LONDON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, announced that the firm last night received the Data Centre of the Year Award for 2013 at the annual FOW International Awards banquet in London. The award, bestowed by Futures & Options World (FOW) Magazine during its Derivatives World London Conference, recognizes RTS' successful Asia Pacific (APAC) Data Centre Hub, composed of the newest additions to its global data centre network in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
RTS has a total of 11 data centres strategically placed throughout the world, offering clients proximity hosting and co-location services, with ultra-low latency access to more than 85 trading venues globally across a wide range of asset classes.
RTS CEO Steffen Gemuenden said: "We are honored and delighted to receive this award for our APAC Data Centre Hub. It is a valuable recognition of our investments in Asia and our leadership in building out new facilities in the region to provide a breadth of trading opportunities for our clients. We have placed significant emphasis on our growth in Asia, building a robust infrastructure to support local trading as well as global trading into and out of Asian markets. Our Shanghai and Hong Kong offices continue to grow, and demand is strong for our global connectivity, direct market access and algorithmic trading services in Asia, Europe and the U.S."
The FOW Awards are based on activity from April 2012 to May 2013. During that time, RTS not only launched its Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo data centres but also established its first office in China and expanded into new office space in Hong Kong to accommodate growing demand from buy-side and sell-side clients. Over the summer, the firm also opened a data centre in Dubai, its first in the Middle East.
About RTS Realtime Systems Group
RTS (www.rtsgroup.net) delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses. The firm is a global leader in robust electronic trading software, connectivity, hosting, matching and risk management solutions. With standardized low latency connectivity gateways to 135+ exchanges and execution venues worldwide, the firm provides proximity hosting and co-location services to 80+ venues via its global data center network. The RTS infrastructure enables clients to deploy sophisticated trading strategies quickly, securely and cost-effectively throughout multiple trading desks and sites. RTS has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Pune, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.
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