APFIC Panel: Data Latency Important Beyond Raw Speed

Latency still counts but quality and consistency of data is key


Miguel Ortega, Asia-Pacific head of market data at Deutsche Bank, said that latency is divided into different tiers of performance, depending on what a company or business line needs-from the ultra-low latency needs of high-frequency traders to the need for consolidated feeds to power smart order-routers in fragmented markets such as Japan with multiple exchanges and private trading systems.

"What we see from our perspective is having to be flexible and cater to firms' needs. Yes, high-frequency

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