Connecting financial markets

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Our capital markets ecosystem

Driven by technological innovation, complex market structures, and regulatory reforms, the financial markets are particularly demanding and challenging. Global competition, market fragmentation and the need to connect quickly to an increasing number of interdependent exchanges and liquidity pools have increased the costs and complexity of trading.

Time-to-market, network performance and connectivity to a wider financial ecosystem across multiple asset-classes have become the main challenges for market participants. Colt and its financial ecosystem and partners are uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective solutions either as modular stand-alone services or as fully integrated end-to-end solutions.

Connecting financial markets

We connect:


Market data feeds


Exchange colocation venues


Market participants


Exchange venues

Colt can make the difference

At Colt, we have the expertise and the solutions that span the entire trade lifecycle, to help financial companies thrive and reach their business goals.

We combine Colt's infrastructure assets with our specialist capital markets expertise to serve the needs of financial services firms. We've been doing this since 1992, starting in the City of London, and quickly expanding into key global financial hubs in Europe, Asia and North America.

Our expertise

Our connectivity solutions are based on our intelligent Colt IQ Network, providing you with the best network for the best experience. Get direct access to financial markets across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

Dedicated Service Desk

Our Capital Markets customers expect exceptional service with guaranteed access to global financial markets. The Colt CMSD team provide technical support for network, data centre and solutions products with the highest concentration of support being for network services. The CMSD own & control the underlying infrastructure – from the fibre in the ground to the overlaying optical technologies offering end to end business focused SLAs.

Software Development

The Capital Markets Software Development team builds capabilities and services around (normalised) financial data. This team's capabilities include: MPP hosted software based service for normalising feeds into MPP format, normalised and distributed from Colo, multicast distribution, MPP normalised data obtained via single API interface, Asia local development support, lossless data, normalisation, data quality monitoring and offering a one stop managed service.

Service Management

Gain a single Colt representative to proactively overlook the service and contract life-cycle, enabling you to focus resources on core business and not on service management. We promote understanding of the customer‘s business within Colt, to anticipate and proactively respond to changing requirements including the Capital Markets landscape, increasing service reliability, minimising business risk, avoiding failures and controlling outcomes.

Solution Sales

Collectively, the team has business exposure working in areas as varied as Market Data solutions to Fixed Income eTrading, multi-asset trading systems to trade and execution monitoring, but always within advanced trading ecosystems. The team is able to bring decades of experience in these areas to provide a deep understanding of our customers’ requirements within the trading process & design solutions to meet detailed requirements, whether within an exchange colocation facility, or throughout a global distributed infrastructure.

Solve your financial services connection needs


The Colt IQ network covers all the major metro areas, data centres and carrier hotels worldwide. Our network also reaches all key exchanges in Western Europe and Asian markets, as well as selected markets in North America, helping to support your market data and execution needs.

Exchange hosting

We offer managed server colocation & hosting services at more than 30 market venues and third-party proximity data centres in Europe, Asia and North America, across asset classes including equities, derivatives, commodities, FX and more.