Virtu Financial congratulates –

NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide innovative and transparent trading solutions to our clients and liquidity to global markets, is pleased to announce its recent Women in Finance award winners, Emilie Hengeveldfor Excellence in Law and Compliance Award (Asia) and Melissa Ellisfor Trading Platforms Excellence Award (Europe). The prestigious awards recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the financial industry through their entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.

Emilie Hengeveld is a driving force in the design and implementation of Virtu’s legal and customer onboarding solution. Working across multiple regions in APAC, Europe, and North America, she helped streamline legal administration, which positively impacted the onboarding process for clients and other teams. of Virtu across Virtu’s global footprint in the jurisdictions where the firm operates.

Melissa Ellis joined Virtu in 2014 as Director of Electronic Sales for Europe and now oversees workflow technology sales and product development with a focus on the Triton Execution Management System (EMS ) in the EMEA region. Melissa’s efforts were key in helping Triton EMS win #1 in The TRADE’s Global Execution Management Systems Survey for the third consecutive year in 2022*. As a passionate customer advocate, Melissa believes technology is meant to make merchants’ lives easier, not harder. Dedicated to meeting customer needs, she collaborates internally to create merchant-centric tools to help organizations scale, reduce risk and manage implementation costs.

“Emily and Melissa are role models for high-performing leaders at Virtu and for the financial industry as a whole,” said Douglas A. Cifu, co-founder and CEO of Virtu Financial. “These women are not only part of Virtu’s culture, they deliver meaningful solutions that improve Virtu’s customer experience and success every day.”

For his work in Virtu’s broker-independent FIX connectivity offerings, Cheryl Li was shortlisted for the Individual Excellence Award (Asia). Cheryl interacts with hundreds of sell-side companies to help establish and maintain FIX connectivity through Virtu’s Triton EMS and ITG Net, which connects to over 600 vendors globally. Shortly after joining Virtu’s Electronic Coverage Office in Hong Kong in early 2021, Justine Zo was nominated for the Rising Star Award (Asia). Justine’s product experience includes market structure and algorithmic trading, and she has been instrumental in migrating clients to Virtu’s new execution algorithm platform, Frontier.

Virtu extends its sincere gratitude and congratulations to Emily, Melissa, Cheryl and Justine for their leadership at Virtu and in the financial services industry.

About the Women in Finance Awards
The Women in Finance (WIF) award winners were nominated by readers of and, and the shortlists and winners were determined by the WIF editorial team and advisory board. The methodology for selecting nominees and then winners for Women in Finance reflects an extensive set of criteria and is based solely on the opinion of market participants.

About Virtu Financial, Inc.
Virtu is a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide liquidity to global markets and innovative and transparent trading solutions to its clients. Leveraging its expertise and global market infrastructure, Virtu provides a robust suite of products including execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-agnostic multi-dealer offerings in technology of workflow. Virtu’s product offerings allow clients to trade on hundreds of sites in over 50 countries and across multiple asset classes including global equities, ETFs, currencies, futures, income securities fixed income, cryptocurrencies and a myriad of other commodities. In addition, Virtu’s integrated multi-asset analytics platform provides a range of pre-, intra- and post-trade services, data products and compliance tools that clients rely on to invest. , trade and manage risk in global markets.

*Press release 2022, press release 2021 and press release 2020


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