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Broadridge Extends Multi-Asset, Multi-currency Post-Trade Capabilities with Shadow Financial Systems Acquisition

Broadridge adds cryptocurrency, digital securities, and exchange-traded derivatives market-ready solutions for exchanges, inter-dealer brokers and proprietary trading firms.


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Broadridge acquired Shadow Financial Systems, Inc., a provider of multi-asset and multi-currency post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry, in 2019. The acquisition builds upon Broadridge’s current industry-leading middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearance, settlement, treasury, and accounting capabilities by adding an enterprise-wide and single asset class point SaaS market-ready solution for exchanges, marketplaces, boutique broker-dealers, proprietary and high-frequency trading firms, as well as capabilities across digital securities and cryptocurrency.

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Broadridge for Proprietary Trading Firms, High-Frequency Trading Firms, and Market-Makers

Benefit from Broadridge’s highly scalable, real-time, exception-based processing for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliations, clearance, settlement, treasury, and accounting. Leverage Broadridge’s adaptable platform that electronically consumes execution records, regardless of currency or volume, and allows you to cover short sales or finance purchases with a plethora of securities financing options.

Broadridge for Marketplaces, Exchanges, Electronic Communication Networks (ECN), Alternative Trading Systems (ATS), and Interdealer Brokers

Leverage Broadridge’s real-time information processing and encryption for sensitive data while using standardized interfaces and messaging protocols, speaking MessageToMessage with clearing corporations and external systems during the day, and employing clustered application servers for maximum throughput and redundancy.

Broadridge for Digital Securities and Cryptocurrencies

Enhance accuracy and visibility across the post-trade lifecycle with Broadridge’s complete bookkeeping, trade capture, and reconciliations capabilities for crypto assets and tokens while performing real-time clearance and settlement protocols and management of currency balances. Through a real-time and flexible multi-currency general ledger, you can track your activity in the reporting currency of your firm or your client’s firm while maintaining a full audit trail to address any needs of your audit department or regulatory body.

Broadridge for Multi-Asset Firms and Boutique Broker Dealers

Tightly integrate all of your firm’s peripheral processes through Broadridge’s open architecture. Modernize, consolidate and streamline your post-trade processing operations while providing the ability to process all combinations of asset classes in real-time including equities, options, fixed income, futures, foreign exchange, mutual and money market funds regardless of currency - fully integrated into one relational database.

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