White Paper: Connecting to Revenue and Breaking the Inertia of the Legacy Model


Connecting to clients quickly and cost effectively is the lifeblood of trading businesses operating in electronic marketplaces. Despite this, the inertia of the legacy model of connectivity continues to reduce times to market and revenues; increase total cost of ownership; and prevent effective cost management.



Connecting to clients quickly and cost effectively is the lifeblood of trading businesses operating in electronic marketplaces. Despite this, the inertia of the legacy model of connectivity continues to reduce times to market and revenues; increase total cost of ownership; and prevent effective cost management.

Trading businesses' infrastructures are intended to generate revenue for them, not handicap businesses from expanding and executing new opportunities. Lucera Connect was designed to put control of client connectivity and networks back in the hands of the business, and remove the costly inefficiencies of the legacy model's remnants. 

Learn how Lucera can connect you to thousands of venues and hundreds of customers, with one single line and one physical click, managable and accessible anywhere at any time, in less than it takes to schedule a meeting with a Head of Connectivity. 

This document examines the current challenges faced by trading businesses operating in and globally connected, electronic trading infrastructure. We examine how the legacy connectivity model has failed to deliver on time to market and total cost of ownership requirements and discuss new trends in technology services that are empowering businesses. Finally, we present an infrastructure solution suited to a modern electronic marketplace, which:

Puts control of connectivity back in the hands of the business

Delivers significant cost savings on network infrastructure

Exposes additional revenue

Reduces connectivity costs enabling bottom line growth



Lucera originally evolved from a high frequency team that was increasingly unhappy with the existing FX electronic trading process. Inconsistent fill rates and latency issues led to a craving for an entirely better system. So, we created it.