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  • Tradeweb Launches DerivAlert.org to Provide Intelligence and Analysis on Derivatives Regulation

    Jersey City, NJ - February 11, 2010 - Tradeweb, a leading global provider of online markets, today announced the launch of DerivAlert.org, an online resource providing essential news, commentary and insight on OTC derivatives reform.

    Tradeweb launched the unique site to raise awareness and better inform market participants of potential upcoming changes in OTC derivatives legislation. DerivAlert.org features:

    • Intraday updates on news and analysis, with links to major stories and commentary;
    • Opinions from market participants close to the ongoing reform debate;
    • Insightful research from the industry's leading analysis and consulting firms;
    • Answers to the most frequently asked questions on the derivatives debate, including Bills and a legislative timeline;
    • An interactive blog, focused on the key issues being talked about by market participants;
    • A Twitter feed to update market participants about the latest news and content added to the site.

    DerivAlert.org is a complimentary service to the industry, offering subscribers frequent e-newsletters and important updates on news and information related to derivatives reform.

    In conjunction with the launch of the site, DerivAlert.org users will receive access to a groundbreaking new TABB Group research report, 'OTC Interest Rate Swaps and Beyond: The Path to Electronic Markets.' This 30-page analysis investigates the future of electronic trading and clearing in the OTC derivatives markets.

    "Market reform is the central debate being conducted by the OTC derivatives industry today. By providing an information portal that allows for open discussion and thought leadership, we are looking to raise the level of understanding around these critical issues," said Lee Olesky, CEO of Tradeweb.

    "This is a new era for OTC derivatives," said Larry Tabb, founder of New York- and London-based TABB Group, a leading capital markets industry research and consulting firm. "Greater transparency and more efficient trade processing will inevitably drive the industry towards electronic markets. Not only will this provide a more efficient and effective way to execute OTC derivatives transactions, but without it, full workflow automation is impossible."

    For more information, visit http://www.derivalert.org/. Twitter subscribers can access updates at www.twitter.com/derivalert.

    About Tradeweb 

    Tradeweb is a leading provider of online markets and a pioneer in the development of electronic trading and trade processing. The company provides services in the fixed income, derivative, and equity markets to clients in more than 50 countries. Since 1998, Tradeweb has operated a global fixed income and derivatives trading network, which harnesses the distribution of the major investment banks with over 2,000 institutional clients. Tradeweb Retail provides a trading and sales application to fixed income brokers and traders. With its expansion into the equity markets, Tradeweb is leveraging AutEx, the industry leader for more than 40 years in providing indications of interests, and Tradeweb Routing Network, a global FIX network with more than 8,000 connections between over 1,100 firms. Tradeweb is owned by Thomson Reuters and a group of leading banks.

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