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TFS Structured Products chooses LexiFi to boost IT capacity


London, Paris - 6 November 2015. Leading independent boutique TFS Structured Products (TFS) has selected innovative French technology firm LexiFi to help strengthen its IT systems as it invests in automating and optimising its trading processes.

The London-based firm (TFS) says the collaboration will enhance its computing power while making it more reliable, and free up its structurers to further innovate and streamline its business processes.

TFS, which serves mainly institutional investors, bases its business on four core values - Independence, Creativity, Commitment and Responsiveness as it seeks to offer clients the very best in bespoke structured investments. Strategic insights from the structuring team are critical to the company’s continuing rapid growth and high-service standards.

Favourable structured-product environments in key markets have bolstered volumes at TFS, which in turn have required an increase in financial computing capacity. After extensive market research, TFS selected LexiFi’s LexiFi Apropos system.

LexiFi’s involvement will secure two strategic benefits for TFS. It will ensure compliance to the latest regulatory requirements, as well as ensure the sustainability of the business. Centralised company data, archived and protected by an additional layer of security, will henceforth be fully traceable, and thus auditable.

"As a specialist boutique dedicated to buy-side institutional clients, we thrive at providing independent advice and successful solutions using derivative investments focussing on our customers’ needs first. We believe in a holistic approach to best support our clients and find LexiFi provides us with strong support in the background." says Eric Debray, Co-Founder at TFS.

The second benefit is the valuable time TFS structurers can now re-allocate to innovation, by using Lexifi’s plug & play pricing models.

"LexiFi is continuously endeavouring to develop its cutting-edge technology and is committed to providing the same level of excellence to all of its clients in this process. This cooperation is a great opportunity to further apply the agility and scalability of our tools to the ever-changing challenges structured products businesses are facing and we are confident TFS will be able to unlock the full power of LexiFi Apropos," says Jean-Marc Eber, Founder and CEO at LexiFi.

In addition to automating a wide variety of tasks, LexiFi Apropos allows system users to model, analyse and price products in a few clicks using highly sophisticated pricing models, quickly revealing investment opportunities and market risks. With deep quantitative resources and an array of analytical tools, TFS can be both proactive and independent in the primary market, while monitoring secondary market valuations all the way to product maturity.

The LexiFi Apropos systems have helped TFS industrialise many of its processes without compromising its bespoke approach to product design.

About TFS Structured Products

TFS Structured Products is an independent financial engineering team dedicated to providing institutional clients with a best-in class service on bespoke derivatives based investment solutions. Created in 2003, TFS Structured Products is a specialist investment boutique with an extensive derivatives expertise and strong client focused culture.The department covers all major asset classes (Equity, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Alternative Investments, Mutual Funds and Credit) and focuses on the creation of tailor-made innovative investment products. Our independence and extensive derivatives expertise enable us to deliver value-added solutions that are effective, transparent and easy to implement. TFS Structured Products has established itself as a leading player in structured investment solutions.

About LexiFi

Founded in 2000, LexiFi provides software for the pricing and management of derivatives and structured products. Financial institutions and technology firms partner with LexiFi to boost their analytical and processing capabilities for tailored financial products. LexiFi has developed two complementary offerings to serve the respective needs of end-users and application developers: LexiFi Apropos, a software platform for the pricing and management of derivatives and structured products; and Instrument Box, a technical component bringing together LexiFi’s core technologies and designed to be embedded in new or existing third-party applications.


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"As a specialist boutique dedicated to buy-side institutional clients, we thrive at providing independent advice and successful solutions using derivative investments focussing on our customers’ needs first. We believe in a holistic approach to best support our clients and find LexiFi provides us with strong support in the background."

Eric Debray
Co-Founder
TFS Structured Products

TFS Structured Products


"LexiFi is continuously endeavouring to develop its cutting-edge technology and is committed to providing the same level of excellence to all of its clients in this process. This cooperation is a great opportunity to further apply the agility and scalability of our tools to the ever-changing challenges structured products businesses are facing and we are confident TFS will be able to unlock the full power of LexiFi Apropos."

Jean-Marc Eber
Chief Executive Officer
LexiFi

LexiFi