–SFTI Connects to All NMS Markets –
SFTI Adds the National Stock Exchange as a New Market Center
NEW YORK , May 16, 2008 – NYSE Euronext (NYX ) today announced that NYSE Euronext’s SFTI® network is now connected to the National Stock ExchangeSM(NSX®). Through the addition of NSX, SFTI now offers customers access to all U.S. exchanges for complete Reg-NMS compliance.
“We are pleased to further enhance the scope of our SFTI network to include the National Stock Exchange,” said Sam Johnson, Executive Vice President, NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions. “By connecting more firms to more markets than any other network, SFTI provides customers with the fastest, most reliable access to liquidity anywhere in the world.”
“The announcement of NSX connectivity with SFTI is a step forward in our continued commitment to make NSX easy to access for our customers,” said James Kearney, NSX Senior Vice President, Business Development and Client Relations. “Through this proven, low-latency linkage, NSX clients are able to access NSX BLADESM, our state-of-the-art trading platform, as well as our newly developed NSX multi-cast Depth of Book product, the addition of which now allows clients to choose the most convenient way to receive NSX market data - all for no charge.”
SFTI is the NYSE Euronext’s highly resilient, ultra low-latency communications backbone created for the financial industry in 2002. It offers connectivity to multiple exchanges, market centers and content services providers including all of the National Market System markets in the U.S and also connects to over 1,300 market participants. SFTI FIX provides 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.
About NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions
A unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions is a leader in providing complete connectivity, data management and transaction solutions for trading firms, vendors and financial markets throughout the world. Offering a suite of comprehensive, best-of-breed commercial technology solutions that include advanced end-to-end market data management, global exchange connectivity and matching technologies, co-location systems, and super low-latency order routing capabilities, NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions' products attract and enable the free flow of liquidity for high-volume markets around the world. This unit operates SFTI, one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks; NYSE TransactTools, the high-performance, end-to-end connectivity software; and Wombat, offering the industry's most advanced platform for real-time market data distribution and integration. With offices across the U.S. , Europe , Singapore and Japan , NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions' commitment to superior development, engineering and customer service has earned the trust to power the trading operations of hundreds of global financial institutions, including core technology for 17 of the world's 20 largest securities firms. For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/tradingsolutions.
National Stock Exchange (NSX) is the cost-effective provider of exchange services, committed to aligning its interests with those of its customers. In the fourth quarter of 2006, NSX launched NSX BLADE, a new state-of-the-art technology platform, which was the culmination of a major transformation that began a year earlier with the development of an entirely new business plan for NSX. The new technology platform was built from the ground up to meet the speed, price and service needs of a post-Regulation NMS environment. It was designed to accommodate the broadest range of users, including ECNs, algorithmic traders and agency brokers. Founded in 1885, NSX has been a driving force for change in the world of securities exchanges and continues to lead the way in exchange innovation. For more information, visit the NSX website at www.nsx.com.
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