The team at Devexperts works side by side with our team to ensure that our IP and customizations are delivered within a short time frame and with enterprise quality.
The main challenge for Alpha Capital Markets (ACM) was to quickly make their way into the highly competitive business of multi-asset liquidity provisioning. As a non-bank market maker with unique intellectual property amassed over the last two decades, implementing this in an efficient and short time frame was critical. In order to get there, they needed technology with the most advanced set of dealing settings and risk management features. In addition, they had to find a vendor familiar with the business challenges of a liquidity provider. The vendor was also required to understand which software components should be deployed in the first place to make the whole thing work. In order to avoid sacrifices in product quality or production time, the apparent solution to the company was licensing a ready-made technology from someone they trust. This started a new cycle of collaboration between the Alpha Capital Markets team and Devexperts.
The core of the solution that Devexperts provides to Alpha Capital Markets is DXtrade Enterprise, a multi-asset trading platform. It is a full-stack technology consisting of customer-facing GUIs for web, mobile, and desktop, dealing, risk management, and back office integrations with the client’s internal portals. ACM then took this platform and integrated ACM’s unique intellectual property revolving around pricing, order management, surveillance, and order execution into DXtrade Enterprise. ACM and the Devexperts team worked side by side in an Agile-like environment.
To ensure that the time-to-production criterion is met, Devexperts customized an existing proprietary technology. This customized technology was suitable for the business strategy of both an OTC liquidity provider and a B2B trading platform vendor. Among the assets that can be traded on the platform, there are Spot FX, CFDs, and Spread Bets.
To effectively integrate the platform with retail brokers, Devexperts had to provide a high-performance FIX gateway solution. In the infrastructure of Alpha Capital Markets, FIX gateway supports a massive order flow. This order flow comes from dozens of brokers that use off-the-shelf products from other renowned vendors and proprietary platforms. To ensure such an intense order flow is processed, Devexperts has also provided flexible order routing and execution solutions.
Market making is extremely sensitive to latency. To this end, the customer emphasized the importance of fine-tuning order processing. The system was so complex that our engineering team invested in a full-blown custom latency monitoring system that could present each stage of order execution separately. That allowed us to find all the bottlenecks and address them. We also implemented a new process for regular performance testing, which helped ensure no latency issues were introduced before changes went live. We achieved and kept an ultra-low latency despite the growing number of orders and instruments.
As dealing and risk management operations are crucial to liquidity providers, the solution incorporates dynamic A/B/C-Book order distribution by client profile, instrument, trading session, and many more categories.
The resulting solution provided by Devexperts is a multi-asset trading platform for the OverThe-Counter market, which:
- supports thousands of instruments
- operates in both institutional and retail modes
- includes a REST API for B2C connections
- is capable of processing thousands of orders per second with a daily turnover of billions of USD
- has an established onboarding process for FIX API partners