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2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Timely Information

Access to timely information has always been key but in today’s financial markets, the speed at which that information is received and the response to it delivered makes all the difference.  Today transactions are done electronically and the first in line gets what he/she wants.  So how does a trader get first in line.  The trick is to optimize the path of electrics and fibre optics so that there are no hurdles.  Each of the six layers between a trader and the Exchange need to be optimized and there are some simple but highly effective things to do that can make all the difference.  This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Financial Markets

Today financial markets are impacted by global events, and the ability to capitalise on those movements relies on the ability to trade in a low-latency environment.  Delivering market leading connectivity, hosting, network and infrastructure services is the lifeblood of today’s modern financial industry.  ED&F Man Capital Markets has put together a high level paper outlining the key elements of low-latency optimization for traders to enable them to compete in a market where every nanosecond counts.  It reveals that it is not just the tools you use it is the way you use them to remove all bells and whistles that can impact on the speed you can operate at.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Systems

Those who snooze, lose and the same applies in low-latency trading.  Once systems have been designed and deployed, it is crucial that their health is monitored and tracked by a knowledgeable team of IT support technicians who understand the industry. Checks should include monitoring the state of all connectivity, packet loss, interface utilization, and errors should all be tracked real time.  Servers need to be monitored and infrastructure backed up.  If any one component is not monitored 24/7, a trader’s ability to be first to market will be impacted.  This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Hosting Services

The proximity hosting services provided by ED&F Man Capital Markets are backed by an experienced application support team with experts in network design, server configuration and deployment, exchange interfaces, market data services, low-latency optimization and industry standard as well as proprietary trading platforms all backed by an enterprise level of IT and Trading support. By combining all of these elements in a single place, we enable our clients to harness all elements of the low-latency optimization path outlined in this article. Here we only scratch the surface – to learn more, contact the ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure services team.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - End-to-End Optimized Path

A true end-to-end optimized path is a collaborative work between network administrators, server administrators, trading support, and most importantly – the Trader.As long as there has been a market, Traders have fought to be the closest to the deal. The interface has changed, but the underlying race has not. In today’s financial markets, optimizing systems for low-latency trading is key.  There are six key layers to optimize in the path between a trading platform and the Exchange; each has its own challenges and it is essential to ensure that you work with an expert to maximise the advantages you can gain.   

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Good Information Technology

Some markets are more latency sensitive than others and however much you optimize your trading systems, there are no guarantees.  However, one thing is for sure, if you do not optimize for low-latency trading, then you are putting yourself at a significant disadvantage.  By working with a good Information Technology team, it is possible to eliminate common bottlenecks that improve the potential returns from  your trades.  This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Ultra-Low Latency

Ultra-low latency trading involves attacking the issue of optimization from many angles.  With the Operating System, remove all bells and whistles not required to get prices and place orders; with Computer Hardware, the faster, the better; on Local Network Infrastructure, the basic emphasis is on Bandwidth; on Wide Area Network use a private circuit not the internet to run your trade over… and so on.  This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Latency

What is low-latency trading and why does it matter in electronic trading?  Latency is the delay of a piece of data going from A to B.  In today’s financial markets, every second doesn’t count – it is every mili-, micro-, and nanosecond.  It is not simply about buying the fastest Computer Hardware, a trader needs to know how to optimize it for speed such as turning off all the bells and whistles that are not needed to get order and prices in-between a trader’s Execution Plaform and their Computer Hardware.  This high-level guide sets out the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Six Key Layers

The round trip between information becoming available and a trade taking place is critical.  There are a series of steps a trader, CTO, CIO or investor can take to achieving low-latency trading.  On the financial markets, every nanosecond counts – today, a successful trader is not just the smartest, he/she is also the fastest.  Optimizing systems for low-latency trading requires six key layers to be addressed:  Execution Platform, Operating System, Computer Hardware, Local Network Infrastructure, Wide Area Network, and Exchange Matching Engine.  ED&F Man Capital Markets has produced an overview of how to achieve low-latency optimization of these layers.  

2 years ago

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - The Speed

The speed at which a trader is able to react to the market is fundamental to his/her success.  Low-latency trading focuses on optimizing systems to reduce the amount of time it takes for order messages and price data to move between a Financial Exchange’s matching engine and an electronic trading platform.  There are many factors that impact on low-latency optimization such as the distance between the exchange and the trading system, and the efficiency of the architecture of the trading system.  This guide provides an overview of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.