Moscow Exchange to release new version of FX system ASTS

Moscow Exchange, or Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:MOEX), the biggest trading venue for currencies, shares and derivatives in Russia, today announced plans to implement a new version of the ASTS Trading and Clearing System for the Forex market.

The new version of the system is set to go live on July 27th.

The enhancements in the new release include support for client sponsored direct market access (SDMA) and also changes that aim to bring the system in tune with new rules introduced by the Bank of Russia.

The ASTS Bridge IFC_Broker24 interface will be updated, there will be small changes in CUX22, CUX23, CUX33 XML-reports and a new CUX24 report will be added. FIX Drop Copy, FIX Trade Capture and FAST UDP multicast market data server software will be also updated. That does not affect FIX/FAST client interfaces.

The opportunity to use SDMA and changes in XML reports will be available starting from August 3, 2015 when the new edition of trading rules will come into effect.

Ahead of the live launch of the renovated ASTS system there will be a test. It will be conducted this Saturday – July 25th. The Exchange invites those wishing to join this testing to send an e-mail to [email protected], including their User IDs and contact information.

Market participants are reminded to disconnect all of their production systems to avoid receiving test market data during the tests this weekend.

To view the official announcement by MOEX, click here.

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