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Fidessa Group

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Fidessa Group plc provides software and services such as trading systems to clients in the financial services sector.

1981 The Company was originally founded as Intercom Data Systems (IDS) and was later renamed royalblue Group plc.

1997 First lised on the London Stock Exchange

In 2001 the company divested itself of the Technologies division and focused entirely on the Financial business.

With the group's core trading platform, Fidessa, being better known in the market place, the Royalblue Group plc changed its name to Fidessa Group plc following shareholder approval at the AGM held in April 2007. The change of name took effect on 1 May 2007.

In April 2007 the company also bought out the privately owned buy side trading provider LatentZero. This was then rebranded as Fidessa LatentZero.

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