CQG Launches Connectivity to Eris Exchange

At FIA Boca, CQG, Inc. announced live connectivity to Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange offering swap futures as a capital-efficient alternative to OTC swaps.

Boca Raton, FL, March 10, 2015 – At FIA Boca, CQG, Inc. announced live connectivity to Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange offering swap futures as a capital-efficient alternative to OTC swaps. The new connection provides CQG customers with access to Eris Swap Futures for market data, analytics, and trade execution through an array of CQG trading platforms.

The connection capitalizes on CQG’s strengths in market data access and low-latency trade routing. CQG offers direct access to Eris through all of its platforms, including its flagship platform, CQG Integrated Client, which provides global market data and innovative trading interfaces for electronic trading and order management. CQG’s client APIs make it possible to seamlessly deliver market data, analytics, and order routing to external applications.

“We have been focusing on expanding our product both globally and into new asset classes. Our connection to Eris SwapBook allows us to offer our customers a gateway into the innovative swap futures market,” said Mike Glista, CQG Director of Order Routing.

For fixed income and futures cash spread trading, CQG Spreader allows Eris traders to route orders and work intermarket orders against legs on BrokerTec, NASDAQ eSpeed, as well as other U.S. Treasury providers. “CQG offers Eris Exchange market participants a unique set of charting and analytics tools to identify new strategies and execute with precision,” said Michael Riddle, Chief Operating Officer of Eris Exchange. “The wide array of OTC, cash treasury and futures markets available to CQG users provides traders with exceptional flexibility when building trading structures and expressing views using Eris Swap Futures.”

Trading activity on Eris Exchange has accelerated significantly in recent months, with Eris posting nine consecutive quarters of open interest growth in Eris Swap Futures. On Tuesday, March 3, Eris experienced its second highest volume trading day ever with 19,156 contracts traded, and subsequently set a new open interest record of 150,567 contracts.

CQG and Eris announced their partnership late last year and have been developing the connection since that time.

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About CQG, Inc. CQG, Inc. (www.cqg.com) provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than one hundred Futures Commission Merchant environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-ofuse. CQG’s market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Prop Traders’ ISV of the Year award from FOW and the Best Technical Analysis Platform award from The Technical Analyst. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices worldwide.

About Eris Exchange Eris Exchange is a futures exchange registered as a Designated Contract Market with the CFTC. The Exchange lists cash-settled interest rate swap futures with current open interest exceeding 150,000 contracts. Eris Swap Futures listed on Eris Exchange are cleared by CME Clearing, and are based on the Eris Methodology™, our award-winning product design for constructing swap futures in a capitalefficient manner through intellectual property, expertise and patent-pending innovations. The Eris Methodology is also licensed by Intercontinental Exchange and Montreal Exchange. Trademarks of Eris Exchange and/or its affiliates include Eris, Eris Exchange, Eris SwapBook, Eris BlockBox, Eris PAI and Eris Methodology. For more information, visit Eris Exchange online at www.erisfutures.com or follow us on Twitter @erisfutures.

Media Contacts:

CQG, Inc.

Kelsea Michael

(646) 266-1559


Eris Exchange

Christopher Rodriguez

Chief Marketing and Relationship Management Officer

(212) 561-5472


Eris Exchange is a futures exchange (Designated Contract Market) subject to CFTC jurisdiction, listing cash-settled interest rate swap futures with open interest exceeding 100,000 contracts. Eris Exchange contracts are cleared by clearing firms through CME Clearing, the global leader in derivatives clearing. Eris SwapBook and Eris BlockBox are registered trademarks of Eris Exchange.