Rick Schumacher
Rick Schumacher

Challenges of Delivering Real-Time FX Risk & Performance Analysis

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 16 / FOCUS / October, 2004

The suitability of the FX market to take advantage of the newer technologies offered by Java, HTML and other ‘lite’ infrastructure is well known. The proliferation of the online trading platforms continues to grow as do the number of participants and the trade volumes. Rick Schumacher, director of new product development at Wall Street Systems examines the challenges faced by the market today and sets out some possible solutions for a robust infrastructure.In order to describe the challenges, it is necessary to examine the pressures and requirements being placed on the FX market participants today. As ever, the market is used by those who are not only trading but also hedging their exposures created from other financial products including interest rate derivatives and fixed income securities among others. As we have seen already this year, there have been figures published stating that almost 40% of the FX transactions are being created by the Hedge and Fund Management community. The market is...continued

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