News Release

CBOT to Connect Four Firms to Its Singapore Hub

Tue Jan 17 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jennifer Rook
312-435-3625
news@cbot.com

 

CBOT to Connect Four Firms to Its Singapore Hub

CHICAGO – January 17, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) announced today that four firms are set to be connected to the Exchange’s new Singapore telecommunications hub. The four firms include ABN AMRO, Man Financial, Saxon Financials, and UOBF Schneider.

The CBOT Singapore hub is an efficient, cost-effective method for allowing CBOT customers in the Pan-Asian region to directly connect to the Exchange to access the entire product suite 22 hours per day. In addition, the hub provides the infrastructure for the connectivity of the Joint Asian Derivatives Exchange (JADE), a new all electronic exchange currently being developed in partnership between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the CBOT.

CBOT Executive Vice President of Business Development Christopher Malo said, “We are thrilled that four leading global firms, Man Financial, ABN AMRO, UOBF Schneider and Saxon Financials have agreed to expand their connection to include our new Singapore hub for the purpose of trading CBOT products. These firms will be able to tap into the CBOT’s highly liquid markets with greater speed and efficiency. Connecting four firms to the Exchange’s hub in Singapore is the latest step in our overall business strategy to expand our reach in the Pan-Asian region.  Other recent actions include moving to a 22-hour electronic trading day and entering into a new joint venture with the Singapore Exchange to launch JADE.”

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity, and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 157-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise. Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide. For more information visit our web site at www.cbot.com

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