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A licensed market data provider since integrating MarketPrizm into our business, we offer direct and normalised market data feeds and services for major European, Asian and North American financial markets.

Carrying more than 50 feeds from exchanges and liquidity venues for equities, derivatives, commodities and FX. We can deliver your data at consistently low latencies even during periods of volatility.

We deliver both raw and normalised feeds at consistently low latencies, even during periods of volatility. Our coverage is extensive, and you can choose from different methods of delivery:

Direct feeds
Raw data for those colocated in specific market venues

Software-based normalised feeds
via the MarketPrizm API — no upfront or hardware costs, with everything managed by our capital markets team

Hardware-based accelerated feeds
Using FPGA technology and a user-friendly API, with an opex-based shared-service model (no upfront hardware costs)

Historical data
Raw, tick data, full depth, same market sequence. Time-stamped in Co-lo (using NTP and eventually PTP). Captured in co-location.

Market Monitoring Solution (MMS) portal

Colt’s acquisition of trading infrastructure services provider MarketPrizm in 2011 strengthened our capability to provide market access solutions globally. A development team based in Hong Kong and highly-skilled in building market-data normalisation software was inherited by Colt as part of the MarketPrizm acquisition. Alongside feed-handler components and APIs for Colt’s normalised market data service, Colt’s HK software team have also developed a web portal that is used by Colt for real-time monitoring of market data feeds (raw and normalised).

This portal is used to monitor bandwidth utilisation (at 1s, 10ms and 1ms granularity), message rates, dropped packets A/B Feed latency deltas (microseconds) and can be used to produce daily reports on each.

Direct feeds, delivered in a raw format

As a financial data provider, Colt offers direct market data feeds for key European, Asian and North American markets. If you’re colocated at the market venue itself, you can consume our data feeds directly. Away consumption is also made easy through Colt’s extensive network as well as the Colt PrizmNet financial extranet, guaranteeing an efficient and reliable market data delivery.

MarketPrizm Market Data feeds 


Software normalised feeds, MarketPrizm API

For markets in Asia, Colt also offers a software-normalised format, using a standard API. Data is normalised and distributed at source to eliminate potential speed loss.


Easy expansion

As you enter new markets, it’s quick and easy to access new market data feeds over the same high-speed infrastructure. We work with an extensive network of partners. If you require a new data feed, our team will work with you to introduce it

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Choice & flexibility

For firms looking for consistent, ultra-low latency performance in any market condition, Colt offers accelerated market data feeds, normalised with an FPGA solution.

A user friendly API enables firms to consume the feed with minimal development time, making this a cost-effective approach whilst significantly reducing time to market.