March 22, 2010

Deutsche Bank Autobahn® Equity releases the Super X algorithm

Deutsche Bank’s Autobahn® Equity electronic trading business, within its Global Markets division, today announced the availability of the Super X algorithm in the United States and Europe.

Super X applies a quantitative approach which allows clients to manage their access to dark liquidity using Deutsche Bank’s industry leading real-time analytics. The strategy uses sophisticated logic designed to dynamically avoid adverse selection while minimizing the trade footprint. Super X balances order urgency and price on a pool by pool basis and provides clients with thorough post trade performance metrics.

“Dark pools fundamentally offer a trade-off between quality and quantity of execution which can vary by venue, capitalization and volatility regime,” said Alex Paley, Global Head of Algorithmic Development. “Super X solves this challenge by accepting client preferences to balance liquidity with impact through the use of dynamic models of individual pool behavior and stock specific price levels.”

“Super X moves well beyond simple dark pool aggregation or naive heat map based routing strategies,” said Jose Marques, Global Head of Equity Electronic Trading. “With Super X, institutional traders have a truly innovative tool for maximizing the efficient use of dark liquidity irrespective of the ultimate counterparty.”

All Deutsche Bank’s algorithms, including Super X, are fully integrated with Deutsche Bank’s ultra-fast smart order router, which adapts the execution of trades to all available dark and displayed venues.

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank AG
Renee Calabro
Phone: + (212) 250-5525

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