First Boston's Lattice Expects Second-Quarter Startup


First Boston Corp.'s Lattice Co. unit is continuing tests of its order-routing system at three beta sites in the Boston area, with plans to roll out the system by the second quarter of this year. Lattice, a marketing tool aimed at First Boston's institutional customers, will provide clients with links to a variety of brokers and exchanges.

The system will also have the capability of operating as a continuous crossing network, matching customers' orders without having to route them through to

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