Firms Increase Focus on Latency, Capacity

These requirements now apply to news as well as prices, where "one year ago, [the maximum latency acceptable] for a tradable win was 300-400ms. Now we are being told by customers that 50-70ms is needed for a tradable win," said Andrew Twigg, EMEA sales specialist for algorithmic and quantitative trading solutions at Dow Jones.

Panelists explained the differences as being split between high-frequency firms that need ultra-low latency, and those with a longer investment horizon-typically tradit