New York / London / Mexico – November 9th 2021, Options, the leading provider of managed trading infrastructure and connectivity to the global Capital Markets, has today announced the introduction of Mexico’s fastest-growing stock exchange, Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA), to US trading markets.
BIVA, Mexico’s second-largest exchange, offers direct market data and market access to firms in the US and Canada via Options’ Global Point of Presence (GPoP) services and the wider Options extranet.
Options has been working alongside this leading exchange to support their growth into North American markets by providing direct GPoP connectivity to NY4 and NY5, and regional connectivity across the wider North American Options backbone. Options’ GPoP services allow financial firms to cross-connect directly to away markets in local proximity data centers, saving them time and expense otherwise required to procure dedicated circuits or WAN connectivity. Multiple clients have already signed up to avail of direct BIVA market data and connectivity.
Options SVP Micah Kroeze said, “BIVA are a welcome partner in our ever-growing capital markets ecosystem and working with the team to help accomplish their expansion objectives has been an absolute pleasure. BIVA’s GPoP infrastructure in Secaucus provides direct local connectivity and market data into the biggest equities trading hub in North America, and we are thrilled that several prominent funds have already signed up for direct BIVA access.”
María Ariza, CEO of BIVA, added, “Launching direct access in US markets has been a key milestone on our growth roadmap for several years. Options have been a great partner in enabling that connectivity and helping ensure easy, direct access to BIVA for all North American trading firms. We look forward to welcoming our local US clients and to continued expansion through Options’ global capital markets ecosystem.”
Today’s news marks the latest in a series of announcements for Options, including the acquisition of ACTIV Financial, a win at TradingTech Insights USA Awards in the Best Managed Services Solution for Market Data category, their partnership with Packets2Disk to provide Market-Leading Network Analytics, and a decade of SOC compliance.
In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 200 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options are well placed to service their customers both on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
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