BT has today announced that the Russian Trading System (RTS) Stock Exchange, Russia's first regulated stock exchange and a main benchmark for Russia's securities industry, has joined the BT Radianz community.
RTS will now be able to offer faster, secure and flexible global access to trading on the exchange and to its market data for banks, brokers, financial institutions and traders around the world through the high-performance, IP-based BT Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure.
Russia's growing capabilities as a financial centre and developing financial markets hub is making it an attractive proposition for foreign and Russian-based investors.
As a provider of cutting-edge trading technologies, RTS is keen to offer customers market data in the most efficient and convenient way. As the RTS Index is one of the major benchmarks of the Russian stock market, both Russian and foreign investors can benefit from the availability of RTS data via the BT Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure.
The BT Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure supports the world's largest secure networked financial community, with over 14,000 customer locations internationally accessing services from over 400 application service providers around the world. RTS will be able to leverage this growing global networked community and make use of low-latency connectivity for its members.
Roman Gorynov, CEO of RTS, said: "As volumes across RTS increase and electronic trading strategies actively develop across the Russian market, speed and quality of data transfer to our clients is of the utmost importance. RTS is interested in providing optimal service to as wide a range of investors as possible. Our collaboration with BT makes the Russian market more accessible to global investments and is another step closer to the harmonization of Russia's financial markets infrastructure and its place as a leading world market."
Andy Nicholson, vice president global banking & financial markets, BT, said: "Our award-winning BT Radianz community is the largest in the financial services sector and, at ten years old, is well established as the leading dedicated global infrastructurture for the financial services community.
"Having Russia's first regulated exchange join our user community, with already over 300 BT customers in the region, is a clear demonstration of our ongoing commitment to Russia as a financial market of the future. Securing the business of any government-owned institution is testament that BT is a trusted provider of infrastructure capabilities to the financial sector globally."