Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 47

END USER INSIGHT An dr ea s L oiz ide s , CIO , Trading Point TRADING POINT ACHIEVES SECURE, HIGH PERFORMANCE FX WITH RACKSPACE Trading Point Holdings has achieved improved security, resiliency and scalability of its infrastructure after selecting Rackspace as a strategic partner to take on the management of hardware infrastructure and support the firm in the maintenance of its systems. rading Point Holdings is a large and well-established international investment online brokerage firm based in Europe which is dedicated to delivering superior services in currency trading (also known as FX), contracts for difference (CFDs), equity indices, precious metals, energies and CFDs on stocks. T While a relatively new company, over the past 10 years it has amassed a few million customers – of whom approximately 500,000 are actively trading – across its businesses: which is headquartered in London, XM Partners and Trading Point Asset Management. It is now one of the industry leaders in the retail FX sector and the brokerage of choice in a number of countries around the world. As a digital-first company, IT lies at the heart of every interaction between the client and Trading Point. Every aspect of the business is underpinned by sophisticated and complex technologies. From visits to the website, onboarding clients and the registration of a new trading account, to the actual trading on thousands of instruments offered and the arsenal of tools it provides to traders, each element must be developed, tested, monitored and supported by the IT team. The IT team’s challenge is compounded by the large number of internal systems that must also be managed, which support the needs and best execution of internal stakeholders in different departments of the company: from the risk management, back-office and Know Your Customer (KYC) operations, CRM and more. Issue 03 47