Moscow Interbank Stock Exchange (Micex), one of the world's top 20 stock exchanges and the largest exchange in Russia, the CIS countries and Central and Eastern Europe, has joined the BT Radianz community for the financial services sector.
MICEX will now be able to connect to the many thousands of banks, financial institutions and market data providers internationally that already use the BT Radianz shared market infrastructure. MICEX will be able to provide its members with flexible access to both its market data and its trading applications through a high-performance IP-based extranet platform.
The BT Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure supports the world's largest secure networked financial services community, with over 400 application service providers and over 14,000 customer locations across the worldwide financial services sector. MICEX will be able to leverage this growing global community and benefit from low-latency connectivity with its members.
Andy Nicholson, vice president, global banking & financial markets, BT, said: "Our award winning shared market infrastructure serves the world's largest, secure networked financial community, bringing together market participants from all elements of the STP chain. We are committed to investing in and growing this community for the mutual benefit of all of our users.
"By joining this community, MICEX will also benefit from enhanced business continuity capabilities, guaranteed service levels and greater control, as well as lower technical and operational risk."
Konstantin Korischenko, president, MICEX, said "Some of our most important clients are already members of the BT Radianz community. Joining this community means that we will now be able to enjoy seamless and effective communication with our existing users and more easily grow our user base domestically and internationally."