S&P Capital IQ Partners with Arista Networks to Further Enhance its Direct Market Access Technology

London, 16 September 2013 – S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions, the global provider of innovative market data services, and trading and infrastructure solutions has partnered with Arista Networks. The collaboration with Arista, leaders in software defined cloud networking solutions, will provide S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions’ clients with advanced data transfer speeds and improved performance via the firm’s QuantLINK offering.

In a constantly evolving industry, trading technology providers are under increasing pressure to offer clients the most effective solutions available. S&P Capital IQ continues to remain ahead of the curve in providing highly competitive solutions to clients across the international stage.

Through this partnership, S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions will leverage the latest network device generation – provided by Arista Networks – to bolster its QuantLINK product, thereby improving Direct Market Access and providing ultimate results in market data and order routing. Customers will benefit from a more robust and effective offering that will provide the high performance necessary to remain ahead of industry players.

Dave Watkins, Managing Director EMEA at Arista Networks commented, “New developments in technology within the algo-trading sector are ongoing and we are keen to collaborate with leading firms in order to supply an exceptional client offering.

Arista Networks EOS (Extensible Operating System) is at the heart of Arista’s platform and is the most powerful and most programmable network operating system. EOS provides a combination of highly efficient communication services along with delivery of security, stability, openness, modularity and extensibility. We therefore welcome the opportunity to partner with S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions’ QuantLINK product, in order to supply the reliability, flexibility and competitive speeds that are required by clients in this fast-paced environment.”

Stephane Leroy, Vice-President, Head of Global Real-Time Solutions at S&P Capital IQ concluded: “We have always been at the forefront of low-latency technologies in an effort to provide the best service to our customers. We are committed to continuously developing our products though new partnerships and research & development to ensure that they have access to ultimate performance on market data and order routing. We believe our partnership with Arista Networks will facilitate this.”

QuantLINK, the high performance global trading infrastructure and co-location hosting services, interconnects the cores of multiple exchanges with proximity hosting at the source, thus ensuring clients can operate trading systems in close proximity to the exchange matching engine. The solution simultaneously addresses the demand to reduce both connectivity costs and latency, while also having the capability to complement or replace existing legacy infrastructures.

About S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today’s investors need.

For more information visit: www.spcapitaliq.com or www.quanthouse.com

About Arista Networks
The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with 2000 customers and more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

For more information visit: www.aristanetworks.com

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