Low latency trading has exploded in Japan over the last 18 months, particularly with the introduction of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Arrowhead and Tdex trading platforms. The need for low-latency infrastructure and real-time data is now greater than ever. Through extensive research, the Trading Architecture Japan team found that over 90% of local Japanese trading firms (from both the buy and sell-side) are worried about being left behind, particularly when compared to more advanced foreign players. For local firms to be competitive, having a low latency infrastructure is a must. However, most Japanese firms simply don’t have this and are becoming uncompetitive. Technology and infrastructure heads from local Japanese firms have thus been mandated to explore the array of technologies available to them. However, the challenge for these players is that there are too many solutions in this space and they are unsure which ones best suit their needs.
Trading Architecture Japan 2012 brings together over 250 technology and infrastructure decision-makers and introduces them to appropriate technologies in this space.