IntercontinentalExchange Announces Launch of Cetip | Trader in February;
Addition of ICE Link Services
ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2013
ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a
leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and Cetip S.A., Latin
America's largest private fixed income depository, announced that the jointly
developed fixed income trading platform Cetip | Trader is expected to launch
on February 25, 2013. This follows a successful beta test that started in
August and final regulatory approval from the Brazilian securities regulator
Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios (CVM) today.
"This platform reinforces Cetip's commitment to develop an efficient and
transparent secondary market, respecting and improving the practices of our
local over-the-counter market," said Cetip Managing Director Carlos Ratto.
Cetip | Trader offers market participants access to voice confirmation,
electronic trading and historical data in a single platform. Over the past few
months, it has been thoroughly tested in a simulated trading environment with
approximately 80 institutions entering more than 100,000 mock trades. While
the platform was initially developed for corporate and government bonds, its
flexible architecture is adaptable for new products as driven by market
"We are providing an innovative solution that brings the front office a more
dynamic and intuitive language," said Cetip Trading Solutions Manager Ricardo
Vit. "Cetip | Trader is a flexible and simple tool that will help keep our
customers ahead of the curve."
"ICE was pleased to work with Cetip to build a product that is customized for
the Brazilian market, available in Portuguese, and that provides a complete
trading solution to the market for corporate and government bonds," said ICE
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer Dave Goone.
ICE Link, ICE's post-trade processing service, will also be available to Cetip
| Trader customers beginning February 25. ICE Link has developed
straight-through-processing workflows customized for the Brazilian bond
market. These workflows enable middle and back office operations to more
efficiently and effectively allocate trades and submit them to Cetip for
Said Vit, "In addition to easier access to liquidity and execution, the
complete solution also aims for better operational risk mitigation and total
cost reduction on the life of a trade. ICE Link allows standardization in the
trade workflow and better data integrations with counterparties and internal
systems. This provides market participants a level of automation never before
experienced in the Brazilian over-the-counter market."
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