The increasing demands of trading participants who operate latency-sensitive trading strategies have resulted in significant growth in Chi-X Europeâs market share in recent months. With its ultra low latency infrastructure, Chi-X Europe is able to offer sub-millisecond trading to co-located participants. However, some participants are demanding significantly tighter integration between their trading engines and the Chi-X Europe matching engine. The TradeSyncâ¢ service will enable participantsâ trading engines to become virtual extensions of the Chi-X Europe matching engine.
Chi-X Europe will offer TradeSync to its facilitate precise time synchronisation between trading and matching engines, precise measurement of trade flow and market data latency, and precise timing of order match events, all to nanosecond precision. The service, which leverages an innovative hardware solution developed by TS-A known as the âapplication tapâ, together with TS-Aâs existing TipOffâ¢ appliance product, will also offer a comprehensive set of performance management, capacity planning and incident diagnosis tools.
TradeSync makes the ground breaking step forwards of enabling precise time synchronisation of trading engines with execution venue time, coupled with the ultra precise measurement of matching engine events. In doing so, TradeSync will highlight the poor timing services currently offered by many other execution venues.
Henry Young, TS-Associatesâ Director of Product Development, says, âWeâre excited that Chi-X Europe shares our vision of the importance that time-related services will play in the future of trading. Whilst the industryâs current pre-occupation with latency minimisation and measurement is an important factor, addressing the impact of multiple time perspectives on the business of trading is the next logical step.â
Florian Miciu, Head of Technology at Chi-X Europe, commented, âSome of our co-located participants, whilst happy with Chi-X Europeâs latency, want to be able to synchronise their trading algorithms to trade matching time for optimal modelling of the market. Whilst many of the component parts that make up TradeSync are already deployed with TS-Aâs investment banking customers, it is TS-Aâs application tap that really makes this solution work for us, enabling the precise timing of software events with negligible performance impact.â
Participants will be able to purchase the TradeSyncâ¢ service as part of the Chi-X Europe offering, and should contact their Chi-X Europe account manager for further details.