London Stock Exchange Group's MillenniumIT technology goes live at three exchanges on three continents

  • Borsa Italiana, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Mongolian Stock Exchange successfully migrate to ultra low-latency trading platform, Millennium Exchange
  • Exchanges to benefit from improved latency, efficiency and scalability

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces that three exchanges on three continents, Borsa Italiana, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Mongolian Stock Exchange have, within the last month, successfully migrated to the Group’s ultra-low latency, high performance trading platform, Millennium Exchange.

Developed by MillenniumIT, LSEG’s proprietary capital markets technology provider, Millennium Exchange is the world’s fastest trading platform, facilitating all trading on London Stock Exchange’s flagship UK equity market.

The Mongolian Stock Exchange successfully migrated to the new platform on 2 July, marking the culmination of a 14-month project to completely modernise the country’s capital markets infrastructure. As well as overhauling the market’s technology, LSEG developed a wide-ranging education programme for market participants and worked with the Mongolian government to re-write the country’s capital markets regulations and securities law. An official launch in Mongolia is scheduled for later this year.

Xavier Rolet, CEO London Stock Exchange Group said:

"London Stock Exchange Group was very pleased to have been selected to work with the Mongolian Stock Exchange and we are delighted to have successfully delivered a world-class exchange platform. The development of stable, efficient and transparent capital markets infrastructure is a vital step in Mongolia’s journey towards greater prosperity. London Stock Exchange Group’s MillenniumIT technology, now installed at the MSE, will create new and exciting opportunities for the country’s leading companies and allow them to raise capital, in Mongolia and overseas, with confidence. We look forward to the future and continuing to work with our partners in Mongolia."

Borsa Italiana became the fourth of LSEG’s markets to migrate to MillenniumIT joining London Stock Exchange, Turquoise and the Order Book for Retail Bonds. Equity, structured product and fixed income trading at the Italian exchange will now take place via Millennium Exchange. Borsa Italiana has also updated the configuration of its servers in Milan, bringing the hardware closer to its markets to ensure better efficiency and coverage.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange also completed its migration to Millennium Exchange within the last month. The JSE moved its trading system back to Johannesburg from London – a transfer aimed at enhancing operational efficiencies and ensuring trading optimisation for market participants.

Tony Weeresinghe, CEO of MillenniumIT and Director of Global Development at the LSEG said:

"These migrations serve to highlight Millennium Exchange’s extraordinary versatility. From Mongolia’s fledgling market to Borsa Italiana, one of Europe’s largest exchanges, our technology provides world-leading latency, exceptional flexibility and scalability. The Mongolian project in particular demonstrates the speed with which our systems can be installed and activated even in a market with no history of electronic trading."

MillenniumIT technology is now installed in over thirty customer sites across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access to an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,900 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com