17 Jun 2016


The BSO team just came off the heels of exhibiting at one of the biggest derivatives conferences of the year – FIA’s IDX 2016.

This year’s conference featured a great welcome from FIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Walt Lukken, who set the stage for the 2-day event with the theme “Moving the Industry Forward.” He spoke about how change is inevitable and how FIA is there to support its members during both the opportunities and difficult challenges ahead in the industry.

Indeed, there was much talk about the uncertainties surrounding Brexit as the industry looks towards the vote on 23rd June. Also on the political front, many discussed the upcoming U.S. presidential election and how the outcome could potentially impact the industry.

The conference floor was also abuzz with talk around regulation, including how MiFID II/MiFIR RTS will affect trading from both the buy side and sell side. Lukken asked that “Collectively, we should all support smart regulations that incentivise healthy and safe markets.” Many are questioning whether post-crisis regulations are working as billed and if their effects on the markets are desirable as the industry tries to find the right balance between healthy risk-taking and market safety.

BSO’s team certainly enjoyed being part of these conversations and having the opportunity to meet with clients while making new contacts. Thank you to all that we met – we look forward to seeing you again in October for the 32nd Annual FIA Futures & Options Expo in Chicago.

Until then, our sales team members will be attending Telecom Exchange NYC on 22nd June and Finance Magnates in Tel Aviv on 29th June. If you would like to meet at one of these events, please get in touch. To keep up to date on our event schedule, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Here are some of our favourite photos from the event:


The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co