People's Bank of China interbank currency trading platform goes live

Source: Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced that the Renminbi currency trading platform for the Chinese inter-bank market, an initiative of China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), a subsidiary of People's Bank of China (PBoC), has successfully gone live nationwide.

The New Generation CNY Trading System (NGCNYTS) is a forward-looking trading system, which aims to incorporate the future vision of the Chinese Interbank market and relevant international best practices. It is designed to meet the fast growing requirements of the Chinese financial market with efficient risk management and real time monitoring systems. It supports multiple trading methods, including special features for market makers.

NGCNYTS is a next generation system providing unified platform across Debt, Money and Derivative Markets. NGCNYTS gained national importance, as it is the primary trading platform for all financial institutions such as Commercial Banks, Pension, Trust & Mutual Fund, Securities firms and Insurance companies in China.

Speaking on the successful implementation of this landmark project, Girija Pande, Executive Vice President and Head, TCS Asia Pacific, said, "We are extremely pleased to successfully deliver the CFETS project built based on our experience in other global markets and in close cooperation with CFETS who have experience in the Chinese domestic market. It also provides flexibility to connect with third party front ends and other external interfaces. Deploying ten markets at a time is a unique challenge which TCS could complete successfully."

"The project is among the most prestigious ventures of TCS in the APAC region, involving a highly dedicated multi-cultural team of over 130 associates spanning a period of more than 2 years. The team will be maintaining the system going forward and enhancing the system for additional markets," he further added.

TCS' trading solution at CFETS is scalable and can handle rapid growth in volumes with ease. Due to its scalable and configurable architecture, it also simplifies the addition of multiple financial products thus reducing the overall time to market.

Besides CFETS, TCS has successfully delivered the mission critical trading systems for the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, India, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, India and Clearing Corporation of India Limited (CCIL). TCS is also the chosen strategic partner involved in maintaining the trading applications at Deutsche Boerse AG, Germany.

TCS pioneered the entry of Indian IT industry in China in 2002 and remains at the forefront of that thrust with 1100 consultants in China and four Global delivery Centres (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin& Hangzhou). In 2005, TCS was invited by the Chinese Government to form a Joint Venture to create a large scale global sourcing base in China. TCS China is serving over 30 Global and domestic clients like Eaton, Motorola, Cummins, China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), Guangdong Provincial Rural Credit Cooperative Union (GDRCC), China Trust Bank, Hua Xia Bank.

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