Featured post

Fixed Income Trading: New venues ( How many Fixed Income trading venues are there? )

How many Fixed Income trading venues are there?  [155]  A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income t...

Friday, 16 June 2017

Disaster Recovery, von Moltke and Schrödinger

Further to our earlier post FIX, Electronic Trading and Disaster Recovery it's worthwhile to emphasis some points.

Helmuth Von Moltke was a Prussian general and military theorist who followed in the footsteps of Carl von Clausewitz (as an aside, if you can invest the time, reading "On War" is a powerful experience).  One of his famous aphorisms was:

"No plan survives contact with the enemy"

Friday, 9 June 2017

FIX, Electronic Trading and Disaster Recovery

An often overlooked part of Electronic Trading implementations is the world of high availability/disaster recovery/business continuity.

Why?  Simply put, because it's hard and expensive.  Let's look at this more closely...