MillenniumIT to provide trading surveillance system to the Egyptian Exchange

MillenniumIT to provide trading surveillance system to the Egyptian Exchange

MillenniumIT (UK), a leading technology solutions provider and part of the London Stock Exchange Group, and the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement.

Under the agreement, MillenniumIT, which has over a decade of experience in building technology solutions for the capital markets, will provide EGX with a state-of-the-art Trading Surveillance System (TSS). Built around an evolutionary architecture, TSS will help the EGX effectively maintain an orderly market in today’s fast paced, electronic trading environment. This software will enable the EGX to proactively, accurately and rapidly identify abusive behaviour and conduct further investigations to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent market for all participants.

Tony Weeresinghe, CEO of MillenniumIT said,

‘We are very pleased to be partnering with the EGX, one of the oldest exchanges in the region and the world. To effectively oversee its markets, the EGX must employ a surveillance system that is not only capable of rapidly recognizing abnormal trading patterns but is also able to support further investigation of such behaviour, while easily adapting to the changes taking place in the market – demands that Millennium Surveillance™ is perfectly suited to meet.’

Maged Shawky, Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange said:

“Strongly committed to market integrity, we are pleased to partner with MilleniumIT, which will provide EGX with a proactive, international best practice surveillance system. We are confident this system will be an important asset to EGX in fulfilling its vision of providing an equitable, transparent and high quality market place. MillenniumIT has a proven track record in technology solutions for capital markets and we look forward to reaping the rewards of a cutting-edge surveillance system, that can meet the Egyptian market’s future needs and ensure EGX prominence in regulation”.

For more information please contact:


Shameema Akbarally

PR & Corporate Communications

00 94 777 789777

The Egyptian Exchange

Kareem El-Shafei Mekky

Deputy Head of Operations Division

00 202-23921447

About MillenniumIT

Part of the London Stock Exchange Group, MillenniumIT is a premier technology solutions provider serving the global capital markets industry. The company’s products currently power exchanges, depositories, brokerages and regulatory bodies in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

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About the Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

EGX, the only registered exchange in Egypt, is the oldest, most open financial market in the MENA region. EGX vision is to be the Premier market in the Middle East and Africa, that best serves its stakeholders, by providing top notch market technology, innovative products as well as a fair, transparent and efficient market place. The Exchange offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, government bonds, corporate bonds and funds. EGX secures a good market depth and breadth, together with effective standards for market regulations and proper international reporting standards. EGX has recently launched its new market segment for mid and small cap companies “Nilex.

EGX is currently a Board member of the World Federation of Exchanges, confirming its compliance to international standards.

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