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Latency under the spotlight

Latency under the spotlight

Welcome to Latency under the spotlight, a series of three short discussions focusing on latency across the financial services industry from a number of different perspectives. Joining Victor Anderson is Stefan Schlamp from Deutsche Börse.

Episode one

What is latency and why should we care?    

  • In the context of this series, what is latency, what does it mean practically and why is it so important to financial services firms?
  • How can firms make the business case for implementing the technology changes required to reduce latency?
  • What areas of the tech stack are typically the culprits for adding/introducing latency?

 Episode two

A brief history of time differences

  • With respect to the key milestones leading to sub-10-nanosecond latency, what were those milestones and why were they significant?
  • Where are we now on the latency spectrum? Are we anywhere near the endpoint in terms of what is feasible with respect to the delivery of data?

 Episode three

Latency: The future

  • What is the future for latency? Is there a finish line in the context of the financial services industry and where do firms draw the line in pursuing ever-decreasing latency?
  • What are the current cutting-edge methods of sending and receiving data/signals over large distances with minimal latency?

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