CBSX is committed to providing our growing set of clients with advanced technology at a low cost, and SunGard provides us with a low-latency, customized solution to help us reduce our operational expenses
New York (Vocus) July 28, 2009
CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) will use SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services as an outbound routing provider and will clear trades through SunGard's Assent Correspondent Clearing services. Assent Liquidity Services' routing infrastructure helps CBSX continue to fulfill Regulation NMS obligations by supporting exchange requirements to route flow to any of the Regulation NMS protected venues showing a better price.
CBOE Stock Exchange is a fully electronic, Regulation NMS-compliant marketplace, offering strict price-time priority for all participants. SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services has a suite of market access solutions for both buy- and sell-side institutions, and includes sponsored access, directed and smart order routing, dark aggregation, advanced algorithms and an alternative trading system.
CBSX will leverage Assent Sponsored Access' high-speed, low-latent direct connectivity to help it gain access to better-priced markets. This will help CBSX to decrease latency in the trade lifecycle and better fulfill its best execution obligations. Assent Correspondent Clearing services will help CBSX to increase post-trade efficiency, while helping to decrease infrastructure requirements and clearing and settlement costs.
"CBSX is committed to providing our growing set of clients with advanced technology at a low cost, and SunGard provides us with a low-latency, customized solution to help us reduce our operational expenses," said David Harris, CBSX chief executive officer. "Leveraging Assent for sponsored access, routing and clearing will help us incorporateeconomies of scale and operational efficiencies."
Raj Mahajan, president of SunGard's trading business, said, "SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services helps provide CBSX with a customizable, cost-effective, execution and clearing solution. We are committed to providing our customers with multiple solutions to help streamline and reduce latency in the transaction lifecycle while reducing costs."
About CBOE Stock Exchange
The CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC (CBSX) offers trading in more than 6,500 equities, as well as exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed on U.S. securities markets. The exchange operates as a facility of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and uses CBOE's technology platform, which enables options traders to reduce the cost of equity trading. For equity traders, CBSX provides the opportunity to trade directly with CBOE's equity options order flow. Established in 2007, CBSX (http://www.cbsx.com) is owned by CBOE and a consortium of financial entities. 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 options on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX).
About SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services
SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services offers a suite of market access solutions for both buy- and sell-side institutions. SunGard's Assent Liquidity Services helps firms improve execution quality, minimize information leakage and decrease total overall execution costs. Assent Liquidity Services provides integrated solutions from a single vendor to help buy- and sell-side institutions explore new revenue opportunities, enhance execution quality and capabilities, and reduce access and clearing costs associated with participating in a deeply fragmented marketplace. Integrated with SunGard's order and execution management solutions, as well as the SunGard Transaction Network (STN), Assent Liquidity Services includes the Assent ATS, Assent Sponsored Access, Assent Smart Order Routing, Assent Dark Pool Aggregator and Assent Algorithms.
SunGard is one of the world's leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world's 25 largest financial services companies.
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 exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at http://www.sungard.com.
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