Alice Botis, Head of Latin American Business Development at Fidessa, discusses how brokers are demanding a multi-location presence in the region, with the technology to match.
Throughout Latin America, firms are replacing legacy vendor
and proprietary systems and investing in customizable,
high-throughput, low-latency trading solutions both to achieve
greater operating efficiency and to provide a solid basis for
competition. In a region with diverse regulations and varying
stages of electronic market access, local and international
players are seeking flexible and reliable solutions backed by
vendors who have the ability to keep up with the increasing
rate of change.
With the implementation of PUMA, a multi-asset trading
platform, in Brazil and the anticipation of Mexico joining the
Andean exchange group, MILA, each region has some very specific
requirements, but there are some common themes emerging. The
first of these is that networks and connectivity have become
key to sustaining growth in Latin America.
A significant percentage of the volume traded is from
international investors, driving the search for powerful global
networks. As more and more international investors want
exposure to Latin America’s markets, reliable and
resilient networks into and out of these markets become
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