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NYSE Euronext Accelerates Growth in Asia with Strategic Acquisition of Metabit, a Leading Provider of Market Access Products

— Strategically complements NYSE Technologies’ product portfolio and Asian offerings

— Addresses growing customer interest and expanding Asian financial marketplace

— In-line with NYSE Technologies’ strategy of building a global liquidity network

 New York and Tokyo – August 1, 2011 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metabit, a leading Tokyo-based provider of high performance market access products throughout Japan and Asia. Metabit will operate as a product line within the NYSE Technologies portfolio. The transaction is expected to close in third quarter of 2011. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Skilled with in-depth experience and understanding of financial markets in Asia, Metabit specializes in streamlined, low-latency technology solutions that enable industry-leading access to financial markets across Asia. Metabit’s products connect buy-side order flow with sell-side exchange participants and are designed exclusively for low latency direct market access (DMA) and exchange connectivity to markets through-out Asia. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Australia and Hong Kong. Metabit has built a trading community of more than 140 trading firms in Asia.

“Metabit’s products are built in Asia for Asia, and this combination fits our strategy, our connectivity business and our customer interests,” said Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies. “Metabit has a highly experienced and respected management team, and we recognize and value the success Metabit has had in Asia, especially in Japan. We will continue the further development of this local focus while also maximizing the value of the NYSE Euronext brand and relationships.”

Mr. Young continued: “Furthermore, Japan and Asia are priorities for NYSE Euronext and we believe this is absolutely the right time to further invest in the region. We fully expect this transaction to accelerate our efforts as a leading technology provider across the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming Metabit and its customers to NYSE Euronext, and to delivering the benefits of Metabit to our customer community.”

Daniel Burgin, CEO of Metabit, said: “Our combination with NYSE Technologies will be highly beneficial to delivering innovative solutions to our customers and to accelerate achieving our long-term business goals. We remain committed to our local business focus and service quality in Japan and throughout Asia, whilst being strengthened by NYSE Technologies’ product suite that is highly synergetic to our local solutions. The people and products of our combined companies will provide significant expertise and scale to NYSE Technologies’ business in the region. Joining forces represents a truly exceptional opportunity to build on our local success in order to increase our value proposition to our Japan and Asia customer base. We now have the opportunity to leverage our assets with NYSE Technologies and move to the next level. For the benefit of Asia-based customers, we will now expand our reach and capabilities globally.”

 Metabit’s Asia franchise has seen excellent growth as a result of a persistent product and client strategy and investments into Asia. Today, Metabit covers all DMA sectors outside Japan, ranging from China (“B” shares), India, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand. Metabit’s products, being built in Asia for Asia, focus to connect the local broker community in each country, in combination with the traditional group of global trading firms. Metabit will continue to resell and provide support to users of CameronFIX as they have since 2002.

 Upon closing, Mr. Burgin will head the NYSE Technologies Asia business and report to Mr. Young. Peter Tierney, Managing Director of NYSE Technologies will become the Chief Operating Officer of the combined business in Asia, and together they will lead the business operations.

Source; NYSE Tech, 01.08.2011

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BlackRock lista 7 nuevos ETF de indices de Asia, Polonia, Brazil y renta fija International en Mexico

Ciudad de México, 26 de diciembre de 2010 – El pasado jueves 23 de diciembre, empezaron a negociarse en el Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones (SIC) de la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) 7 nuevos ETFs iShares internacionales, patrocinados por Deutsche Securities, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa y administrados por BlackRock, en lo que constituye el cuarto paquete de ETFs iShares listados en el SIC el presente año.

Los 7 ETFs iShares que integran este paquete brindan exposición a índices de renta variable internacional de mercados emergentes y de Asia no emergente, así como de renta fija internacional.

Los ETFs iShares listados en el SIC son:

Nombre Clave de pizarra % Gastos Aprobado por CONSAR
Instrumentos de renta variable
iShares MSCI China Small Cap Index Fund ECNS 0.65 No
iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund EIDO 0.65 No
iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund ENZL 0.55 No
iShares MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund EPOL 0.65 No
iShares MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index Fund EWZS 0.65 No
Instrumentos de renta fija
iShares FTSE Gilts UK 0-5 IGLS 0.20 No
iShares DEX Short Term Bond Index Fund XSB 0.25 No

Estos 7 ETFs iShares permiten tener acceso a un perfil de inversión representado por el dinámico sector de empresas de baja capitalización de economías que han tenido desempeños recientes interesantes, como la china, indonesia, neozelandesa, polaca o brasileña.

Por ejemplo, el iShares MSCI China Small Cap Index Fund mantiene una posición diversificada en empresas chinas de baja capitalización del sector automotriz, minero, tecnológico, de bienes raíces, energético, cementero y de materias primas, entre muchos otros.

Las carteras, desempeños recientes, retornos históricos, prospectos y otros datos de interés de estos nuevos ETFs pueden ser consultados en www.iShares.com.mx.

“Con este cuarto paquete de ETFs iShares listados en el SIC este año, culmina un 2010 de intensa actividad para BlackRock en México, pues arrancamos con 126 ETFs, y estamos cerrando con un total de 168: 146 ETFs listados en el Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones y 12 ETFs listados en el mercado local de la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). Asimismo, pasamos de 10 mil millones a 14 mil millones de dólares en activos bajo administración para clientes en México a través de los ETFs iShares, en cuentas segregadas y clientes institucionales. Ambos indicadores ratifican nuestra posición de liderazgo en esta industria”, indicó Isaac Volin, Director Ejecutivo de BlackRock México.

A escala internacional, BlackRock también mantuvo su liderazgo este año con un total de activos gestionados globalmente por 3.45 billones de dólares (trillion dollars), al 30 de septiembre de 2010.

Con los ETFs iShares de BlackRock, los inversionistas mexicanos tuvieron por primera vez en 2004 acceso desde México a una amplia gama de vehículos de inversión con exposición a diferentes clases de activos internacionales, que les han permitido conformar portafolios mejor diversificados para optimizar rendimientos ajustados por riesgo.

BlackRock está firmemente comprometido a poner al alcance de los inversionistas mexicanos la familia más completa y diversificada de vehículos de inversión para tener acceso a todas las clases de activos disponibles a escala global. A su vez, ofrece acceso a inversionistas internacionales a instrumentos de activos mexicanos que contribuyen al financiamiento y desarrollo de México.

Source: BlackRock 26.12.2010

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