S&P Capital IQ’s QuantHouse Operation Selects KVH Data Centre for Low Latency Access to Japanese Exchanges

quanthouse London, 4 February 2013: QuantHouse, S&P Capital IQ’s Real Time operation and the global provider of next generation trading solutions, hasaligned with KVH, Asia’s leading information delivery platform, to enable its clients to benefit from proximity to the main Asian exchanges.

The demand for proximity services has increased significantly in recent years due to the international growth of low latency trading and global investing. Client requirements for enhanced access through reduced execution times and improvements to the trade cycle have led to the opening of a number of new data centres by exchange operators.

 SandP Cap IQ“The growing ecosystem community and the many potential customers that it encompasses, presents QuantHouse with an opportunity to develop our business significantly,” comments Pierre Feligioni, Managing Director of Global Real Time Products at S&P Capital IQ. “With this in mind, we plan to utilise KVH’s low latency network and infrastructure services to gain access into all major Asian markets, going forward.”

Client benefits include faster aggregation of market data from major Asian markets, reduced downtime due to high data centre reliability and redundancy offered by KVH Tokyo Data Center 1 (KVH TDC1), and quick time to market being within the vicinity of the local financial ecosystem. Entry into the Japanese market opens up an alternative to Tokyo participants for the provision of quality low latency market data.

Adela Matsutani, Vice President of KVH, added, “Our infrastructure is designed to meet the demanding needs of the financial industry for security, resiliency and performance. We are best placed to offer QuantHouse a comprehensive range of services to benefit its clients, enabling the firm to combine the lowest latency network in Osaka and Tokyo, with extended services between financial markets in the US, Europe and Asia regions.”

Designed for the financial services industry, KVH TDC1 is capable of providing true 2(N+1) power redundancies with power originating from two different substations and traversing through completely separate infrastructure to reach the rack. Moreover, KVH operational and security procedures comply fully with recognised international standards.

“Long-term developments could include leveraging KVH’s value added services to enhance the efficiency and reduce the cost of its service implementation, operations and delivery. We may also utilise KVH operations and management services to provide our clients with fast on boarding, and efficient management and facilitation services,” concluded Stephane Leroy, Vice-President, Head of Global Real Time Solutions at S&P Capital IQ. “KVH also offers the ideal opportunity for proximity colocation to Japan Exchange’s new colocation facility, an important factor in the continuing expansion of QuantHouse services.”

 About S&P Capital IQ:

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), 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. We provide 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 Compustat; 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 please visit www.capitaliq.com.

 About QuantHouse:

QuantHouse, a part of S&P Capital IQ, is the global provider of market data and end-to-end systematic trading solutions. Its international offerings include low latency market data (QuantFEED), automated trading platform (QuantFACTORY) and proximity hosting low latency order routing (QuantLINK) to buy- and sell-side and technology companies, as well as exchanges and MTFs. QuantHouse has over 120 clients, 16 global data centres, 45 direct exchange connections and 90 total exchange data feeds. For more information please visitwww.quanthouse.com.

 

About KVH:

KVH, Asia’s leading information delivery platform, operates the lowest latency network in Japan and throughout Asia, and with over 500 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra low-latency network, proximity hosting, and managed trading infrastructure solutions to the high-frequency trading community. KVH offers low-latency connectivity services between major financial markets in Asia and the US including Tokyo, Chicago, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney.

 

KVH offers optimal access to Japanese exchanges TSE, OSE, TOCOM, TFX, SBI Japannext and  Chi-X, the fastest connections to HKEx, SGX, KRX, ASX and a variety of other Asia Pacific exchanges, and an extensive community of brokers, market data vendors and ISVs all within our financial ecosystem. For more information please visit www.kvh.co.jp.

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