Options Announces Expansion Into Bolsa Balcão S.A in Brazil
New York / London / Hong Kong ― February 16th, 2021 ― Options, the leading provider of Ultra-Low Latency (ULL) connectivity to the Financial Services markets, today announced a further successful expansion into B3, the Brazilian Stock Exchange.
Clients can now avail of ULL market access utilising Options’ full infrastructure directly connected in the B3 datacentre. Options’ facility in Sao Paulo enables clients to access and trade across all asset classes on the B3 Exchange from Equities, Derivatives, Commodity Derivatives, Indices and FX.
Being one of the world’s largest exchanges and Latin America’s leading exchange, demand is ever-increasing for access to B3. With the successful expansion of the Options infrastructure as part of an extensive 2021 global platform investment, the increased connectivity to B3 is a critical step in satisfying increasing client demand to connect to this major South American venue.
The news comes as the latest enhancement to the firm’s premier managed services offering, which is available at 40+ key trading venues across Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia, and now South America.
Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with fully managed colocation services available alongside the firm’s application management solution, combining hosting with direct market access, TCO reduction, and best-in-class resiliency and security.
Chief Operating Officer at Options, Stephen Morrow commented, “As a Managed Services Provider to an array of Financial Services clients, Options endeavour to continuously improve and expand our exchange connectivity. Providing our clients with Ultra-Low Latency market access to all B3 services has been something we have been striving towards since we first announced our expansion to South America with the launch of B3 in 2020.”
“Having Options partnering with us and offering services to our customers are definitely important steps towards the expansion of B3 global experience”, said Alexandre Jahnecke, Superintendent of Technology Services Development at the B3. “Combining Options’ and B3’s financial infrastructure services will surely help customers to leverage their businesses across B3’s markets and create a better experience for them”.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology are 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 was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
Options Press Contact: Page McLaughlin