I planned to have servers in Europe before March 31 but it will be in London, not in Germany. CQG has servers in London, there also a bunch of Fx brokers there, and it's not that far from IB European gateways in Switzerland. I do not have any names of popular brokers/data feed hosting their market gateways in Frankfurt (for retail traders I mean).
@littlecompscigirl, the Eurex gateway is not directly used by retail traders, so its exact location doesn't matter that much .
What matters is where is your trading platform is connected to, where are the market gateways used.
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If I were running a software company in this business segment, I would situate the Eurex gateway at FR2.
But often you will find that your software vendor will place a unified gateway including for Eurex at a suboptimal location like Cermak, Slough, Zurich to reduce their total hosting costs. Sometimes it's an arbitrary location, like how Reuters loops their data through their Docklands facility.
I think retail consumers have a right to pressurize their vendors to make this environment more competitive.
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