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24 Aug 2009

Hedge Fund Brokerage Firm Updates Connectivity

Hedge fund prime broker, Newedge, has started using a Dubai Point of Presence (POP) connection to facilitate their access to the Dubai Gold & Commodity Exchange (DGCX). The new connection has high bandwidth and is more secure than an internet-based connection, the company said.

Amaury de Villemandy, CEO Newedge Europe & Middle East, commented on its fixed line capacity, saying, "Our investment in establishing direct connectivity to DGCX was based on the increased interest among our clients in capitalizing on the commodity and currency trading opportunities offered by the Exchange."

Newedge is a 50/50 joint venture between Societe Generale and Calyon. With a presence in 25 locations in 17 countries, Newedge primarily serves institutional clients, providing access to more than 85 exchanges.