Mastering Latency Management

DWT: How fast is fast enough for firms today?

Donal Byrne, Corvil: Firms are primarily interested in relative latency-i.e., how fast they are trading relative to their competitors. Therefore, "fast enough" is ultimately answered by traders achieving fill rates necessary to reach profitability objectives of their trading strategy. High-frequency and quant traders often correlate fill rates with measured latency. In practical terms, this means that if your fill rates decrease as your latency gets

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