Latency: "Death by a Thousand Cuts"

IMD: What is now considered an acceptable level for "low-latency" data?

O'Ryan: We're now seeing that internal latencies for market data distribution need to be less than one millisecond. External latencies are essentially limited by the speed of light. This is why co-location speeds, meaning sub-milliseconds, are so important.

IMD: So-called "fat-finger" errors that result in large losses are widely reported. What similar examples are there of firms that have lost money (or potential trades)

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