SOURCE: Collective2

May 24, 2006 10:08 ET

Strategy Runner Announces Collective2 Compatibility

RYE BROOK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2006 -- Strategy Runner, the leader in server-based automated trading, and Collective2, the trading system authority, have announced a strategic partnership. Strategy Runner is now compatible with Collective2 trading systems. This means that subscribers can choose any of the thousands of trading systems offered by independent vendors through Collective2. Traders can have these systems execute directly in their brokerage accounts using Strategy Runner.

"Our collaboration will provide a meeting ground for the sell and buy side. Collective2 signal providers can now utilize a secure and centralized distribution technology not available before," said Dr. Anna Becker, CEO of Strategy Runner. "Institutional and private traders can now take advantage of Collective2's library of trading systems developed by third parties. The systems are executed automatically on client accounts via Strategy Runner servers, while clients are able to monitor their accounts and systems performance in real-time."

"Collective2 is excited that Strategy Runner, an industry leader, is now Collective2 compatible," said Matthew Klein, President of Collective2 Corporation. "This is the best of both worlds for algorithmic traders: they can choose from the world's best trading systems on Collective2, and can rely on Strategy Runner's robust, high-performance server-based execution."

About Strategy Runner

Strategy Runner's powerful innovative server-based technology for fully automated algorithmic trading solutions integrates the needs of buy- and sell-side traders to access, automate, distribute, and execute trading algorithms. It provides a flexible and customizable solution for centralized secure distribution of algorithms and signals over multiple assets, accounts and clearing firms.

Today, operating from offices in Chicago and Tel-Aviv, Strategy Runner has become one of the world's leading providers of fully-automated trading solutions in the derivatives trading industry. The firm has over 5,000 clients through 15 major clearing houses. This year, Strategy Runner opened branches in Europe and Asia.

About Collective2

Collective2 is an online trading-system platform. Trading-system developers use Collective2 to publish, track, and verify results for over 2,000 trading systems for stocks, options, futures, forex, and mutual funds. Trading signals published through Collective2 are delivered instantly to traders, or automatically placed in traders' real-life brokerage accounts. Collective2 can be reached at www.collective2.com.