PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX) announced today that it has recently entered into an agreement to share market surveillance information with the JSE Limited (JSE) of South Africa. The agreement signed by Shaun Davies, Director of Market Regulation of the JSE, and Edward Deitzel, EVP and Chief Regulatory Officer of MIAX, marks the beginning of a collaborative relationship between the JSE and MIAX. Cooperation on information sharing will facilitate the listing and trading of options on certain Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), such as the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, a highly traded ETF offering customers exposure to both South African companies and those in other emerging markets.
"We are excited to have established collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on this initiative and to provide MIAX customers broader exposure to the South African capital market," said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MIAX. "This agreement will foster collaboration and information sharing between both exchanges." Continued Gallagher, "We are looking forward to what we hope will be a mutually beneficial relationship with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for years to come."
The JSE is licensed as an exchange under the Securities Services Act 2004 and is Africa's premier exchange. It has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for nearly 120 years. In this time, the JSE has evolved from a traditional floor based equities trading market to a modern securities exchange providing fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement in equities, financial and agricultural derivatives and other associated instruments and has extensive surveillance capabilities. The JSE is also a major provider of financial information.
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About MIAX and MIH
MIAX, which commenced operations on December 7, 2012, is a fully electronic options trading exchange approved by the SEC as a national securities exchange on December 3, 2012. MIAX has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges. Its trading platform has been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options now lists and trades options on the majority of the top 600 multiply listed classes. The MIAX Options Exchange's unparalleled system throughput is in excess of 24 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX is 27.6 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th percentile, the latency on MIAX is 39.7 microseconds. At the 99.9th percentile, the latency on MIAX is 56.4 microseconds. The MIAX executive offices and technology development center as well as the National Operations Center for the MIAX Options Exchange are located in Princeton, New Jersey.
MIAX and Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). MIAX Technologies is the Company's technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the MIAX trading technology. MIAX intends to launch the MIAX Equities Exchange and plans to pursue Latin American equity listings. The launch of the MIAX Equities Exchange is subject to SEC approval. The MIAX Futures Exchange is also planned as a follow-on initiative. The launch of the MIAX Futures Exchange is subject to CFTC approval.
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