Platform capacity issues raise liquidity concerns

Liquidity providers concerned that ECNs are struggling to cope with amount of data going through venues

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Call for help: liquidity providers say ECNs are struggling to handle the higher number of price updates

A surge in pricing updates from liquidity providers is stretching the processing capacity of a number of secondary trading platforms, some of which have been forced to ask liquidity providers (LPs) to restrict the number of pricing streams and quote updates they provide, FX Week has learned.

The increase in updates has accelerated over the past 12 to 18 months, as primary market data from EBS Market and Thomson Reuters Matching has become up to 20 times faster, forcing last look holding times

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