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 Mumbai, India - 13 April 2010
Indian Exchange Sponsors

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) operates a nation-wide, electronic market, offering trading in various financial instruments. NSE started its operations in June 1994, in the Wholesale Debt Market segment. This segment provides trading in a wide range of fixed income securities which include government securities, treasury bills, bonds etc. The other market Segments at NSE are the Capital Market, Derivatives Market and Currency Derivatives segments. The Capital Market segment provides trading in equities, preference shares, ETFs, Retail Government Securities etc.

NSE today accounts for nearly 74% of the total trading value of all stock exchanges in India in equities. Derivatives trading commenced in India in June 2000. Currently, NSE provides trading in futures and options on 5 indices and 190 single stocks. NSE has established itself as the market leader in this segment with more than 98% market share. Today NSE network stretches to more than 1,500 locations in the country and supports more than 2, 80,000 terminals.

Over the years, NSE has taken many initiatives to strengthen the securities industry. NSE has launched several new products like Mini Nifty, Long Dated Options, Cross Margining, Currency and Interest Rate Derivatives, and Mutual Fund Service System.

NSE has recently introduced an ETF based on “Hang Seng Index” providing a unique rupee denominated asset diversification opportunity for investors which provides exposure to China. This is the first international product to be launched in India.

NSE today offers more than 10 asset classes, providing ever growing trading & investment opportunities for investors and market participants. Responding to market needs, NSE has introduced DMA, FIX capabilities and co-location facilities to its Members.

NSE is committed to operate a market ecosystem which is transparent and at the same time offers high levels of safety, integrity and corporate governance.

NSE’s Global rankings

Single Stock Futures – ranked 2nd
Stock Index Options – ranked 3rd
Stock Index Futures – ranked 3rd
No. of Trades – ranked 4th
Market Capitalisation – ranked 14th

Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia.

Over the past 135 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it with an efficient capital raising platform.

Today, BSE is the world's number 1 exchange in the world in terms of the number of listed companies (over 4900). It is the world's 5th most active in terms of number of transactions handled through its electronic trading system aslo in the top ten of global exchanges in terms of the market capitalization of its listed companies (as of December 31, 2009). The companies listed on BSE command a total market capitalization of USD Trillion 1.28 as of Feb, 2010.

The BSE Index, SENSEX, is India's first and most popular Stock Market benchmark index. Exchange traded funds (ETF) on SENSEX, are listed on BSE and in Hong Kong. Futures and options on the index are also traded at BSE.

BSE continues to innovate:
• Became the first national exchange to launch its website in Gujarati and Hindi and now Marathi
• Purchased of Marketplace Technologies in 2009 to enhance the in-house technology development capabilities of the BSE and allow faster time-to-market for new products
• Launched a reporting platform for corporate bonds christened the ICDM or Indian Corporate Debt Market
• Acquired a 15% stake in United Stock Exchange (USE) to drive the development and growth of the currency and interest rate derivatives markets
• Launched ‘BSE StAR MF’ Mutual fund trading platform, which enables exchange members to use its existing infrastructure for transaction in MF schemes.
• BSE now offers AMFI Certification for Mutual Fund Advisors through BSE Training Institute (BTI)
• Co-location facilities for Algorithmic trading
• BSE also successfully launched the BSE IPO index and PSU website
• BSE revamped its website with wide range of new features


A subsidiary of electronic trading pioneer Instinet, Chi-X Global is a global provider of market infrastructure technologies and trading venues. Through regional Chi-X trading platforms, Chi-X Global aims to provide investors around the world with the most efficient markets possible through their high-speed, low-cost, intelligent trading models, while its separately operated Chi-Tech services unit, whose data management and trading technologies have been deployed by some of the world’s leading exchanges and financial firms, provides a range of end-to-end trading and market data technologies. Chi-X Global believes that truly competitive, technology-driven markets benefit all participants in the trading process – investors, brokers and the primary exchanges – by making the market more attractive to the global trading community, which ultimately helps to increase overall market volumes and improve investor performance.

The name Chi-X is derived from the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, “χ” (Chi), symbolizing the “crossing,” or matching, of the two sides of a trade. Along with the “X” from the English alphabet, the name signifies a combination of the old world and modern world, or traditional securities trading techniques married with cutting-edge technology.

For further information, please contact:

Chi-X Asia Pacific
Chi-X Canada


Omnesys is a leading provider of multi-asset, multi venue trading system called Omnesys NEST. The NEST product suite is available as a firm or broker hosted model, and in a Software As a Service (SaS) Model and is a platform of choice for leading institutions, exchanges and brokers in India.

Omnesys NEST is a fully integrated eco-system for securities including Order Management System, comprehensive pre-trade risk management systems, supports various types of front ends, automated trading systems, and Algos. Omnesys NEST also provides FIX execution capabilities and APIs for both buy and sell side firms. Omnesys NEST has captured significant market share in the Indian markets within a short period of time and a substantial amount of volumes are executed on it. The largest installation handles over 18000 logins.

Product suite includes:

• Broker Order Management System (OMS)
• Execution Management System (EMS)
• Comprehensive Rule based Pre Trade Risk Management, Post Trade Position Management
• Algo Trading Engine with ability to write custom Trading strategies
• Order Slicing based on Time / Market Volume / Price
• Smart Order Routers
• Strategies for Spreads, Cash - Fut , Put Call Parity and other arbitrage trades
• Low Latency FIX engine with Order and Market Data Apis
• Real time news via Dow Jones newswire
• Charting and Technical analysis

As one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive market, industry, product and strategic advisory expertise to help clients succeed in Asia and around the globe. The company's corporate and investment banking, and sales and trading businesses in Asia Pacific Region operate under the Bank of America Merrill Lynch brand.

Understanding the unique complexities of how and where you do business is what makes Bank of America Merrill Lynch a premier financial advisor. For clients in the Asia Pacific region, we offer world-class solutions with more than 60 years of on-the-ground experience. Our broad network in Asia spans 12 countries and territories, five time zones and more than a dozen languages, as well as 150 countries globally.

In India, DSP Merrill Lynch is one of the country's leading private sector investment bank and securities firms, engaged in providing a complete range of financial services.

In Global Electronic Services, we are a market leader strengthened by a multi-client, multi-region, multi-product approach that gives great flexibility in both how and where to execute. The ability to work with investor clients to adjust strategies in order to meet specific performance objectives sets us apart.

Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co. Ltd. (renamed from Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. effective on January 1st, 2010) has built up an impressive track record since its formation in April 1999 in Japan. We are resolved to taking the leadership position in the market, thereby serving the needs of clients, both at home and abroad. Since its foundation, Daiwa has been engaged in a broad range of investment banking operations involved in capital raising, IPOs, Merger & Acquisitions and principal finance amongst others, while expanding conventional sales and trading operations.

Daiwa Securities Electronic Trading - DSET provides clients with a state-of-the-art execution platform that connects traders directly to global equities and derivatives markets. Daiwa has leveraged on its historical strengths in equity trading to provide clients with DART (Daiwa Algorithmic Trading) and access to liquidity that helps in generating trading alpha by reducing market impact & trading costs. Clients can access the DSET suite of tools through their own proprietary systems or third-party systems.

As one of the world's leading banks, Credit Suisse provides its clients with private banking, investment banking and asset management services worldwide. In its Investment Banking business, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to users and suppliers of capital around the world. Operating in 57 locations across 30 countries, Credit Suisse is active across the full spectrum of financial services products including debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, and correspondent and prime brokerage services. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at

Advanced Execution Services® (AES) is Credit Suisse's award-winning suite of algorithmic trading strategies, tools, and analytics for global trading across equities, options, futures and foreign exchange. With AES’s tools, traders can improve performance versus benchmarks, work orders on multiple liquidity pools, and add consistency to the trading process. The AES team is dedicated to a philosophy of constant improvement and innovation. AES continues to evolve as new trends develop in the marketplace and as our research teams discover more effective trading techniques. This is why AES has been recognized consistently as the leader in algorithmic trading. For more information please contact AES® Trading Desk +852 2101 6443 / (toll free) +800 222 2334.

With clients across the globe, Rapid Addition is the leading software solutions provider to the global electronic markets with tools to suit all needs from entry-level FIX engines to the world’s most advanced messaging and trading technology. As a fully independent company, our team has been involved in FIX since its inception and our products reflect our unique insight and extensive experience in the FIX and electronic trading marketplace. No one knows FIX like we do.

Religare Technova is the IT Products business of a large diversified Indian transnational business group. The group pursues aggressive business interests globally in IT Services (Religare Technologies), Financial Services (Religare Enterprises), Health Care (Fortis HealthCare), Wellness (Religare Wellness), Diagnostics (Super Religare Laboratories) and Aviation and Travel (Religare Voyages).

Religare Technova offers solutions that address an organisation’s key needs and requirements. Each solution has been designed to enable one to increase business’s efficiency levels and concentrate on the core business.

As the Indian Capital Markets evolve, the technology and standardization demands shall draw them to the inevitable conclusion of standardizing the interfacing capabilities of platforms, which gravitates towards the FIX platform due to its pervasiveness globally. Religare Technova as leading providers of technology to the Capital Markets, is a major provider of FIX enabled trading products and their supporting services.

Religare Technova’s domain expertise coupled with the ability to constantly innovate for a changing technology landscape enables it to provide market-leading software, services and solutions to the global financial markets. Currently with over 2000 employees and presence in over 10 countries, Religare Technova is poised to be a leader in the global IT and Software Solutions. For more information, go to and

Fidessa group is the leading supplier of multi-asset trading, portfolio analysis, decision support, compliance, market data and connectivity solutions for firms involved in trading the world’s financial markets. Fidessa’s products and services are built on the simple vision of making it easier to buy, sell and own financial assets of all types on a global basis.

Fidessa’s products and services are used by over 85% of tier-one, global financial institutions and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities.

Fidessa’s global network carries $640 billion of flow a month covering DMA, Care and Algorithmic orders, IOIs and FIX Allocations between over 2,400 buy-sides and 530 brokers across 130 markets worldwide.

Headquartered in London and with operations across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, Fidessa supports over 25,000 users across 850 clients, serving a broad spectrum of customers from major investment banks and asset managers through to specialist niche brokers and hedge funds.

Fidessa group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FDSA) and is a FTSE 250 company. Fidessa has a turnover of around £240m, has delivered 30% compound growth since its 1997 listing and now employs 1,500 people globally.

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has been a leading provider of mission critical connectivity and data services to financial communities since 1990.

As one of the first organisations in the world, TNS deployed a dedicated financial community extranet which is resilient, highly secure and supports VPNs, eCommerce (including FIX), straight through processing and the delivery of market data from exchanges or market data vendors.

Since its inception, TNS has expanded its network coverage extensively around the globe, including the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe.

Choose TNS for:
    • Hosting & Co-location
    • 3rd Party & Order Routing Services
    • On-net Connectivity within Days of Request
    • 24x7x365 Network Monitoring
    • Customer Portal (Ordering & Monitoring)
    • Connection to Over 1500 Financial Community End-points Around the World
    • Access to eCommerce and FIX connectivity, Proprietary Trading, Broker Dealers, Exchanges, MTFs, ATS and ECNs

Participants Include: Fund Managers, Proprietary Trading, Broker Dealers, Exchanges, MTFs, ATS and ECNs

TNS’ Financial Instruments Include: Equities, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Fixed Income and Options Hosting

To find out how TNS can help you stay ahead of the market in the fast paced financial world, visit or contact Praveen on +91 444 312 9995 or

HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to more than 125 million customers through four customer groups and global businesses: Personal Financial Services (including Consumer Finance); Commercial Banking; Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets; and Private Banking.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. With offices in more than 60 countries and territories, Global Banking and Markets offers clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.

In HSBC’s Global Markets, the FIX Protocol has been implemented across the four primary asset classes; Equities, Futures, FX and Fixed Income.

HSBC’s cross asset FIX implementation helps customers enjoy the benefits of having a single cost effective connection to HSBC Global Markets enabling them to trade a comprehensive mix of products across a large 102 execution destination footprint.

HSBC is a major user of advanced technology. Its e-business channels include the internet, PC banking and telephone banking via both fixed and mobile phones.

HSBC’s world-class global presence and local accessibility ensure that the Group is well placed to offer a premier service around the world to all its clients, whether corporate, institutional, government or supranationals with all their financing, risk and investment needs.

A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit:

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading provides clients with the necessary execution tools and services to manage the investment process from start to finish, from pre-trade analysis to post-trade consulting. Clients access our global offering via REDIPlus and FIX, available for trading global equities, options, futures, foreign exchange and swaps. Customers can seek liquidity using our suite of multi-asset algorithms, route to optimal destinations using the SIGMA smart order router and take advantage crossing opportunities in SIGMA X.

Citi Electronic Execution

The right choice will get you there.
When it comes to choosing electronic execution solutions, you need a global provider that can manage all of your trading needs. You want premium execution tools, unique liquidity and innovative technology that meet the challenges of today's complex global markets. Citi Electronic Execution will get you there.


Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Citi's major brands include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at or

CameronTec is the financial industry’s leading provider of FIX infrastructure and connectivity solutions; its flagship product CameronFIX universally regarded as the reference standard for reliable, mature FIX engine applications. It is the only long-established FIX engine that delivers continuous, compelling version upgrades.

CameronFIX is the outcome of 12+ years investment in FIX performance, scalability, interoperability and robustness. Larger investment firms, brokers, exchanges and regulators on all five continents use CameronFIX for their high performance FIX requirements. It is CameronFIX technology they rely on to underpin critical metrics for increasing customers, enhancing revenue streams, reducing market and operational risk as well as costs associated with pre and post trade services.

During the FIXGlobal Face2Face Forum in Mumbai, CameronTec will preview CameronFIX 7; the outcome of a 3 year development roadmap for improved scalability, enhanced experience and generational renewal resulting from significant improvements to the defining aspects of the software, and leveraging industry standards for Java programming, integration and performance.

With truly dedicated customer service at the core of everything we do, CameronTec has offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Sydney and Stockholm.

CameronTec is a recently established subsidiary of Orc Software.

Standard Chartered PLC, listed on both London and Hong Kong stock exchanges, ranks among the top 20 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation.

The London-headquartered Group has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets, leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We have produced seven years of record income and profit, primarily as a result of organic growth.

Standard Chartered aspires to be the best international bank for its customers across its markets. The Group earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, from its Wholesale and Consumer Banking businesses. The Group has 1700 branches and outlets located in 70 countries. The extraordinary growth of its markets and businesses creates exciting and challenging international career opportunities.

Leading by example to be the right partner for its stakeholders, the Group is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. It employs around 75,000 people, nearly half of whom are women. The Group's employees are of 125 nationalities, of which about 70 are represented in the senior management.


With access to one of the largest liquidity pools in Global Equities (including #1 market share on Euronext), Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking's Global Execution Services team offers global coverage across 65 markets, comprehensive liquidity solutions, advanced algorithms and an integrated execution product, which includes all equities & ETFs.

At the core of Société Générale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with nearly 11, 000 professionals present in 33 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.

For Corporates, Financial Institutions and public sector: providing a global advisory approach (M&A, debt, equity transaction, capital structure, and asset & liability management), as well as quality capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum, optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.

For investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid financial engineering, quality of execution and forward-looking research across asset classes.

Financial Technologies (India) Ltd ( is a global leader in creating and operating next generation financial markets that are transparent, efficient, and liquid across multi-asset classes. Our markets transform lives by democratizing global trade and propagating price discovery, trade efficiency & risk hedging.

Flagship products include:
ODIN™ - Trading Platform of Choice' powering over 880 Indian brokerage houses with over 80% market share
DOME - 'Exchange Platform of choice' for next generation financial markets

Exchange Ventures
    – MCX: World’s 6th largest commodity futures exchange
    – MCX Stock Exchange: India’s newest stock exchange
    – IBS-Forex: Inter-bank FOREX trading platform
    – NSEL: Pan-India electronic spot market for Agri-commodities
    – IEX: India’s first power exchange
    – GBOT, Mauritius: Electronic exchange to serve Africa
     – SMX, Singapore: Pan-Asian commodity & derivatives exchange
    – Bourse Africa, Botswana: Multi-asset pan-African exchange & ecosystem
    – BFX, Bahrain: International multi-asset exchange
    – DGCX, Dubai: Middle East’s first international commodity & currency derivatives exchange

Ecosystem Ventures
    – NBHC: Pan-India warehouse platform
    – TickerPlant: Retail financial information distribution platform
    – atom technologies: Platform enabling 'any transaction on mobile'
    – Riskraft: Leading knowledge partner to Banks & Financial Institutions for Risk Management, Data Warehousing & Analytical Research
    – FTKMC: Financial Technologies' knowledge hub
    – MCX-SX Clearing corporation

AGC is the leading enterprise converged communication solutions provider in India, providing a comprehensive suite of converged solutions, contact center solutions and customer services. AGC is a subsidiary of Avaya Inc, with Avaya holding 59% equity in the Company.

With over 6000 customers, AGC is the market leader in India in IP telephony, Contact Centers, Enterprise Voice Solutions and Video conferencing.

In order to provide best-in-class converged communications products and solutions, AGC has partnered global technology leaders - Polycom, the world’s leading videoconferencing solutions provider; NICE Systems, the Israel-based customer experience management specialist and LG, a global leader in EPABX and KTS products, to name a few.

AGC has strategic alliances with systems integrators such as IBM, HP, Servion, Cable & Wireless, CMC and Tata Infotech. It has an extensive distribution network of business partners comprising systems integrators, value added resellers and channel partners.

Offering technologically advanced, end-to-end converged business solutions for enterprises, AGC is aiming to become the most Customer Responsive organisation. It is enabling Indian corporates leapfrog into a new era of communications. 75 per cent of India’s top business houses utilise AGC’s converged communications solutions— Accenture, American Express, Aviva, Citibank, Daksh, Dell, IBM, Indian School of Business, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata-AIG, Wipro-Spectramind, among others.