RTS Realtime Systems Group, a global trading solutions provider, has expanded its operations in Asia by deploying in Equinix's Hong Kong International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data centre.
According to the global interconnection and data centre company, RTS' extended presence in Hong Kong enables the company to further support low latency trading across asset classes on major exchanges throughout the Asia Pacific region.
"This deployment is yet another exciting development in our rapid rise in Asia Pacific," said Andy Woodhouse, RTS managing director, Asia Pacific. "Hong Kong is strategically important for our growth plans. It is the main gateway into and out of China and a major financial hub. Physical connectivity is key, and through the deployment in Equinix's data centre in Hong Kong, we are able to facilitate trading on both the HKMEx and the Hong Kong Exchange, but more importantly, on markets all over the world."
RTS is already leveraging Platform EquinixTM in Chicago, Frankfurt and New York, Equinix said in a statement.
The deployment in Equinix's Hong Kong IBX data centre is already alive and it will serve as RTS' third gateway from and to trading communities in the Asia Pacific region. It will be linked to RTS' global network, which already provides proximity hosting and direct market access (DMA) to more than 65 exchanges globally.
Rich financial ecosystem
With access to the rich financial ecosystem inside Equinix's data centres, RTS' clients can be located in proximity to major exchanges across the globe, while improving risk management and decreasing costs, a company spokesperson said. In Hong Kong, clients will be able to directly access the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx).
"With more and more global traders flocking to colocate in Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, like Singapore and Tokyo, is expected to catch up with Frankfurt as the place to be for automated traders in the next three years," said David Wilkinson, senior director, financial services for Equinix. "RTS' presence with Equinix in Hong Kong provides the necessary connectivity infrastructure to minimise latency and enable the fastest access to markets, which supports RTS' high-frequency and robust algorithmic trading solutions."
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