Co-location is one way in which traders optimize their trading processes. It gives traders direct access to financial exchanges. ED&F Man Capital Markets has datacenter presences around the globe and optimizes for speed and resiliency; points-of-presence are strategically located in Tier 1 data center facilities, in proximity to key financial exchanges, so clients get as close to the market as possible without sacrificing reliability.Customised solutions help deliver low-latency trading. It involves the vetting of carriers down to the selection of individual routers and switches – allowing optimization to the nanosecond. This paper sets out techniques to achieve low-latency trading.