LONDON, England, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Speaking at the CERT (Canadian European
Roundtable) Energy Roundtable in London today, TSX Group CEO Richard Nesbitt
discussed the importance of TSX to energy development in Canada. "TSX has been
critical to our emergence as an energy superpower. Our success in oil and gas
links is because we are operating from one of the most sophisticated resource
investor communities in the world."
He added, "Over the last five years, only two exchanges have consistently
raised more capital than TSX Group equity exchanges. New York was first,
London was second, and TSX Group exchanges were third. So, although our
combined exchanges are only seventh in the world by market cap, we're hitting
well above our weight where it really matters - raising capital. That matters
a lot already and it will matter even more as the momentum surrounding
Canada's energy development continues to surge."
There are 434 oil and gas companies listed on TSX Group's exchanges -
producing trading volumes over 10 billion shares valued at nearly $170 billion
in the first half of this year. TSX Group also owns Natural Gas Exchange. NGX
continues to develop its sophisticated system for clearing and settling
physical gas and electricity contracts. In March, NGX reached an agreement to
combine NGX's strengths in physical clearing with the technology capabilities
of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - this extended the NGX and TSX footprint
across North America. NGX also owns Oxen Inc., which owns the Alberta Watt
Exchange (Watt-Ex), managing ancillary services procurement for operating
reserves in the Alberta electricity market. Earlier this month, TSX Group
expanded its energy holdings when it bought an option to purchase the leading
Canadian electronic platform for trading and clearing crude oil, NetThruPut
Inc. The option is exercisable in March 2009.
A copy of Mr. Nesbitt's remarks is available on tsx.com.
About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading
provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in
Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.
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