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WFE Focus April 2011
Corporate news

Borsa Italiana’s Board of Directors appoints new Chairman

The Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana appointed Massimo Tononi as Chairman of the company and confirmed Janet Cohen as Vice President and Raffele Jerusalmi as CEO.

Deutsche Börse acquires Kingsbury International

Deutsche Börse has acquired the assets of Kingsbury International, a US-based business and economic consulting firm known for creating and releasing the monthly Chicago Business Barometer which publishes the Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index. This transaction further enhances Deutsche Börse’s Market Data & Analytics segment by expanding its global product offering.

Deutsche Börse acquires stake in Digital Vega

Deutsche Börse has acquired a minority stake in Digital Vega, a London-based company which provides electronic FX technology solutions to buy- and sell-side firms. Digital Vega has developed a software solution which broadcasts request for quotes from buy-side asset managers, corporates, hedge funds and regional banks for FX option transactions to sell-side liquidity providers. With this acquisition, Deutsche Börse is increasing its positioning in the provision of pre-trade price transparency in the derivatives area for institutional investors and taking an initial footprint in the FX derivatives space.

Istanbul Stock Exchange acquires stake in Sarajevo Stock Exchange

The Istanbul Stock Exchange became a shareholder of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange by acquiring 5% of its capital. The ISE Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasbank) and the Central Registry Agency of Turkey also became shareholders of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange with 5% share each.

NYSE Amex Options completes sale of equity stake

NYSE Amex Options has completed its agreement to sell a 52.8% equity interest in the exchange to seven leading order flow providers and market making firms. However, NYSE Euronext will remain the largest single shareholder in the entity. This new partnership is expected to enhance NYSE Amex Options’ competitiveness by providing a range of benefits to the marketplace through a unique market model that combines an industry-leading trading platform with world leaders in market making, order execution and customer service.

RTS Stock Exchange’s Board of Directors elects chairman

On 4 July 2011, the RTS Board of Directors elected Jacque Der Megredichyan Chairman of the Board of Directors of Open Joint Stock Company “Russian Trading System” Stock Exchange.


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