FX Feeds’ Sudden Evolutionary Leap

Firms' best execution requirements and desire to expand strategies into FX markets are creating demand for a new breed of high-performance FX datafeeds.

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Traders’ ongoing search for new sources of alpha in asset classes beyond equities and options is driving the creation and adoption of high-performance datafeeds—particularly in foreign exchange (FX), where the big players have all recently launched low-latency feeds.

David Taylor, chief technology officer of hardware ticker plant appliance feed handler provider Exegy, says the vendor is seeing increased demand for high-performance feeds, both from sell-side and buy-side firms, where clients use

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