Naz Dossa, VP Capital Markets, said: “This marks an exciting time for Colt in its evolution in this marketplace. The creation of a team focused on Capital Markets across the customer lifecycle, will enable us to focus more on our customers in this sector and invest further in services that directly help customers grow their market share in an increasingly fragmented environment. We are already working with a number of customers to deliver solutions based on both MarketPrizm and Colt services in a single SLA driven solution. Customers benefit from an end to end SLA covering all of the services Colt Capital Markets offers, simplifying the delivery of IT to their business.
MarketPrizm was fully acquired by Colt in 2013. Its services and people will form a core part of Colt Capital Markets. Jay Hibbin, VP, Capital Markets Services, who will be responsible for Colt Capital Markets services going forward concludes: “Our customers are looking for managed services that provide access to new sources of liquidity, without the investment and time required to build physical infrastructure or resources in those new markets. MarketPrizm’s experience in servicing the front office needs of customers combined with Colt’s latency and speed sensitive infrastructure provide an information delivery platform for the Capital Markets sector that offers a real differentiator for Colt, and its customers, in this market.“
Colt Capital Markets customers include exchange venues, central banks, clearing houses, investment banks, hedge funds and proprietary traders. Recent customer announcements in this sector include EuroCCP, CMC Markets and Source as well as TARGET2-Securities wins Monte Titoli and Deutsche Bundesbank.
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated network, data centre, voice and IT services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers worldwide;. Colt operates in 22 European countries with a 46,000km European network and transatlantic network capacity. Colt has metropolitan area networks in 42 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,800 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.
In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market: Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).
Paula Muezerie, Colt Technology Services
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