ION launches XTP Spark to simplify post-trade processing

18 October 2022

Quick to deploy, XTP Spark is a new turn-key solution for Cleared Derivatives processing.

London18 October 2022: ION, a global leader in trading, analytics, treasury, and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities, and treasury management, has today launched XTP Spark, a turn-key trade processing solution for Cleared Derivatives.

Based on ION’s award-winning XTP solution, XTP Spark is a quick-to-deploy and simple-to-use option. It’s ideal for banks and brokers, commodity trading firms, or niche clearers who are starting their digitalization journey and who require fast, efficient, and accurate back-office functionality that fulfills client, regulatory, and exchange requirements.

Francesco Margini, Chief Product Officer for Cleared Derivatives at ION Markets, said, “We believe advanced back-office automation should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’ve created XTP Spark. It’s a powerful, out-of-the-box solution offering comprehensive back-office functionality. Users can spin up XTP Spark in weeks, transforming their back-office complexity into simplicity, for good.”

XTP Spark enables top-day processing thanks to its real-time clearing and settlement capabilities. XTP Spark streamlines and automates workflows, eliminating redundant manual steps within a robust control framework.

Built on ION’s scalable and modular technology, XTP Spark provides everything businesses need for efficient and accurate back-office operations, supporting future growth.

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About ION Group

ION Group provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics and insights, and strategic consulting to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporates. Our solutions and services simplify complex processes, boost efficiency, and enable better decision-making. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, helping transform their business for sustained success through continuous innovation. For more information, visit

About ION Markets

ION Markets provides transformative technology and solutions to financial institutions dealing in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, cleared derivatives and secured funding. Our award-winning end-to-end solutions simplify clients’ operations by automating the full trade lifecycle, providing tools to manage risk, and maximizing access to liquidity, while giving real-time access to critical information required for timely operational decisions and execution on a global scale. For more information, visit