04 Apr 2016

LATENCY AND FX – WHY IT STILL MATTERS

E-Forex magazine recently sought the expert opinion of BSO’s CEO Michael Ourabah to shed light on the importance of latency in the FX community.

In every industry, there is always a milestone moment when network latency decreases in importance and is replaced by other IT purchasing considerations – for example, network reliability, overall cost, risk management or security.

For the international FX community, this moment has yet to occur. The world of automated cross-regional trading operates differently to most asset classes. This is because of the intrinsic link between lower latencies and financial advantages. There are very few comparative commercial events where a single millisecond can have such a powerful impact.

Michael goes on to discuss the opportunities and challenges of emerging markets, the influence of latency in FX and why latency matters more than you think.

Read the full article in the April edition of e-Forex.