In the second part of our investigation, FO Week asks industry figures more questions about the first year in the life of Eurex's venture in the US, and what lies in store for the exchange. Interviews by Jim Kharouf and Elliott Aykroyd
Much is made about Eurex's electronic trading
platform not being as advanced as some of its competitors. What
are your thoughts about its performance and reliability? Is the
Eurex technology good enough for market users
Alan Zavarro, head of global futures, ABN
Amro: We do enormous business on Eurex and we don't
hear that Eurex technology is antiquated. Having said that, it
is an older system and the most recent technology is always
considered the best technology. We are not hearing Eurex is
tremendously inferior to the other systems.
Bill McGowan, md, Interactive Brokers: I'm
not the best person to comment. But if you look at the changes
with e-CBoT, is there enough of a differential in technology
for someone to change venue? I'm not so sure that's the
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