Roger Aitken
Roger Aitken

Improving real-time response rates to FX Trading opportunities

When it comes to improving real-time response rates in the FX trading world a number of factors come into play in terms of the whole technology stack - from messaging and front-end technologies for data distribution to execution latency and the network layer. Handling one aspect at the expense of another rather than addressing matters holistically is flawed and ultimately could prove costly. Roger Aitken reports.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 45 / Forex Technology / October, 2011

Among the range of performance challenges faced today by FX trading firms - both within the institutional and retail space - institutions are being confronted by burgeoning FX volumes, incoming price feeds that need to perform as expected and real-time prices that need to be delivered without any missing ticks or corrupted data. Dealing with zooming messaging rates as well as ensuring that no bottlenecks build up at the network layer also add to the  complexity and workload involved. Kevin Lupowitz, Chief Information Officer at FXall sums it up by saying, “As we have seen in other markets, at some point the data generated from multiple venues becomes so large that trading firms have difficulty in trying to consume it.” So dealing with all these issues, clearly requires additional capacity in terms of bandwidth and scaling applications. Messaging systems If recent messaging rates are anything to go by, firms are likely to be bracing themselves for more of the same. Paul Brant, CEO,...continued

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