Thomson's Global Expansion in Equities Strengthened by Addition of New
Local Broker Destinations in Emerging European, Asian and Latin American
NEW YORK, June 19 /CNW/ -- Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The
Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and a leading provider of
information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community,
today announced record one-day trading volume of 3.53 billion shares on its
Thomson Order Routing network.
"These record volumes are evidence of our growing global network and our
continuous expansion into new and emerging markets," said Albert Lojko, Head
of Institutional Equities at Thomson Financial. "In less than three years
we've seen a 50% increase in the volumes traded on our electronic order
As regional brokers in Asia, Europe, and Latin America follow established
markets in the shift to electronic trading, they are increasingly turning to
Thomson Order Routing to connect with more than 700 leading brokers and asset
Recently, Thomson added GBM and Finamex, the first local brokers in
Mexico to join a growing list of emerging market destinations on the Thomson
Order Routing network, including Turkey, Poland, Greece, Russia, India, China,
Taiwan, Korea, among dozens of others.
"Thomson's global reach, and reputation for reliability, speed and value,
make it the obvious choice for us in driving local and international order
flow to our desks," said Carlos Ramirez, head of electronic trading services
at Mexico City-based Finamex Casa de Bolsa. "Thomson Order Routing connects me
to hundreds of international buy-side firms looking to trade on the Latin
With broker destinations in more than 50 markets, in Asia, Europe, and
Latin America, Thomson's equities network continues to expand its global
footprint by leading the growth of electronic trading, not only in established
markets, but new and emerging markets.
About Thomson Order Routing
The Thomson Order Routing, network is the largest global hub-and-spoke
network, connecting traders across continents and time zones to any trading
partner and venue. The order routing service is both market and broker-
neutral, transferring industry-standard order and execution FIX messages,
between institutional and broker trading partners. Thomson Order Routing is
part of Thomson Financial's Institutional Equities segment, which helps equity
traders optimize their performance by enabling the buy-side to identify
trading opportunities, achieve best execution and minimize market impact.
Additionally, Thomson Financial's Institutional Equities helps the sell-side
maximize trade volumes and better serve their customers, with solutions that
support the entire trading workflow, from pre-trade cost analysis, market
awareness and liquidity discovery to order management and post trade analysis.
About Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, with 2006 revenues of US$2 billion, is a provider of
information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community.
Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson
Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be
more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of
The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com), a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and
Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
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