Orc adds high speed link to Istanbul exchange
Electronic trading specialist Orc has launched a high speed connection to Borsa İstanbul. which brought all the Turkish capital markets exchanges under one roof in 2013.
“Turkey is becoming an increasingly attractive market, with a steady rise in trading activity and demand from the region,” said Jonas Hansbo, chief strategy officer, Orc Group. “We are delighted to offer all Orc clients high-performance connectivity to Borsa İstanbul and to have our first Turkish users of Orc’s next-generation trading platform active on Borsa İstanbul.”
The new high-speed interface enables quoting and trading on Borsa İstanbul by all Orc clients using the Execution Bricks or the Orc Trading Bricks platforms.
Orc’s Execution Bricks platform combines global market access to over 150 exchanges, brokers and alternative liquidity pools with execution tools to manage, control and execute high volume, latency sensitive customer order flow. By consolidating market access to Orc, clients gain access to global markets efficiently while extending the reach of their trading infrastructure. Orc’s pre-trade risk capabilities enable firms to stay compliant and in control without sacrificing latency or functionality.
“We are pleased to see Orc offering enhanced connectivity to Borsa İstanbul,” said Muammer Çakır, head of derivatives market, Borsa İstanbul. “Orc is highly regarded for their sophisticated trading and electronic execution solutions, and we strongly believe that their development efforts help make Borsa İstanbul an even more attractive trading venue.”
Orc’s Trading Bricks platform uses an app-based, modular architecture, providing an easily extendable and customisable trading platform which is inherently low latency. Orc is a pioneer in trading automation and Trading Bricks facilitates any initiative to deploy new ideas and taking proven, profitable trading strategies to new markets.