RTS Adds Market Access to Newly Launched Global Board of Trade in Mauritius

GBOT Launched Monday with Precious Metals, Currency Futures

Oct 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from RTS Realtime Systems Group

SINGAPORE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today that the firm is providing clients with market access to the newly launched Global Board Of Trade Ltd. (GBOT), the first international multi-asset class exchange in Mauritius. RTS clients can access the full range of commodities and currency derivatives offered by GBOT, including metals, energy, soft agricultural products and foreign exchange. The exchange successfully started trading on Monday. GBOT is promoted by the Financial Technologies Group, one of the largest exchange networks.  

Said Alex Lamb, Executive Board Member at RTS: "We are pleased to offer access to this new market as part of our portfolio of global connectivity and trading solutions. Our low latency trading solutions are best suited to capture and profit from hedge and arbitrage opportunities across products and markets. Through our technology, traders across the globe will be able to trade all GBOT-listed products."

RTS provides direct connectivity to over 120 exchanges and access to more than 65 venues through its ultra-low latency global data center network. The firm's portfolio of clients includes exchanges, investment banks, proprietary trading firms, brokerage houses, clearing firms, introducing brokers, statistical arbitrage groups and hedge funds.

Joseph Bosco, MD & CEO at GBOT, said: "We are delighted to work with RTS, who will provide access to our global members and clients to trade on GBOT's state-of-the-art trading platform. Technology has played a crucial role in shaping and transforming the world economy, especially through the financial and capital markets, and RTS will be a major stakeholder in our endeavor to connect the global trading community to the emerging economies of Africa. In the first phase GBOT is offering trading in gold and silver futures as well as five currency futures products, including the first worldwide offering of two African currency futures."

About RTS Realtime Systems Group

RTS delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions.  The firm is one of the world's leading providers of ultra-low latency, high frequency, robust algorithmic trading solutions.  RTS offers standardized low latency connectivity gateways to 120+ exchanges and execution venues worldwide.  In addition, the firm provides proximity hosting and co-location services for high-speed, ultra-low latency access to 65+ venues via its global data center network.  RTS has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore and Sydney.


About Global Board of Trade Ltd.

Global Board Of Trade Ltd. (GBOT) is the first international multi-asset class exchange from Mauritius offering a basket of commodity derivative products including metals, energy, agri-soft, as well as currency derivative products. Regulated by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius, GBOT is strategically located at the crossroads of Africa and Asia and offers an ideal platform for global investors to access many of the world's fastest growing economies from Mauritius. GBOT is promoted by the Financial Technologies Group (www.ftindia.com), a global leader in setting up and operating tech-centric next generation exchanges in the emerging but fast growing economies from Africa to Asia and Middle East to South East Asia. The Group operates one of the largest exchange networks comprising 10 exchanges and 6 ecosystem ventures which address upstream and downstream opportunities around exchanges, including clearing, depository, information vending, and payment gateway among others.


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