Trading Technologies Named as One of Chicago’s Most Innovative Companies in Annual Eureka Index

  Trading Technologies Named as One of Chicago’s Most Innovative Companies in
  Annual Eureka Index

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 30, 2013

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a leading global provider of
professional futures trading software and solutions, received high rankings in
the second annual Eureka Index. The index, created by Ocean Tomo LLC and
published in Crain’s Chicago Business, measures the quality of patents held by
Chicago area companies. TT also was included in last year’s inaugural index.

According to Crain’s, TT “pulled off a rare trifecta.” Last year, TT was in
the top 10 for total patent output among Illinois companies, in the top 20 for
quality of patents issued, and had the highest patent output per employee.

“We are excited to be included along with other innovative companies such as
Illinois Tool Works and Baxter,” said TT CEO Harris Brumfield. “We put
considerable resources into our R&D efforts so that our technology will help
end users meet their trading objectives.”

TT was first out of 70 local companies in per capita output, with 18 patents
for every 100 employees, according to Crain's research. In 2012, TT was also a
leader in raw patent output, ranking ninth with 82 patents. Mike Burns, TT
Vice President of R&D, was included in a list of local residents with most

Visual programming platform ADL™ (Algo Design Lab), is one of the most recent
patent-pending innovations for TT. In the Crain’s article, TT CTO Rick Lane
commented about the trading industry’s shift in innovation and how ADL is
becoming a widely used tool to help create safer markets. “For the first time
since electronic trading has existed, the innovation is not just focused
around speed. Now innovation is in risk—helping people trade more safely.”

About Trading Technologies: @Trading_Tech

Trading Technologies (, headquartered in Chicago,
develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals,
including proprietary traders, brokers, CTA’s, hedge funds, and commercial
users. The company’s X_TRADER® software and related services provide direct
access to thirty-five of the major international derivatives exchanges.
TTNET™, TT's fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability
and fast trade execution via hubs located close to the major exchanges in
Chicago, New Jersey, São Paulo, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo and


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