Activ Financial is looking to add liquid markets across all asset classes to its market data platform, ActivNet, in response to customer request for connectivity, according to Scott Hall, managing director of North America, who spoke to WSL.
The firm plans to connect to markets in India, Brazil, Mexico, and further markets in Europe in early 2012 and will do so all at once, he said.
Following the addition of the aforementioned markets, Activ will look to add markets that individual customers have specifically requested connections for, Hall said. Markets under consideration for this phase include Sydney, China, Indonesia, Argentina and Columbia, he continued. Firm announced in October that it had expanded market data support for 80 exchanges in Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South America as a move to globalize the business.
Hall noted that the firm also plans expand its futures market support, and is looking to find better ways to handle and process futures market data. The futures market continues to be an area of interest to the firm as commodities such as gold and grain remain valuable and in demand, he continued.
The firm will also make a push for futures hardware acceleration to accommodate more connectivity, contracts and data through 2012, he said.