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  • Discover how direct market access is a key part of any global trading franchise
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Our Direct Market Access Platform recently won the award for 'Best DMA Offering' at the 2019 Fund Technology and WSL Awards.




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“Vela’s decision to offer DMA access to Eris Swap Futures is a great development for the markets. FME is a market maker for exchange traded products in the global Fixed Income markets, and we have long regarded swaps as our next frontier. With Vela’s DMA access to Eris, we are excited to be entering this market, bringing valuable liquidity to an important market which Eris makes easy to access and simple to trade.” 

Grant Oliver, Director of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer of FME

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Built from the ground up as a true DMA Service, the platform provides the performance, reliability and scalability demanded by the market. Delivered as a fully-provisioned service, Vela's DMA platform allows easy and rapid connectivity to a range of venues through a single, normalized API.

  • Order entry, execution, pricing, and pre- and post-trade risk management
  • An extensive ecosystem of buy- and sell-side firms with major clearers pre-conformed and available on the platform
  • Fully managed and hosted in co-location data centers to provide access to major futures and options markets
  • Support for true Direct Market Access via a light-weight set of performant APIs
  • Pre-trade risk controls for brokers and buy-side clients with drop copy and kill switch functionality for audit and compliance
  • Flat pricing model based on a per-market fee; no transaction-based pricing
  • Delivered as-a-Service with zero infrastructure required
  • Binary and FIX APIs provide options for speed versus convenience and support C++, C# and Java on Windows and Linux
  • Used by banks, buy side firms and sophisticated private brokers
  • Full control over execution - make decisions about when to execute and whether the investment decision is taken by a human or by an algorithm
  • Rapid connectivity to a range of venues through a single, normalized API  -