Data vendor and information services provider Thomson Reuters has launched a new Elektron feed to deliver low-latency access to Japanese equities and derivatives markets.
The Elektron feed provides access to Japanese liquidity pools, including the Tokyo Stock Exchange, SBI Japannext, Chi-X Japan, Kabu.com, Osaka Securities Exchange and TDEX+ Options. Market participants can connect to the ultra-low latency feed via a single connection to the Thomson Reuters Elektron proximity and co-location hosting solution.
Financial institutions can connect to over 350 markets worldwide by plugging into the Elektron service. The Japanese trading venues are also available to customers via individual low-latency feed handlers.
“Given the growing penetration of advanced trading strategies and competitive innovation taking place in Japan, low-latency execution and data will becoming a differentiating factor for participants,” said Mike Powell, global head of enterprise real-time solutions, Thomson Reuters.
Separately, trading communications provider IPC Systems has expanded its Asia-Pacific financial markets network infrastructure with high-speed connectivity to the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
The firm is expanding its global financial network infrastructure connectivity to key venues across the Asia-Pacific region, marketing its Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) as a platform for traders that require a secure, high-speed communications solution for Asia-Pacific and inter-regional trading.
“Direct connection to IPC's global financial network provides thousands of traders on IPC's ECS platform with direct access to SGX, and at the same time provides trading firms and exchange members in Singapore with a high-speed, secure and reliable route to markets around the world,” commented David Dodd, senior vice president, managing director Asia Pacifc, IPC Systems.
IPC currently supports approximately 4,000 financial market participants on its extranet network and operates in 77 countries worldwide.