RTS Introduces RTD GUARD, Fully Hosted Multi-layer Risk Management Offering

By Rts Realtime Systems Group, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

CHICAGO, June 7, 2011 -

- FIX-based Model Enables Industry Participants to Connect to 130+
Exchanges and Manage Risk Globally

RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider,
today announced the introduction of RTD GUARD, a fully hosted, multi-layer
risk management offering. Operating on an open FIX-based connectivity model,
the comprehensive solution is "platform neutral," enabling industry
participants to integrate the offering with a variety of other systems and
manage risk across asset classes on more than 130 exchange venues globally.

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RTD GUARD, or the Granular Universal Asset Risk Decision system, can help
firms comply with the new and developing regulations in the United States as
part of the Dodd-Frank Act and in Europe under Mifid II, RTS officials said.
It offers real-time, pre- and post-trade centralized risk controls on
multiple layers.

Alexander Lamb, RTS Executive Board Member, said: "We've received
tremendous positive feedback from clients on the speed, openness and global
scope of our low latency risk management offering. As firms are learning more
about the pre-execution risk management regulatory requirements under
development, as well as recognizing the importance of prudent controls they
can put in place across markets and borders, we believe our open RTD GUARD
solution will hold great appeal on a stand-alone basis. We can seamlessly
integrate for these firms a multi-layer solution for all of the markets they
trade globally and all of the users they support, without compromising

A key feature of the system includes the ability to deploy multiple
layers of risk control at the exchange connectivity level, the network level
and the client access level. The global order book control applies to
front-end trading platforms and algorithmic trading engines.

The open architecture of RTD GUARD enables the FIX-compatible system to
integrate not only with third-party and proprietary trading platforms but
also with other components of the trade flow cycle, including internal and
external passive risk evaluation and monitoring systems; event audit trail
data from firms' existing risk management and compliance software;
back-office uploads and downloads, and critical functions such as cost
analysis systems.

The pre-execution risk management system offers low latency risk control
that includes credit limits and ensures accuracy while adding, at most, no
more than a few milliseconds — substantially faster than other risk
management systems RTS clients have tested, Lamb said. Firms can impose risk
limits down to the most granular level — per client, account, user and
instrument — and can control and monitor these from any location. The system
includes high-performance client account management with risk controls for
both brokerage and proprietary businesses.

About RTS Realtime Systems Group

RTS (www.rtsgroup.net) delivers high-performance, end-to-end
technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite
financial institutions. The firm is one of the world's leading providers of
ultra-low latency, high frequency, robust algorithmic trading solutions. RTS
offers standardized low latency connectivity gateways to 130+ exchanges and
execution venues worldwide. In addition, the firm provides proximity hosting
and co-location services for high-speed, ultra-low latency access to 65+
venues via its global data center network. RTS has offices in Amsterdam,
Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Singapore and

Ellen G. Resnick of Crystal Clear Communications, +1-773-929-9292, +1-312-399-9295 (m), eresnick at crystalclearPR.com; or in Asia, Christophe Rilinger, RTS, +65-6595-0822, c.rilinger at rtsgroup.net

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