S&P Securities Trading


Securities Division | Web Trader


Standard & Poor’s Securities Division wanted a web-based trading application to allow their institutional customers to electronically enter and route orders to their trade desk where brokers could process the order, and then direct the order to floor brokers for execution. Cornerstone worked with the business sponsors to develop a product concept that captured the scope, requirements, and goals of the product, as well as buy versus build alternatives. Once the concept and approach was agreed upon, Cornerstone managed the development process through the first phase of the project. This included selecting and engaging the development partners, developing the solution’s design and architecture, and resolving technical issues during the development process.


design & analysis

Cornerstone architects worked with the business sponsors to conceptualize the product and identify the scope, requirements, and goals of product.


project planning

Based on the concept phase, we developed a multi-phased project plan for development and deployment of the project. The plan included the engagement of other development partners to assist in the execution of the project.


Architecture & Technology

Cornerstone professionals worked with the program manager and development partners to develop a secure, scalable architecture to meet the demands on a web-based institutional order entry / routing application.


Project Management

Cornerstone mManaged the project through the initial development phase and then turned over management to the customer’s in-house management team.


Key Solutions

Cornerstone provided engineering resources where needed to provide glue layers between technology components; thus providing the conduits through which the component systems could be integrated together into a coherant solution.