Sean Gilman
Sean Gilman

Sean Gilman, CTO at Currenex, outlines how they are tackling the latency issue.

Sean Gilman, CTO at Currenex, outlines how they are tackling the latency issue.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 21 / Case Study / October, 2005

IntroductionWith a continuing investment in developing enhanced technology, Currenex – a leading multibank FX trading platform – has focused on what is one of the most vital aspects of today’s online trading: SPEED. In migrating to a Linux open source envi-ronment they have established a competitive advantage in what they believe is a crucial facet of future success.Currenex seeks to maintain a technological edge amongst FX trading platforms, knowing full well that such a determination could be the difference between feast and famine in the increasingly competitive FX arena. Currently, the growing adoption of electronic trading in FX is following the same course set by equities, derivatives and fixed income. However, the fact is much of what passes for “electronic trading” in FX is relatively unsophisticated and unsustainable. Other market experiences demonstrate that the quality of technology becomes the key determinant of which trading platforms flourish and which...continued

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