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FIA Expo is upon us again. It is a week that brings many of our clients and partners from around the globe to Chicago to convene, strengthen relationships, debate and socialize. What strikes me every year is that it seems like the world is getting closer but broader, which is a good thing.  This theme is very apparent at Trading Technologies. Over the last year, we have added more international markets, additional global connections and new offerings onto the TT platform.

As a quick recap, since last FIA Expo, we have expanded and solidified our network with direct colocated execution and client connectivity services through the ICE Data Services European Liquidity Center (EULC) in Basildon, UK. In May, we announced proximity hosting in Seoul, Korea at the KT Yeouido data center.

In the last year, we also have added new geographic-based markets onto the TT platform including the major Chinese derivatives markets through CN First, Korea Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Moscow Exchange. And today, we just announced connectivity to the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer).

Let’s not forget the expansion into the cryptocurrency asset class. In April, we opened up trading on BitMex, and in May, we turned on CoinFLEX. That means that TT now supports more than 50 markets.

So why the expansion into new markets?  We have always prided ourselves for building for what’s next.  We also value the principle of our commitment to users. We intently listen to our clients, end users and partners. We aspire to anticipate their needs or quickly respond to their demands.  The combination of all these factors, during a year of migrating the majority of our customers onto the TT platform, really has driven us to market expansion.  And we are not stopping.

In the coming months, we will be making formal announcements about connections to  Borsa İstanbul, Thailand Futures Exchange, Athens Exchange and Nodal Exchange as well as additional cryptocurrency exchanges, new connections and new colocation services in data centers throughout Asia.