LONDON 2 December 2010 – Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Otkritie, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has elected to locate its servers in Interxion’s City of London data centre. Buy- and sell-side firms also located within Interxion’s Financial Hub can now benefit from direct market access (DMA) connectivity to the Russian markets.
Otkritie Securities Limited (UK) is the only FSA-regulated brokerage to offer DMA to all the Russian markets from London. This includes access to the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX), the Russian Trading System (RTS), RTS Futures and Options (FORTS), plus the International Order Book (London Stock Exchange). Otkritie Securities is ranked among the top five brokers by volume traded on all platforms and is well positioned to help the international trading community benefit from the growth in investment opportunities available across the Russian markets.
As Tim Bevan, Senior Sales, DMA, Otkritie, explains, “Locating our servers within Interxion’s City of London Financial Hub makes perfect sense for us. We benefit from ultra-secure and ultra-reliable data centre services, as well as a wide choice of connectivity through a breadth of network providers. This offers both Otkritie and our DMA clients a choice of low-latency connectivity to the markets in London, Moscow and other emerging high-frequency trading hubs, including Stockholm and Zurich. In addition, we gain access to Interxion’s continually expanding community of domestic and international buy- and sell-side firms located at the same facility.”
Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director of Interxion adds, “Our strength lies in providing choice and flexibility through a broad range of connectivity options and access to a wide range of value-added services offered by the financial community located within our data centres. Otkritie’s clients will benefit from cost-efficient and fast access to the Russian markets, and we look forward to offering our participant members access to Otkrities services as a leading Russian financial services firm.”
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Interxion is a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from 28 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries. Interxion serves network and carrier-based, hosting and enterprise customers who require professionally managed and strictly controlled physical environments within which to operate mission-critical applications and computer systems. Interxion’s data centres offer cost-effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com .
Otkritie Securities Limited (OSL) is the UK-based subsidiary of OTKRITIE Financial Corporation (OFC), one of the leading financial services providers in Russia. OFC has acted as a broker, asset manager, financial consultant and investment bank for its clients since 1995.
Otkritie is the only major Russian broker offering ‘plug and play’ Direct Market Access (DMA) to the Russian exchanges, from a London based, FSA regulated office. Otkritie provides execution services to hedge funds, asset managers and broker dealers. Accredited by most European exchanges where Russian instruments are traded, it offers global market connectivity and order-routing from its offices in London, Moscow and Frankfurt.
Otkritie provides a full range of brokerage services to international clients, including research and execution. The firm’s practical experience and deep understanding of Russian markets mean Otkritie can offer local insight and highly efficient solutions to trade equities, depository receipts and derivatives on MICEX, FORTS, RTS, LSE, Xetra and EDX London. Their prime brokerage services, including custody and asset management, financing and securities lending, issuance and cancellation of depository receipts, clearing & settlements and forex solutions, are offered globally. For further information, please visit www.otkritie.com .
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