The BSE has partnered yet again with Percival Software, one of the world’s leading of providers for CSD systems, to develop its new trading platform, REVENUE, which commenced live operation on September 6, 2021.
Marlon Yarde, Managing Director of the Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) said: “The BSE has a long and mutually beneficial business relationship with Percival. Our subsidiary the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. has been utilizing Percival’s CSD system DEPEND for the last eleven (11) years. Percival’s foray into the Exchange Trading Platform space was fortuitous for us as it coincided neatly with our need to have a Trading Platform that was versatile, robust, scalable and could integrate seamlessly with our CSD system. REVENUE of Percival meets our needs. We are proud to be a partner in its development, consequently we are getting a product that meets our current needs and our future development plans, for example, direct trading by retail investors. Dr. Chris Richardson and the team at Percival are dear friends and supporters of the BSE Group of Companies. We look forward to REVENUE assisting us in developing the Barbados capital market.”
REVENUE is a multi-currency, multi-venue trading platform product that is designed to be able to handle market operations for multiple exchanges or trading venues from a single integrated platform and can be used as a core system on which to build a regional market.
Percival have applied their knowhow in respect of building highly configurable and scalable CSD platforms to the design and architecture of their new REVENUE trading platform product, which allows an extensive range of configuration features to define new exchanges and their separate markets, including the ability to clone configuration settings from working exchanges and markets to fast track the onboarding process.
The REVENUE trading platform is fully integrated with Percival’s CSD solution, DEPEND – which is currently in use by the BSE’s wholly owned subsidiary: the Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI). The integration of these two systems includes support for tightly-coupled pre-validation, but more generally, REVENUE can be integrated with multiple CSDs or settlement systems.
Chris Richardson, CEO of Percival, said: “We are proud of our new REVENUE product and we believe it will prove to be even more successful than our CSD solution; for Percival, it’s a natural extension of our product portfolio. We are used to competing against bigger vendors and we’ll do what have always done: provide highly flexible and functional systems that actually work for a sensible price”.
Percival Software Limited (Percival) have over 30 years’ experience with central securities depositories and other entities that operate shareholder registers. The company was founded in 1987, and since that time has developed and renewed its solutions continuously. Furthermore, over this period Percival have developed cutting edge software technology coupled with extensive knowledge of the central securities depositories and share registration.
About Barbados Stock Exchange:
The Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE), formerly the Securities Exchange of Barbados, was re-incorporated on August 2, 2001.
Now demutualized, the BSE moves forward as a shareholder-owned, for-profit company and the central marketplace for securities trading. There are currently 20 listed companies on the Board of the BSE including 1 cross-listed company and 4 listed on its International Securities Market.
As at August 31, 2021, the Market Capitalization of the BSE stood at US $2.5 billion.