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Fusion Systems’ hardware accelerated Raptor Raw goes live on TSE Arrowhead with leading global sell-side firm

August 27, 2013

Tokyo, Japan. (August 27, 2013) – Fusion Systems, a leading provider of Ultra-Low-Latency (ULL) Direct Market Access (DMA) solutions, called Raptor, announced that their newly released product, Raptor Raw, has just gone live on TSE Arrowhead. Raptor Raw is a hybrid software/FPGA solution intended for sponsored access, providing pre-trade, at-trade and post-trade risk management at near-zero latency.

Fusion Systems’ Raptor Raw provides pre-trade protection to member firms. Using Raptor Raw, members can control trading activity at the order level, including prevention of erroneous transactions from reaching the market. Raptor Raw provides a one-way latency of 1.5 microseconds at extreme TPS rates, inclusive of pre-trade risk and compliance checks.

Jonathan Hope, senior partner at Fusion Systems and designer of the Raptor Raw Arrowhead logic, commented “One of the major differentiators of the product is our innovative Arrowhead specific logic, which makes all intervention by Raptor Raw completely transparent to both the client and the exchange. Raptor Raw is therefore the perfect solution for trading clients that want to connect directly to the exchange in terms of both latency and protocol, as well as a strategic tool for brokers to manage risk upstream of existing market gateways. The recent increase in regulatory requirements, especially in Asia, makes this a game changer.”

Huw Rogers, a senior partner at Fusion Systems and chief architect of Raptor, added ”In today’s trading marketplace, where increasingly diverse and widespread regulations are imposed, there is a renewed focus on risk management, specifically on pre-trade risk controls. At the same time, lower latency continues to be important to trading strategies, especially when algorithmic and program trading methodologies are fundamental to customers’ business. We introduced Raptor Raw to help member firms meet full pre-trade risk management compliance”.

With additional customer commitments for further markets throughout Asia, and a roadmap in place for delivery, Raptor Raw provides sell-side firms with exceptional low-latency DMA and risk management for major Asia-Pacific cash and derivatives exchanges and alternative venues.

Raptor Raw feature set and risk management capabilities include:

  • Cumulative portfolio risk filters

  • Margin collateral management

  • Stock and loan inventory management

  • Order state management

  • Short-sell risk filters

  • Advanced order types (pegging, etc.)

  • Algo order support

  • Drop copy

  • Real-time monitoring and control via Flux

  • Failover and full recoverability with no single point of failure

  • Notifications via e-mail for risk limit breaches and warning levels


Raptor Raw – key benefits

  • Speed – Raptor Raw is fast, providing one-way latency of 1.5 microseconds at extreme TPS rates, including all pre-trade risk and compliance checks

  • ZERO disruption to trading during risk breaches – Unique invisible-man-in-the-middle feature, with suppression of breaching orders and insertion of broker reject

  • Real-time monitoring and control – via Fusion Systems’ command and control front-end, Flux


Raptor Flux for Monitoring and Control

Flux is a real-time command and control front-end for electronic trading desks and operational support, enabling monitoring and control, including real-time latency, flow rates, network and system health monitoring.



  • Mass cancel – system wide or client specific

  • Bring up/down client or exchange sessions in real-time

  • Update risk limits & balances intraday

  • Pushed alerts, with easy drill-down navigation

  • Integrated latency reporting and monitoring



  • Provides a global view of all trading activities

  • Allows precise control over multiple levels of internal and client market risk

  • Helps enable improved account and market risk management

  • Provides unified management interface


About Fusion Systems

The Fusion Systems Group provides integrated technology solutions to organizations in several industries, specifically Capital Markets. We specialize in time-sensitive and mission-critical solutions. Our offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Los Angeles are located in the heart of central business districts. We maintain comprehensive technology infrastructure supporting software development teams and server-room hosting facilities at all sites. The Fusion Systems offices are staffed with seasoned developers, infrastructure engineers and support staff pre-positioned for rapid deployment to nearby customers.


While we often orchestrate successful outcomes for our clients by managing other vendors, we do not internally outsource or offshore development or systems support to other organizations. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with premium service levels of professionalism and responsiveness combined with full transparency and local accountability.

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