NO 234 – AUGUST 2012
Getting ready for the 52nd Annual Meeting

WFE Focus August 2012

Australian Securities Exchange implements TMX Group’s Razor Risk

TMX Group technology business, TMX Technology Solutions, announced that Razor Risk 3.0 was launched at ASX Group. Razor Risk, which was acquired by TMX Group in February 2012, is a leading provider of risk management technology and consulting solutions to financial institutions worldwide. The launch of Razor Risk 3.0 system at ASX will provide significant efficiency improvements, more than doubling the speed of the calculations for margining, as well as for capital and liquidity stress tests.

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange to use Xetra technology

The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange is to use Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic trading system from spring 2013.

Egyptian Exchange launches its FIX HUB network and enhances order flows

The Egyptian Exchange launched its FIX HUB project through linking to FIDESSA trading network. EGX FIX HUB network will enable international investors to trade Egyptian securities with ease through a FIX gateway. For this purpose, EGX signed contracts with two firms (FIDESSA and ULLINK). FIDESSA is a network having about 175 stock markets worldwide and over 3600 of partners in the financial services field; ULLINK is a global provider of connectivity and trading solutions. ULLINK’s UL NET order routing solution will help EGX to drive more order flow to its hub.

Irish Stock Exchange extends Xetra contract with Deutsche Börse

Electronic securities trading at the Irish Stock Exchange will continue to use Deutsche Börse’s trading system Xetra. The Irish Stock Exchange has extended the Xetra agreement with Deutsche Börse by a further four years until 31 December 2016.

London Stock Exchange Group’s MillenniumIT Technology goes live at three exchanges

The London Stock Exchange Group announces that three exchanges (Borsa Italiana, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Mongolian Stock Exchange) have migrated to the Group’s ultra-low latency, high performance trading platform, Millennium Exchange.

NASDAQ OMX’s technology contract extended at Tokyo Commodities Exchange

The NASDAQ OMX Group announces that the Tokyo Commodities Exchange has extended its contract with NASDAQ OMX to 2019. Under the contract NASDAQ OMX will continue to operate and support TOCOM’s integrated trading and clearing platform for commodity derivatives. In addition, TOCOM has upgraded its trading platform for improved latency performance.

Wiener Börse Group selects new trading system

The Central European Gas Hub (CEGH), a Wiener Börse Group subsidiary, is now using Trayport’s GlobalVision Exchange Trading System for the operation of its two markets, the CEGH Gas Exchange Spot and the CEGH Gas Exchange Futures Market. The new system provides a sophisticated matching engine that enables cleared and bilateral trading, market operations and data distribution.