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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.

For more on Options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT and visit our LinkedIn page.

Options harnesses its platform to deliver managed service solutions:

Managed Platform:

Essential business technology from email and office applications to phones and tablets

Managed Applications:

Hosting and management of the applications that run your business, front office to back

Managed Colocation:

Low latency trading, FIX connectivity, market data and computing infrastructure

Options Advisory

Industry-leading experts in Advent Geneva, Advent APX, Advent Axys, Tradar Insight and Sungard VPM®.

Insights

Capital Markets Service Delivery - You Can’t Fake It

Capital Markets Service Delivery - You Can’t Fake It


With a leaner foundation of automated execution capabilities, winning broker dealers have channeled their human capital into experts that can listen, and deliver results through iterative process improvement.   READ MORE +
Six Reasons Why A Managed Application Solution Is Good For Your Business

Six Reasons Why A Managed Application Solution Is Good For Your Business


Last week we announced that Mediolanum, the Dublin-based asset management arm of the Mediolanum Banking Group, had chosen Options as its new managed application and hosting provider. On the back of that news I wanted to explore further why a fully managed application solution makes good business sense.   READ MORE +
Options CAO Nick Bryant Talks Cybersecurity

Options CAO Nick Bryant Talks Cybersecurity


We have been delivering financial technology as a service for over 20 years. No one understands the needs of the financial services industry better, and this is especially true when it comes to security. In our latest video, Options CAO Nick Bryant details how we manage cyber threats for client...   READ MORE +
Cybersecurity Q&A With Options CTO John Bryant

Cybersecurity Q&A With Options CTO John Bryant


John Bryant, Options CTO, recently spoke to Hedgeweek on how the company is constantly working to stay ahead of the risks posed to the hedge fund industry by cybersecurity issues. Read the full interview below:   READ MORE +
Google Bucks Security Trends In Using .XYZ Domain

Google Bucks Security Trends In Using .XYZ Domain


Google recently chose to use abc.xyz as its registered domain name for its new holding company, ‘Alphabet’. Apparently it did so due to the limited choice of traditional domain names, with abc.net and abc.com already off limits, with one registered by the eponymous American broadcaster, the other by a domain registrar looking to make a tidy return...   READ MORE +
Making Customer Success A Reality: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective

Making Customer Success A Reality: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective


In enterprise IT, flagship clients can make or break a company, but landing them is often the easy part. Your sales team can close all the major accounts you want, but if you’ve got a revolving door because of substandard account management, word spreads fast.    READ MORE +
Spear Phishing In Financial Services: A New, More Covert Style of Attack

Spear Phishing In Financial Services: A New, More Covert Style of Attack


The term phishing is well known in most security-conscious businesses and users have generally become more discerning of clumsily-formatted mails notifying them that the Amazon order they didn’t place is awaiting collection. What they might not question however, is a brief one-line email, seemingly from their boss or trusted colleague, asking them...   READ MORE +
The Options Graduate Handbook: Seven Top Tips For Success

The Options Graduate Handbook: Seven Top Tips For Success


When I first joined Options there was no such thing as a graduate scheme and my very existence as a ‘graduate’ hire clearly puzzled many of my new colleagues. That said, following a conversation with Options COO Danny Moore, during which he asked me if I fancied six weeks away from the...   READ MORE +
Pricing Integrity in Managed IT - Part One

Pricing Integrity in Managed IT - Part One


When Options transitions a new client to the platform from a competitor, the two most common reasons cited for changing IT providers are (i) service levels and (ii) monthly costs being unpredictable, but always much higher than expected. The former can have multiple causes; staff turnover, dated architecture and poor account management.   READ MORE +
Velocity Roadmap Overview

Velocity Roadmap Overview


SVP Corporate Development, Ken Barnes outlines Options’ 2014 Velocity Roadmap Offering   READ MORE +
Velocity Roadmap: JIRA

Velocity Roadmap: JIRA


Following on from Options recent integration of JIRA, SVP Corporate Development, Ken Barnes outlines some of the tools’ key enhancements for Velocity business in 2014.   READ MORE +
Options Product Roadmap - Microsoft Exchange 2013

Options Product Roadmap - Microsoft Exchange 2013


An overview of Options Product Roadmap for Microsoft Exchange 2013   READ MORE +
Data Centre Feature 2

Data Centre Feature 2


Glenn Selby takes us through Options' Flapship Data Centre in London, Park Royal.   READ MORE +
Data Centre Feature

Data Centre Feature


Glenn Selby takes us through Options' Flagship Data Centre in London Park Royal.   READ MORE +
Options Global Support

Options Global Support


Sam Farmer on Options' Global, 24/7, follow-the-sun support.   READ MORE +
Arista Networks Roadmap

Arista Networks Roadmap


Chief Technology Officer, John Bryant outlines Options' Arista Product Roadmap.   READ MORE +
Options Global Connectivity Infrastructure

Options Global Connectivity Infrastructure


SVP Corporate Development, Ken Barnes on Options' Global Connectivity Infrastructure.    READ MORE +
Tim Yockel on joining Options.

Tim Yockel on joining Options.


SVP of Global Sales, Tim Yockel on joining the team at Options.   READ MORE +
Varonis added to PIPE Platform

Varonis added to PIPE Platform


Nicholas Scott-Smith talks about the Varonis audit suite, which has been added to the PIPE Platform   READ MORE +
Microsoft Lync added to PIPE Platform®

Microsoft Lync added to PIPE Platform®


Nick Scott-Smith and John Bryant talk about Microsoft Lync, an exciting addition to the Options PIPE Platform® in 2013   READ MORE +
Options Cost Certainty

Options Cost Certainty


Callum Runcie, Director of Buy-Side Americas outlines Options' cost certainty benefits.   READ MORE +
Pipe Core®

Pipe Core®


Callum Runcie and Nick Scott-Smith talk about the Options PIPE Core product   READ MORE +
Options Announces Newly Expanded FX Trading Destinations

Options Announces Newly Expanded FX Trading Destinations


Options has announced its newly opened Chicago office and expanded trading destinations.   READ MORE +
Product Roadmap 2013

Product Roadmap 2013


Chief Technology Officer, John Bryant outlines Options product roadmap for 2013.   READ MORE +
Careers at Options

Careers at Options


CAO for the Americas, Nick Bryant and Network Engineer Ene Idoko talk about their experiences working at Options   READ MORE +
Careers at Options

Careers at Options


Cindy Tong talks about her experience in her first year at Options   READ MORE +
A closer look into our West London Data Centre...

A closer look into our West London Data Centre...


With commentary from Chief Information Officer, Max Brown, we take a closer look into Options West London Data Centre.   READ MORE +
Options Flag Ship Data Centre in Park Royal

Options Flag Ship Data Centre in Park Royal


Director of Data Centres Max Brown talks about the Options Data Centre in Park Royal, London   READ MORE +
Disaster Recovery - Hurricane Sandy

Disaster Recovery - Hurricane Sandy


Nick Bryant and Ian Bowell discuss the measures taken by Options and their clients to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Sandy.   READ MORE +
Options Company History

Options Company History


Comany overview and history.   READ MORE +
Every manager about to embark on a “Boil the Ocean” IT project should read this

Every manager about to embark on a “Boil the Ocean” IT project should read this


The work we do at Options touches on something very close to my heart – IT project overruns.   READ MORE +
Options deploys unified communication, collaboration and productivity platform leveraging Microsoft

Options deploys unified communication, collaboration and productivity platform leveraging Microsoft


Not only is Options a truly global company, but today the majority of our customers run truly global operations. Although “HQ” may be in the City of London or New York they have staff located in key centres all around the world. They also need to facilitate working from home,...   READ MORE +
Capital Markets CFOs: Are You Reassessing the Cost of Quality IT Operations?

Capital Markets CFOs: Are You Reassessing the Cost of Quality IT Operations?


Recently our CEO Nigel Kneafsey and I had the opportunity to sit down with the CFO of one of the world’s dozen largest hedge funds, who after hearing our pitch, posed a simple question: “If I can really slash my technology spend by perhaps 70% as you suggest, why isn’t...   READ MORE +
Choose Your Own Device

Choose Your Own Device


It appears the dream scenario where people use one tablet/smartphone for both corporate and personal use is upon us. But what does this mean for your typical enterprise? In short, it means that many of us will have the technology we use at home within reach at work and with the...   READ MORE +
‘Why the weekends were made for changes'

‘Why the weekends were made for changes'


Here at Options we have spent years and years developing and improving our IT procedures, none more so than those associated with change management. Options requires that every network, firewall and routing change is rigorously documented, cross checked and only then applied by a senior engineer, other than the author....   READ MORE +
“Enterprise Heartburn”

“Enterprise Heartburn”


The way clouds are often heralded these days you’d think they’d be anything but a source of indigestion So what’s got enterprise CTOs reaching for the Pepto? Turns out it’s the Service Level Agreements offered by the big cloud retailers.   READ MORE +
Blog: Options PIPE Platform ‘Weathers’ Hurricane Sandy with Diligence and Global Support

Blog: Options PIPE Platform ‘Weathers’ Hurricane Sandy with Diligence and Global Support


Options PIPE Platform ‘Weathers’ Hurricane Sandy with Diligence and Global Support   READ MORE +
Case Study: Options IT Adds Speed and Resiliency to its Financial Cloud Services

Case Study: Options IT Adds Speed and Resiliency to its Financial Cloud Services


When it comes to electronic trading operations, the difference between success and failure can be measured in a few microseconds. Today’s financial services firms need to be able to analyze vast amounts of stock data, run complex algorithms and execute millions of transactions per second. And they need to be...   READ MORE +


Announcements

Options Appoints Former Finasta and OpenLink Financial Executive To Its Management Team

Options Appoints Former Finasta and OpenLink Financial Executive To Its Management Team


Russo joins the New York team as VP, Product Management where he will be responsible for driving new business growth and supporting the firm’s Managed Application services.   READ MORE +
Options Appoints Former NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems Executive To Management Team

Options Appoints Former NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems Executive To Management Team


Options Appoints Former NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems Executive To Management Team   READ MORE +
Options Continues Managed Colocation Expansion At Equinix Zurich & Milan

Options Continues Managed Colocation Expansion At Equinix Zurich & Milan


The Options high performance managed colocation solution has been extended to Equinix’s Zurich (ZH4) and Milan (ML2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, offering low latency connectivity to SIX exchange feeds at source and a proximity option to the Borsa Italiana exchange feeds.   READ MORE +
Options Offers New Managed Colocation At Nasdaq Stockholm

Options Offers New Managed Colocation At Nasdaq Stockholm


Options offers new Managed Colocation service at Nasdaq Stockholm, enabling colocated clients to avail of low latency connectivity to the exchange’s Nordic feeds directly at source at its Vasby data center.   READ MORE +
Options In 2016: Our Year In Numbers [Infographic]

Options In 2016: Our Year In Numbers [Infographic]


From enhanced cybersecurity measures to operational growth, 2016 proved to be another year of phenomenal success for Options. Click to view our infographic: Options 2016 Year In Numbers    READ MORE +
Options Completes Major Trading Platform Migration for Systematica Investments

Options Completes Major Trading Platform Migration for Systematica Investments


Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has announced the successful platform migration for quantitative trading hedge fund Systematica Investments (Systematica). The project involved the extensive rollout of a fully managed infrastructure and trading platform across all of the firm’s European, Asian and North...   READ MORE +
Options Named Best Cloud Based Solution At HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards

Options Named Best Cloud Based Solution At HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards


New York ― October 21, 2016 ― Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has been named ‘Best Cloud Based Solution’ at the HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards. The awards which took place on October 20 at Cipriani, New York, recognize and reward those hedge...   READ MORE +
Security Is No Game

Security Is No Game


Back in the early 80s, the BBC Micro had only just emerged on the market and computer games were in their infancy. They were a novelty in which I had a passing interest, but it wasn’t until my late teens with the advent of the PlayStation and games like WipeOut...   READ MORE +
Options Deploys Fortinet To Enhance Email And Network Security

Options Deploys Fortinet To Enhance Email And Network Security


New York ― May 10, 2016 ― Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has selected Fortinet, the premier provider of enterprise-level cybersecurity solutions, to optimize. key aspects of the firm’s email and network security, and enable enhanced cybersecurity capabilities for client firms....   READ MORE +
Managed IT Services In 2016 = Profitability, Problem-Solving & Innovation

Managed IT Services In 2016 = Profitability, Problem-Solving & Innovation


The financial services sector has trended steadily towards outsourced IT and managed services in the almost eight years since the financial crisis. Aggressive cost cutting and restructuring is now seen as crucial means by which to drive profits, and managed IT providers can play a critical role.   READ MORE +
Options Names Former TIBCO Executive As New Chief Financial Officer

Options Names Former TIBCO Executive As New Chief Financial Officer


London / New York – April 21, 2016 – Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced Jon Lambert as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lambert, who previously served as CFO for both TIBCO and Wombat Financial Software, brings with...   READ MORE +
Advent Geneva: The Benefits Of Navigating An Upgrade

Advent Geneva: The Benefits Of Navigating An Upgrade


No firm, no matter how proactive and fearless, relishes the idea of interfering with a key system in the midst of the relentless cycles of daily workflow. But this is a bell that tolls for everyone, sooner or later, so how best to get ready?   READ MORE +
Options Partners With Security Analytics Specialist Observable Networks

Options Partners With Security Analytics Specialist Observable Networks


Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has announced it has partnered with Observable Networks, the security analytics specialist, to provide dynamic endpoint modeling for client networks.   READ MORE +
Options and GoldenSource Partner to Provide Fully Managed Enterprise Data Management Solution

Options and GoldenSource Partner to Provide Fully Managed Enterprise Data Management Solution


Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets, and GoldenSource, the innovator of enterprise data management solutions (EDM), have announced a partnership to offer a fully managed solution as a joint offering to clients seeking to improve their enterprise data management (EDM) capabilities.    READ MORE +
Options Partners with TraderServe To Deliver Trading Compliance Tool AlgoGuard As A Managed Solution

Options Partners with TraderServe To Deliver Trading Compliance Tool AlgoGuard As A Managed Solution


Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has partnered with software and appliance vendor, TraderServe. The partnership will see Options become a strategic managed service and hosting partner for TraderServe’s fully functional, exchange emulated test environment, AlgoGuard.      READ MORE +
Options Expands Its U.S. Operations, Moves To New Midtown Office

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...   READ MORE +
Mediolanum Chooses Options As Its New Managed Application and Hosting Provider

Mediolanum Chooses Options As Its New Managed Application and Hosting Provider


London – September 29, 2015 - Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the investment management sector, has announced that Mediolanum Asset Management, the Dublin-based asset management arm of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has chosen the private financial cloud provider as its new managed application and hosting...   READ MORE +
Options Further Expands Its Managed Colocation Offering With The Addition Of New European Markets

Options Further Expands Its Managed Colocation Offering With The Addition Of New European Markets


SWX, Wiener Borse and Nasdaq’s OMX have been added to the firm’s electronic trading platform.   READ MORE +
Options Names Former NYSE Technologies Executive Helen Viccars as VP Sales and Account Management

Options Names Former NYSE Technologies Executive Helen Viccars as VP Sales and Account Management


London - August 13, 2015 - Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced the appointment of the former NYSE Technologies sales executive, Helen Viccars, to the firm’s global sales team.   READ MORE +
Why We Have Travelled 500,000 Miles In 12 Months

Why We Have Travelled 500,000 Miles In 12 Months


With the growth of remote working and (almost) reliable video conferencing, travel for work is becoming less and less frequent. That said, for a company like Options, with over 200 customers across 4 continents and 5 time zones, travel is always going to play a huge role.   READ MORE +
Options Opens New Central London Office

Options Opens New Central London Office


Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has opened a new central London office. The move sees the firm consolidate its two existing London offices into one larger premises in the Victoria area of central London. The 5,000 square feet office,...   READ MORE +
Options Acquires Jake Roy Pillar

Options Acquires Jake Roy Pillar


New York – June 3, 2015 – Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced the acquisition of Jake Roy Pillar LLC. Jake Roy Pillar, headquartered in New York, is a technology consultancy for the financial industry and primarily hedge funds.   READ MORE +
Ten Reasons We Love Equinix

Ten Reasons We Love Equinix


At Options, ‘delivery’ (or getting stuff done, in simpler terms) and ‘customer service’ are two of our driving passions. They resonate through every decision we make; where we invest, where we locate our offices and the people we hire. We want to be world-beaters and we are always looking for new...   READ MORE +
Global Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors Selects Options As Its Managed IT Provider

Global Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors Selects Options As Its Managed IT Provider


New York ― May 27, 2015 ― Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced that the Minnesota-based hedge fund, Whitebox Advisors, has selected Options as its new managed IT provider.   READ MORE +
Options Names Former KPMG Director Brian McKimm as Chief Financial Officer

Options Names Former KPMG Director Brian McKimm as Chief Financial Officer


London / New York – December 18, 2014 - Options, the leading managed services provider to the global capital markets industry, today named the latest addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of former KPMG Director, Brian McKimm.    READ MORE +
Options Expands Asian Co-Location Presence into Equinix’s TY3 Data Center in Tokyo

Options Expands Asian Co-Location Presence into Equinix’s TY3 Data Center in Tokyo


The managed services provider now offers co-location services in the largest FX trading facility in Asia.   READ MORE +
Options Expands Into CME’s Data Center Facility in Aurora to Complete US Co-Location Build-Out

Options Expands Into CME’s Data Center Facility in Aurora to Complete US Co-Location Build-Out


The managed services provider now offers co-location services in all US exchange co-location venues   READ MORE +
Options Further Strengthens Its Connectivity With The Addition of New European Markets

Options Further Strengthens Its Connectivity With The Addition of New European Markets


Borsa Italia and CEF Eurex Ultra are among the European markets added to the firm’s electronic trading platform   READ MORE +
Options Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Stephen Morrow as Global Head of Account Management

Options Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Stephen Morrow as Global Head of Account Management


London / New York – August 14, 2014 – Options, the leading managed services provider to the global capital markets industry, today named the latest addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of former NYSE Euronext executive, Stephen Morrow.    READ MORE +
Options Deploys Markit’s Open Messaging Network, Enabling Industry-Wide Messaging For Clients

Options Deploys Markit’s Open Messaging Network, Enabling Industry-Wide Messaging For Clients


New York – August 12, 2014 – Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has integrated Markit’s Collaboration Services networkwith its Core platform.   READ MORE +
Options Partners with Orchestrade to Deliver A Fully Managed Platform for Cross-Asset Trading

Options Partners with Orchestrade to Deliver A Fully Managed Platform for Cross-Asset Trading


Options will deploy the solution via the firm’s PIPE® Momentum platform   READ MORE +
Napier Park’s CTO Paresh Patel comments on how Options managed their major office migration

Napier Park’s CTO Paresh Patel comments on how Options managed their major office migration


Paresh Patel (CTO Napier Park Global) discusses Options on site management of our client's recent office migration, from bare office to fully functional trading floor.   READ MORE +
Options Completes US Equity Network And Colocation Build-out With Expansion In NYSE Euronext

Options Completes US Equity Network And Colocation Build-out With Expansion In NYSE Euronext


The upgrade will see the managed services provider enable colocation for all US equity and options markets.   READ MORE +
Options and Velocimetrics Add Real-Time Latency Monitoring To Options’ Ultra Low Latency Platform

Options and Velocimetrics Add Real-Time Latency Monitoring To Options’ Ultra Low Latency Platform


The Velocimetrics solution has been integrated with Options’ ultra low latency product offering, Velocity.   READ MORE +
Enyx Partners with Options to Provide FPGA-Based Market Data Distribution from Key Centres

Enyx Partners with Options to Provide FPGA-Based Market Data Distribution from Key Centres


Options customers will be able to access Enyx’s nxFeed ultra-low latency market data distribution system via the Options Velocity platform Paris/New York – May 27th 2014: Enyx, the leading provider of hardware-accelerated trading solutions for the financial markets, today announced their customers will now be able to access nxFeed, Enyx’s...   READ MORE +
Options Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Richard Hughes as SVP, Managing Director for Europe

Options Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Richard Hughes as SVP, Managing Director for Europe


London – May 6, 2014 – Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced a significant addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of formerNYSE Euronext executive, Richard Hughes. Mr. Hughes, who was most recently responsible for Global Business Development at NYSE Technologies, NYSE Euronext’s commercial...   READ MORE +
Options Upgrades Low Latency Route Between Carteret and Weehawken

Options Upgrades Low Latency Route Between Carteret and Weehawken


The route is now the fastest available between both venues.   READ MORE +
Options Announces Hosting and Connectivity Upgrades Ahead Of eSpeed Migration

Options Announces Hosting and Connectivity Upgrades Ahead Of eSpeed Migration


The announcement aligns with Nasdaq’s planned Fixed Income Market move to Carteret on April 7th.   READ MORE +
Options Upgrades Weehawken to Secaucus Connectivity with the Fastest Fibre Available

Options Upgrades Weehawken to Secaucus Connectivity with the Fastest Fibre Available


The upgrade will utilize the fastest fibre available and reduce round-trip latency by 36%   READ MORE +
Options Opens New Central London Office

Options Opens New Central London Office


The new office is in London’s West End and will be dedicated to client support, account management and sales.   READ MORE +
Options Expands Low Latency Offering, Adds Quincy Extreme Data To The Firm’s Electronic Trading

Options Expands Low Latency Offering, Adds Quincy Extreme Data To The Firm’s Electronic Trading


Quincy Data’s solution will be available to Options customers via the IaaS provider’s Velocity platform   READ MORE +
Options' COO, Danny Moore on what Northern Ireland can offer the financial services sector

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.   READ MORE +
Options Announces 10G Connectivity To The New Eurex EOBI Market Data Feed

Options Announces 10G Connectivity To The New Eurex EOBI Market Data Feed


The feed will be available to Options customers colocated in Equinix FR2 and Europe.   READ MORE +
Options celebrates 20 years in business with events in London & New York

Options celebrates 20 years in business with events in London & New York


Nigel Kneafsey founded Options in 1993 initially as a London focussed fund technology services provider.   READ MORE +
Options bolsters Midwest Sales Team, Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Roark Siko VP of Sales

Options bolsters Midwest Sales Team, Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Roark Siko VP of Sales


Mr. Siko’s appointment was revealed at the start of the 2013 FIA Expo in Chicago Chicago    READ MORE +
Options Partners with Redline Trading Solutions to Deliver Fully Managed Trading Platform for Equiti

Options Partners with Redline Trading Solutions to Deliver Fully Managed Trading Platform for Equiti


Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced a further expansion of their partnership with Redline Trading Solutions, Inc., a provider of low-latency market data and order execution solutions, which will see the IaaS provider offer a fully managed ticker plant for...   READ MORE +
Options Deploys MobileIron to Deliver Mobile Device Management and Security, Enabling BYOD for the F

Options Deploys MobileIron to Deliver Mobile Device Management and Security, Enabling BYOD for the F


Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced that it has deployed MobileIron, the market leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, to the Options PIPE platform.   READ MORE +
Options Deploys Microsoft Lync, Enabling Unified Communications and Collaboration for Enterprise Cli

Options Deploys Microsoft Lync, Enabling Unified Communications and Collaboration for Enterprise Cli


Lync 2013 has been deployed to the Options’ Private Financial Cloud platform.   READ MORE +
Options Partners with Varonis to Deliver Security, Governance, Transparency and Peace of Mind to Cli

Options Partners with Varonis to Deliver Security, Governance, Transparency and Peace of Mind to Cli


The data governance software has been deployed to Options’ Private Financial Cloud platform.   READ MORE +
Options appoints former NYSE Euronext executive Tim Yockel as new SVP of Global Sales

Options appoints former NYSE Euronext executive Tim Yockel as new SVP of Global Sales


Options, the market leader in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products for the global capital markets industry, has today announced that the former NYSE Euronext executive, Tim Yockel, has been appointed as the firm’s new SVP of Global Sales.   READ MORE +
Napier Park Global Capital Chooses Options as its Managed Infrastructure Provider

Napier Park Global Capital Chooses Options as its Managed Infrastructure Provider


New York ― March 25, 2013 ― Options, the market leader in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products for the global capital markets industry, today announced that the Citigroup spinout, Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”), has chosen the firm’s PIPE® Core and Momentum services as its fund’s technology infrastructure.   READ MORE +
Options Continues Expansion with New FX Trading Destinations, Faster Route to Chicago

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...   READ MORE +
Options Expands U.S. Operations, Anticipates Strong Growth in 2013

Options Expands U.S. Operations, Anticipates Strong Growth in 2013


NEW YORK ― Feb. 19, 2013 ― Options, the provider of the Options PIPE® Private Financial Cloud services platform for the exchange, banking, trading and investment communities, today announced that it will open an office in Chicago next month in response to increasing demand for the company’s services in this...   READ MORE +
Options Names Danny Moore as New Chief Operating Officer

Options Names Danny Moore as New Chief Operating Officer


Former Wombat and NYSE Euronext executive to lead Options’ day-to-day operations and continued global expansion   READ MORE +
Options Private Financial Cloud Continues Growth: Selected as an Advent Software Service Provider

Options Private Financial Cloud Continues Growth: Selected as an Advent Software Service Provider


Options, the provider of the Options PIPE® Private Financial Cloud services platform for the exchange, banking, trading and investment communities, announced today that it has been chosen as an IT hosting provider for Advent Software, Inc (NYSE: ADVS).   READ MORE +
Service Provider Integrity: A Matter of (Sys)Trust

Service Provider Integrity: A Matter of (Sys)Trust


Service Provider Integrity: A Matter of (Sys)Trust   READ MORE +
Options Announces Hosting and Connectivity Upgrades Ahead Of eSpeed Migration

Options Announces Hosting and Connectivity Upgrades Ahead Of eSpeed Migration


Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has announced upgrades and expansions to its managed server hosting and connectivity in Carteret, New Jersey. The announcement comes ahead of this month’s eSpeed migration to the main Nasdaq data center in Carteret, which follows the stock...   READ MORE +


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.