Algo Trading Needs Evolve


Demand for direct exchange datafeeds continues to grow as a result of the increasing use of algorithmic trading, though firms are now looking at alternatives for even more complicated forms of algo trading.

Stephane DiTullio, director and head of eFutures at Barclays Capital, said that two and a half years ago, perhaps 20 percent of trading in his department was algorithmic. Now, he said, that is more like 80 percent.

The definition of low-latency feeds has also changed, said Glenn Wasserman,