Object Trading expands reach for market participants to Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange

Dubai, London and New York - 3 June 2013

FrontRunner direct market access suite increases Middle East coverage in response to client demand

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), and Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced today Object Trading’s flagship direct market access suite FrontRunner is now live with clients connected to DGCX, and is available to provide direct market data and risk-managed trade execution.

The DGCX, the largest commodities exchange in the Middle East, has seen overall trading volumes double in Q12013 compared with the same period in 2012 as traders continue to invest in commodities and currency futures. Recent record trading in Indian Rupee/US Dollar futures contracts has also driven market participant demand to connect the DCGX, which remains the only exchange that offers the Rupee/Dollar future contract trading outside of India.

Now trading firms can achieve direct access to all futures and options market data and trade execution services for products traded at the DGCX, in addition to over 55 other major global markets available through the Object Trading platform. FrontRunner provides normalized exchange connectivity, real-time market data, and order execution with in-line pre-trade risk constraints to sell-side and buy-side firms worldwide and across multiple asset classes.

“We are very happy to welcome Object Trading, a leading independent provider of global direct market access, to the DGCX community,” said Gary Anderson, CEO of DGCX. “As DGCX widens its global footprint, enhanced connectivity to the Exchange will be a critical enabler for our growth. We look forward to working with Object Trading to make it easier and more cost effective for traders to connect and trade on DGCX.”

Added Steve Woodyatt, CEO of Object Trading: “Our clients look to us to remove the limitations of their current reach by providing exchange access where and when new opportunities arise. Building direct market access to the largest commodities exchange in the Middle East was driven by brokerages needing to enable their clients to trade DGCX products. The DGCX has seen tremendous growth in trading volumes in 2013, so we see this as a significant enhancement to our global offering.”

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