Boat Data Suffers Choppy Launch

Reuters struggled to display all of the pre-trade quotes received via Boat’s feed because it had configured its systems to handle standard market sizes, whereas many quotes were for much lower volumes—in many cases as small as a single share. Sources deny there were any capacity concerns as a result of carrying the new data.

“The specifications of what was going to be on the feed suggested we would see firms quoting a minimum [volume] of standard market size,” says Andrew Allwright, head of

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