Colt’s history in serving the needs of capital markets firms started in the City of London over 20 years ago; today with its acquisitions of MarketPrizm in 2011 and KVH in 2014, the company has the service portfolio and reach to focus on capital markets on a global scale. Today, Tier-1 sell-side institutions, buy-side participants, technology vendors, international exchanges and multinational insurance firms rely on our capabilities and know-how each day to store, process, protect and deliver their mission critical business information.
Driven by technological innovation, complex market structures, and regulatory reforms, the financial markets in Asia are particularly demanding and challenging. Former emerging markets have turned the region into a powerhouse, attracting firms from across the world. Global competition, market fragmentation and the need to connect quickly to an increasing number of interdependent exchanges and liquidity pools have increased the costs and complexity of trading.
Time-to-market, network performance and connectivity to a wider financial ecosystem across multiple asset-classes have become the main challenges for market participants. Colt and its financial ecosystem and partners are uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective solutions as either modular stand-alone services or as fully integrated end-to-end solutions.
Colt is constantly investing in new technology and equipment to serve the most demanding buy-side and sell-side firms trading into Asia, Japan, Europe and the US. Our networks have been optimised for the financial services industry and provide a secure, highly available trading network to market participants.
Often exchange colocation is viewed purely as a speed advantage, necessary only for the most latency sensitive firms. Colt offers Exchange Colocation in 10 key exchanges in Asia and 17 markets in Europe, providing customers access to some of the largest exchanges in the region to deploy trading strategies in an ultra low latency environment.
Offered in facilities near the exchange, Proximity Hosting is ideal for those traders that require low latency to the exchange, but also would like to trade from one location on multiple exchanges with access to multiple brokers. Colt offers this service for major exchanges in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and across Europe.
Marketprizm Market Data consists of fully managed data solutions offered in 50 exchanges and liquidity venues in Asia and Europe for both equities, equity derivatives, commodities and FX. We deliver the data – in your choice of raw or software-normalised formats – at consistently low latencies, even during periods of volatility.
PrizmNet is Colt’s secure, fully managed private extranet for the Capital Markets community. It removes the need to reach all your market data and other services via multiple circuits or cross-connects. Instead, you have easy access to new content, services and bandwidth via the PrizmNet self-service portal.