BNY ConvergEx Group Announces Link Between Its VortEx ATS and Credit Suisse AES CrossFinder

13 May 2008

BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC, a leading provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology solutions, today announced that it has linked its VortExSM dark liquidity pool with Credit Suisse’s Advanced Execution Services (AES) CrossFinder®. The interface of these two market-leading alternative trading systems will help clients of both firms better address the challenge of finding liquidity in today’s fragmented equity markets.

BNY ConvergEx Group’s combination of execution and technology expertise provides clients with the ability to gain access to liquidity while bringing value and cost efficiency to transactions. VortEx is a dark liquidity pool that uses a patent-pending process in which ConvergEx streaming and resting orders can be crossed internally or with dynamic IOIs from a broad network of external liquidity providers. VortEx creates a unique, aggregated pool of liquidity that minimizes information leakage and latency by interacting with only those liquidity providers that are ready to trade.

Launched in 2004, Credit Suisse AES CrossFinder® is live in US, European and Asian Markets providing price improvement, anonymity and reduced market impact to clients globally. CrossFinder® can be accessed directly or as part of any AES strategy.

Carey S. Pack, Chief Executive Officer, BNY ConvergEx Execution Solutions, stated “Credit Suisse is one of the leading liquidity providers in the marketplace, and joining our respective alternative trading systems will immediately enhance the liquidity that we can provide to our buy-side customers.”

“We are excited about adding BNY ConvergEx Group’s VortEx as a destination for AES strategies,” said Dmitri Galinov, a Director, Credit Suisse Advanced Execution Services (AES). “Our accord with ConvergEx underscores Credit Suisse's commitment to provide more liquidity to customers in the easiest manner possible."

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