TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX) (TSX: MXX) -
Luc Bertrand, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Exchange,
made the following comments today at the Financials Summit 2007 Conference.
Since the 1999 agreement, signed with the TSX, MX has focused on Canada's
position in global capital markets and has undertaken a number of key
initiatives and transactions as part of our growth strategy.
MX has accomplished several key milestones:
- The MX became fully electronic in 2001
- We were a Founding partner of the Boston Options Exchange ("BOX"),
launched in 2004 and we have since announced a transaction to purchase
an additional 13.3% stake in BOX from the Boston Stock Exchange
- MX successfully implemented SOLA(R) Trading at MX in 2005 and at BOX
- MX formed the Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX) in a Joint Venture with
the Chicago Climate Exchange
- MX formed a strategic alliance with NYMEX to launch a Canadian natural
resource-focused derivatives exchange (CAREX) and sold a 10% stake in
MX to NYMEX
- MX listed its securities for trading in March 2007.
All of these milestones highlight the MX's continued focus on developing
and growing the derivatives business in Canada.
Conscious of the upcoming expiration of the contractual standstill in
2009, MX has, in the past, initiated direct discussions with the TSX
concerning the future shape and organization of the capital markets in Canada,
bearing in mind our mandate to ensure the public interest in the efficiency
and integrity of the Canadian Capital Markets. There are no discussions taking
place at the present time.
About Montréal Exchange Inc.
The Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada's financial derivatives exchange.
The MX offers trading in Canadian interest rate, index and equity derivatives.
Clearing, settlement and risk management services are provided by an AA rated
clearing house, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, fully owned by
the MX. Our integrated trading and clearing services are supported by a
proprietary suite of exchange technologies, known as SOLA(R). The MX also has
interests in: the Boston Options Exchange (BOX), a U.S. automated equity
options market, for which MX is the technical operator; the Canadian Resources
Exchange (CAREX), a new corporation created with NYMEX that is dedicated to
developing the Canadian energy market; and the Montréal Climate Exchange
(MCeX), a joint venture with the Chicago Climate Exchange(R), aiming to
establish the leading market for publicly traded environmental products in
Canada. For more information about the Montréal Exchange, please visit
For further information:
For further information: Jean Charles Robillard, (514) 871-3551,