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OMX introduces new solution for market data distribution - Genium Market Info

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OMX, the leading expert in the exchange industry, today introduces Genium Market Info, a low latency distribution system for market data. Raising the bar on speed and flexibility, Genium Market Info includes the management functionality needed to serve as a business development tool for new and innovative information services. Genium Market Info is part of Genium, the new exchange technologies from OMX, that bring new dimensions to managing the transformation of the exchange industry. To develop the solution, OMX has acquired a license for technologies from Cicada, a leader in providing software solutions for financial data management. “There are great prospects to better leverage information services to improve market quality, grow revenue and gain competitive advantage. With automated and algorithmic trading as significant market forces, the speed at which information is needed has increased accordingly. Genium Market Info empowers exchanges in seizing new opportunities and delivering market information with ultra-low latency”, says Markus Gerdien, President, Market Technology, OMX. As part of the Nordic Exchange's plans for Genium, OMX will implement Genium Market Info as the new distribution facility for consolidated market data to information vendors. The new solution will significantly shorten time to market for new services like disseminating data from new sources. The time plan and implementation details will be decided following vendor consultations. “Success in the financial markets is closely linked to the ability to obtain the right information in the right format, as quickly as possible. Accordingly, OMX Nordic Exchange recently announced Genium FIX, providing low latency access to raw market data. With Genium Market Info we now take further steps to reduce latency and introduce new information services for our customers”, says Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President, Information Services and New Markets, OMX. Genium Market Info incorporates core elements of the Cicada Composer system. As part of the agreement Cicada will provide OMX with sales support, development resources and ongoing system support. Genium Market Info is designed to work with all OMX trading solutions and is available now. For more information, please contact: Niclas Lilja, Press Relations, OMX+46 8 405 63 95 About OMX | OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. It describes the common offering from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Iceland Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. OMX' integrated technology solutions cross the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for over 60 exchange organizations in more than 50 countries. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financials sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com About Cicada | Cicada is a leader in providing data management software and compliance solutions to financial institutions, exchanges and data vendors. The foundation for the company's product line is its proprietary Cicada Composer data management software infrastructure, which provides end-to-end capability for data acquisition, validation, packaging, workflow management, manual intervention, and distribution. Cicada offers a range of deployment options including in-house and ASP models. www.cicadacorp.com

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