William Mitting takes a look inside Stephanie Hammer's Architects of Electronic Trading.
In his introduction to Stephanie Hammer’s
Architects of Electronic Trading, former Deutsche Börse
CIO Michael Kuhn compares the impact of electronic trading in
the financial markets to that of the Industrial Revolution in
the manufacturing sector.
This lofty comparison sets the stage for a fascinating
insight into the Electronic Revolution of trading and where it
is leading. Hammer’s panoramic of the market takes
the form of a series of interviews with leading figures in the
recent development of electronic trading.
Key themes echo throughout the book. Does technology
represent the democratisation of the markets or the creation of
an elite group of high-tech traders? How to maintain effective
risk controls in an age of ever faster trading? Where does the
race to zero latency end? How long does an edge last in
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