Global Link Overview
Global Link is State Street's multi-asset class network for market research, portfolio analytics, integration, execution, reporting, and settlement. Introduced with the launch of FX Connect® in 1996, the network now features 55 liquidity providers representing over 168 dealing room locations. A neutral and single integrated solution, Global Link supports the entire investment process from pre-trade through post-trade by streamlining communication and increasing operational efficiencies for institutional investors worldwide. Independent world market research and analytical tools enhance investors' ability to maximize the performance of their portfolios while Global Link's team of integration specialists provide customized solutions tailored to each client's specific processes and procedures. Global Link is currently used by 19 of the world's 20 largest asset management companies as compared to Global Investor's 2004 "Top 110 Largest Asset Managers", further demonstrating its position as a market leader among electronic trading networks.
Order Management & Trade Execution Tools
FX Connect® is a multi-bank foreign exchange trading network that provides secure, real-time trade execution with multiple counterparties 24 hours a day.
Equity Connect® is an electronic equity order routing network that provides institutional investors direct access to global liquidity providers via Global Link's FIX Hub, including multiple brokers, crossing networks, ATSs, ECNs, and regional Direct Market Access in the United States and Europe.
Futures Connect SM is an alliance between State Street Corporation and The Royal Bank of Scotland whereby RBS supplies futures trade execution and clearing services through Global Link.
MM Connect SM is an electronic money markets trading network that allows investors to manage cash globally, in multiple currencies, by providing electronic rate requests and real-time trade execution.
Fund Connect SM is a global online trading tool for the subscription and redemption of shares or cash in third party money market and investment funds.
Reporting & Confirmation Products
Global Trading Support Services SM (GTSS SM) is a real-time, multi-counterparty foreign exchange trade matching and confirmation system.
History Viewer allows users to electronically recall all trade details from FX Connect® and MM Connect SM trading sessions in an easy-to-use interface.