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Recorded Webinar: Optimising outsourced infrastructure for trading in fast markets

8 October 2019

In fast markets, you must move quickly to identify and fix any problems with latency, systems and algo performance, but what you cannot see you cannot fix. This begs the question of how trading organisations can see, understand and optimise their infrastructure as it interacts with fast markets to ensure optimal trading connectivity.

The answer is infrastructure instrumentation that provides continuous visibility and insight that empowers you to identify, understand and tackle problems in minutes rather than hours and days. However, implementing effective instrumentation can become more difficult as trading firms increasingly outsource their infrastructure and work with a growing number of external service providers.

Outsourcing and service providers must be responsive to clients and quick to solve problems. Yet too many are ill-equipped to provide the required visibility and transparency. Even when they have reasonable infrastructure instrumentation, this is often poorly aligned with the needs of the business users of the services they offer.

How can firms using outsourcing and service providers, that are already taxed by a lack of investment and skills, obtain the continuous visibility and insight needed to get trading connectivity, and their businesses, back on track?

Listen to this webinar to find out about:

  • Trading and business needs for visibility into infrastructure in fast markets
  • Tools and solutions that monitor and analyse internal infrastructure
  • Instrumentation approaches for monitoring outsourced infrastructure and external services
  • The business case for visibility as a service
  • How to use visibility to deliver competitive advantage


Will Winzor Saile Partner, Execution Analytics & Architecture
Redburn Atlantic
Greg Piesco Associate Partner
Citihub Consulting
Kathryn Zhao Head of Electronic Trading
Cantor Fitzgerald
Raymond Russell Co-Founder & CTO
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Will Winzor Saile

Partner, Execution Analytics & Architecture

Redburn Atlantic

Will joined Redburn Execution in 2015 and is responsible for infrastructure and technology to support the growing execution team. Will also runs Redburn’s Execution Analytics team who provide performance reporting and market structure insight. Prior to joining Redburn, he worked as an Electronic Execution Specialist at Fidessa, developing their low-touch trading tools, and algorithmic products in Europe. Will has ten years’ experience in the industry, specialising in advanced trading tools and liquidity capture.

Greg Piesco

Associate Partner

Citihub Consulting

Greg is a business and technical leader that has worked in the financial services industry for over 22 years.  His career spans exchanges, Buy side, Sell side and mutual funds technologies trading in several asset classes  He has managed software development, infrastructure and DevOps teams in mission critical environments electronic trading environments. Greg Currently consults to several tier 1-4 capital market firms and advises in electronic trading transformational programs, compliance, risk and tactical improvement programs.

Raymond Russell

Co-Founder & CTO


Working with co-founders John Lewis and Fergal Toomey (Chief Scientist with Corvil), Raymond pioneered the measurement of the Large Deviation properties of packet-switched network traffic.

Since 2000, Raymond has been instrumental in building a strong analytics technology, covering data science; clock synchronization and time handling; network and transaction analysis; and latency analysis and optimization.

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