Optimising FX feeds: introducing low latency rate engine services
Rate feeds are an essential part of the FX trading process and like
every other process it is something that is continually subject to
re-engineering and investment in technology development. This
development has increased manifold since the advent in electronic
and algorithmic trading and it in turn has created a burgeoning
vendor market for various software products and applications
designed to help banks, brokers and traders make use of rate feeds
that can blended, aggregated and optimised to produce an accurate,
spike-free supply of prices that reflects true market prices.
These new feed services also need to be able to cater for new and
increasingly complex FX instruments in addition to the highly
liquid FX spot market. They also need to ensure high availability
in all market conditions and also provide improved risk and
exposure management operations. But perhaps above all, in today's
market, FX rate feeds need to be very, very quick because the
pursuit of low latency still seems to be the most pressing
priority for market participants.
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