TMX launches its alternative platform

By Staff | July 11, 2011 | Last updated on July 11, 2011
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    TMX Group Inc. today officially launched trading on TMX Select, its alternative equities trading system. Canada’s newest ATS offers participants additional execution and liquidity seeking opportunities through a differentiated marketplace and pricing model.

    Eight trading symbols were enabled for trading on TMX Select today; the remainder of Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange symbols will be added in a phased approach over the next few weeks.

    “TMX Select was created in response to our customers’ evolving trading strategies,” said Gary Knight, vice-president, trading, TSX Markets and CEO of TMX Select. “Its benefits to participants are clear—seamless connectivity, unique pricing, expanded trading hours, simplified market structure, and strict price-time priority.”

    Last month, TMX Select announced its customer-focused pricing model, which extends significant savings to liquidity takers. TMX Select’s “symmetrical pricing” model, in which both liquidity seekers and providers are charged the same low fee, is significantly different from the standard maker-taker model currently maintained by Canadian marketplaces.

    “Bringing TMX Select to market and introducing an innovative pricing model both reinforce our commitment to being the leader in the Canadian marketplace,” added Kevan Cowan, president, TSX Markets and group head of equities.

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