Options Continues Expansion with New FX Trading Destinations, Faster Route to Chicago


NEW YORK ― March 12, 2013 ― Options, the pioneering provider of the Options PIPE® Private Financial Cloud, a managed infrastructure platform for the trading and alternative investment communities, announced today it has expanded connectivity to additional global foreign exchange markets and has upgraded connectivity between the major US trading venues.



With these additions, Options now provides clients with high performance and highly available connectivity to more than 60 markets, including ultra-low latency connectivity in the NJ2 and NY4 data centers to Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Currenex, Deutsche Bank, EBS (ICAP), FXAll, Reuters Dealing, UBS and Hotspot FX (Knight).

“Our new connections to global FX markets reflect our ongoing strategy of offering direct connections to every significant trading venue globally on the Options PIPE® platform,” said Options CEO Nigel Kneafsey.

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About Options (www.options-it.com): Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets. 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 cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.