More than 300 jobs created as NYSE opens Belfast office

| October 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
More than 300 jobs created as NYSE opens Belfast office

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has today announced plans for a “satellite office” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is set to create around 325 jobs.

The news will be welcomed by officials and ministers from the Northern Ireland executive who have been fighting hard for more US investment in the province as part of the peace process.

The major investment comes 18 months after NYSE purchased Belfast software firm, Wombat for $200 million (£123 million).

NYSE chief executive Duncan Niederauer announced his plans in Stormont Castle alongside Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The new jobs will mainly be specialised IT and software programming posts and will be based in Belfast’s Adelaide Exchange building in the city centre and rolled out over a two-year period.

Belfast is already a base for US banking giant, Citigroup, which has a workforce of 800 in the city’s “Titanic Quarter”.

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