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Low Latency Trading Platform Design & Development


Hedge Fund


Trading Technology

Asset Class



London; Gibraltar


6 months

The Ask

The client had a co-located trading platform which was no longer competitive. The main goals of the project were to:

  • Analyse and identify bottlenecks in the existing architecture;
  • Improve end-to-end latency; and
  • Advise on the type/location of hardware and the most efficient front-end and trading system.

After an initial analysis of the legacy system, the client decided to build a new platform tailored to specific needs to reduce latency and to ensure existing functionalities
are preserved.


The engagement was broken down into three phases and delivered using GreySpark’s bespoke methodology:

Phase 1 established a baseline through an in-depth audit of the current situation.

Phase 2 analysed areas for improvement and provided options for architecture optimisation and software improvements.

Phase 3 focused on implementation and testing functionality followed by the handover of the new solution to the client.


GreySpark delivered:

  • A bespoke designed and developed trading platform;
  • Full system documentation and performance reports to enable client management of the platform; and
  • Ad-hoc support on an ongoing basis.

GreySpark Delivered Benefits

  • The client received a new platform tailored specifically to its needs and designed in conjunction with the expert advice and experience of GreySpark.
  • Post-implementation analysis proved that the system performed better than similar, off-the-shelf products.
  • The client can rely on GreySpark to provide ongoing L1 to L3 support of the platform.

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