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WFE Focus April 2011

Deutsche Börse operates Xetra cash market in new data centre

Deutsche Börse has been operating its Xetra cash market in a new data centre since 4 July 2011, after Deutsche Börse IT successfully migrated the entire Xetra host infrastructure. The Xetra infrastructure is now housed in the International Business Exchange data centre of the international IT company Equinix Inc., a global provider of data centre services. As part of the migration, Deutsche Börse IT replaced all of the host computer hardware and gateways with the latest higher-performance hardware. This means all Xetra clients will benefit from a further reduction of Xetra system latency of up to 40%. The migration of the Xetra cash market enables Deutsche Börse Group to now offer its clients co-location services from a single location for the first time.

NASDAQ OMX launches bond trading on Genium INET across five Nordic and Baltic markets

The NASDAQ OMX Group has rolled out bond trading on Genium INET for five of its Nordic and Baltic markets. From now on, all NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Baltic fixed-income activities will take place on one unified platform. Bond trading of over 5,000 listed bonds on the fixed-income markets in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania will join Iceland in trading on INET. Genium INET is a comprehensive multi-asset trading and clearing system.

NYSE Technologies launches risk management service at Singapore Exchange

NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, announced that it is now live with its comprehensive pre-trade risk management service, Risk Management Gateway (RMG), for customers trading on the Singapore Exchange. The service allows traders to directly access SGX’s matching engines. In addition, they will benefit from low-latency market data and order transmissions with full trade anonymity, improved market access and industry-leading performance.

RTS Stock Exchange implements new configuration for distributing market data

RTS Stock Exchange implemented a new configuration for distributing market data via the Plaza II protocol. The implementation entails installation of respective distribution packages on client side. The new configuration allows assigning priorities for incoming data flows that will reduce latency spread while receiving trading data.

SIX Swiss Exchange extends contract with NASDAQ OMX and upgrades to new trading platform

The SIX Swiss Exchange has extended its contract with NASDAQ OMX and will upgrade its existing SWXess equities trading platform with NASDAQ OMX’s X-stream INET technology. The system upgrade is scheduled to be in effect in the first quarter of 2012, and will enable significant latency and throughput advantages for SIX Swiss Exchange and its trading members in all asset classes.

Stock Exchange of Thailand to introduce new trading and IT systems

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has signed a formal agreement with Cinnober under which Cinnober will deliver several core systems to SET, replacing its trading, market data and surveillance systems for both the equities and derivatives markets. In the new technology infrastructure, equities and derivatives will be traded on the same platform, based on Cinnober’s TRADExpress Trading System. Cinnober will also provide SET’s new market data dissemination system, based on TRADExpress Information Manager, as well as the market surveillance system Scila Surveillance. The new systems will start to go live in 2012 for equities, and 2013 for derivatives.

Taiwan Stock Exchange, TAIFEX, GreTai Securities Market join IT integration project to reduce costs

The Taiwanese regulator has been promoting a project aimed at integrating data transmission as part of its efforts to reduce the operational costs of participants in the securities and futures markets and to enhance the efficiency of information services. The Taiwan Stock Exchange, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, the GreTai Securities Market and the Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation took part in the project. It includes the integration of the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol service. This service will allow the market intermediary to access the aforementioned markets by a single portal.

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