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Tier 1 Investment Firm


"We didn't know if we could accomplish everything the traders wanted, but 3Forge made it possible!"


Managing Director of IT


The rundown

The rundown

Broker choices and trading strategies couldn't keep up with changing market conditions. Additionally, internal systems couldn't handle volume, velocity and variety of data. The company believed that even if they found a BI tool that could, that tool wouldn't be able to integrate into their existing plant. The best way to reduce slippage was to have a tool to perform ad hoc analysis and modify trading strategies in real-time. This analysis would require crossing this information with their own proprietary data streams and market data streams.

The technical need

    • World
    • To look at the current status of the executions of an order as opposed to the orders themselves.

    • Clock
    • To see a variety of market data streams, proprietary data streams and historical data stores.


    • History
    • Transparency in all asset classes including FX and FI.

    • Wrench
    • Integration with the firm's existing analytics.


    • Gear
    • Real-time market data approaching 60 thousand updates per second and no latency or overhead on the trade plant.

    • World
    • To look at the current status of the executions of an order as opposed to the orders themselves.

    • Clock
    • To see a variety of market data streams, proprietary data streams and historical data stores.


    • History
    • Transparency in all asset classes including FX and FI.

    • Wrench
    • Integration with the firm's existing analytics.


    • Gear
    • Real-time market data approaching 60 thousand updates per second and no latency or overhead on the trade plant.


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  • The AMI difference

    AMI integrated with their system by ingesting drop copies of in-house orders and executions. After developing an in-house TCA tool using AMI, they can better monitor and finesse trades, decipher market reaction to specific traders, assess outliers in broker data and have more control in order routing and venue choice. Traders can see alerts and modify orders, algorithm parameters or a number of other parameters. In real-time, trading activity can be sorted, filtered and prioritized. Users see basket level summaries - with instant drill-downs - to see slippage, trade details and other key metrics to facilitate quick decisions.

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