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1. (WO2001035313) CELL-BASED BROKERAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/035313    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/041783
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: G06Q 40/00
Applicants: TRADE.COM GLOBAL MARKETS, INC.
MUSTAFA, Kamal
HILL, Jeremy
Inventors: MUSTAFA, Kamal
HILL, Jeremy
Title: CELL-BASED BROKERAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A brokerage system (10) comprising a server (12) for receiving on-line orders from a plurality of clients (151, 152, 153) and a plurality of account cells (101, 102, 103, 104, 105), each acount cell (102) having respective assigned clients (211, 216) of the plurality of clients. Each account cell includes at least one computer (220) for viewing an on-line order placed by a first of the assigned clients through the server (12), at least one telephone (219) for receiving telephone orders, an equities broker (10) for processing orders for stocks (115) over at least one equities exchange and a second professional selling financial products different than the equities processed (404) over the at least one equities exchange. Also disclosed is a method for trading equities and other financial products comprising the steps of receiving a contact from a client, determining an identity of the client, transferring the contact to one of a plurality of individual account cells as a function of the identity, the one account cell being assigned to the client. The order is received from the client within the one account cell, which processes the order.