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WFE Focus April 2011

Bombay Stock Exchange signs technical agreement to re-launch equity derivatives market

The Bombay Stock Exchange and Financial Technologies, a global leader in offering technology solutions, have signed an agreement to provide ODIN, a brokerage solution of Financial Technologies, to BSE members as a part of the exchange’s efforts to re-launch its equity derivatives segment. According to the agreement, BSE’s members will trade on its derivatives segment using ODIN’s computer-to-computer-link platform.

Deutsche Börse selects technology provider for 10 Gbit/S network

Deutsche Börse has chosen Juniper Networks as the technology provider for the new 10 Gbit/s network for clients of Deutsche Börse Group’s proximity service. With effect from 12 December 2011, Deutsche Börse will be using Juniper Networks’ powerful technology to significantly reduce the network run-time for Eurex derivatives market and Xetra cash market co-location clients and thus further increase liquidity on Eurex and Xetra. The International Securities Exchange also plans to use Juniper Networks to support customer co-location in its data centers.

Eurex completes migration of matching engines to new data centre

Eurex has completed the re-location of its active matching engines into a new single data center. Eurex trading and clearing infrastructure is now located in the International Business Exchange data centre of the international IT company Equinix, a global provider of data centre services. As part of the migration, Eurex upgraded and replaced all of the matching engines with the latest high performance hardware. Since Deutsche Börse had already moved the Xetra cash market in July 2011, the migration of the Eurex system enables Deutsche Börse Group to offer its clients co-location services for derivatives and cash markets from a single location.

Eurex successfully implemented software upgrade

On 7 November 2011, Eurex Group launched its latest software release. Eurex Release 14.0 provides members with greater choice and enhanced flexibility in how they connect to the Eurex network through new interfaces, further clearing and risk management improvements as well as performance optimization. The completely new developed three interfaces, Eurex Market Data, Eurex FIX Gateway and FIXML Clearing API, are based on the industry standards FIX and FIXML.

ISE enhances trading system

The International Securities Exchange completed the most recent upgrade to its new trading system based on Deutsche Börse Group’s Optimise trading architecture. Technology Release 1.6 is the second major enhancement to the system since the completion of its initial rollout in July 2011. The compressed release cycle of Optimise allows for greater flexibility to introduce performance enhancements and new functionality while minimizing any additional work for ISE’s member firms due to its backward compatibility.

London Stock Exchange MillenniumIT selected to provide trading technology to Delhi Stock Exchange

On 10 November 2011, the London Stock Exchange Group announced that its wholly owned subsidiary MillenniumIT has signed a contract with the Delhi Stock Exchange to provide the Indian Exchange with trading technology. The deal will see MillenniumIT provide solutions for equity, derivatives and FX trading as well as clearing technology.

Malta Stock Exchange signs Xetra contract with Deutsche Börse

On 24 October 2011, the Malta Stock Exchange signed a contract with Deutsche Börse to use Xetra, the Deutsche Börse Group’s fully electronic trading system for a minimum of 5 years. Probably from mid 2012, Deutsche Börse will organize trading in equities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. Becoming a participant exchange on the XETRA platform will open up new opportunities for international expansion not only for the Malta Stock Exchange itself but also for its members, issuers and investors in line with the MSE’s on-going strategy.

NASDAQ OMX launches UltraFeed

The NASDAQ OMX Group will introduce UltraFeed, a highly-efficient data feed that aggregates all North American equity, options, futures and index data feeds. Employing NASDAQ OMX state-of-the-art technology, UltraFeed will first be delivered to QUODD Financial Information Services, a full service market data provider. QUODD Financial Information Services will provide UltraFeed to its approximately 550 downstream client firms who, in turn, feed thousands of end-users.

Tokyo Stock Exchange to launch Tdex+ System for futures trading

Tokyo Stock Exchange will migrate futures trading to Tdex+ System on 21 November 2011. In connection with the migration, TSE will implement functional and systematic improvements for the derivatives market, including the extension of trading hours and the introduction of a Market Maker Scheme for mini-futures trading. Additionally, TSE has established a Facebook page for the purpose of disseminating such information and promoting interactive communication with market users.

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