Options, the leading provider of high-performance managed trading infrastructure services to the global capital markets, have today announced the expansion of their market connectivity services into the MIAX PEARL Equities Exchange.
The direct connectivity to MIAX PEARL Equities is an exciting addition to the firm’s global market data and trading connectivity service offering, rounding out the group of three new regulated US Equities trading venues (MIAX, MEMX, and LTSE) as a key data source on the Options Americas market data backbone.
The MIAX PEARL Equities Exchange is a fully automated electronic equities trading platform that offers a streamlined, transparent platform with competitive pricing on market data, connectivity, and transaction fees.
Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with real-time market data, direct market connectivity, and fully managed colocation services. Options’ industry-leading expertise in infrastructure automation, architecture, and operations provides clients with rapid time to market, TCO reduction, and best-in-class performance, resiliency, and security.
Stephen Morrow, Options COO, commented, “This has been a year of considerable growth for Options, and we are delighted to have joined all three new, and fully regulated trading venues. We are excited to be working with the Miami International Securities Exchange (MIAX), along with MEMX and LTSE, and to be able to provide their critical market data and connectivity to our wider trading community with an industry-leading client experience.”
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.