Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Paris: Friday, 11 May 2012: NYSE Liffe, the European based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, is pleased to announce GF Futures (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd (“GF Futures”), a Hong Kong based subsidiary of GF Group, as its first colocation customer from Asia.
NYSE Liffe Announces First Colocation Customer From Asia
GF Futures is a leading player in the Asian derivatives market and through its membership of NYSE Liffe, clients of GF Futures can now access the Exchange’s European markets through its colocation facilities based in NYSE Euronext’s European Liquidity Centre.
“We are delighted to welcome GF Futures not only as a member of NYSE Liffe, but also as our first Asian based colocation customer” said Cecelia Zhong, the Head of Greater China Business Development, NYSE Liffe. “Asia has been identified as a strategic priority for the group, and we are reinforcing our commitment to the region, as well as our obligation to support a global trading infrastructure for our European contracts, by providing premier products and services, such as colocation, to our Asian customers.”
“Colocating servers in NYSE Euronext’s European Liquidity Center allows us to expand our business further into European markets” said Dr. XIAO Cheng, General Manager of GF Futures. “Through our colocation offering and acting as their broker, we have already brought access to our first High Frequency Trading customer, a major player in the Asian markets, who will be trading the European interest rate Euribor contract and European equity index futures.”
NYSE Liffe opened its Hong Kong office in December 2011, headed by Cecelia Zhong, to further strengthen the group’s strategic exchange alliances in China and Hong Kong, as well as to generate new business and better serve its existing customers in the region.
Notes to Editors:
1. About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets — the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex (to be renamed NYSE MKT), NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca — represent one-third of the worlds equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
2. NYSE Liffe is the Europe-based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext. NYSE Liffe offers an unrivalled range of global futures and options products, which are made available to customers worldwide on its state-of-the-art trading platform, LIFFE CONNECT®. As the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading, NYSE Liffe’s trading on equities, interest rates, indices and commodities is over £1,800 billion every day, also making it the world’s second largest derivatives exchange, by value of transacted business.