Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that OTKRITIE, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has elected to locate its servers in Interxion’s City of London data centre. Buy- and sell-side firms also located within Interxion’s Financial Hub can now benefit from direct market access (DMA) connectivity to the Russian markets.
OTKRITIE Securities Limited (UK) is the only FSA-regulated brokerage to offer DMA to all the Russian markets from London. This includes access to the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX), the Russian Trading System (RTS), RTS Futures and Options (FORTS), plus the International Order Book (London Stock Exchange). OTKRITIE Securities is ranked among the top five brokers by volume traded on all platforms and is well positioned to help the international trading community benefit from the growth in investment opportunities available across the Russian markets.
As Tim Bevan, Senior Sales, DMA, OTKRITIE, explains, “Locating our servers within Interxion’s City of London Financial Hub makes perfect sense for us. We benefit from ultra-secure and ultra-reliable data centre services, as well as a wide choice of connectivity through a breadth of network providers. This offers both OTKRITIE and our DMA clients a choice of low-latency connectivity to the markets in London, Moscow and other emerging high-frequency trading hubs, including Stockholm and Zurich. In addition, we gain access to Interxion’s continually expanding community of domestic and international buy- and sell-side firms located at the same facility.”
Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director of Interxion adds, “Our strength lies in providing choice and flexibility through a broad range of connectivity options and access to a wide range of value-added services offered by the financial community located within our data centres. OTKRITIE’s clients will benefit from cost-efficient and fast access to the Russian markets, and we look forward to offering our participant members access to OTKRITIE’s services as a leading Russian financial services firm.”