering superior returns to investors,” he commented.
“QUO is a natural extension of the TS strategy,” added Pierre Schroeder, TradingScreen Chief Executive Officer. “We believe this solution, alongside the industry experience brought by Will Lawton, will help to redefine how wealth managers and investment managers operate.”

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by Guy Matthews
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