History : The Indian market has evolved rapidly over the past decade and increasing sophistication amongst players, regulators, customers, and exchanges has paved the way for market-wide adoption of latest technology and an increase in market depth, breadth, and efficiency. Recognizing the benefits of algorithmic trading, the Indian stock market regulator SEBI and NSE/BSE offered direct market access (DMA) in India in August 2008. The first algorithmic trading product was offered by Lehman Brothers on Aug 4, 2008. There was some skepticism initially; however, market participants saw the benefit of the improved infrastructure and the perceptions have significantly changed since then. NSE, BSE, MCX and MCX-SX provide co-located services and there are well over 100 brokers co-located with these exchanges.

Q2 2008  »  Company set-up and team-building
Q3-Q4 2009 » Development of algorithms and platform
Q1 2009 » Received NSE membership approval
Q2 2009 » Completed co-location with NSE and received Algo approval
Q3 2009 » Estee I-Alpha PMS Fund launched
Q4 2010 » Received BSE membership approval
Q1 2011 » Completed co-location with BSE
Q3 2011 » Launched institutional brokerage business
Q2 2012 » Inter-exchange trading (NSE-BSE) commenced
Q3 2012 » Received MCX membership approval and completed co-location
Q4 2012 » FII Sub-Account (off-shore fund) Estee India Fund launched
Q1 2013 » Received MCX-SX membership approval and completed co-location
Q2 2013 » Launched ETF market making
Q3 2013 »

Received USE membership approval. Launched I-Stat, under managed account structure.


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