BM&FBOVESPA authorizes new DMA modality for its derivatives segment

BM&FBOVESPA authorizes new DMA modality for its derivatives segment

DMA model 3 allows direct access to the Exchange’s electronic derivatives trading platform without technological infrastructure of a brokerage house or DMA provider.

o Paulo, October 2 2009 - The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange – BM&FBOVESPA will offer, beginning on October 19, a new Direct Market Access (DMA) modality connection to its GTS (Global Trading System), the Exchange’s electronic derivatives trading platform. DMA model 3 allows clients to directly access the GTS trading platform without the technological infrastructure of a brokerage house or an authorized DMA provider. As with the other available DMA trading modalities, direct access to BM&FBOVESPA and its order flow will continue to be authorized and monitored by a brokerage house.

BM&FBOVESPA DMA modalities
Direct access to the Exchange’s derivatives market segment is carried out through DMA models 1, 2, 3, and 4. In model 1 or traditional, the client accesses the GTS through the technological infrastructure of the brokerage house. In model 2 or via DMA provider, the client does not use the previously mentioned structure and connects to the system through an authorized access provider. DMA via order routing with CME Globex is also a form of DMA model 2. In model 4 or DMA via co-location, the clients install their own equipment inside the BMFBOVESPA facilities.

Equities segment DMA
Direct access to the BOVESPA market segment (equities) is carried out through DMA model 1. The Exchange is planning to launch the other DMA trading modalities for its equity segment by the end of 2009.