Exante recently took part in the annual Moscow ALGO-2014 conference that gathers leading experts in the field of algorithmic trading from Russia, Europe and the US. Attendees listened to informative presentations by Roman Sulzhyk, Managing Director of Derivatives Market at the Moscow Exchange, Brennan Carley, Global Head of Elektron Transactions and Platform at Thomson Reuters, Claudia Quinones, research Fellow at Bloomberg and many others. Among guests were bankers, brokers, developers of robots as well as software designed for algorithmic trading.
Even though opinions are split over the general attitude towards algorithmic trading in the financial industry, the conference debated over the already existing success of HFT-robots in Asia bringing up to 75% of trading volume. Moreover, many speakers highlighted that currently any professional trader incorporates algorithmic tactics into his strategy.
Anatoliy Knyazev, Exante’s co-founder and executive director, represented the company at the conference. He joined delegates from EBS and Thomson Reuters in the session “World currencies” to discuss key differences between the FX and exchange market. Knyazev stated that speed limit of data transfer, introduction of of the minimal time of orders existence and widening price increment can become unexpected issues forcing to reconsider the trading strategy.
In addition, following the already well-established tradition, Exante treated the conference guests to delicious snacks from various countries where the company opened an office: Russian, Latvia, Malta, Holland and Singapore. The most popular one Dutch cheese that is currently not being imported to Russia.