IMD Chicago Panel: Tackle Latency in Broader Context

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Latency is still a key issue for trading firms, though with the obvious impediments to low latency largely removed, firms are facing the dilemma of whether to skimp on risk controls that introduce extra processes - and hence delays-into the flow of data, or whether to seek out new markets and asset or implement newer technologies in the hunt for alpha, said panelists at IMD Chicago last week.

"Today, over 75 percent of trading volume is generated by automated engines. More firms are using these,

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