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Boston Options Exchange (BOX)
The Boston Options Exchange Group, LLC (BOX) is an all-electronic equity options market that is jointly owned by the TMX Group and seven broker dealers. BOX was established in 2002 and launched trading in February 2004 as an alternative to the then-existing market models. Since inception BOX has provided its Participants with an efficient, transparent marketplace, cutting edge technology, and best price filtering for customer order execution.
Chicago Board of Exchange
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE offers equity, index and ETF options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the world’s barometer for market volatility. Other groundbreaking products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products, such as the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE’s Hybrid Trading System incorporates electronic and open outcry trading, enabling customers to choose their trading method. CBOE’s Hybrid is powered by CBOEdirect, a proprietary, state-of-the-art electronic platform that also supports the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) and OneChicago. CBOE is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and CBOE.com, named “Best of the Web” for options information and education.
Chicago Board of Trade
CBOT is a Designated Contract Market that offers products subject to CBOT rules and regulations. The CBOT offers Agricultural, Energy, Equities Index and Interest Rate products.
Chi-X Canada is an alternative trading system (ATS) that offers a continuous auction market in TSX-listed securities. Chi-X Canada is owned and operated by Chi-X Canada ATS Ltd., a member of IIROC and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Subscription to the Chi-X Canada ATS will be available to IIROC-regulated investment dealers with membership in good standing in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario or Quebec.
Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). Its low cost model is designed to help Trading Participants achieve ultra low execution, clearing and settlement costs. Launched in March 2007, seven months ahead of MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) and eighteen months ahead of other MTFs, Chi-X Europe has been helping the international trading community improve their execution.
Chicago Stock Exchange CHX
CHX is an integral part of the National Market System offering competition to all U.S. equity markets. CHX offers the ability to transact business in virtually all NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ issues. With a robust Matching System and connectivity to multiple order sending firms and market-makers, the CHX system offers functionality beyond the simple matching of orders and is an ideal venue for hedge funds, options market markers, quantitative, professional and active individual traders that require immediate and automated execution, while continuing to serve the needs of traditional broker-dealer clients and the individual investors they represent.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange CME Group
Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. We provide the widest range of benchmark futures and options products available on any exchange, covering all major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, commodities, and alternative investments such as weather and real estate. CME Group’s vision is one of ongoing global growth, innovative product development, continually enhanced technology and the highest level of service available on any exchange.
Founded in 1999, Currenex offers corporate and institutional buyers and sellers in the FX and money markets reliable, low-cost and secure electronic access to the $1+ trillion a day global FX market. Suite of award-winning services and comprehensive, unrivalled integration capabilities with custom-built and third party trade and settlement systems provide complete FX trading and workflow processing solutions to hundreds of clients, worldwide. Currenex is a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corp (www.statestreet.com), the world’s leading provider of financial services to institutional investors. State Street has $11.9 trillion in assets under custody and $1.7 trillion under management.
Direct Edge, America’s newest stock exchange, offers the next generation of displayed markets. With U.S. cash equities volume routinely exceeding 1 billion shares per day, Direct Edge uses multiple platforms and unique order types to match complementary forms of liquidity based on sensitivity to transaction cost, fill rate, and fill speed, while maintaining high execution quality and low latencies. Our innovative business model creates opportunities for the trading community unlike any other market center. This is what the future of trading looks like.
Dow Jones Indexes DJI
Dow Jones Indexes is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products. Best-known for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Indexes offers more than 130,000 equity indexes as well as fixed-income and alternative indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate. Dow Jones Indexes employs clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. Dow Jones Indexes is part of a joint venture company owned 90 percent by CME Group Inc. and 10 percent by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV)
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME)
The Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) is the premier energy-focused commodities exchange in the East of Suez and home to the world’s third crude benchmark. The DME was launched in June 2007 with the goal of bringing fair and transparent price discovery and efficient risk management to the East of Suez. The DME lists the Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract (DME Oman) as its flagship contract, providing the most fair and transparent crude oil benchmark for the region. The DME Oman is the explicit and sole benchmark for Oman and Dubai crude oil Official Selling Prices (OSPs) – historically established markers for Middle Eastern crude oil exports to Asia. The DME is a joint venture between Tatweer ( a member of Dubai Holding), Oman Investment Fund and CME Group. In addition to its core shareholders, global financial institutions and energy trading firms such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Shell, Vitol and Concord Energy have taken equity stakes in the DME, providing the exchange with a resounding vote of confidence by major players in global energy markets. The DME is located within the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), a financial free zone designed to promote financial services within the UAE. The DME is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority and all trades executed on the DME are cleared through and guaranteed by NYMEX (a member of CME Group), which is regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Recognized Body by the DFSA.
Each day nearly 1,000 of the world’s largest financial institutions trade billions on FXall. We give institutional clients an edge in foreign exchange trading. We deliver the expertise, resources and commitment of a neutral platform with the broadest suite of FX trading solutions that combine execution tools with end-to-end workflow management and straight through processing. Through our network of over 70 global liquidity providers, we offer award-winning services to facilitate improved performance, best execution, and optimal liquidity in the FX markets of today and tomorrow.
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company’s award-winning trading platform which transacts nearly $250 billion per month. A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms. GAIN also operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.
Hot Spot FX
Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading. These benefits include full depth-of-book view, centralized price discovery, direct and anonymous market access, instantaneous trading on live, streaming prices and robust real-time pricing, benchmark, and reference data. For hedge funds, commodity trading advisors (CTAs), corporate treasuries, and institutional asset managers, Hotspot FX’s FX ECN model provides full market transparency and greater control of the trading process, enabling better trade execution and lower execution costs.
BrokerTec is the leading electronic trading platform for the fixed income markets, providing innovative technology solutions across a wide range of products to customers in more than 50 countries around the world. BrokerTec delivers efficient, transparent, anonymous and orderly electronic fixed income trading opportunities for all market participants. The BrokerTec offering includes trading solutions for many US and European fixed income products, including US Treasuries, European Government Bonds and European Repo. BrokerTec facilitates both API (black box) and manual trading for institutions, banks and non-bank professional trading organizations.
Developed by traders for traders, EBS Spot is ICAP’s screen-based anonymous dealing service for professional spot FX, precious metals and NDF traders, delivering 24-hour access to exceptional liquidity and depth, and a global community of counterparties. Regular enhancements to EBS Spot enable users to benefit from powerful new functionality, increased frequency of market view updates, higher data delivery speed, new order types and new trading opportunities across an ever-increasing breadth of currency pairs.
ICE Futures CCX
The European Climate Exchange (ECX) was launched by CCX in 2005, and is now the leading exchange operating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Since 2006, CCX and ECX have been owned by Climate Exchange PLC, a publicly traded company listed on the AIM division of the London Stock Exchange. ECX manages the product development and marketing for ECX Carbon Financial Instruments (ECX CFIs) futures and options contracts, listed and admitted to trading on the ICE Futures electronic platform. ECX/ICE Futures is the most liquid, pan-European platform for carbon emissions trading, attracting over 80% of the exchange-traded volume in the market. ECX emissions futures contracts are standardized and all trades are cleared by ICE Clear Europe.
ICE Futures Canada
ICE Futures Canada was established in 1887 and has been facilitating futures contract trading since 1904. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ICE since 2007, ICE Futures Canada is Canada’s leading agricultural exchange and was the first fully-electronic exchange in North America. ICE Futures Canada offers futures and options contracts on canola and barley, along with trading and risk management services. ICE Futures Canada contracts are cleared through ICE Clear Canada.
ICE Futures Europe
ICE Futures Europe is ICE’s London-based, regulated futures exchange for global energy markets. As the leading fully-electronic energy futures exchange, ICE Futures Europe lists the leading global crude oil benchmarks and sees half of the trade in the world’s crude oil and refined product futures in its markets. ICE also offers the leading European emissions futures market. Participants in more than 70 countries have access to a range of futures and options contracts to manage risk around-the-clock, in a transparent and liquid marketplace. Powered by a widely distributed, sophisticated technology platform, ICE Futures Europe brings the world’s energy markets together. ICE Futures Europe contracts are cleared through ICE Clear Europe.
ICE Futures U.S.
ICE Futures U.S. is based in New York and is a leading global soft commodity futures and options exchange, with markets for sugar, cotton, coffee, cocoa and orange juice. ICE is also the exclusive venue for trading Russell 1000® and Russell 2000® index futures and options contracts as well as contracts based on the ICE U.S. Dollar Index. ICE Futures U.S. offers a range of trading and risk management services across soft commodities, equity indexes and foreign exchange (FX), and its state-of-the-art electronic trading platform brings market access and transparency to participants around the world. ICE Futures U.S. markets are cleared by ICE Clear U.S.
Interactive Brokers conducts its broker/dealer and proprietary trading businesses on over 90 market destinations worldwide. In its broker dealer agency business, IB provides direct access (“on line”) trade execution and clearing services to institutional and professional traders for a wide variety of electronically traded products including stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, CFDs and funds worldwide. In its proprietary trading business, IB engages in market making for its own account in about 6,500 different electronically traded products. Interactive Brokers Group and its affiliates execute nearly 1,000,000 trades per day.
With over 15,200 OTC energy contracts ICE provides market participants with a variety of products, locations and strips as well as unparalleled risk management functions. Products traded on ICE’s OTC platform are primarily related to natural gas, power, natural gas liquids, chemicals and oil products. ICE offers OTC energy market participants the opportunity to trade in cleared, bilateral brokered markets.
Lava Technology offers high-performance trading products to the financial services industry. Our products are hosted solutions built to withstand peak volumes and volatile market conditions. Lava Technology offers multiple trading products to meet the needs of the institutional market: LavaFlow ECN, ColorPalette OMS, the ColorBook smart router, and Level ATS. Our client base spans broker/dealers, market makers, banks, hedge funds and institutional investors.
Lava Flow ECN
LavaFlow ECN is an NMS market center that is tightly coupled with Lava’s ColorBook smart router.
London Stock Exchange (LSE)
The London Stock Exchange is at the heart of the global financial market and is home to some of the largest, most successful and dynamic companies in the world. The Exchange has built on a long history of integrity, expertise and market knowledge to become the world’s most international stock exchange. In October 2007 the Exchange merged with Borsa Italiana, creating Europe’s leading diversified exchange business, London Stock Exchange Group.
Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX)
Trading futures contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. means trading 100 percent electronically on the CME Globex® platform. Options contracts continue to trade side by side via the electronic platform and open outcry. The trading activity has moved from the historic trading floor to the new state-of-the art Exchange Room on the 8th floor of the North Grain Exchange building. MGEX provides futures and options contracts for our flagship Hard Red Spring Wheat contract and five financially settled agricultural Index Products. All are traded on the CME Globex® platform. Buyers and sellers of futures and options contracts from around the globe utilize the MGEX marketplace to conduct their risk management activities. MGEX also hosts the cash market, providing a valuable service for market participants. An average of one million bushels of corn, wheat, barley, oats, rye, flax and soybeans change hands daily. As the Exchange continues to evolve, MGEX leaders still look to the original Articles of Incorporation for future direction. The mission of the Exchange is to provide and oversee a fair and reliable marketplace offering personalized service and efficient transaction execution.