Compagnie Financière Tradition : Additional banks sign-up to TraFXpure initiative

Compagnie Financière Tradition / Compagnie Financière Tradition : Additional banks sign-up to TraFXpure initiative . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Press release Additional banks sign-up to TraFXpure initiative Platform to be renamed 'ParFX' ahead of imminent launch Tradition, the leading global inter-dealer broker, has today announced that two further global banks have confirmed their support of the TraFXpure spot FX trading platform, adding to the already-substantial industry support for the initiative. The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ and Nomura Securities have both added their names to the list of Founders, further substantiating the desire of the wholesale spot FX market to operate a new way of trading. The two banks join an existing group of nine founder members - Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, SEB, Standard Chartered, State Street and UBS - who believe that the platform will greatly benefit the market with an offering that is focused on delivering equality and efficient execution for all participants. In addition, Tradition also announces that the platform will operate under the recently formed company name 'ParFX' a wholly owned subsidiary within the Tradition group. Akira Hoshino, Global Head of FX Trading at The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, said: "We are pleased to partner with Tradition to provide a new highly compliant FX spot trading market infrastructure. We look forward to trading on the platform and expect it to become a leading player in the Spot FX market." Jai Rajpal, Global Head of Foreign Exchange at Nomura, said: "Nomura is committed to providing our FX clients with best execution, liquidity and transparency. We are delighted to be part of the ParFX initiative, which will help improve access and reduce trading costs for all market participants." Daniel Marcus, Managing Director, Strategy and Business Development at Tradition, commented: "We are greatly encouraged by the support being shown by such a large number of significant participants in the spot FX market. The diversity of the group illustrates the growing momentum of ParFX. We now have more than 20 of the largest banks in the world testing the platform as well as 8 ISVs. We are very much looking forward to the imminent launch of ParFX". About Tradition Tradition is one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products. Represented in 28 countries, Tradition employs 2,400 people globally. Tradition is the trading name of Compagnie Financière Tradition (CFT) and listed on the Swiss stock exchange. Tradition's activities are overseen by global regulators including the FSA, SEC and CFTC. For more information, please visit Tradition and TraFXpure are trademarks of Compagnie Financière Tradition S.A. Lausanne, 1st February 2013 Press Contacts: MHP Communications european investors relations sa John Sarsfield / James Morgan /  Jérémy Nieckowski Fern Hammond Tél. : +44 20 3128 8530 / 8533 / 8092 Tél. : +41 22 591 22 65 Email : Press release_Compagnie Financiere Tradition: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Compagnie Financière Tradition via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1674840]