Options' COO, Danny Moore on what Northern Ireland can offer the financial services sector

The arrival of NYSE Technologies in Belfast helped create a sector that did not exist a decade ago.

It is no Wall Street but Belfast’s Adelaide Street has proven to be a happy home over the last five years for one of the North’s most high-profile inward investment projects.

The city may not have a stock exchange or a real-life trading floor to speak of, but who cares when the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a very real presence.
NYSE Technologies, the technology arm of NYSE Euronext, which until last November was the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, first came to Belfast in 2009 to open its technology centre of excellence. It promised at the time to create 400 technology, operational and corporate jobs in the city, and was promised £9.6 million in financial support from Invest NI.


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 250 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.