ADVISORY, April 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Leaders of the derivates exchanges and clearinghouse members of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square for the annual International Options Market Association (IOMA) meeting.
In honor of the occasion, WFE and IOMA representatives will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
- Meyer S. Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ OMX
- Richard DuFour, Executive Vice President, CBOE, and IOMA Treasurer
- William Brodsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CBOE, and WFE Chairman
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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IOMA was founded as an association of options markets and clearinghouses around the world. It includes most of the major exchanges trading options on equities, equity indexes, debt instruments, currencies and commodities. Since affiliating with WFE in 2002, IOMA has widened its scope to include futures and commodity trading.
About the WFE:
The World Federation of Exchanges is the trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges. With 52 members from around the globe, the WFE develops and promotes standards in markets, supporting reform in the regulation of OTC derivatives markets, international cooperation and coordination among regulators. WFE stock exchanges are home to over 45,000 listed companies (as of December 2009).
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).