Caplin has been helping investment banks, online brokers and other financial firms to build single-dealer platforms for over a decade. In 1999, Caplin created the first ever web server specifically designed for real-time financial data, enabling the company to build some of the very first single-dealer platforms for investment banks.
The use of single-dealer platforms has risen particularly in the past five years as banks have realised the benefits of being able to distribute market data to their customers in real time via a standard web browser, and to offer research, pre-trade analysis, pricing and trading in one or more asset classes. Caplin's technology is used worldwide by banks such as Citi, RBS, Standard Bank and UniCredit.
Founded in 2000, Caplin Systems is incorporated in England and Wales and is based in the City of London with sales offices in New York and Singapore. The company is privately held and the majority of its staff are employed in product development and professional services.
The Caplin Platform is integrated suite of software that supports the services and distribution capabilities needed for web trading. It consists of Caplin Liberator, Caplin Transformer, Caplin KeyMaster, Caplin Director, and Caplin Management Console.
Caplin Trader is a complete development suite for creating HTML5 trading apps.
Caplin Integration Suite is a set of APIs and tools for creating adapters that integrate the Caplin Platform with external systems.
These products are not "out of the box" solutions - each firm wants to make its e-commerce offering unique, and each has its own systems, interfaces and workflows. Caplin's products get a firm most of the way to implementing a web trading application, while allowing it to quickly and cost-effectively extend, modify and enhance it to meet the firm's own particular technology, business and market requirements.
Caplin's technology is used by three of the top five FX e-trading banks.*
Caplin provides consultancy, resource augmentation, delivery partnership and UX (user experience) design services to enable you to implement your web trading applications with our products. An engagement can vary from providing initial consultancy and training to enable your team or chosen implementation partner to build your web trading application, through to taking on entire responsibility for the project scoping, specification, design, project management and delivery.
Typically your own team will manage implementing the interface between Caplin Platform and your own systems, while our professional services team will be involved with the implementation of the front-end user workflow and interface.
*Top five FX e-trading banks according to Euromoney FX Poll 2012.