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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.