FCM360 Expands Footprint in Asia with Equinix TY3 in Tokyo

FCM360 has announced that its low latency financial cloud hosting service is now available to brokers and traders at Equinix TY3 in Tokyo, which is one of the largest FX connectivity hubs in Asia.

FCM360 has significantly enhanced its service and value to Asia’s FX trading community with the addition of enhanced cloud hosting to the Tokyo-based TY3 datacenter.

Whilst FCM360’s North American counterpart TMX Atrium concentrated its efforts last year on dedicated connectivity between London and Moscow as demand for ruble liquidity across Western markets increased, FCM360 is following the widely acknowledged perspective that increased accessibility to markets in the Asia-Pacific region is paramount for industry participants in North America and Europe, as well as for traders in Japan, the world’s largest retail FX trading center, to access greater liquidity from Western markets.

In addition to providing connections to Japan’s two largest financial exchanges –Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) – TY3 offers Forex traders and brokers colocation facilities at a major peering and Internet exchange point for the Asia-Pacific region.

“FCM360 is the first managed services provider in Asia focusing on turnkey products to help FX brokers and liquidity providers. The hosting services help FX traders located in Asia improve executions and access to market pricing by providing low latency connections back to New York and London for liquidity and pricing,” explained Jubin Pejman, managing director of FCM360.

In making the announcement, Pejman said, “Our adding hosting solutions in TY3 opens up the Asian marketplace for all of FCM360’s Forex broker clients and select Electronic Crossing Networks (ECNs), as well as bridge providers wishing to install services and software near the world’s fastest-growing Forex market.”

To further support its growing Asia-Pacific client base, FCM360 also added Mandarin Chinese and Japanese language support at its 24/7 Network Operations Center located in the United States.

The TY3 data center location provides access to the same products, hardware services and dedicated technical support available to FCM360 clients at NY4, LD4, and CH2. Clients who access services from FCM360 in TY3 also gain access to the FCM360 Global Network that offers the fastest connections between Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore back to New York and London using the FCM360 Micro Point of Presence (POP) services designed for FX brokers and traders.

Additionally, FCM360 provides POPs, Client Onboarding Service, VPS Solutions for broker clients and MT4 Broker Hosting in NY4, LD4 and TY3.

FCM360 introduced Micro-POPs in late 2013. With Micro POPS Asian clients can access North American Forex markets without having to use standard Internet connections for pricing and liquidity that often result in poor executions. TY3 further increases the opportunities for clients in Asia to expand their trading capabilities knowing that they are actively trading with the best proximity possible to liquidity providers and market makers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to FCM360.

FCM360 established its dominant position in the market through innovation and by offering a higher level of service and reliability at a lower cost than the competition. Additionally, FCM360 has responded to the growing trend toward moving foreign exchange trading offshore, due largely to government regulations, by centralizing its Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) activities in its London office.

In addition to providing managed services and hosting to Western and Eastern European clients, the London office also oversees FCM360 activities in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Cyprus, India, Poland, Turkey and Russia as well as in South Africa.

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