MarketFactory Flash Event Analysis

Click here to watch a 7 min. presentation of our analysis of the GBP/USD flash event from October 7, 2016, including what we learned compared to conventional wisdom.

How MarketFactory can help protect market participants against losses associated with flash events:


  • MarketFactory is connected to 75+ FX venues. Every message on every venue is time-stamped with nanosecond granularity.
  • Warning signs of an impending event may be detected by clients consuming data from MarketFactory.
  • MarketFactory’s low-latency infrastructure and connectivity for market data and placing orders allows our customers to act quickly in the event a pre-crash depreciation is detected.
  • MarketFactory’s pre-trade risk product, Reflector, checks all orders leaving the system, and can be configured to prevent submission of off-market orders.