Live Webcast: Latency: It’s Not Just About Speed Anymore
30/4/2015 | 7 AM San Francisco 10 AM New York 3 PM London
Abstract: For an ever-decreasing number of the most latency-sensitive firms whose strategies depend purely on speed, the absolute lowest latency is essential. However, a growing portion of trading firms—realizing that their activities don’t require the overkill of ultra-low .latency, along with the associated costs and technological burden—are settling for “good enough” latency that fits the performance requirements of their trading strategies, where low latency is still important, but as part of a broader overall skillset, rather than to compete on raw speed alone. In short, the value of low latency is no longer measured by just how fast you are, but what you do with that speed. Therefore, this webcast will explore:
The current state of play in the low latency arms race across different asset classes, firm types and trading styles. What levels of latency are acceptable, for whom, and for what purpose?
In what areas do meaningful levels of latency still exist, and how can firms identify and address these? What new processes and technologies are being deployed to remove these latencies, and how affordable/practical are these? Which areas deliver the best/worst return on investment?
It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it: Once you’ve established an acceptable level of latency for your company or role, what do you leverage that to achieve? What analytics or value-added services depend on/benefit most from low underlying levels of latency, and how does low latency contribute to/impact their effective operation?
Moderator: Max Bowie, Editor, Inside Market Data
Richard Bell, eFX Project Manager, BNP Paribas
Patrick Kuster, Head of Business Development for Enterprise Services, EMEA, Thomson Reuters