--First Global Electronic Trading Platform to Offer Access to Brazilian Markets--
Itau Securities Selects NYSE Technologies to Create New Direct Market Access Platform
New York, March 4, 2009 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Itau Securities today announced that NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, has been selected to develop a next-generation electronic trading platform that will allow Itau Securities’ customers around the world to send orders directly to Brazil’s BM&F Bovespa market center. Making them the first to offer Direct Market Access (DMA) connectivity to BM&F Bovespa, Itau Securities and NYSE Technologies will work together to implement a best-in-class technology solution that combines comprehensive hosting software with an integrated back office platform utilizing the super-fast, resilient SFTI network.
“We are excited to work with Brazil ’s leading capital markets firm on a truly ground-breaking project that further opens the Latin American marketplaces to the global investors – and puts the global markets within reach of the Brazilian investors” said Stanley Young, CEO, NYSE Technologies and Co-Global CIO, NYSE Euronext. “With our industry-leading technology and Itau’s extensive customer relationships in the Americas , Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we will be implementing a new breed of direct market access solutions unlike anything currently available in Latin America .”
“As we continue our global expansion to London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Itau Securities is working with NYSE Euronext to build this new platform giving us the ability to offer our customers outside Latin America a robust, innovative trading solution for trading in our markets,” said Roberto Nishikawa, CEO of Itau Securities. “Moreover, Itau’s clients will have access to the most complete provider of investment services for the Brazilian market – from custody to asset management, foreign exchange, research for equities, derivatives and fixed income products.”
Itau Securities, the leading specialist in the Brazilian capital markets with a global distribution network,thoroughly reviewed several other technology proposals before selecting NYSE Technologies to build, deploy and maintain this set of enterprise solutions for managing electronic trading connectivity for Itau’s clients worldwide. The high performance architecture of the system will provide Itau Securities with key functionality, including lowest latency, real-time market data, and the highest throughput DMA messaging capabilities for high-frequency customers.
About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies is a leader in providing innovative software, market data products and data management applications, connectivity solutions, exchange technology, and transaction solutions for trading firms, vendors and financial markets around the world. NYSE Technologies offers one of the most comprehensive suites of high quality commercial technology products that includes advanced messaging platforms, co-location services, ultra-low latency order routing and a one-of-a-kind hosted network community, all designed to enable the free flow of liquidity for the global marketplace. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S. , Europe, Singapore and Japan , NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/technologies
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