XTB Selects SunGard’s Hosted Solutions for Warsaw Stock Exchange Connectivity

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XTB, a leading Central and Eastern Europe brokerage firm based in Poland, has selected SunGard’s Valdi suite of integrated market data, risk management and trading solutions to connect to the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE).

XTB, a leading Central and Eastern Europe brokerage firm based in Poland, has selected SunGard’s Valdi suite of integrated market data, risk management and trading solutions to connect to the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). XTB also plans to connect to the SunGard Global Network (SGN), an international order routing and market data network that links more than 2,500 asset managers and brokers.

XTB opted for SunGard’s hosted Valdi Market Access service for its WSE market connectivity to help it reduce its total cost of ownership and achieve economies of scale. The choice of a hosted solution will help XTB focus on growing its business while avoiding the costly diversions of system building, integration and maintenance.

SunGard will also provide XTB with integration services for the firm’s back office, in order to facilitate the changes that will be necessary when the WSE migrates to the new NYSE Euronext central trading platform.

Christian Oddershede-Jensen, head of Equities and CFDS at XTB, said, “We selected SunGard because of its proven experience and reliability in providing trade connectivity and hosting services. By outsourcing the activities involved in procuring and managing the hardware, software and telecommunication links required for market access, SunGard’s hosted solution will help us focus on our business and our clients at a time of vast change in Poland’s capital markets structure."

Raj Mahajan, president of SunGard's global trading business, said, “SunGard helps international brokers access new markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) through its Valdi and SGN solutions. Valdi and SGN can also help CEE trading firms strengthen their local and international electronic trading business. Like other Polish brokers, XTB has selected SunGard's Valdi Market Access hosted services to support its local clients as well as help grow its business internationally, while controlling its technology costs."

About XTB
XTB is a leading European brokerage house, supervised by the Financial Supervision Commission of Poland, and specializing in financial instruments traded on both the OTC market and major stock exchanges. Established in 2002, XTB’s aim is to provide international clients with technologically advanced trading solutions, supported by professional local teams. XTB is currently authorized to operate in over 10 European countries, enabling clients to choose the XTB team with which they wish to work.

About SunGard's Valdi
SunGard’s Valdi provides equities, futures, fixed income and options traders with multi-asset trading solutions on 170+ markets worldwide. Valdi global trading solutions support the entire trade lifecycle, including integrated trade and order management systems, execution services, market data, risk management, compliance, and clearing and settlement services. Also offering worldwide connectivity via the SunGard Global Network (SGN), SunGard's Valdi global trading solutions help customers to achieve increased performance and low latency execution across multiple platforms, instruments and geographies. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com/valdi.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com.

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, SGN and Valdi are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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