Dan Barnes
Dan Barnes

Modifying FX trading infrastructures to achieve faster connectivity

To meet the rapidly changing environment of high-speed FX, trading firms have to redesign or outsource their networks to specialist providers. Dan Barnes investigates why connectivity has become much more complex and what low latency solutions are available.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 53 / Networks, Hosting and Connectivity / July, 2013

The increased adoption of algorithmic and high-speed trading in FX is creating a need for increasingly low-latency networks. However, the growth of FX trading venues and electronic communication networks (ECNs) is making connectivity more complex, as accessing multiple physical location impacts speed. This complexity creates a potentially costly situation for firms who are driven to explore the latest cutting-edge technologies to maintain both speed and breadth of trading across FX liquidity and trading venues. The speed of change is creating dilemmas for operations teams within FX trading organisations, who have to resolve their existing legacy architecture with rapidly approaching future needs of the company says Alan Schwartz, President of the Financial Services Division at managed network provider Transaction Network Services (TNS). “The decision making process is more complex,” he says. “We have customers working in large institutions that have picked certain key places in which they...continued

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