oneZero Financial Systems has unveiled a significant expansion in its solutions suite, in response to an increased demand from mainland China and Southeast Asia. In doing so, the provider of connectivity, order routing software and infrastructure has reiterated its focus on the Asian market, which looks to be one of the biggest growth regions moving forward.
The development follows on the heels of oneZero’s recently established base of business in Singapore, tapping industry veteran Sam Tjioe to spearhead the company’s further expansion into the Asia Pacific market. oneZero’s products and services have previously been focused on serving retail brokers in Western markets, though only recently made a foray into the Far East.
When asked about the timing of this initiative, oneZero CEO Andrew Ralich responded: “oneZero has done a fantastic job growing among Retail and Institutional market participants in the UK, Western Europe and Australia over the past decade. With our new base of operations in Singapore, we have finally been able to put focus and effort into understanding the specific requirements of the Asia Pacific market.”
“Many of our products and services are attractive off-the-shelf in this high growth market, but some additional work was required to ensure that the overall quality of the software and services was delivered at the standards we’ve built our organization around,” explained Mr. Ralich.
In this latest round of product expansion, oneZero has augmented its traditional product lines to fit specific demands in the evolving marketplace in Asia. A key barrier to entry for many firms entering this market is language support.
oneZero’s ARMS Reporting platform, often cited as a major differentiator between oneZero’s solution and competitors, provides execution transparency, automated reporting and solutions for B2B business, and managing introducing broker relationships on the back-end of oneZero’s Hub solution.
This product has undergone a full-scale translation effort, and now supports Chinese, Japanese, and English. In addition to local language support, oneZero has also announced a dedicated connectivity solution for brokers looking to access business in Mainland China.
oneZero’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution addresses regional challenges in retail user access via an optimized link from a variety of locations on the mainland back to oneZero’s PoP in Hong Kong. From there, information can travel via a private network, exclusive to oneZero clients, to major datacenter locations in London and New York.
“Connectivity in China has always been a big challenge for Retail brokers. Local firms looking to access global liquidity have had challenges getting out, and brokers external to China have had challenges getting in. Our combined solution of a local, region-specific link coupled with a top tier global VPLS network provides answers for both our legacy clients and a new base of business in China,” added Mr. Ralich.
oneZero will be present at the iFX Expo in Hong Kong from Jan. 24-25th at booth #62 and available to answer any additional questions on its products and services. Mr. Ralich will be speaking at 10:00 on the 24th on the CEO panel.