London / New York / Hong Kong ― 1st July, 2022 ― Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its achievement of the Best Employee Development Programme (SME) award at The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2022.
The awards, which returned to Titanic Belfast for a black-tie ceremony on 30th June following a two-year hiatus, reward exceptional companies and organisations by recognising excellence in the workplace.
Options received the Best Employee Development Programme (SME) award, which is presented to the organisation that ensures employees are constantly learning and growing in their roles through the prioritisation of skill development and embedding of learning as a cultural pillar within the company.
Over the past 14 years, the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards have become a staple in the Northern Ireland Awards calendar as one of the country’s most prestigious business awards initiatives.
Danny Moore, President and CEO at Options, said, “It’s great to see The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards returning for 2022. We are thrilled to have won Best Employee Development Programme (SME) and are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in championing the professional development of our team and creating a lifelong learning culture across the company.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of developments for Options, including the creation of 150 jobs in Belfast following the acquisition of ACTIV Financial, a sixth Microsoft Gold Partner Status and a £6,000 donation to The Woodland Trust.
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 550 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 Auckland, 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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