HFT Demand Increases – Moscow Exchange Launches New Low Latency Connections

The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) has announced the launch of a new derivatives data feed available for co-locations users that are connected to the M1 Data Center, which is operated by Stack Telecom. According to the MOEX, the new service will allow clients to receive trading data 30 times faster than remote connection as well as enabling quicker loading of the firm’s anonymous order log. The new service is aimed at meeting demand among high frequency traders looking for low latency connection solutions with the MOEX.

The news comes as HFT activity has begun to come under greater scrutiny following trading glitches and losses to traders. Nonetheless, interest for faster Moscow data connections remains strong as the MOEX has attracted foreign traders seeking arbitrage opportunities between global exchanges. As a result, firms such as BSO Network Solutions and TMX Atrium have been building point to point private connections between Moscow and Chicago and London to meet demand from traders.

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