Firms Seek Lower Latency in Derivatives Markets

As latency figures approach light speed, firms will eventually face physical limitations on their ability to achieve faster data rates, resulting in diminishing performance improvements for every dollar spent on reducing latency. However, demand for latency-busting technologies continues unabated, as firms focus on making incremental gains-however small-to stay ahead of their counterparts, panelists said.

Even those firms that do not need low-latency inbound data to power trading models are n

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