Blue Ocean Technologies announces partnership with Futu Clearing
By Leandra Monteiro
Blue Ocean Technologies LLC (BOT), a global FinTech leader in after-hours trading and Futu Clearing Inc., a US-based clearing and execution subsidiary of Futu Holdings Limited, an advanced FinTech company upgrading the investing experience announced a connectivity and market data partnership.
The new partnership allows Futubull platform clients to electronically trade US National Market System (NMS) stocks during local business hours in Hong Kong, effective February 13th. Furthermore, Blue Ocean is offering Futubull clients market data as part of its integrated investor data offering on its proprietary one-stop digital platform.
“Today’s announcement is a strategic step in our mission of offering global investors in the Asia-Pacific region real-time access to trading and market data during a time previously unavailable to investors in Hong Kong,” said Brian Hyndman, CEO of Blue Ocean Technologies. “Futu is the ideal partner for us given their focus on innovation, product and bettering their user’s experience. We are delighted to join forces with Futu connecting the Futubull platform to the Blue Ocean ATS to forge a global trading community to evolve capital markets trading access in Hong Kong.”
For the first time, Futu is providing clients access to trade US equities in real-time and access market data during Hong Kong local business hours via the Blue Ocean Alternative Trading System (ATS) market center. The novel Blue Ocean ATS platform offers Asia-Pacific-based investors the ability to trade during 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in Hong Kong. Blue Ocean ATS currently offers all trading subscribers the option to trade via its marquis service Blue Ocean Session from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am US ET.
“Our partnership with Blue Ocean is the perfect alignment that allows us to offer our Hong Kong clients the ability to trade stocks 24 hours, 5 days a week,” stated Nicolette Denney, CEO, Futu Clearing. “This is one more way that we can improve the customer experience and provide meaningful services.”
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