NEW YORK , NEW YORK , October 2, 2007 – NYSE TransactToolsSM, a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX), today announced that Liffe, the international derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, is now available via the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI®).
Liffe’s trading system LIFFE CONNECT® features an open, high performance system architecture and a flexible Application Program Interface (API ) that allows users to build or purchase trading or view only applications to suit their specific business needs.
“The ability to route order flow directly onto LIFFE CONNECT® via SFTI, is a key milestone in the technology integration of NYSE Euronext, and will allow Liffe to attract order flow from the broad client base of NYSE TransactToolsSM .” said Fraser Cowie, Executive Director, Transatlantic Business Development, NYSE Euronext.
SFTI is the NYSE TransactTools communications network dedicated to the financial industry. It is designed to be resistant to man-made and natural disasters, while speeding recovery after a crisis. This highly reliable, resilient, and low latency network offers connectivity to NYSE as well as other exchanges, market centers and content service providers and also connects to over 800 market participants, including all of the National Market System markets in the United States . SFTI is FIX -enabled, providing open, standards-based access for data and trading. The OMS neutral FIX router enables customers to get to any destination through a single FIX connection.
“The addition of Liffe as a destination on the SFTI network is very important as it represents our expansion into Europe , said Sam Johnson, NYSE Euronext Executive Vice President and CEO of NYSE TransactTools. Now all SFTI clients have expanded reach to Liffe’s markets in Europe through a single connection.
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About NYSE TransactToolsSM
NYSE TransactTools, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext:NYX), provides financial markets and market participants with an open, low latency, and neutral platform for global trading connectivity that improves liquidity and reduces risk. The synergistic high performance environment, software and network facilitate DMA trading and market data dissemination between market centers, traders and third party service providers. Firms can access liquidity globally through a single technology platform with extremely low latency. The combination of the SFTI connectivity backbone with the transaction management capabilities of TCM6, provides a flexible platform for services from the physical layer up through message routing and translation, monitoring, configuration and market data dissemination. 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. For more information, visit www.nyse.com/transacttools.
Liffe is the derivatives business of Euronext – part of NYSE Euronext – which offers an unrivalled range of global futures and options products, made available to customers worldwide on its state-of-the-art trading platform, LIFFE CONNECT®. Business in derivatives on equities and interest rates, indices and commodities worth over €1,600 billion in total is traded through Liffe every day, making it the world’s second largest derivatives exchange, by value of transacted business. Liffe comprises the derivatives markets of Amsterdam , Brussels , Lisbon , London and Paris .
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