NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Options, the leading provider of cloud-based managed services for global financial markets, today announced its fourth Microsoft Gold Partner status in the “Project and portfolio management skills.
The Gold Partner distinction is awarded only to the top 1% of Microsoft partners and is a recognized mark of the highest standards in technology and business performance worldwide.
Microsoft’s project and portfolio management proficiency demonstrates Options’ acumen when designing, building, and deploying enterprise-wide project management solutions for customers.
This achievement is the latest development in Options’ efforts to offer a truly cloud-agnostic platform. It is also the company’s fourth Gold Partner award and twelfth Microsoft Partner status achieved to date. The company has already been awarded Gold Partner Cloud Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses, Cloud Productivity Gold Partner and Cloud Platform Gold Partner Status.
President and CEO of Options, Danny Moore, said, “Achieving Gold Partner status with Microsoft is an integral part of our goal to remain the premier enabler of Microsoft Cloud in global capital markets and in a broader Cloud Agnostic strategy.
Becoming a Gold Partner in a fourth competency demonstrates our commitment to providing a robust and resilient technology foundation for solution architecture, global deployment and operational scalability. We are the only Microsoft Gold Partner to also hold the prestigious SOC accreditations for Managed Service Providers.
Today’s news is the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including the completion of VMware Cloud Provider Premier Partner Status, their Partnership with Code Willing, and their recent acquisition of ACTIV Financière.
In 2019, Options received an investment from a Boston-based private equity firm, Abry Partners. This investment allowed Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform while expanding its reach in major financial centers around the world.
About options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the #1 provider of IT infrastructure for global capital markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the company began life as a provider of hedge fund technology services. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-managed services to more than 200 companies globally, delivering an agile and scalable platform in an investment bank-grade cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include major global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity firms and exchanges . With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options is well placed to serve its clients on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment of Abry Partners, a Boston-based industry-focused private equity firm. This investment allowed Options to significantly accelerate its growth strategy to further invest in its technology platform and expand its reach in major financial centers around the world.
Options was named among the UK’s Leading Growth Companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 rankings.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful industry-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its inception in 1989, the firm has completed more than $82 billion in leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred capital investments. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital in its active funds.