Trading Technologies to Launch Connectivity to Tokyo Financial Exchange Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT) has announced that TT will introduce a gateway to connect its X_TRADERÂ® derivatives trading platform to Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX), Japanâs largest financial futures exchange. Through the new gateway, TT will offer trading of TFXâs benchmark Three-Month Euroyen Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) Futures contract, which is the top-ranked futures contract in Japan. TT also plans to provide access to Euroyen STIR Options, Call Rate Futures and Repo Rate Futures. Customers will have the option to spread TFX products against contracts listed on other TT-supported exchanges. TT currently provides connectivity to more than 20 exchanges in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia/Pacific region. With regard to Asia/Pacific exchanges, TT already links to Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) and is developing gateways to Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). "I am very happy to welcome Trading Technologies as one of the TFXâs Independent Software Vendors. With its advanced technologies and sophisticated customers around the world, we believe that TTâs participation will bring more energy and excitement to our market," said Jiro Saito, President & CEO of TFX. "Trading Technologiesâ customers are very interested in gaining access to Tokyo Financial Exchange through X_TRADER. The exchangeâs surging volume is evidence of its appeal, and we are very happy that we will be offering connectivity to our customers," said Harris Brumfield, CEO of TT. TFX, formerly known as the Tokyo Financial Futures Exchange (TIFFE), saw its futures volume grow 23.4% between 2006 and 2007. The exchange has broad global appeal and has successfully cultivated participation from both Japanese and foreign investors. TT customers will have the option to host their TFX gateways internally or outsource connectivity to TTNETâ¢, TTâs fully managed hosting solution. The TTNET gateways will be located close to the exchange at TTâs Tokyo hub. Regional collocation of TTNET data centers enhances a traderâs edge via maximum speed advantages for prices and orders from and to each exchange. About Trading Technologies Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com) develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including the world's premier investment banks, proprietary traders, brokers, Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), hedge funds and other trading institutions. The company's X_TRADERÂ® software and related services provide direct access to the major international derivatives exchanges. X_TRADER 7.4, the current version of TTâs trading platform, was named "Innovation of the Year" by FOW magazine and "Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform" by Buy-Side Technology magazine in 2007. TTNETâ¢, TT's fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability and fast trade execution via hubs located close to the major exchanges in Chicago, New Jersey, London, Frankfurt, Singapore and Tokyo. Headquartered in Chicago, Trading Technologies maintains a global presence with offices in New York, Stamford, Houston, London, Geneva, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. Chicago magazine named TT the best technology company to work for and ranked TT third among all Chicago area employers. TT also received the prestigious Lighthouse Award from the Illinois Information Technology Association (ITA) in 2006 as the leading technology company in Illinois.