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CI Casa De Bolsa Selects Fix Flyer for DMA and Pretrade Risk

Mexican Trading House to Support Low Latency Access to the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores 

FIX Flyer, leaders in solutions for electronic trading, Direct Market Access (DMA) and global connectivity, announces today further expansion into Latin America with the addition of CI Casa de Bolsa, a leading Mexican investment bank. CI Casa de Bolsa has selected FIX Flyer's Managed DMA solution for their FIX messaging infrastructure in order to provide high-speed FIX order routing services for their clients in North America to the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). FIX Flyer was selected because it is a complete solution as a service that includes low latency pre-trade risk checks and a highly efficient adapter for routing client orders to the BMV. FIX Flyer manages the solution remotely from their global operations centers in New York and Hyderabad, India.

There continues to be a strong interest in the Mexican markets from the global investment community. The overwhelming majority of investors trading in Mexico are looking for expertise from a Mexican broker with local market structure knowledge and and robust technology. By implementing the FIX Flyer solution, CI now provides state of the art routing and connectivity services making it easy to access the Mexican market.

"We chose FIX Flyer because of their excellent reputation servicing the local broker dealer community in Mexico and the rest of Latin America" says Mauricio Suarez, Head of Electronic Trading at CI Casa de Bolsa. "FIX Flyer gives us the solutions to support our clients at the highest levels of service for electronic trading."

Brokerage firms in Mexico are required to handle the client order before routing to the BMV. In order to support algorithms and High Frequency Trading (HFT), FIX Flyer provides many low latency risk checks both pre-trade and intraday that systematically minimize the inherent risks associated with algorithmic and direct market orders (DMA). The implementation of FIX Flyer risk controls dramatically reduces situations where a client, broker or the market may be adversely affected by flawed electronic orders. For example, FIX Flyer can block trading outside of price bands preventing trades from kicking off an automated auction as required by rules at the BMV. The absence of such risk controls can have adverse implications on maintaining an orderly market.

"We are excited to be working with CI", said Brian Ross, CEO of FIX Flyer. Continues Mr. Ross, "we are delighted that CI Casa de Bolsa believes in both our FIX infrastructure and our risk controls as part of their growth strategy. No other company in the world matches our expertise and quality in Latin America and great performing FIX software with risk controls is the key to providing efficient and orderly markets around the world."