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Athens chooses Cinnober multi-asset surveillance technology

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26 June 2014

The Hellenic Exchanges – Athens Stock Exchange Group, has selected Cinnober as its technology partner for the implementation of its new surveillance system. The multi-asset solution will strengthen the exchanges’ existing technological infrastructure in order to cope with the new European regulatory environment and requirements.

This well-known and well-regarded stock exchange, founded in 1876, has developed into a trading platform for traditional equities and derivatives. It also provides technical trading capacity to other exchanges, such as the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The new surveillance capability will extend to the entire trading platform, and is also capable of being accessed by the supervisory authorities.

“The selection of Cinnober provides unique opportunities when it comes to implementing a strong surveillance methodology to multiple financial trading actors,” said Dimitris Karaiskakis, Chief Operating Officer at Hellenic Exchanges Group. “Following the integration of our cash and derivatives markets into a single trading engine, our ambition is to use advanced surveillance capability that would allow efficient real-time monitoring of all traded instruments, including equities, bonds, ETFs, warrants, futures and options on the same or correlated underlyings.”

Cinnober’s surveillance offering is tailormade for marketplaces and includes extensive multi-asset capabilities. Flexible and easy to use, it is able to handle a variety of instruments with short implementation time and open standards technologies, which means a low total cost of ownership. The surveillance system can be easily customized, as shown by its implementation by Deutsche Börse, Eurex and the Stock Exchange of Thailand, among others.

“We are very pleased to announce the cooperation with the Hellenic Exchanges, which is a national exchange with a regional vision,” said Veronica Augustsson, CEO at Cinnober. “New regulations require very flexible and adaptable surveillance technology and we offer a modern and reliable set of tools that can meet rapidly changing needs.”

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