NO 248 – OCTOBER 2013

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Borsa Italiana acquires stake in MTF

Borsa Italiana completed the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of EuroTLX SIM, an Italian company jointly operating a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) in the retail fixed-income market.

DTCC acquires Omgeo

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo, the global standard for efficiency in institutional post-trade processing. This acquisition enables DTCC to progress in service innovation and reduce risks and costs in post trade processing.

NYSE Euronext sells stake in Qatar Exchange

NYSE Euronext has sold its 12% stake in Qatar Exchange to “Qatar Holding”, the investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority which is now the sole owner of Qatar Exchange. Meanwhile, the cooperation between Qatar Exchange and NYSE Euronext will continue in different fields including technology and expertise.

OCC names new chairman

OCC, the clearinghouse for all US stock options, named Craig Donohue, former CME Group CEO, as its new executive chairman from 1 January 2014.

Osaka Securities Exchange to change corporate name to Osaka Exchange

The Osaka Securities Exchange will change its trade name to Osaka Exchange, Inc. from March 2014, on the same day of the derivatives markets integration.

SIX to acquire Austrian card provider

SIX acquired PayLife, the Austrian market leader in the field of cashless payment. In this way, SIX Group is underscoring its intention to push its international growth and become one of Europe’s leading providers for card-based payment services. As a wholly owned subsidiary of SIX, PayLife is to be incorporated into the company’s Payment Services Division during the next few months.

Tokyo Stock Exchange Regulation to change corporate name to Japan Exchange Regulation

On 1 April 2014, the Tokyo Stock Exchange Regulation will change its corporate name to Japan Exchange Regulation (JPX Regulation or JPX-R).