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Eurex benefits from entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch market

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Jasper Anderluh
By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Delegates at the Opalesque Netherlands Roundtable, sponsored by Eurex and Taussig Capital, looked at the role of Eurex in the Dutch market. Jasper Anderluh, Principal and CEO, HiQ Invest explained that as a trading fund, they have started to rent infrastructure to access all the different markets. "But we soon found out that we couldn't rely on external providers for our trading. For example, if your provider now and then sends you prices of zero, there is something wrong with that. In the end, we built everything ourselves, that means we run and maintain a whole technical infrastructure from exchange connection to strategy design and execution for 65 exchanges. Our infrastructure is co-located in several datacenters all over the world. At this time, we are doing this with a team of 25 people, and we are hiring 10 more."

Anderluh explained that his firm is renting out the exchange connectivity and the execution capability of this infrastructure to other hedge funds, basically, he said, to all the big hedge funds in the Netherlands. "Of course, they do not get the algorithmic part of our infrastructure; but they can send an order to Chicago or to Osaka, wherever they like, and our systems wi......................

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