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Issue 7: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Low latency technologies continue to be deployed by the financial markets – driven by the need to adopt them simply to stay in the trading game, and hopefully win at it. But low latency covers a wide range of components – from networks, to server hardware, to operating systems and middleware, to middleware, and to applications. In the low latency equation, there are many moving parts.

And low latency has moved beyond the task of delivering market data to algo trading engines, and coping with surging market volumes. It is now a requirement for every link in the trade execution and processing chain, even beginning to have relevance to risk management operations. In short, low latency is the new normal.

With that in mind, check out the round table inside to get the views of several different players in the marketplace – each brings a different perspective, whether it be high performance messaging, low latency analytics, market data delivery, global order routing or infrastructure issues.

Also inside you can read extended commentary from Citihub and SunGard, each bringing their own unique take on the opportunities and challenges of operating in today’s low latency trading environment. This is very much real-life wisdom from technologies on the cutting edge.