Mike Mistretta
Mike Mistretta

We ask Mike Mistretta, Senior Director, Infrastructure at FXall, to tell us about their Latency Monitoring System.

We ask Mike Mistretta, Senior Director, Infrastructure at FXall, to tell us about their Latency Monitoring System.

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

Speed of execution is key to maximizing foreign exchange performance and productivity. For banks streaming prices to a multibank portal, speed is central to winning and retaining client business, while for model-driven traders, it means that trades can be executed with minimal slippage.Research from Greenwich Associates demonstrates that speed of execution is regarded as the single most important benefit of online trading. 68% of top-tier financial institutions – including banks, asset managers, and hedge funds – cited it as one of the most important advantages realized by trading foreign exchange online. Active traders, such as hedge funds and CTAs, place particular emphasis on lightning-fast pricing and execution – our clients in this sector often tell us that speed was a primary motivation for moving volumes online to FXall.Accelerating the trading processSpeed of execution depends on two things – maximizing speed and minimizing latency. To increase the speed of trading, we have...continued

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