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NYSE Bonds & Bloomberg Deliver Integrated OMS for Fixed Income

March 12, 2012

NEW YORK — NYSE Euronext’s fixed income trading platform, NYSE
Bonds, and Bloomberg Trade Order Management Solutions (TOMS) now
offer sell-side fixed income dealers an integrated platform to
access the U.S. corporate bond market. Dealers using Bloomberg
TOMS, the leading order management platform for U.S. fixed
income securities, can now trade on the NYSE Bonds marketplace
via the Bloomberg Professional® service, which is used globally
by more than 310,000 subscribers.

On NYSE Bonds, institutional and executable orders entered by
NYSE members or sponsored participants are displayed on NYSE
Bonds’ order book and executed on a strict price/time priority.
Bloomberg TOMS integrates with NYSE Bonds via a FIX connection
that supports market data for price discovery and order
management services.

“We are pleased to work with Bloomberg TOMS to provide clients a
cost efficient, one stop solution to trading on NYSE Bonds,”
said Kevin Molloy, Managing Director, NYSE Euronext Fixed Income
Group. “Global dealers using Bloomberg TOMS can now make
markets, hit and lift markets and route customer orders directly
to NYSE Bonds. The connectivity this offering provides supports
our efforts to increase liquidity in the U.S. bond markets.”

This fully-integrated offering enables Bloomberg TOMS clients to
manage inventory, pricing, market making, risk and P&L as one
customizable workflow. In addition, users can optimize trading,
increase global distribution and improve operational efficiency.

Specific features of the offering include:

-Real-time view of NYSE Bonds markets with full depth of book

-Ability to hit/lift NYSE Bonds markets using Bloomberg TOMS

-Straight-Through-Processing (STP) of orders from NYSE Bonds to
Bloomberg TOMS and back office systems for efficient execution
and reporting

-Inventory acquisition from NYSE Bonds to fill open client

-Contribution of executable orders from Bloomberg TOMS to NYSE
Bonds’ order book to provide liquidity

“Electronic trading in the fixed income market will continue to
accelerate in response to growing regulatory guidelines,” said
Michael Wood, Global Head of Bloomberg TOMS. “In order to
effectively compete, sell-side fixed income firms will need
connectivity to global liquidity platforms and wholesale
markets. By integrating the order management system into this
workflow, these firms are able to increase trade volumes and
improve operational efficiency.”

To celebrate this unique offering, representatives from
Bloomberg TOMS visited the NYSE to ring The Opening Bell(sm).

Link to the Opening Bell video:

Photo 1:
Bloomberg TOMS rings The Opening Bell.

Photo 2:
Michael Wood, Global Head of Bloomberg TOMS and Kevin Molloy,
Managing Director in the NYSE Euronext Fixed Income Group, on
the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information about the NYSE Bonds platform please
contact the sales team:
Phone: (212) 656-2663

To learn more about Bloomberg TOMS, e-mail the TOMS team at

About NYSE Euronext:

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial
markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The
company’s exchanges in Europe and the United States trade
equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded
products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding
European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext’s equities markets
– the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE
Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world’s
equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange
group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the
leading European derivatives businesses and the world’s second-
largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company
offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and
market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.
NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange
operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:

About Bloomberg TOMS:

Bloomberg Trade Order Management Solutions, known as TOMS,
delivers global, multi-asset sell-side solutions for front-end
inventory, trading and middle and back office operations. TOMS
helps organizations manage inventory, market-making, intraday
risk and compliance, P&L, and end-of-day close in a fully
customizable workflow. TOMS enables customers to optimize their
trading workflow, increase global distribution to the markets,
manage risk and compliance, and improve operational efficiency.
Bloomberg TOMS was voted by clients as the “Best Sell-Side OMS
provider” for the past two years in a survey by Waters
Technology magazine. For more information, please visit:

Contact for Bloomberg:

Vera Newhouse, +1 212-617-6420,

Contact for NYSE Euronext:

Keara Everdell, +1 212-656-2159,