Fortis Bank Global Clearing (FBGC), a provider of clearing and trading services, has agreed to host its market access platforms within data centre operator Interxion’s London facility.
The hosting agreement will allow FBGC to provide its customers with co-location and client hosting services. FBGC will be housed in a private suite within Interxion’s dedicated Financial Hub, a community of capital markets firms that is designed to provide low-latency access to European liquidity venues. Interxion also provides a choice of connectivity options for direct cross-connects within the data centre.
“Interxion is one of the key access points for the London markets, and their dedicated capital markets infrastructure will help us give our customers a competitive edge,” said Neil Singleton, global head of market access architecture, Fortis Bank Global Clearing, in a statement. “By co-locating at Interxion’s City of London data centre we are able to provide clients with faster access to the markets, allowing them to increase their trading efficiency and grow their business volumes while being able to react faster to changes in the exchanges and trading venues.”??
Anthony Foy, group managing director, Interxion, added, “Our City of London data centre is situated in very close proximity to the top five liquidity markets in London, so we are well placed to service capital-market participants’ low latency hosting requirements.”