Dot Commodity, Inc. (Dot), Japan’s premier commodity futures broker, is pleased to announce the launch of a low latency connectivity service to the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) for Trading Technologies’ X_TRADER(R), a trading platform for professional traders, from July 30, 2012. Dot has selected KVH Co., Ltd (KVH) as the service provider for the new low-latency connectivity environment, and will leverage KVH’s proximity solutions, a combination of data centre, network and managed IT services to achieve ultra low latency at one-tenth or less of existing TOCOM connectivity services.
Dot will install dedicated servers, Autospreader Strategy Engine (ASE) and Algo Strategy Engine (Algo SE), at the KVH proximity hosting data centre to enable the order functionality of X_TRADER(R). This will provide traders with ultra low-latency order execution through a dedicated server within the same location. KVH’s low-latency connectivity environment and proximity solutions will also be available for other trading platforms through Dot.
The expansion of its low-latency services will allow Dot to address the growing needs of High Frequency Trading (HFT) markets and accelerate business from professional traders and prop firms in Japan as well as other Asian markets. Commodity futures trading markets have become increasingly more important for financial markets as global trading volume continues to grow with frequent price fluctuations in crude oil, gold, and grains. Also, the HFT environment in Japan and Asia is rapidly evolving with major exchanges currently introducing next-generation trading platforms and revising their trading schemes.
KVH, a TOCOM designated proximity service vendor, has developed a proximity hosting environment suited for ultra low latency trade execution from a single point to multiple exchanges using its high-speed optical fiber networks and data centre strategically located in proximity of the major exchanges. Leveraging KVH proximity solutions, Dot can rapidly and efficiently provide traders with the lowest latency connectivity environment in Japan.
About Dot Commodity
Dot Commodity is Japan’s largest and fastest growing commodity futures broker with headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Dot offers a global reach with almost 24 hour electronic trading availability as a Clearing Member of the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM), the Tokyo Grain Exchange (TGE) and a Trading Member of Singapore Exchange (SGX) Derivative Markets. Dot also offers commodity futures products from CME Group, ICE Europe and ICE US along with OTC brokerage services and CFD (Contract for Difference) products. Dot caters to both individual and corporate clientele which currently includes proprietary trading firms, commercial oil companies, global trading houses and financial asset managers. For further information, please visit our website at:www.commodity.co.jp/english.
KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data centre Services Provider established in Japan. KVH’s Information Delivery Platform delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class service to its customers. KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data centre Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.
KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 450 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra low-latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the high-frequency trading community in Tokyo and Osaka. KVH also offers low-latency connectivity services between major financial markets in the Asia/Pacific region and the US including Tokyo, Chicago, Aurora, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul/Busan, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found atwww.kvh.co.jp/en/.
Dot Commodity, Inc.
KVH Co. Ltd