Analytics Drive Low-Latency Agenda

Neil McGovern, Sybase; Nitin Kabra, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Chip Lowry, State Street; Vikas Shah, Rosenblatt Securities

While the industry continues to actively pursue the lowest-latency data, firms are increasingly focusing on the storage and analysis of tick data to support their high-frequency trading strategies, particularly as the cost of competing solely on speed rises and the return on investment starts to diminish, panelists said.

“If you think about shaving five microseconds and paying $10 million to do that, I’m not sure the firm really needs it,” said Nitin Kabra, director of global investments and ris

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