MillenniumIT Named ‘Best Exchange Technology Provider’ at 2016 Markets Choice Awards


– Markets Media award cites next generation MillenniumIT platform for its technical innovation, versatility and reliability
– Rapid development and delivery of Aequitas NEO in Canada and BVL in Peru underlines MillenniumIT reputation for agility and efficiency
– 2015 wins include South Africa and India exchanges

MillenniumIT, a provider of agile and resilient capital markets solutions and part of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), was named “Best Exchange Technology” provider at the 2016 Markets Choice Awards in New York. Hosted by Markets Media, the annual awards recognize excellence among exchanges, sell-side trading desks, institutional asset owners, investment managers, technology providers and individual industry leaders.

In selecting MillenniumIT, the Markets Media advisory board pointed to successful rollouts that standardized trading platforms and improved interactions with markets around the world. In 2015, MillenniumIT launched the new Aequitas NEO Exchange platform in Canada, replaced the 20-year legacy platform at Bolsa de Valores de Lima (BVL) in Peru, expanded its relationship with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa to include derivatives and fixed income markets, and was selected by the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) in India to provide its core technology trading infrastructure.

Mack Gill, CEO, MillenniumIT, said:
“We are honored to receive this industry recognition. 2015 was a banner year for MillenniumIT, with among other wins two successful client go-lives that were on the cutting edge of innovation. This award is another step towards realizing our vision of becoming the most trusted and admired partner of choice for organizations requiring real-time, high performance, agile and resilient capital market technology.”

Riaan van Wamelen, Johannesburg Stock Exchange Director and Chief Information Officer, said:
“The JSE has walked a path with MillenniumIT since the move of our equity market technology infrastructure in 2012. That move resulted in dramatically faster execution speeds for JSE members as well as improved operational stability. Since then, we haven’t looked back with MillenniumIT also assisting us to launch a co-location facility in 2014. Our decision in 2015 to embark on a programme to extend the MillenniumIT platform to the JSE’s other markets reflects our confidence in our technology partner and the working relationship we have developed. This award is further validation of our choice.”

Jos Schmitt, CEO, Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., added:
“I congratulate MillenniumIT on earning this prestigious accolade. The task we set together was enormous; to build an exchange of the future that challenges existing trading models and puts investors, companies raising capital and their dealers first. This could not have been possible without their exemplary partnership. The breadth of their innovative and highly adaptable products combined with the dedication of our two teams throughout the build, test and go-live enabled us to bring our trailblazing exchange model to market quickly.”

In addition, LSEG’s LCH.Clearnet won the Markets Choice Award for ‘Best Clearing House’.

David Weisbrod, CEO, LCH.Clearnet LLC., said:
“We are delighted to have been named Best Clearing Company by Markets Media. This award is a reflection of our continued efforts to partner with our members, clients and regulators to deliver effective risk management to the market. 2015 was a fantastic year for LCH.Clearnet in terms of advancing our mission to be the markets’ most trustworthy clearinghouse. We are deeply committed to this objective and look forward to working closely with the industry and regulatory community in 2016 and beyond.”

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Notes to editors:

About MillenniumIT
MillenniumIT is the power behind many of the world’s financial markets. MillenniumIT pre- to post-trade, multi-asset, ultra-low latency, agile technology infrastructure supports the trade lifecycle for more than 40 financial institutions and financial services firms around the world.

The MillenniumIT solution suite includes ultra-low latency trading platform Millennium Exchange™, the Millennium SOR™ smart order router; Millennium MarketData™, Millennium Surveillance™, and the integrated clearing, settlement and depository solution Millennium PostTrade™. Underpinning all of these solutions and providing the core integration layer is the Millennium Advanced Platform™ (MAP™).

Clients include Borsa Italiana, HKEx, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, London Stock Exchange Group, Singapore Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, Tullett Prebon and Turquoise.

Founded in 1996 and head-quartered in Sri Lanka, MillenniumIT is a fully-owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit www.millenniumit.com.

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe’s leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, a pan-European equities MTF. It is also home to one of the world’s leading growth markets for SMEs, AIM. Through its platforms, the Group offers international business and investors unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of multi-asset global CCP operator, LCH.Clearnet Group, LSEG operates CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, the T2S-ready European settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s newly established CSD based in Luxembourg.

The Group is a global leader in indexing and analytic solutions. FTSE Russell offers thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets around the world. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, and RNS.

London Stock Exchange Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software for customers around the world. Currently, over 40 organisations and exchanges use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology, including the Group’s own markets.

Headquartered in London, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people. Further information on the Group can be found at www.lseg.com.

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