Stewart Clements
Stewart Clements

Managing and maintaining e-trading platform performance

Stewart Clements explores e-FX and service management, outlining the importance of the underlying technology infrastructure and experienced end to end service management for business success.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 25 / Features / October, 2006

Stewart Clements, Principal Consultant at Stentra, explores eFX and service management, outlining why the underlying technology infrastructure and experienced end to end service management remain two of the cornerstones for business success.Introduction eFX and e-trading in general in the capital markets arena continues to evolve with streaming prices, algorithmic trading and hedging all taking a front seat. Driven in part by client pressure and increasing volumes of business through growth and acquisition, the infrastructure in many banks is under renewed pressure to perform – and speed and performance will always be of paramount importance in the e-trading business.To compete in eFX all serious players are now looking to implement real time solutions and provide clients with continuous, executable prices (ESR). Obviously this has an impact on the applications and pricing engines which have to be enhanced to stream continuous prices and not just provide prices that are requested through some RFQ...continued

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