Competition Pushes the Latency Race

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Competition among firms is a key driver behind the demand for low latency datafeeds, according to a panel on the topic at last week’s DWT 2005 conference in London.

As moderator David Anderson, editor of Inside Market Data Reference, points out, latency is measured against the competition rather than on absolute terms.

"We live in a competitive environment," adds Mario Muth, global head of electronic trading, global finance, at Deutsche Bank. He says the customers of banks and brokers are dem