Optimise your business potential
Human Capital, Technology and Market Data are the most essential assets of
trading and asset management firms in Financial and Energy markets.
At TCAM, we concentrate on all aspects of Trading Technology and Market Data.
Our customers are professionals in the financial and energy markets space.
Trading Apart from being
Technology technology environ-
and ments are also
Market Data complex
are strategic assets from a technological,
of professional cost and legal
Financial and perspective.
firms. Its management re-
To stay competitive,
user firms are forced professionals
to who combine busi-
ness knowledge with
monitor accounting, legal
and respond to the and procurement
rapid developments skills.
in these fields.
Market data is the fuel of the trading process
We therefore dedicate our business to the improvement of the perfor-
mance and competitiveness of our customers by optimising their
trading technology and market data environments.
Fortis Investments is the autonomous global asset management arm within Fortis Bank, which is ultimately owned
by BNP Paribas group. Fortis Investments, offers a full range of investment management services to institutional
and retail clients around the world. Roughly 500 investment professionals work across a network of some 40
investment centres, each of which is fully accountable for the research and management of a single asset/ product
class. As of December 31 2009, Fortis Investments had EUR 160 billion assets under management.
Fortis Investments, which had just integrated its business with that of ABN AMRO Asset Management, was in need
of an experienced market data manager who could bear responsibility for a EUR 20 mln. data budget. TCAM
provided the interim candidate who managed to co-ordinate the daily business of the market data desk in parallel
with a savings program. The successful program managed to realize savings worth 10% within 2 months.
“TCAM provided an interim manager to manage the Data Vendor Management team. He has shown a high degree
of flexibility, demonstrated a great talent as a team leader and was able to get a firm grip on things. But above all,
his knowledge of the business and his capability to handle issues/solve problems have been of great value. I would
recommend hiring TCAM without hesitation.” – Mr. Etienne Beckers, Business Director
Delta is a Dutch energy provider and one of the biggest employers in the Southwest of the
Netherlands. Despite a takeover wave in the Dutch energy industry, Delta still proudly operates as an
independent enterprise. Its trading unit trades energy commodities including Gas, Coal, Oil and
Fuels, Electricity and CO2 certificates.
For its trading business, Delta uses a mixture of various static market data feeds. TCAM provided
advice on streamlining and re-shaping the static market data management infrastructure, i.e. a
feasibility study including re-design of its processes with respect to the collection, validation, storage
and internal distribution of static data.
“TCAM has a very good knowledge of the market data industry. With TCAM’s services we succeeded
in reducing the yearly market data costs significantly.” – Mr. Jan Willem Zwang, Manager Trade a.i.
APG Asset Management manages the investment funds of various pension funds and insurance
companies including ABP, Cordarus and Loyalis. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it also runs
operations in New York and Hong Kong. At the beginning of 2010 it had EUR 220 billion assets under
APG AM’s Information Services group is responsible for reporting to internal and external
stakeholders. The external stakeholders include the Dutch Central Bank and the US Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC). To facilitate this, APG AM deploys a data warehouse which stores
data such as Net Asset Values, Security Master Files, prices and benchmarks.
As part of a SAS70 certification programme, TCAM took care of negotiating service level agreements
with some 20 internal and external data sources, including JP Morgan, BNY Mellon and State Street.
Today’s business issues
At TCAM we recognize that businesses face countless issues with respect to trading technology and market data. Here you’ll find links to more
information that addresses many of the complexities that organizations encounter today. Feel free to navigate through the topics.
Market data Trading technology
Inventory and Cost transparency Financial trading technology
Data quality Energy trading technology
Latency – the need for speed
Data management Trade floor technology and trader facilities