Options Expands Its U.S. Operations, Moves To New Midtown Office


New York – October 29, 2015 - Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has expanded its operations in New York, relocating its Midtown office to a new, larger space on Third Avenue. The move, necessary to accommodate the firm’s continued growth in the U.S., follows the recent consolidation of the IaaS provider’s two existing London offices into one larger space in the Victoria area of central London. Combined, the new offices in New York and London will have capacity for over 150 employees.



New York – October 29, 2015 - Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has expanded its operations in New York, relocating its Midtown office to a new, larger space on Third Avenue. The move, necessary to accommodate the firm’s continued growth in the U.S., follows the recent consolidation of the IaaS provider’s two existing London offices into one larger space in the Victoria area of central London.

Combined, the new offices in New York and London will have capacity for over 150 employees.

Options’ global client presence now spans over 20 countries and the expanded New York office will complement existing offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belfast and London. The new Midtown office will allow for growth within Options’ engineering, account management and sales teams as well as the U.S. arm of Options’ 24/7, global support team.

This latest office expansion follows an extensive period of growth for the company in the U.S., which has seen the firm acquire the New York-based hedge fund consultancy firm, Jake Roy Pillar, in addition to a number of high-profile client wins, including the leading global hedge fund, Whitebox.

Options CEO, Nigel Kneafsey, commented, “The new Midtown office will allow us to grow our U.S. footprint and expand the hugely talented team we already have in place in New York. The bigger space will see the U.S. team grow to over 50 people in early 2016, while ensuring we have the capacity to continue to attract and hire the top financial technology talent in New York. As we continue to scale globally, our key focus is on improving and fine-tuning our high-touch, highly personalised customer engagement and support model. To that end, this new location will ensure our sales, engineering and support teams have a fantastic base from which to support all our clients, right across the U.S.” 

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.