CQG Connects Trading Platforms to Russian Trading System (RTS) Stock Exchange

21 January 2009

CQG, Inc., the premier charting, analytics, and trade routing platform for global electronically-traded futures markets, today announced the addition of the Russian Trading System (RTS) Stock Exchange, the main benchmark for the Russian securities industry, to its growing list of direct trading connections.

CQG has connected its hosted trading gateways to the RTS Stock Exchange, providing customers with direct market access to FORTS indexes, metals, and energy contracts. All contracts are available on both the CQG Trader and CQG Integrated Client professional trading platforms.

CQG is the first vendor to access the FORTS market via the FIX protocol. This connection offers the most effective market accessibility to the exchange.

Evgeny Serdyukov, Head of Futures and Options Market Business Development at RTS Stock Exchange, said, “In recent years, futures and options trading on the RTS has been developing quite actively. In 2008, a futures contract on the RTS Index entered the top fifteen of the most liquid derivatives in the world by FIA rating. We are grateful to CQG that it is the first company to connect its trading gateways to our market via FIX protocol, as it significantly simplifies access to the market for international investors.”

“We are pleased to further extend our global reach into the Russian market,” said Mike Glista, Director of Order Routing at CQG. “Our connection to the Russian Trading System Stock Exchange opens up a diverse range of Russian products to our customers.”

The RTS is the latest addition to an impressive list of exchanges available for order routing

with CQG. Customers currently have access to over thirty markets with additional order routing connections scheduled for 2009.

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