Alpha trading platform moves to TMX Quantum™

Update on planned launch of next generation equity trading technology 
TORONTO, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - TMX Group today announced the successful 
migration of Alpha to TMX Group's proprietary trading engine, TMX Quantum. As 
part of TMX Group's overall integration plan, Alpha now operates on the same 
platform as Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and TMX Select. 
"We continue to work to enhance the value of trading on our equity markets 
with the incorporation of Alpha into our diverse suite of products," says 
Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group. 
"Shifting Alpha's trading system from external providers to TMX Group 
technology and data centres provides customers with operational and service 
efficiencies. This move also represents an important step in the integration 
of TMX Group following the Maple acquisition." 
As a result of the migration of Alpha to TMX Quantum and the overall 
integration of Alpha with TMX, certain changes have been made to Alpha's 
Trading Policies and the Alpha Trading Fee Schedule, effective April 29, 2013. 
These documents may be accessed through 
http://www.alphatradingsystems.ca/en/TradingAgreements 
TMX Quantum XA™ Update 
TMX Group today also provided an update on the performance testing and planned 
launch of its next generation equity trading technology, TMX Quantum XA. 
TMX Quantum XA is based on hardware acceleration technology and designed to 
provide TMX Group equity trading customers with dramatically enhanced speed 
and capacity as well as more efficient order processing. Testing in the 
production environment achieved a twenty-fold reduction in median latency 
(measured at the network edge) to sub-100 microseconds on order executions. 
"We are very proud of the successes achieved in testing as we move into the 
final stages of preparation for TMX Quantum XA implementation," said Brenda 
Hoffman, Chief Information Officer, Group Head of Technology, TMX Group. "Our 
equity trading clients will benefit significantly from the performance 
enhancements and broadened functionality" 
TMX Select will be the first TMX equity marketplace to migrate to TMX Quantum 
XA. Symbols on TMX Select will be migrated onto TMX Quantum XA over three 
phases commencing Monday July 29, 2013. The migration of Toronto Stock 
Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Alpha onto TMX Quantum XA is scheduled to 
begin mid-2014. 
About TMX Group (TSX-X) 
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple 
asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock 
Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, Canadian 
Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, 
Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide 
listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other 
services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in 
Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), 
in key U.S. markets (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London and 
Beijing. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at 
www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup. 
Shane Quinn Manager, Communications and Public Affairs TMX Group 
416-947-4609 shane.quinn@tmx.com 
SOURCE: TSX Group Inc. 
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CO: TMX Group Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: FIN NP  
-0- Apr/29/2013 14:11 GMT
 
 
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