Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney- 13 July 2009 - Orc Software (SSE: ORC), the leading global provider of technology for advanced trading and connectivity, today announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan to support the expansion of Orc Software's business in Asia-Pacific.
Orc Software's growth in the region has been fuelled by the increased up-take of its advanced trading and connectivity solutions. The Tokyo office will offer local sales, services and support to the Japanese financial community and complements Orc's existing Asia-Pacific presence located in Sydney and Hong Kong. Orc Software has an established customer base in Tokyo as well as a close collaboration with local partners.
"The strategic importance of Japan as a base for Orc's continued expansion in Asia Pacific is clear. With the market's strong demand for advanced trading solutions, we have addressed the need for a direct, local channel for the delivery and support of our solutions. We have a team ready to provide firms in Japan with our globally proven systems and solutions," says Greg Chambers, President, Orc Software Asia Pacific.
"We look forward to expanding on the service we have historically provided to our Japanese clients with the added value of on-the-ground expertise in both Japanese and English. Our local partners will also continue to ensure that our customers have a complete range of resources available when implementing, integrating and scaling Orc solutions."
Orc Software is next exhibiting at the Trading and Risk Management Technology Fair, Sankei Plaza, Otemachi, Tokyo on 15 & 16 July 2009.
Orc Trading is used by leading financial firms around the world for enhanced trading for electronically traded derivatives. It encompasses both screen-based trading and algorithmic trading for firms to trade any listed instrument, across all asset classes, on 100+ markets.
Orc Trading provides the competitive edge to trade from a single platform capable of running thousands of complex trading strategies simultaneously. Orc Trading is used by financial firms worldwide for enhanced trading, pricing and risk management on electronically traded instruments.
Orc Connect is the global financial industry's leading connectivity solution. Orc Connect provides traders and brokers with fast, reliable access to liquidity pools, both for market members and non-members, in the critical areas of execution, market data and reference data.
About Orc Software
Orc Software (SSE: ORC) is the leading global provider of powerful solutions for the worldwide financial industry in the critical areas of advanced trading and low latency connectivity. Orc's competitive edge lies in its depth of knowledge of the trading world gained by deploying advanced solutions for sophisticated traders for 20+ years.
Orc Trading and Orc Connect provide the tools for making the best trading and connectivity decisions with strong analytics, unmatched market access, powerful automation trading functionality, high performance futures and options trading capabilities, ultra-low latency and risk management.
Orc's customers include leading banks, trading and market-making firms, exchanges, brokerage houses, institutional investors and hedge funds.
Orc provides sales and quality support services from its offices across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.
For further information:
Greg Chambers, President, Orc Software Asia Pacific, +852.2167.1956
Agnes Wong, Senior Marketing Manager, Orc Software Asia Pacific, +852.2167.1950