When it comes to handling special products, a lot is said about how they should be managed (we even dedicated a whole blog post last month about it. You can read it here) but it appears that not many companies talk about WHO is handling the product.
One of the most common headaches for a company’s procurement department is launching an RFQ. The objective is always to achieve cost savings, efficiency and compliance, but it’s not so hard to lose the north when you have a lot of information to analyze and consider. The easiest solution is, of course, to outsource the handling of the RFQ, but selecting the company to achieve that task seems as hard as the task itself.
As an HFT, relying on the smallest margins of time, even a tiny increase in speed can be worth big money. If you work in HFT, you’re always looking for an advantage; an improved algorithm, a better distributed storage method, better network hardware, or a faster CPU with more cache. The technology changes all the time and you need to stay out front. But you already know that!