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May 27, 2008

QuantHouse completes its global proprietary fiber optic network by selecting Equinix datacenters in Chicago and Frankfurt

QuantHouse, the leading independent provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions today announced that they have completed the implementation of their worldwide exchange interconnection infrastructure by selecting Equinix datacenters, the leading provider of network-neutral datacenters and Internet exchange services, in Chicago and Frankfurt.

By becoming part of the Equinix Financial eXchange community, QuantHouse is able to CAPTURE and STANDARDISE local exchange data feeds at the source leveraging its QuantFEEDHANDLER technology for ultimate low latency results. Leveraging the QuantHouse proprietary fiber optic network which interconnects exchange datacenters in Chicago, New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt, QuantHouse clients have this unique benefit to leverage the end-to-end, fully managed ultra low latency market data solution. This low latency feed known as QuantFEED, is ideally designed for latency sensitive buy side and sell side firms.

QuantHouse is an independent provider of end-to-end solutions including low latency market data technology, Algo trading strategy development framework tools, infrastructure services and professional services for systematic trading firms whose objective is to trade ahead.

Equinix Financial eXchange is a community of common interest, consisting of capital market participants such as execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology utilities and network service providers, that locate operations within Equinix datacenters in order to implement a high-performance, low latency connectivity infrastructure within a neutral environment. Equinix customers can directly exchange data within the same physical location with strategic partners, customers and vendors, providing solutions for their multi-network connectivity and high-performance datacenter needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Pierre Feligioni, QuantHouse General Manager and co-founder, said, “More and more global buy side and sell side firms are increasingly relying on QuantFEED, our end-to-end ultra-low latency market data solution. QuantFEED provides them the competitive advantage they are looking for to get sub-millisecond access to the source of multiple exchanges.”

“Our highly resilient and convenient datacenters are attracting a growing number of financial experts. We've already achieved considerable success with our major Equinix Financial eXchange solution in Europe, where we provide our customers with the fastest possible links to the world's largest trading venues, and we're delighted to now add QuantHouse as a global client.” said Petrina Steele, Equinix's Vice President for Business Development in Europe.

Stéphane Leroy, Head of Global Sales and Marketing at QuantHouse, added, "By locating our technical infrastructures to capture and standardize market data within the exchange datacenters, we're able to interconnect together the heart of local exchanges through our worldwide proprietary fiber optic network for ultimate performance. Our clients are increasingly leveraging this unique value proposition to trade ahead”.

About QuantHouse

QuantHouse is an independent provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions to help financial firms to trade ahead. It includes low latency market data technologies, Algorithmic trading strategies development framework tools, infrastructure services and professional services for hedge funds, proprietary desks and asset managers as well as low latency sensitive sell side firms.

QuantHouse products and services offering is composed of:

  • Ultra Low Latency Market Data technologies to be the first to detect market opportunities,
  • Systematic Trading Strategy Development tools to optimize time to market,
  • Infrastructure Services to improve trading performance,
  • Professional Services to benefit from the latest systematic trading technologies.

QuantHouse has the benefit and support of a very experienced group of investors. The Investor group is lead by one of the world's largest global brokerage organizations: NEWEDGE GROUP. Newedge is a 50/50 joint venture between Société Générale and Calyon.

For more information about Newedge Group, www.newedgegroup.com

For more information about QuantHouse and its solutions for quant trading firms, please visit: www.quanthouse.com

For further information please contact:
Stephane Leroy, QuantHouse
Tel: 44 (0)207 676 8100

About Equinix - www.eu.equinix.com

Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.