Options, a provider of global market data and colocation services for trading firms, has completed its European colocation infrastructure build out with low latency connectivity now available to the Bolsa de Madrid exchange, the fourth new top tier colocation venue on the Options platform this year.
Operated by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), Bolsa de Madrid is the largest stock exchange in Spain. Options’ clients can avail of fully managed hosting services and low latency direct connectivity to BME’s trading platform and market data directly at source.
This latest addition completes the European phase of Options’ global colocation expansion, complementing recent new venues at Zurich, Milan and Nasdaq Stockholm. The footprint expansion will continue across two further continents throughout 2018, with new managed colocation facilities in progress at key trading hubs in South Africa (Johannesburg), South Korea (Seoul) and Singapore.
Options’ Global Head of Account Management, Stephen Morrow (pictured), says: “We started the year with an aggressive roadmap: to build out our colocation infrastructure and extend the breadth of markets available on our platform within a six month timeframe. We are delighted to complete this European portion ahead of schedule. As clients seek to trade in new markets, they look to Options for the most extensive in-region managed connectivity in the industry.”
The Options Managed Colocation platform provides ultra-low latency market data, connectivity and application hosting services at the source of liquidity. Boasting over 20 colocation sites worldwide with connectivity to 400 plus market data feeds and order entry access, it enables firms to deploy the most latency-sensitive trading strategies across all major liquidity venues globally.