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Reducing Latency in FX: Necessary but a Challenge

For platforms looking to differentiate on the speed of their technology the equation is measured in the scale of the challenge rather than the opportunity. As David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange observes, “You can’t differentiate on speed, but you have to keep in line with the best in the market – and that means cost.”
Liquidity providers have to be able to update their prices as quickly as possible, and likewise, trading venues have to deliver price updates to their customers as efficiently as they can, to facilitate a fair trading environment. “Five years ago market data was being delivered at 100 milliseconds, then more recently it was at 5 milliseconds,” notes Mercer. “At LMAX Exchange we are live streaming and cancel and replace of orders is measured in microseconds, but already people are talking about nanoseconds – and that’s a challenge for us.”

Data Remains the Key Battleground for FX Platforms

Platform providers are becoming more conscious about the value of data, both for their businesses and their clients. Galen Stops takes a look at what this means for the FX industry.I f there is one consistent trend that emerges talking to all of the major OTC FX trading venues in 2019, it is that they’re all keen to emphasise the importance of data, both with regards to how they operate their businesses and how their clients operate theirs. On the one hand, FX trading venues are increasingly looking for ways to package and sell their market data, creating new revenue streams for the business. On the other, seemingly all of them are investing in developing trade analytics tools that will enable users of these platforms to derive greater insights from their trading activity and more effectively evaluate the liquidity and pricing available there.

Data Remains the Key Battleground for FX Platforms

Platform providers are becoming more conscious about the value of data, both for their businesses and their clients. Galen Stops takes a look at what this means for the FX industry.I f there is one consistent trend that emerges talking to all of the major OTC FX trading venues in 2019, it is that they’re all keen to emphasise the importance of data, both with regards to how they operate their businesses and how their clients operate theirs. On the one hand, FX trading venues are increasingly looking for ways to package and sell their market data, creating new revenue streams for the business. On the other, seemingly all of them are investing in developing trade analytics tools that will enable users of these platforms to derive greater insights from their trading activity and more effectively evaluate the liquidity and pricing available there.

DrumG: Using Tomorrow’s Technology to Solve Today’s Problems

It is something of an attention-grabber when someone who builds solutions on distributed ledger technology (DLT) says, “We are not a blockchain company”, however that is exactly how Tim Grant, co-founder and CEO of DrumG, starts our conversation. “We are a company that builds on blockchains; not one blockchain, but the right one – we build ledger appropriate solutions,” he explains. “We would never say ‘our blockchain is better than yours’. What we say is ‘our ability to choose the right blockchain and build on it, is better than yours’ – there’s a significant difference.”

Itiviti Unveils Packaged FX Solution

Trading technology and financial infrastructure provider Itiviti has launched Itiviti FX, a foreign exchange trading solution that the firm says is built for today’s dynamic FX market landscape and designed for compliance with the latest regulatory requirements including MiFID II. 

Using a modular, app-based architecture Itiviti FX combines out-of-the-box FX trading capabilities with flexibility, enabling highly scalable and easily customised solutions. It offers cross-asset trading functionality, including algorithmic trading, distribution service, order and pre-trade risk. It also features a liquidity aggregation service, which allows for mixing of different types of liquidity from multiple sources.

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast roars through a huge range of subjects and features Colin Lambert lamenting the demise of “crazy” hedge funds and Galen Stops questioning how much value there really is in the swathe of market data products coming to the market.
Our two podcasters also take a look at TCA and ask, “does it really add value?” They delve deeper into the real challenges facing corporate treasuries (hint: it’s not execution) and the value, or otherwise, of them using currency overlay programmes; roll through the FX Global Code and into the end of the class action against Deutsche Bank over last look; and end up with exciting news for listeners attending Forex Network Chicago.

Vela Partners with CoinMarketCap

Technology provider Vela, has announced a partnership with CoinMarketCap, a provider of cryptocurrency data, to add cyrptocurrencies to its market data feed service, SuperFeed.
The partnership will provide Vela’s institutional client base with normalised access to the list of more than 1,800 cryptocurrency coins and tokens supported by CoinMarketCap. Vela will integrate CoinMarketCap’s professional API into SuperFeed to enable institutions to access the new data alongside more traditional market data sources.
“With crypto being one of the biggest disruptors in our space today, this agreement fortifies Vela’s entry into this innovative digital currency sector,” says Jen Nayar, CEO at Vela.

Redline and Metamako Team Up

Network device provider Metamako, has teamed up with connectivity provider Redline Trading Solutions to offer an ultra-low latency end-to-end solution for automated traders.
Redline’s InRush market data solution, which provides consolidated market data feeds, now uses Metamako’s network devices to receive data from over 150 global exchanges, offering data fan-out in only 5 nanoseconds.
As a result, the firms say, clients can now obtain normalised market data with the lowest possible network latency for a wide range of asset classes including equities, derivatives, FX, fixed income and commodities.

Integral Adds Crypto Market Data

Integral Development Corp says it is extending its market data offering for cryptocurrencies to include 14 major cryptocurrencies connecting to “all major exchange sources across the US, Europe and Asia including Japan and Hong Kong”.
“An accurate, stable, and reliable reference price is a requirement for any market maker,” says Harpal Sandhu, CEO of Integral. “The Cryptocurrency Market Data Service connects to the most price sources and applies the most advanced price discovery algorithm available.”Integral says the new data service uses algorithms developed with Stanford University.

Fenics Agrees Chinese Data Deal

Fenics Market Data, the market data division of BGC Partners, and China Credit BGC Money Broking Company (CCT-BGC) have agreed to a distribution partnership, whereby Fenics Market Data will exclusively provide CCT-BGC’s Chinese market data products to clients.
Through this agreement, Fenics Market Data is becoming the sole international commercial agent for CCT-BGC’s onshore Chinese data, covering the fixed income, interest rate and FX markets.
CCT-BGC, established by China Credit Trust Co and BGC, is the first money-broking company granted a licence by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in Beijing.