About a-team Marketing Services
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

Careful Redundancy and Re-Purposing Can Improve Trade Execution

Subscribe to our newsletter

Looking at what systems to switch off and how take apart infrastructures to optimize resources and hardware are the best ways address undue complexity of electronic execution infrastructures, states Bob Mudhar, partner at Citihub Consulting, who will be on a panel covering issues for electronic execution infrastructures at the Intelligent Trading Summit to be hosted by A-Team Group in London on 2nd February.

“Similar functions can be re-factored to stateless components,” says Mudhar. “Then run the components in farms and optimize the code paths and hardware. Stop performing any function for which there is no commercial payoff.”

Continually building systems means it is rare that any system gets switched off, according to Mudhar. Systems also are re-purposed for functions that are different than what they were meant for, he adds. “Derivatives platforms borrow from equity platforms and then build unnecessary co-dependencies,” says Mudhar, giving an example.

With appropriateness and avoiding duplication in mind, Mudhar advises that firms should adjust their trading infrastructures to… “off load anything they don’t need to be doing to a service. Focus on performing business functions the best they can, with constant improvement.”

This requires having “a fast way back from each new iteration to the last good one,” adds Mudhar. “This means they can take risks with new changes because going back to a last-known good state is reliable and predictable.”

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related content

WEBINAR

Upcoming Webinar: Leveraging interoperability: Laying the foundations for unique best-of-breed trading solutions

Date: 23 May 2024 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Interoperability on the trading desk promises more actionable insights, real-time decision making, faster workflows and reduced errors by ensuring data consistency across frequently used applications. But how can these promises be kept in an environment characterised by multiple applications...

BLOG

Lab49 and interop.io Form Strategic Partnership to Enhance Trading Desktop User Experience

Lab49, the specialist technology consultancy owned by ION Group, has partnered with interop.io, the interoperability provider formed when Glue42 and Finsemble merged last year, to provides buy and sell-side firms with comprehensive access to interop.io’s suite of solutions together with bespoke professional services from Lab49. Together, the two companies aim to modernise the trading desktop...

EVENT

TradingTech Briefing New York

Our TradingTech Briefing in New York is aimed at senior-level decision makers in trading technology, electronic execution, trading architecture and offers a day packed with insight from practitioners and from innovative suppliers happy to share their experiences in dealing with the enterprise challenges facing our marketplace.

GUIDE

Pricing and Valuations

This special report accompanies a webinar we held a webinar on the popular topic of Pricing and Valuations, discussing issues such as transparency of pricing and how to ensure data quality. You can register here to get immediate access to the Special Report.