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ACTIV Financial Launches a Ticker Plant at the Australian Liquidity Centre

The new market data solution offers faster access to ASX feeds and improves data quality for local and remote market participants

New York– January 21, 2014–ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, today announced it has opened a colocation source for enhanced access to data from the Australian SecuritiesExchange (ASX). ACTIV will directly source, process, enrich and normalize ASX data within Australia’s only dedicated financial markets colocation facility, the Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC), to provide clients with higher quality and better performing data from the region.

As the interest in Australian data out of Sydney increases, ACTIV’s move from processing ASX data in Singapore to processing the data directly within the ASX exchange colocation facility significantly reduces latency in their consolidated and direct feeds, and improves data quality via a direct cross connect to the exchange presence. In addition, ACTIV clients are now positioned to upgrade to the latest generation of exchange products—including the ASX ITCH feed and ITCH 24 feed.

“The inclusion of the ALC in ACTIV’s global backbone will serve a growing population of traders in the region looking for a faster and more cost effective solution for ASX data,” said Frank Piasecki, ACTIV Financial’s president. “The new offering also ensures our customers outside the region have access to the highest quality of data.”

The ALC will become a major hub of the ActivNet global backbone, connecting over 20 global colocation facilities through redundant and low latency network connectivity for market data and order routing.

David Raper, General Manager of ASX Trading Services added: “The ALC has become the heart of Australia’s financial market and we are delighted that ACTIV Financial has extended their global platform directly into our centre. This arrangement demonstrates that there is a growing demand for lowest latency ASX data globally.  The addition of ACTIV to the ALC financial community is a significant one, which provides both local and international market participants with a very high quality market data service.”

This news comes shortly after ACTIV’s launch of their next generation market data platform as well as its expansion into more than 10 new Asian markets, including Bursa Malaysia, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Philippine Stock Exchange, Stock Exchange of Thailand and Thailand Futures Exchange.

About ACTIV Financial

ACTIV Financial is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions. ACTIV offers neutral, managed services for buy and sell-side firms and technology providers seeking a complete market data solution that encompasses both global content management and data delivery. With coverage spanning more than 200 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world, ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry.  Founded in 2002 by market data specialists, the firm is privately owned and has offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. More information can be found at

About ASX

ASX Group (ASX) is one of the world’s leading exchange groups, ranked among the top 10 by market capitalisation.

  • We operate a fully integrated exchange across multiple asset classes – equities, fixed income and derivatives.
  • We service a wide range of retail, institutional and corporate customers, directly and through intermediaries.
  • We offer a broad range of services that allow our customers to invest, trade and manage risk. This includes listings, trading, post trade services, and technical and information services.
  • We operate infrastructure that supports the systemic stability of Australia’s financial markets and which is critical for the efficient functioning of the nation’s economy, economic growth and position in the Asia Pacific region.

More information about ASX can be found at:

The ASX Australian Liquidity Centre


  • The ASX Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC) is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art data centre providing ALC customers with a range of communication, execution and information services including the most secure and fastest possible access to all ASX liquidity – ASX Trade Match, Centre Point and ASX 24.
  • The ALC is positioned at the centre of Australia’s financial markets, housing and connecting a broad community of users in one financial marketplace. It facilitates cost savings by aggregating a full range of services to achieve economies of scale.
  • There are currently more than 85 customers at the ALC including international investment banks, Australian brokers, market makers, proprietary firms as well as data vendors, software and system vendors, and all major telecoms carriers.
  • The ALC provides co-location services and data centre space to customers, allowing them to place their infrastructure (such as trading equipment and related technology) in cabinets within the same physical data centre as the ASX and the ASX 24 primary matching engines. This provides clients with efficient access to market data and trade execution on ASX and ASX 24 markets.

More information about ALC can be found at:

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