Open Platform: Ghosts of Trading Floors Past──Disruption in the Dealing Room

Consultant and industry veteran Tom Perigoe harks back to the role of infrastructure integrators in creating dealing rooms of olde.


Max Bowie's weekly column from Aug. 4 last year, Colleagues, Consolidators, Where Are They Now? brought back many memories─of colleagues and consolidators, certainly. But also of dealers' desks cluttered with keyboards and weighted down by video monitors. Under those desks, hidden in various places, were controllers each connected to a data circuit. Controllers handled the dealers' requests to view─or contribute content to─a single consolidator's "page" of market data. Configurations supported o

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