In today's electronic markets, billions of dollars are changing hands in milliseconds. Thanks to the professional investors, who trade seamlessly across geographical markets and asset classes. They are using the automated trading strategies based on algorithms to maximise profit.
These profound changes, combined with an unprecedented bull market in stocks, have created a massive explosion in trading activity, which threatens to overburden the information systems that process client orders to buy and sell investments at banks and brokerages. With the alarm bells sounding, these financial services firms have begun to invest in new technologies to build trading platforms capable of handling a quantum increase in transactions.
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