-Leading Connectivity Solution Provider and Global Trading Network-
NYSE Euronext Launches NYSE TransactTools
-Combining TransactTools with SIAC’s Sector and SFTI-
NEW YORK, Apr. 25, 2007- NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) subsidiary, NYSE Group, Inc. today announced the introduction of NYSE TransactTools, its commercial technology products group that combines the newly-acquired TransactTools with SIAC’s Sector and SFTI businesses. Integrating the world's highest-performing financial messaging engine architecture for monitoring, managing, and expanding global trading capabilities with a first-class network and hosting infrastructure, NYSE TransactTools offers the global marketplace a unique end-to-end solution for accessing liquidity anywhere in the world.
Building on the SFTI network backbone, which connects all equity and options markets in the US with links to Europe and Asia, NYSE TransactTools operates a rapidly expanding global network that connects the world’s securities markets and provides super-low latency access to trading and market information. The SFTI network is engineered specifically with the high performance, security, and resiliency necessary for efficient, global electronic securities trading. Additionally, hosting facilities at the exchanges provide secure, fastest-possible access to trading engines. NYSE TransactTool's Trading Connectivity Management (TCM) platform is the premier enterprise-messaging platform in the industry. For NYSE Arca alone, it currently routes over 100 million orders daily with sub-millisecond latency.
“Combining these assets into one platform creates a vastly different offering than anything currently available in today’s marketplace, which is something we believe the market has wanted for some time,” said Sam Johnson, NYSE Euronext Executive Vice President, and CEO of NYSE TransactTools. “NYSE TransactTools is a network (SFTI) with tightly integrated business intelligence (TCM) a single backbone that connects customers to all markets, a connectivity platform that eliminates the friction associated with linking multiple networks and managing different software products, and a strong messaging system. By providing a single interface to global liquidity, we enable market participants to get out of the infrastructure business and focus on trading.”
NYSE TransactTools delivers the broadest range of flexible end-to-end solutions for connecting enterprise systems, routing transactions, translating and validating messages, monitoring and analyzing real-time business activity, and testing high-performance trading applications. Providing core technology to 17 of the 20 largest securities firms in the world, in addition to providing communications infrastructure to hundreds of other firms, NYSE TransactTools is the leading provider of connectivity for the largest global liquidity pool.
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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007 . NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of trading products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $28.5 trillion/€21.5 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $118.8 billion/€89.9 billion (as of February 28, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.
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