Trading Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Trading Platform and Unveils New Brand Identity

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Technology vanguard ushers in new era of professional futures trading with browser-based, high-performance trading platform

CHICAGO, IL and BOCA RATON, FL, March 12, 2014 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), the independent provider of high-performance trading software to a wide spectrum of end users, unveiled its new software-as-a-service (SaaS) trading platform, simply called TT, and new brand identity at a press event at the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference.

The new platform will offer all of the best features of TT’s industry-leading X_TRADER® platform but on a dramatically faster and more scalable architecture. TT expects to make it commercially available in the second half of 2014 but will continue to provide outstanding support for the existing X_TRADER platform as users migrate to the new product over time.

TT’s new platform is uniquely flexible in that the low-latency computing infrastructure will remain at exchange colocated servers, while a cloud-based infrastructure will allow for greater accessibility and near-limitless computational capacity for users to analyze their trading activity in a fully-encrypted, secure manner.

Also, for the first time, TT customers will not be tethered to a desktop. TT provides a go-anywhere trading experience by bringing the most powerful aspects of the platform, including the ability to monitor markets and manage orders and automated trading strategies, to an experience optimized for mobile devices. And like TT’s MultiBroker service introduced in 2013, The new TT platform offers end users the ability to strategically shift which FCM clears an order.

To watch a short video explaining the key TT platform differentiators, please visit: youtu.be/mO-ZJXMBam8

Rick Lane, TT CEO, platform visionary and principal architect, offered, “TT is at its best when it’s building for what’s next. And we think the significant changes to the underlying architecture of this platform, combined with its accessibility, will put TT users in a commanding position to continue achieving their trading objectives today and tomorrow.”

Stefani Sandow, TT Product Manager, explained, “We are really excited to move forward with this platform for several reasons, perhaps the biggest being that the new open architecture on which it sits will significantly reduce the software development timeline going forward. This allows us the freedom to iterate quickly, innovate often, and remain nimble as our customers’ needs change.”

TT also unveiled a new visual brand identity, one that was informed by qualitative and quantitative research, including a survey of TT’s users and other traders. The brand identity is emblematic of TT’s ambition to deliver a world-class end-user experience and operate as an agile, forward-thinking trading technology innovator.

View the new logo in a short animation here: youtu.be/ev_YZYCtRbo

About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech), develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to over 40 of the major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its recently unveiled web-based trading platform will give users a mobile, reliable, fast solution that represents what’s next in the world of trading and technology.

TT Media Contacts

Drew Mauck, 3Points Communications
+1 773 203 5456 (mobile)
Drew@3ptscomm.com

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Trading Technologies Goes Live on NASDAQ OMX eSpeed

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New connection enhances trading opportunities for the global fixed income community

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, along with The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced the release of TT’s connection to NASDAQ OMX eSpeed, a fully executable central limit order book for electronic trading in benchmark U.S. Treasuries, one of the world’s largest and most liquid cash markets.

With this new connection to eSpeed, TT now provides professional traders with a consolidated point of access to the major global fixed income markets. The new link to eSpeed gives all TT customers direct access to eSpeed’s liquidity pool to trade complex strategies across a range of U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. Treasury futures products.

“Our clients are some of the largest fixed income traders in the world, and we are very pleased to offer them access to eSpeed. TT users now have direct and reliable access to more than 90% of the U.S. cash Treasuries market,” said Rick Lane, Chief Executive Officer of TT.

“Trading Technologies’ connection to eSpeed is just one of the ways we will reinforce our commitment to providing the dealer community a premier liquidity pool for trading benchmark U.S. Treasuries,” said Joe Noviello, Senior Managing Director at NASDAQ OMX eSpeed. “We are thrilled TT’s professional trading customers now have additional trading opportunities and access to leading-edge performance with this connection to eSpeed.”

TT customers may now enter and manage trades on eSpeed using TT’s full suite of products, including X_TRADER®, the ADL® visual programming platform for automated trading, and the TT API and FIX Adapter API solutions. In addition, customers using TT’s Autospreader® tool may now execute Treasury basis trades through TT’s Strategy Engine (SE) execution servers, which minimize execution latency via proximity-based computing and co-location. The SE line includes highly scalable high-performance products for algorithmic, synthetic and spread trading.

Along with TT’s recently launched connections to the NASDAQ OMX Nordic market and NASDAQ OMX NLX, this brings the total number of markets available through TT to 42.

Firms may now access eSpeed through internally hosted gateways or TT’s TTNET™ global hosting solution. eSpeed access also is available to qualified customers through TT’s MultiBroker offering, which was named “Best New Product, Connectivity” at the 2013 FOW Asia Awards and “Best New Technology Product-Trading and Execution” at the 2013 FOW International Awards.

eSpeed’s relationship with Trading Technologies is part of a broader effort to expand distribution to dealers who wish to navigate the benchmark U.S. Treasuries market with services for the full lifecycle of global fixed income trading. eSpeed has reduced round-trip latency by 35% and plans to migrate all connectivity to the NASDAQ OMX Data Center to provide customers a streamlined co-location strategy, access to other asset classes and technology innovations. In order to meet customer demand, NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services continues to develop its global fixed income operations including the NLX platform for European interest rate futures, strategic ownership of Nordic clearing houses and LCH.Clearnet Group, Limited, trading in Nordic Corporate Bonds and the exchange group’s U.S. derivatives marketplaces for listing fixed income products.

The eSpeed electronic trading platform is operated by Execution Access, LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC.

About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com and @Trading_Tech), headquartered in Chicago, develops high-performance trading software for proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and other professional traders. The company’s X_TRADER software and related services provide direct access to more than 40 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. TTNET™, TT’s fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability and fast trade execution via hubs located close to the major exchanges in Chicago, New Jersey, São Paulo, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

About NASDAQ OMX:
NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX eSpeed and NASDAQ OMX’s other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX’s control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX’s annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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TT Awarded “Best Trading and Execution Technology” at the Inaugural CTA Intelligence Service Awards

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CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 – Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, received the award for “Best Trading and Execution Technology” at the inaugural CTA Intelligence Services Awards in New York last Thursday.

The CTA Intelligence Services Awards recognize and reward companies that have provided outstanding support and services to the North American managed futures industry over the past 12 months. An independent panel of judges assessed the entrants in the areas of financial performance and revenue growth, new product development, client feedback and continued innovation. TT was recognized as having the best trading software and execution solutions, including its X_TRADER® order-entry software and MultiBroker ASP solution.

“As a user of TT’s platform, I’m not surprised that they won this award. I’ve used and traded on other platforms, but TT’s functionality sets them apart,” said Jim Mulroy of BEAM LLC.

Matt Smith, CTA Intelligence Head of Content, commented on TT’s selection, “CTA technology requirements go far beyond the front end. It was clear to the judges that TT differentiates from their peers in a variety of ways, most recently and notably with their MultiBroker solution and visual programing platform, ADL®. We congratulate them on their well-deserved ‘Best Trading and Execution Technology’ award.”

Tom Haldes, TT’s Group Product Manager, Buy-side Technology, offered, “CTAs represent an important, growing part of our global user community, and we will continue to work closely with them in developing the next generation of trading and execution tools. With that, we thank the CTA Intelligence Awards judges for their close examination of the TT ecosystem and appreciate this honor.”

In January, TT achieved a milestone with its University Program, with its X_TRADER software now installed at more than 50 universities across the globe, encompassing schools in 10 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. TT is in the process of developing new trading solutions for derivatives and fixed income professionals and market connections to NASDAQ OMX eSpeed, London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market and IDEM.

Next week at the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Association Conference, TT will make an important announcement about how it is creating and delivering its next-generation technology to the market. For more information on this upcoming announcement, follow TT on Twitter at @Trading_Tech.

About Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech), headquartered in Chicago, develops high-performance trading software for proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and other professional traders. The company’s X_TRADER software and related services provide direct access to more than 40 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. TTNET™, TT’s fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability and fast trade execution via hubs located close to the major exchanges in Chicago, New Jersey, São Paulo, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

TT Contact

Drew Mauck, 3POINTS Communications
Office: (312) 725-7950
Cell: (773) 203-5456
Drew@3ptscomm.com

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