Customers & Partners
National Bank Financial
With $80 billion in assets under administration, National Bank Financial is a fully-integrated investment dealer combining retail advisory and brokerage services with institutional brokerage, investment banking, corporate finance, and securities clearing for third parties. National Bank Financial offers its services to more than 400,000 clients. Its Financial Markets division has a major presence in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as operations in the United States and Europe.
Cutler Group, LP
Cutler Group is a quantitative market making firm.
We combine expertise in mathematics, technology and finance in an attempt to be the lowest cost, most efficient producer of liquidity in the US exchange traded equity option space. Our longer term goal is to create a unified system that efficiently trades and risk manages across all listed electronically traded derivative product in the US. Our intention is to create a culture that identifies, motivates and supports highly talented individuals, and then gives them the space to learn, grow and ultimately produce outstanding results. We foster a very open, collegial environment where sharing information and new ideas is strongly encouraged and rewarded, and decision making is done purely based on the merits of the analysis.
Colt provides high bandwidth and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 700 data centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing, and provides voice services in 21 countries. Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).
Fixnetix (now Options-IT) provides market data, trading access, liquidity venue connectivity and pre-trade risk management for Market Makers, Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Proprietary Trading Houses globally. By facilitating low latency, resilient and secure trading, Fixnetix enhances operational efficiencies for the world’s electronic trading communities. Fixnetix offers NovaSparks FPGA-based appliances on a managed services basis to clients at Fixnetix colocation sites throughout the globe.
Itiviti (now Broadridge) is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Trading firms, banks, brokers and institutional clients rely on Itiviti technology, solutions and expertise for streamlining their daily operations, while gaining sustainable competitive edge in global markets. With 13 offices and serving more than 400 customers worldwide, Itiviti was formed by uniting Orc Group, a leader in trading and electronic execution, and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity. From its foundation in 2016, Itiviti has a staff of 400 and an estimated annual revenue of SEK 700 million. Itiviti is committed to continuous innovation to deliver trading infrastructure built for today’s dynamic markets, offering highly adaptable platforms and solutions, enabling clients to stay ahead of competitive and regulatory challenges. Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.
Metamako (now Arista)
Metamako (now Arista) is a technology company that specialises in solutions for latency sensitive businesses. It was founded by Scott Newham, Dave Snowdon and Charles Thomas who have a background in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading. Metamako is headquartered in the harbour city of Sydney, Australia. Our location gives us a global perspective across Europe, America and Asia, and the sunny location rubs off on the attitude our people. .
SolarFlare (now Xilinx/AMD)
Solarflare (now Xilinx/AMD) and NovaSparks have combined forces in 2018 to launch a full-FPGA tick-to-trade development platform for market makers, high-frequency traders, and large banks. The FPGA platform includes the integration of NovaTick, the NovaSparks pure FPGA ticker-plant for market data, and ANTS, the Xilinx AOE Nanosecond TCP Stack for the order execution. It demonstrates tick-to-trade latencies that only FPGAs can deliver and slashes development time.
What our customers and partners had to say about NovaSparks
“Integrating the NovaSparks technology in our trading architecture has allowed us to benefit from the ultra-low latency and determinism that only a pure FPGA solution can deliver. NovaSparks solutions come with scalability, flexibility and innovation.”Etienne DubucHead of Equity Derivatives Trading
“Over the past year, we have used NovaSparks’ U.S. Equities feed handlers and User Defined BBO consolidator to dramatically improve performance during market bursts resulting in consistently lower latencies during high volume periods. This remarkable innovation gives us the opportunity to focus our development efforts in other areas.”Anand PrakashManaging Partner & Director of Software
“Capital Markets firms face significant challenges to remain competitive. A number of our customers have expressed interest in a managed FPGA market data solution, combining ultra-low latency and flexibility to help them succeed – and without upfront investment costs. At Colt, we thrive on putting customers first and setting the benchmark for customer experience. That’s why we are pleased to bring to market this cost-effective solution that addresses our customers’ requirements and further enhances the Colt Capital Markets portfolio”Andrew HousdenVice President, Capital Markets
“There, too, we realized that it's good for us to focus on things that we feel we're unique at, and not building everything ourselves. Five years ago, if someone came to me with a handler claiming to be faster than ours, transferring between the network card and operating system, I would have been skeptical. But every time I talk to them, I'm surprised to find how well they know what they're doing, and listening to us to design for what we need.”Michal SanakCIO
“NovaSparks is pioneering 100% pure FPGA solutions which we expect will dominate the tick-to-trade landscape in the future.”Ahmet HousseinVice President of Marketing
“As an established financial technology provider, Fixnetix prides itself on customer retention and satisfaction. Successfully deploying the NovaSparks FPGA-based appliance for Asperatus Capital allows our customer to focus on what's important: trading.”Hugh HughesChief Executive
“Itiviti is continuously investing in R&D to ensure clients can adopt the newest technology with 100% compatibility to their current trading algos. Our close integration with NovaSparks' deterministic Market Data solutions gives clients an immediate and seamless path to increase their trading performance without any modifications to their current trading programs.”Joakim DahlstedtCTO