Latency Top Priority, but Firms Cool on Proximity Hosting

However, firms currently find themselves having to make a trade-off between speed and functionality, according to James Watson, executive director at Lehman Brothers. Comparing trading systems to cars, Watson suggested that the ideal vehicle for his firm’s trading would combine both speed and comfort, whereas now, “the lower the [latency], the more you have to strip out the functionality.”

User firms are still examining a range of alternatives to solve latency issues, including physically locati

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