Options Reaches 25 Colocation Venues with New Facilities at JSE and SGX

Options, the
leading provider of global market data and colocation services for
trading firms, today welcomed the addition of Johannesburg Stock
Exchange (JSE) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to its high performant
managed colocation platform. Options’ clients colocated at the
facilities will benefit from low latent managed connectivity to exchange
feeds, order entry access and managed hosting directly at source.

In just under 6 months, Options has successfully deployed colocation
infrastructure at 6 top tier exchanges as part of its aggressive 2018
global platform expansion project. Currently, the firm’s premier managed
colocation services are available at over 25 key trading venues across
Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia.

New connectivity to JSE, the largest exchange in the African continent,
enables clients trusted access to liquidity opportunities within South
Africa’s leading equities and derivatives markets. The addition of SGX
to the platform, Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, marks
the fifth Options dedicated colocation build out in the APAC region. The
new venues complement recent
European exchange facilities where in-region low latency
connectivity is available to BME in Madrid, SIX in Zurich, Borsa
Italiana in Milan and Nasdaq in Stockholm. The market expansion will
continue in June with the availability of managed colocation services at
the highly sought Korea Exchange (KRX) in Seoul.

Options’ Global Head of Account Management, Stephen Morrow, commented,
“When it comes to trading operations, our clients need to move with
speed regardless of the complexity. We are renowned for our agility in
helping clients expand to new territories, backed by the assurance of
our trusted industry-hardened platform. Our expansive footprint, and the
ability to deliver 6 new full service colocation sites in under 6
months, is an affirmation of the expert delivery team that has made us
the industry’s vendor of choice today.”

The Options Managed Colocation platform provides ultra-low latency
market data, connectivity and application hosting services at the source
of liquidity. Boasting over 25 colocation sites worldwide with order
entry access, connectivity to 400+ native market data feeds and
consolidated, normalized feeds from a variety of leading market data
vendors, it enables firms to deploy the most latency sensitive trading
strategies across all major liquidity venues globally. Market
connectivity is available by colocating directly at the exchange source
for ultra low latency applications, and out of region with the
flexibility to connect to away market venues from any of the 35+ data
center locations available on the highly resilient Options global
financial network. Click
for details on our latest global footprint expansion and market data

About Options (www.options-it.com):

is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global
financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a
hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the
company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer
private cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms
globally leverage our award-winning front to back office managed
infrastructure: Managed
Platform, Managed
Colocation, Managed
Applications and technology
consultancy services. Our clients include the leading global
investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading
firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and
exchanges. Options was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in
the 2018
and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. In
2017, the firm received a growth
investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.

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