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The Trading Mesh

July 2016

Beyond Speed: Future Proofing Your Network Strategy

July 25, 2016 Comments (0)           

Speed has always attracted a premium in financial markets. In the 19th century that might have involved carrier pigeons and telegraphs. In more recent times it has meant fibre optics and microwave technology. Either way, the proposition is simple: the faster you are, the more likely you will be to have an edge over others competing in the same space.
But achieving the lowest possible latency is no longer the be-all-end-all priority for market participants that it once was. Financial services...

Network technology: It’s complicated… but in a good way

July 18, 2016 Comments (0)           

Whether we’re talking about a small, focused hedge fund or a sprawling international investment bank, one of the most decisive factors in terms of the difference between profit and loss is the trading network the firm has.
There are more than half a million miles of fibre optic cables underneath the world’s oceans and endless more under the ground, all of them crisscrossing the globe to carry millions of orders, trade confirmations and other data each second. There are microwave...