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FRONT ARENA Senior Consultant

Self-employed Business Consultant

Rebranding of FRONT ARENA

In February 2021 the software vendor FIS has renamed the product FRONT ARENA to FIS®Cross-Asset Trading and Risk Platform. To make it easier to find and read my consulting services on my homepage and in consultant profiles, I will continue using the established and well known name FRONT ARENA.

Overview of FRONT ARENA

The FIS trading and risk management system FRONT ARENA is a modular, expandable, cross-asset, real-time, front-to-back solution for all companies involved in global capital market trading.

FRONT ARENA offers, among diverse other features, the following functionality:

  • Order and execution management (including internalisation)
  • Sales, trading and market making
  • Pricing, position keeping and risk management
  • Excellent integration into existing system and process architectures
  • Individual parameterization and almost unlimited possibilities of functional extension
  • Extensive and high-quality documentation

FIS®Cross-Asset Trading and Risk Platform, FRONT ARENA and PRIME are registered trademarks of the software vendor FIS located in Jacksonville (Florida, USA).

Project Positions

  • Project Lead
  • Expert & Solution Architect for FRONT ARENA /PRIME

Expert for AEF (ARENA Extension Framework)

  • Python
  • ARENA Class Model (ACM)
  • ARENA Extension Language (AEL)
  • ARENA Data Flow Language (ADFL)
  • ARENA Message Broker (AMB)
  • Further AEF Technologies and API`s (e.g. Proprietary Valuation)

FRONT ARENA Focal Points

  • Expert for the professional validation of valuation, risk measurement and profit & loss determination in FRONT ARENA / PRIME
  • Functional enhancement and integration of the system
  • Expert for the integration of external pricing libraries


  • Trustful collaboration with product managers, project managers and the support of the manufacturer FIS
  • Proven cooperation with the FIS Gold partners through many successfully completed projects
  • Excellent contacts to relevant FRONT ARENA experts in the market

Selected FRONT ARENA Projects

  • Preliminary studies and proof of concepts to prepare appropriate implementation projects, e.g.:
    • Proof of concept for the migration of the OTC interest rate & credit derivatives portfolio to FRONT ARENA / PRIME
    • Preliminary study on the organizational and technical merger of the ETF trading unit with commission trading based on FRONT ARENA
  • FRONT ARENA system launches and migrations as well as various release upgrades
  • Implementation projects to extend the functional scope or tradable asset classes in the system, e.g.:
    • Introduction of FRONT ARENA ALGO Trading Strategies for EUREX Futures (Commission Trading)
    • Introducing Fixed Income and Securities Finance Trading (Repo, Securities Lending, Buy / Sellback)
    • Setup line organization for the operation and further development of FRONT ARENA / PRIME
    • Introduction of structured OTC interest rate, credit, FX and equity derivatives
    • Integration of External Valuation Libraries via the Proprietary Valuation API
    • Expansion of the trading infrastructure for the market maker in ETF trading
    • Introduction of Collateral Management in FRONT ARENA for the BackOffice
    • Overview of the mentioned projects and their details: Projects