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Exegy Inc. Deploys Ultra-Low Latency Exegy Ticker Plant on the Options PIPE® Platform

Exegy Inc. Deploys Ultra-Low Latency Exegy Ticker Plant on the Options PIPE® Platform

1st February, 2010

NEW YORK – Feb. 1, 2010 – Options IT, a leading provider of high-performance technology Infrastructure-as-a-Service, ultra-low latency market data and connectivity for buy-side and sell- side firms, today announced Exegy Incorporated, the ultra-high performance market data appliance company, has deployed its ultra-low latency Exegy Ticker Plant on the Options …

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Investors Demand Hedge Fund Transparency

Investors Demand Hedge Fund Transparency

23rd November, 2009

…Having an independent third party, such as a prime broker, and accepted technology solutions from a proven vendor can help hedge funds meet some of the due diligence requirements of investors. “We are seeing more investors coming in and doing due diligence on our clients and technology,” says Nigel Kneafsey, …

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Options IT Adds OMX Nordic Exchanges to its Global Market Connectivity Network

Options IT Adds OMX Nordic Exchanges to its Global Market Connectivity Network

9th November, 2009

Connection Provides Multi-Asset Class, Ultra-Low Latency Market Data and Trading on the Options PIPE® Platform New York – Nov. 9, 2009 – Options IT, provider of high-performance technology solutions to hedge funds and brokerages and pioneer of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology management model, today announced it has expanded its Velocity high-speed …

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'Ultra-Low Latency' Market Data Feed Set Up as Hosted Service

'Ultra-Low Latency' Market Data Feed Set Up as Hosted Service

19th October, 2009

…Street Response Laboratories said Monday it is launching a hosted version of its ultra-low latency market data feed….The service will be operated on Options IT’s PIPE platform, a combination of high-speed global networks, server hardware, data storage, external connectivity, software, procedures, and related expertise. The service will be designed to …

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Cover Story: The Race to Zero

Cover Story: The Race to Zero

1st October, 2009

…(Options IT) provides buyside and sellside black box trading houses with a soup-to-nuts low latency trading environment into which the stat arbs can drop their trading applications. Options IT takes in market data over direct feeds from market centers around the world and passes it through just one switch on …

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Waters Magazine Q&A with Nigel Kneafsey CEO, Options IT

Waters Magazine Q&A with Nigel Kneafsey CEO, Options IT

1st October, 2009

“…What will be the big trend of 2010? I think we will continue to see many of the trends that we have seen throughout 2009, with both the buy side and sell side looking to achieve more efficient, cost-effective solutions for running their global business. A big part of achieving those …

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Options IT Acquires Colocation Business from BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage Division

Options IT Acquires Colocation Business from BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage Division

21st September, 2009

Deal Adds New Clients, IT Staff, Three Data Centers and Two Regional Offices To Options IT’s US Operations New York – Sept. 21, 2009 – Options IT, a global provider of high-performance technology infrastructure to hedge funds and brokerages and pioneer of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology management model, today announced it …

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BNP Paribas Sells Collocation Business to Options IT

BNP Paribas Sells Collocation Business to Options IT

21st September, 2009

Infrastructure-as-a-service provider Options IT picks up new U.S. hedge fund clients, three data centers and two regional offices. Options IT, a provider of what it calls Infrastructure-as-a-Service (hosted IT infrastructure delivering 150 applications such as email, file, print, telephony, trading, analytics, Bloomberg, and Reuters as well as BlackBerry and desktop support …

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Options IT Expands Feed Coverage, Speeds Managed Xetra Data

Options IT Expands Feed Coverage, Speeds Managed Xetra Data

17th August, 2009

“…Options IT chief executive Nigel Kneafsey says the vendor now has close to “complete coverage” of data from exchanges in Europe and the US, though it still needs to connect to a few venues in Asia to round out its coverage in the region. “We’re looking to bring in the …

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How To Maximize Trades And Lower Costs

How To Maximize Trades And Lower Costs

15th June, 2009

“…In cutting overall trading costs, firms are also embracing the idea of outsourcing their infrastructure. “As IT headcounts are cut, the penchant for keeping IT in house is declining,” said Nigel Kneafsey, CEO of Options IT, which offers infrastructure-as-a-service through offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. “There are …

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