COLT strengthens Financial Services team with new hire


COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, today announced it has bolstered its Financial Services team with the appointment of Tony Moulange as senior business development manager. Moulange’s appointment is part of COLT’s ongoing drive to build its industry expertise in the European Finance market and continue to develop services that meet the fast changing needs of clients in this sector.

Reporting to Terry Quigley, head of Industry Practices in COLT’s Major Enterprise Division, Moulange is focused on building COLT’s position as a leading low latency infrastructure provider to Europe’s trading community, serving a range of banks, hedge funds, stock exchanges and MTFs. The Financial Services team also continues to develop specific solutions to help these organisations with challenges around trading/order execution, market data connectivity, payments, transaction processing, liquidity management and information delivery and security.

Tony Moulange has built up particular expertise in market data and algorithmic trading during its 20-year career in the City. He joined COLT from Orange Business Services’ Finance sector team and has also worked with investment banks including HSBC, Citi, Smith New Court and Merrill Lynch.

Commenting on his appointment, Moulange said, “The global financial markets are undergoing enormous change and COLT is in a great position to help a wide range of buy-side and sell-side organisations respond. COLT’s unique combination of data centres and next generation fibre network is inherently suited to latency sensitive applications, such as algorithmic trading. I am excited to be part of a company that has a heritage in Finance, impressive technical expertise and assets and a strong commitment to helping the sector evolve.”

Terry Quigley added, “Tony adds a wealth of sector expertise, innovation and professional consultancy to our clients and sales team. His expertise in algorithmic trading and market data is critical in ensuring our solutions meet the ongoing drive to ever lower latency trading.”

COLT is a leading infrastructure provider to the Finance community, serving 20 of Europe’s stock exchanges, the top five providers of market data and providing the payments infrastructure for 13 central European banks. Customers include Nomura, which recently launched a new Ultra Low Latency Trading Service in Europe, running on a dedicated fibre optic network provided by COLT.

About COLT

COLT is a leading European provider of business communications. COLT specialises in providing data, voice and managed services to major businesses, SMEs and wholesale customers. COLT operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 COLT data centres.

COLT Telecom Group S.A. is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about COLT and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

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