S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions Bolsters Asia Offering Via QuantFEED and QuantLINK for Singapore Exchange

Jan 14, 2014 / 09:00 AM
London, UK

London, UK - January 14, 2014 -S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions, the global provider of innovative market data services, trading and infrastructure solutions, has continued the expansion of its Asia-Pacific offering and has today announced the availability of its cornerstone QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions to Singapore Exchange (SGX).

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions is developing the breadth of its services in response to continued client demand for enhanced access to Asia-Pacific and reduced execution times, resulting from the sustained and significant growth across the region. The strategic importance of the geography has not waned, making it essential to provide innovative solutions to all leading global financial institutions.

The extension to SGX of S&P Capital IQ's low latency connectivity and co-location offerings means that its services are now available to buy- and sell-side firms in the region, while global clients can benefit from an optimised data feed and order routing services. This development will ensure ultra-high-speed data and managed trading solutions to improve connectivity performance and reduce trade execution speed.

"Singapore Exchange is the Asian Gateway and premier access point to the region. We therefore welcome the valuable contribution and services that industry participants such as S&P Capital IQ bring to our co-location centre. Their offering will greatly benefit clients by diversifying the methods of access to Singapore and international markets," commented Tinku Gupta, Head of Market Data & Access at SGX.

Stephane Leroy, Vice President, Real-Time Solutions at S&P Capital IQ concluded, "SGX is a vital part of any global trading infrastructure and we see continued expansion in this region as a logical reaction to growing opportunity and client interest in Asia. Locating our solutions within SGX will provide clients with the enhanced market data and lowest latency possible, both of which are required for them to remain ahead of their competitors."

QuantFEED is S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions' unique end-to-end ultra-low latency market data feed fully managed solution with a global Service Level Agreement including hardware, software and telecommunication components.

QuantLINK, the firm's high performance global trading infrastructure service, interconnects the cores of multiple exchanges with proximity hosting at the source, 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.

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About Singapore Exchange:
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to issuers in search of global capital. SGX is the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia's most international exchange with more than 40% of companies listed on SGX originating from overseas. SGX offers its clients the world's biggest offshore market for Asian equity index derivatives. SGX is a full-service exchange, and operates Asia's pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia's most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore, SGX is a peerless Asian counterparty for the clearing of exchange-traded and over-the-counter financial and commodity products.
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