New York, NY (July 12, 2012) - NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced a strategic partnership with Equilar, the leader in executive compensation and C-Suite mapping technology, to provide NYSE and NYSE MKT issuers access to Equilar Atlas, a comprehensive solution to help identify executive and board member candidates for potential hire and to maximize business networking opportunities. Equilar Atlas is currently available through the NYSE Connect portal, a comprehensive and powerful dashboard of market intelligence and analytics tools, available to NYSE-listed companies.
"Unlocking the power of the NYSE Euronext community by connecting customers to innovative products and superior services continues to be our prime objective," said Jean-Marc Levy, SVP, Head of Global Issuer Services. "Our strategic partnership with Equilar and the introduction of the Atlas service to our issuers is a perfect illustration of our commitment to this community strategy."
By connecting an individual's personal network of C-Suite contacts to Atlas's proprietary network of 300,000 executives and board members, NYSE Euronext corporate issuers can now gain exposure to new business and recruiting opportunities by identifying potential introductions. For executive and board recruiting, users can short-list candidates using sophisticated criteria including, but not limited to former board and executive positions, committee and total board experience, geography and industry.
Equilar Atlas executive profiles have extensive information on each individual including information on current and past work experience, non-profit affiliations, alma mater, board committee experience, publicly disclosed compensation and equity holdings, as well as information on other executives the individual has worked with in the past. The Equilar Atlas Connection Engine enables users to see how their own personal network connects them to executives and board members so they can engage through a mutual acquaintance.
"As they say, it's often not what you know but who you know," said David Chun, CEO and Founder of Equilar. "We're excited to partner with NYSE Euronext by connecting their members with other business leaders at the pinnacle of Corporate America to accelerate business development and recruiting opportunities via Equilar Atlas."
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 MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's 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.
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