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Neonet offers Dark Liquidity Trading

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 13, 2009 09:12 CEST

Neonet, the global provider of execution services and trading technology, today announces that it has started to offer access to dark liquidity, thereby strengthening its buy-side offering further. The most recent addition is SmartPool, the multi-lateral trading facility set up by NYSE Euronext in partnership with J.P. Morgan, HSBC and BNP Paribas.

With the addition of SmartPool, Neonet offers access to dark liquidity on six venues including Chi-Delta, Neuro Dark, Turquoise's Dark Pool, Xetra Mid Point and Ireland Stock Exchange. Additional venues will be added going forward.

"Europe's market structure continues to evolve and dark liquidity is getting more integrated into the trading environment. Neonet solves the complexity of the increasingly fragmented trading by aggregating the dark and lit liquidity. We offer access to over 35 market places and to dark liquidity on six venues and we are very happy to add SmartPool to our liquidity offering," states Simon Nathanson, CEO and President of Neonet. "We do this to honour our commitment to our clients and the market to offer efficient trading that is simple and quick to use".

"We are delighted to welcome Neonet to our SmartPool community and look forward to working closely together as we develop the SmartPool offering" said Lee Hodgkinson, CEO of SmartPool Trading.

SmartPool is a London-based dark pool, regulated by the FSA. It offers trading in approximately 1,000 equities across 15 European markets. Neonet's buy-side clients gain access to SmartPool via Neonet's suite of algorithms, Execution Specialists or its direct market access (DMA) systems. Neonet integrates trading on Dark Pools into the company's Smart Order Routing and algorithmic trading strategies.

Dark Pools
A Dark Pool is an electronic equity system that gives institutional investors the possibility to trade large number of shares in liquid or illiquid stocks without revealing themselves to the open market.

For further information, please contact:

Ulrika Lilja
Head of Communications, Neonet
+46 8 454 15 82

Neonet is a global agency brokerage firm and technology provider, offering professional market participants neutral, high speed brokerage services and advanced trading software solutions. Neonet's in-house developed platform offers connectivity to the world's leading market places globally across the key regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Neonet's cutting-edge technology solutions, Neonet XG, include an integrated product suite. It features high speed market connections, a comprehensive execution management system, market data services and advanced trading tools. Neonet is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and has clients in over 20 countries globally. For more information, please visit www.neonet.com.