Vela Honoured with US-Ireland Top 50 Companies Award for Its Successful Transatlantic Operations

NEW YORK & BELFAST, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AwardWin–Vela Trading Technologies, a global leader in high performance trading
and market data technology, was honoured on Friday as one of the
US-Ireland Top 50 Companies.

The awards, which were announced during a gala luncheon at the New
York/New Belfast conference, hosted by Irish Echo, the USA’s
largest and most widely read Irish American weekly, aim to celebrate 50
major companies with operations in the US and Ireland for their
transatlantic operations.

Vela employs over 180 people worldwide. Headquartered in New York with
an office in Belfast, it also has presence in other locations including
London, Chicago, Pune, and Manila. Approximately 50% of the staff,
particularly its engineering and client services teams, are located in
Belfast. In addition to senior and middle-level positions, the firm also
taps into the rich talent pool of local graduates as they continue to
expand in both regions.

Following a recent visit to Northern Ireland, Jen Nayar, CEO of Vela,
had commented on the high calibre of graduates and professionals in the
ICT and Fintech sectors as a key reason for its commitment to the
region. She also recognised that as well as their knowledge and skills,
it is also their strong work ethic, and can-do attitude that make these
potential employees an ideal fit for Vela, values that she believes have
been implanted on this side of the Atlantic as well.

“At Vela, teamwork, technology excellence, efficiency, focus, integrity,
and reliability are our key working principles; they drive everything we
do and we share them with colleagues across both sides of the Atlantic,”
said Nayar. “Being honoured as one of the US-Ireland Top 50 Companies is
an acknowledgement I am proud of as it highlights our commitment to grow
and support the future.”

In its tenth year, the event saw Constance Hunter, Chief Economist of
KPMG and Daniel Dromm, NYC City Council member and Chair of the
Education Committee open the proceedings and highlight the positive
collaboration between two great cities such as New York and Belfast.
Previous winners who have received the plaudit in recent years for their
high performing operations in both territories include movie makers,
scientists, tech companies, and engineers.

Ray O’Hanlon, Editor of the Irish Echo, said, “The unmistakable
and unbreakable bonds between Ireland and the US have proven a key
element in Ireland’s progression, both in terms of peace and prosperity.
Those bonds grow ever stronger when underpinned by economic growth and
business relationships. With the Ireland-US Top 50, we acknowledge those
companies like Vela Trading Technologies whose transatlantic operations
support that ongoing development and welcome them to this illustrious
list of business beacons.”

About Vela Trading Technologies

Vela is an independent global leader in high performance trading and
market data technology. We provide the breadth of coverage and depth of
expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic
trading environment. Our clients benefit from our award-winning managed
services, white-glove global customer support, and world-class
professional services from an experienced team comprised of seasoned
financial services industry experts and cutting-edge technologists.

Providing premier market data and trading technology, Vela improves
time-to-market, lowers costs and eliminates complexity. Vela delivers
products that empower our clients to focus on their core business
strengths, leveraging key trading infrastructure solutions via our
technology, expertise and experience.

Visit us at Follow us on Twitter @vela_tt.


The Realization Group
Melanie Budden, +44 7974 937970