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NYSE Technologies Collaborates with Eze Castle Integration to Increase Access For Hedge Funds to its Premier Trading Solutions
NEW YORK , Sept. 8, 2010 – NYSE Technologies, a leading global provider of end-to-end electronic trading solutions, today announced a partnership with Eze Castle Integration to provide the hedge fund industry enhanced access to their global community of trading counterparties. Firms will now have direct connectivity to NYSE Technologies’ MarketplaceTM community of over 630 Broker-Dealers and execution destinations globally from Eze Castle Integration’s Private Network, which serves as the communications gateway for more than 300 buy-side firms.
NYSE Technologies delivers innovative electronic trading products and services that provide improvements in speed, quality of execution and cost efficiency. Eze Castle Integration’s ECI Link bundles Internet, FIX messaging, market data and voice connectivity over a private network to provide financial firms a highly secure, redundant and available communications network to power their trading operations. Together the firms are delivering a powerful and competitive electronic trading connectivity platform for buy-side firms.
“In working with Eze Castle Integration, we have developed a unique turnkey solution that broadens our collective customer base and allows us to continue to better serve our diverse range of clients and the broader capital markets community,” said Scott Fitzpatrick, NYSE Technologies. “Our combination of dual connectivity options and market-leading technology is further strengthened by our white glove installation and maintenance service. We look forward to rolling out this new service with Eze Castle Integration in the coming months.”
The NYSE Technologies Marketplace is one of the industry’s leading, fully managed FIX-based trading communities. Marketplace members benefit from access to a wide range of liquidity sources, lower trading costs, and unparalleled speed-to-market with new trading counterparties and services. Available as a neutral, flexible and fully-managed electronic trading solution supported by the industry's most experienced FIX specialists, the NYSE Technologies’ Marketplace offers customers the benefits of FIX order routing, certification and version translation coupled with extensive training and educational programs delivered via point-to-point or hub-and-spoke service options.
Used by over 300 buy-side firms, ECI Link is managed by Eze Castle Integration’s dedicated communications team. Eze Castle can quickly deploy ECI Link to provide firms with the key communications components necessary to jumpstart trading operations.
“Clients look to Eze Castle Integration for solutions that enhance and optimize their business, technology and trading operations. By teaming with NYSE Technologies we extend the power of our ECI Link private network and provide clients streamlined access to one of the largest electronic trading communities,” said Bob Guilbert, managing director, Eze Castle Integration. “We are committed to offering the hedge fund industry fully managed services that power their operations and view our partnership with NYSE Technologies as the latest deliverable in this quest.”
About Eze Castle Integration
Eze Castle Integration (www.eci.com) is the leading provider of technology, IT services and consulting to the investment industry. The company’s products and services include Startup and Relocation, Outsourced Technology Support, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage and Internet Service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago , Dallas , London , Los Angeles , Minneapolis , New York , San Francisco and Stamford.
About NYSE Technologies
A subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. NYSE Technologies 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, and Asia , 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: www.nyse.com/technologies.
Contact: Mary Beth Hamilton - Eze Castle Integration
Contact: Eric Ryan - NYSE Euronext