|Key People||Andrea Pignataro, Chief Executive Officer|
|Products||Software for electronic trading|
ION Trading Ireland Ltd. (ION Trading) is a privately held, global provider of multi-asset class trading software, largely focused on fixed income markets. The firm, previously known as ION Trading Capital Partners, provides e-trading solutions to develop models and business logic for financial institutions.
ION is also a major shareholder in Patsystems Plc, with an equity stake of 29.06 percent in the software vendor. In November 2011, ION approached Patsystems with a 14p per share offer, a value of £29m. Patsystems estimated that MF Global Holdings Ltd. owed it £900,000 following its the broker-dealer's collapse, further impacting ION.
CEO Andrea Pignataro founded ION in 1999. ION is backed by TA Associates, an investment company that bought 30 percent for €35m in 2004. Headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland, with ION offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Toronto, Chicago, Singapore, Italy, India and Australia.
Products and Services
- Position Keeping and Risk Management
The company’s Multi-Market Interface also supports automated tools, such as The Auto-Hedger, a tool that submits hedges to a specified market on receipt of a trade notification from any cash or derivatives market, The Multi-Market Spread Trading Tool, which allows traders to create strategies that trade with risk management profiles, and Market-Making tools to manage market pricing obligations. 
- Andrea Pignataro, Chief Executive Officer