MICEX and RTS operated as separate exchanges until a couple of years ago when they merged; from a technology perspective, they still operate as two separate platforms.
The MICEX platform, launched in 1994, is based on a redeveloped OMX platform — this is where equities and FX markets trade. The RTS platform, originally developed in-house, is where the derivatives market resides, having just launched a new faster transactional binary protocol called TWIME.
Although based on completely different technology, both have two options for «native» (exchange controlled) interfaces: API (Linux or Windows interface); FIX trading/FAST data.
Following recent upgrades on both platforms, the internal latency of each matching engine is around 500 microseconds. The MICEX (equity and FX) and the RTS/FORTS (derivatives) matching engines are based on the M1 datacentre in Moscow. BCS offers its clients’ assistance with setting -up co-location facilities at M1. The exchange also operates PoP in London at LD4, Frankfurt, Chicago and NYC.
Co-location: BCS currently offers its clients to co-locate at Moscow Exchange, LSE, Equinix London LD4 and Equinix Frankfurt FRA2
Proximity: BCS provides proximity hosting in InterXion LON1, Equinix London LD4 and Moscow M1 data centers
BCS is a state-registered provider for connectivity services Clients have access to unique ultra-low latency solutions between Moscow, London and Frankfurt
It has recently come to our attention that some individuals in Estonia with whom we have no business relationship have received phone calls from an individual purporting to be a BCS GM employee and soliciting BCS GM investment services and investments. Please note that BCS GM does not maintain an office in Estonia. We also take no action to promote our services in Estonia through phone calls or otherwise. If you ever have any questions of whether a person contacting you is actually an employee of BCS GM, please do not hesitate to contact us at +44 20 7065 2161 or email at email@example.com
We also strongly recommend that you report any such cases to the national police.