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NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions to Offer Portware Software on SFTI
November 11, 2008 – NYSE Euronext’s (NYX) commercial technology unit, NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions today announced that it plans to work with Portware to distribute the company’s enterprise software as a hosted technology solution on the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) network. As one of the world’s largest, most reliable financial transaction networks, SFTI is also an open, neutral hosted technology environment offering third-party technology vendors the opportunity to utilize SFTI’s robust infrastructure, including networking, distribution, hosting, messaging management and market data.
The agreement between NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions and Portware will offer SFTI's broad user community direct access to Portware's technology platform, while providing Portware with opportunities to expand its growing customer base and uniquely positioning the SFTI community to service the orderflow of hosted Portware customers.
“We are very pleased to add the well-respected, innovative software products designed by Portware to our growing selection of hosted third-party software solutions,” said Sam Johnson, Executive Vice President and co-Head of NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions. “Through this relationship, firms will have the unique ability to access Portware’s industry-leading solutions in a pre-integrated and hosted service model.”
Ary Khatchikian, President, Portware, adds, “Our relationship with NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions provides a robust, hosted environment in which firms can access Portware’s award-winning trading systems technology. Together, this suite of products and services gives firms everything they need to address the challenges of today’s complex global marketplace.”
SFTI continues to aggressively expand its already extensive list of more than 1,600 trading firms and market centers throughout U.S. and Europe. With 2009 expansion plans that include increased connectivity in Asia, Japan and Latin America, SFTI will offer customers enhanced access to global liquidity and innovative third-party commercial technology like Portware.
For more information on how buy and sell-side firms will benefit fromPortware’s platforms on the SFTI network, please visit: http://www.nyse.com/tradingsolutions.
Founded in 2000, Portware LLC is the financial industry's leading developer of broker-neutral, automated trading software for global equities, futures, options and FX. With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Hyderabad, Portware works in partnership with its clients to create highly integrated solutions to streamline workflow and increase operational efficiencies on trading desks worldwide. Portware's flagship product, Portware Enterprise, is a fully customizable, FIX -compliant trade management and execution system for single asset, portfolio, basket, automated and algorithmic trading. Portware Enterprise has been implemented at more than 100 financial firms worldwide, including sell-side program trading desks, quantitative hedge funds and investment management firms. For more information, please visit www.portware.com.
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.
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