Options Expands Asia-Pacific Business Operations Into New Zealand and Australia
London – October 25, 2018 – Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced the official opening of its new office in New Zealand. This new office, located in Auckland, New Zealand, will mark the expansion of the firm’s business operations in New Zealand and Australia.
The launch of Options’ New Zealand office, located at the B:HIVE facility in Auckland, is part of an ongoing, global initiative to bring the firm’s sales, operations, account management and support teams closer to key customers in the region.
In addition to Options’ Hong Kong and Singapore offices, which have served the Asia-Pacific region since 2009, the firm’s Auckland office will further bolster Options’ global, follow-the-sun support model and provide increased sales and engineering support to the region. Today’s news follows the recent announcement of Options’ rapid global Managed Colocation expansion in the region.
Chief Administrative Officer, Nick Bryant commented, “As well as providing greater access, commitment and global coverage to our clients in New Zealand and Australia, the opening of our Auckland office will help deliver critical operations support for Options’ global engineering teams whilst reinforcing our overall issue management and pre-market checks. We are delighted to formally expand our New Zealand and Australia operations and look forward to scaling our business in Auckland’s growing financial hub.”
Speaking about the office expansion, Managing Director Asia, Jun Ashida added, “As Options continues to scale globally, one of our primary aims is to bring our business, infrastructure and technology even closer to clients. In the last 6 months we have successfully deployed new colocation venues in Singapore and Korea. Our New Zealand presence will ensure the next phase of dedicated colocation expansion in Sydney (ASX and SY2) will continue with similar pace and agility. Basing our operations in Auckland will enable us to better serve our clients, continue our overall growth trajectory and develop our strategic commitment to the APAC region.”
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer private cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage our award-winning front to back office managed infrastructure: Managed Platform, Managed Colocation, Managed Applications and technology consultancy services. Our clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. Options was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. In 2017, the firm received a growth investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.
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