The firm has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table
Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies as part of The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for 2017. The awards, which will be published this weekend, rank the UK’s highest performing private firms by international growth.
Now in its eighth year, the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 recognises companies based on their overseas sales in the preceding two-year period. In that time, Options has grown their international sales by an average of 41.3% per annum, with international sales of over £23.5 million and overall sales of £36.47 million in 2016.
Options CEO and Founder, Nigel Kneafsey commented, “We are delighted to be listed among the UK’s fastest growing companies. Options’ client presence now spans over 20 countries and offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Dublin, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva complement our UK base.
“We provide a significant presence in all key financial sector cities globally as clients seek to outsource complex IT infrastructure and financial applications in these locales. In the US alone, our revenues have doubled from 2014 to 2016.
“Looking to 2017 and beyond, we will continue to invest in this international presence to ensure our clients can leverage a truly global platform and a high-touch, customer centric engagement and support model.”
The eighth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table will be published on 11 June 2017.
Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.