Ready for New Eurex Trading Architecture

Mar 30, 2012

On February 9, global derivatives exchange Eurex® announced that the exchange will introduce a completely new trading system beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, pending approvals, with plans for a phased migration. The new system is designed to minimize latency, maximize throughput and reliability, and increase flexibility and choices for market users. RTS and its hosted clients will be ready for the transition to the new architecture from day one, able to take advantage of the full functionality offered as each phase launches.

Christian Zahm, RTS Sales Director for Europe, said: “We have been proud to offer clients access to Deutsche Boerse exchanges from their earliest days of electronic trading, and we will continue to be a market leader in facilitating high-speed, low latency access and full support as the technology evolves. Last fall, we re-located our global data center in Frankfurt to the new, state-of-the-art Equinix facility Eurex had chosen for its co-location site. This enables our latency-sensitive clients to continue enjoying the fastest access to Eurex and Xetra®markets. We are ideally suited to help clients through this transition because we will run both the old and new systems in parallel, supporting all facets of the new architecture, as well as all of the existing components needed through each phase. We can save our clients significant time and resources by managing this transition on their behalf through our hosted offering.”

RTS will support all native Eurex order types or emulate non-supported orders. Through a lightweight Java Graphical User Interface (GUI), clients will continue to have access to all markets including Eurex and Xetra. RTS’ robust pre-trade risk management system and a complete hosting package are available for clients who prefer a full solution for seamless migration to the new architecture. See Eurex Press Release for more information.