Options is on a mission to transform financial sector technology. We aren’t market participants ourselves, but the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
We’re proud to provide 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.
Our clients include leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, brokers, dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. These clients are supported daily, across over 20 countries, in a true 24×7 ‘follow the sun’ model; we have someone on hand to assist at any hour of the day. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, we are well placed to service our customers both onsite and remotely.
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The Options’ journey began in 1991 when our founder, Nigel Kneasfsey, then aged 14, entered a competition in Computer Magazine to build a high performance workstation. After winning the competition he received a call from the London office of Goldman Sachs who offered him a consulting opportunity to build hardware for the trading floor. A few years later in 1993, when Nigel was legally able to become a company director, Options was incorporated.
Fast forward almost 30 years and Options still has that same passion, entrepreneurial flair and winning attitude which has held it at the forefront of the Capital Markets IT since inception. With our strong heritage we are uniquely positioned to understand the complex demands of the financial services sector in the twenty first century, coupled with unparalleled experience and perspective in delivering world class IT infrastructure to trading firms.
Today, Options is a global leader in financial technology managed services and IT infrastructure products. We enable our clients to deliver a dual mandate: operating world-class financial technology infrastructure today, while supporting business scalability and new technology for tomorrow.