FX Risk in the Cloud
e-Forex’s article “Utilizing cloud computing architectures for improved control over risk and FX back-office operations” offers a few views on cloud usage by the Foreign Exchange space. The main just of the article being the value of compute power to calculate FX risk in almost real-time, especially with the increase in HFT:
HFT in FX is a rapidly changing market where strategies need to be adapted to changing market conditions, and hosted solutions provide a suitable alternative
Fund administrators appear to be one area that should be focused on cloud migration, and leveraging the compute resources to understand the risk of the portfolio, and presumably run “what-if” scenarios.