Lowering the Bar to High-Frequency Trading

DWT: How can firms overcome the technological barriers to entry into high-frequency trading (HFT)?

Dave Malik, Cisco: Firms can overcome some of the technology barriers by taking advantage of services offered by exchanges and financial services providers. Sell-side firms are moving their trading strategies closer to the liquidity venues and using co-location facilities to reduce infrastructure costs and overall latency in the trading cycle. Certain service providers are not only offering empty c