ITG Introduces Raider Algorithm

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NEW YORK, Apr 07, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG), a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, today introduces Raider, a new algorithm that captures trading opportunities by rapidly adapting to fast-paced movements in the market. Orders remain completely hidden while the algorithm seizes liquidity in the open market and dark venues simultaneously.

Raider offers varying levels of urgency, allowing the trader to choose the precise level of aggressiveness to address any market condition. The algorithm rapidly captures attractive spreads and subsequently pulls back when liquidity dries up and the spread widens. Raider is unlike other aggressive algorithms that are tied to a benchmark such as arrival price. Rather, Raider's sole focus is to seize favorable liquidity opportunities in both the open market and in dark pools such as ITG's POSIT MarketplaceSM.

"Raider is a solution for active traders who are faced with a growing list of challenges, from increased volatility and fragmentation to wider spreads and reduced depth of quote," said Hitesh Mittal, Managing Director at ITG. "Raider's speed and stealth, along with exclusive access to the buyside liquidity in POSIT Marketplace, help clients optimize their execution performance by swiftly capturing quality liquidity."

At the core of POSIT Marketplace is ITG's Liquidity Filter technology, which ensures that orders proactively avoid interaction with toxic liquidity. Raider can be accessed from any of ITG's execution and order management systems, including Triton(R), Radical(TM), ITG Channel(TM), Macgregor XIP(R), or any third-party EMS or OMS.

About ITG

Investment Technology Group, Inc., is a specialized agency brokerage and financial technology firm that partners with asset managers globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the investment continuum. A leader in electronic trading since launching POSIT in 1987, ITG's integrated approach now includes a range of products from portfolio management and pre-trade analysis to trade execution and post-trade evaluation. Asset managers rely on ITG's independence, experience, and agility to help mitigate risk, improve performance and navigate increasingly complex markets. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information on ITG, please visit

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SOURCE: Investment Technology Group, Inc.

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