smartTrade Technologies Completes CME Group Connectivity Certification for Foreign Exchange Futures

Tokyo, New York, London, Paris & Aix en Provence - 2 May 2011

smartTrade maintains the deepest FX connectivity in the market today with the addition of CME Group FX Futures Connector.

smartTrade Technologies, an industry leader in cross-asset liquidity management solutions today announced the certification to CME Group for FX Futures using the smartTrade Technologies LiquidityConnectâ„¢ component. The addition of FX futures from CME Group will enable organizations to benefit from accessing and trading on the liquidity provided by the CME Group in their FX Futures product suite. CME Group FX futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of CME.

The connection to CME Group was done in the FIX/FAST protocol using the smartTrade Technologies LiquidityConnect component. FIX/FAST is the basis for CME Group's market data distribution and offers reduced latency at both average and peak message rates. The smartTrade Technologies LiquidityConnect is a highly configurable trading-connectivity platform that natively supports FIX, FIX / FAST and bespoke protocols for quick time-to-market connectivity.

Harry Gozlan CEO and founder smartTrade Technologies comments: "The connection to the CME was a fast and seamless process for the certification using our software. We are very pleased to be able to offer an additional way for organizations to access and trade FX Futures liquidity using smartTrade Technologies connector."

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