At the core of the D3 system lies D3 elements, the communication tool for all incoming and outgoing rates. It allows you to connect seamlessly to financial services from Thomson Reuters® and Bloomberg® or to single dealer platforms like Deutsche Bank Autobahn™ or Barclays BARX™ .
D3 elements uses the open and de-facto industry standard of the Financial Information eXchange (FIX®) protocol which gives you access to a wide range of sources while guaranteeing fast speed to markets. Additionally, you gain full control over the fully-guided setup of new market instruments.
To guarantee a stable and reliable market data stream, D3 elements constantly monitors the import of such data, providing you with double-checked values that you can trust. No off-market price will pass your own specified conditions.
Next to monitoring, D3 elements also normalizes your inputs, beginning with a solid calendar calculation and being concluded by adding comprehensive status information. No matter what source you intend to use – you will find a consistent look and feel throughout all D3 applications.
Once you are ensured you are working with correct rates, you can take them to the next level: The brand-new Collections let you compile rates of your choice with an unprecedented flexibility to lay the foundation for your own custom rates. Intelligently select or blend rates, exclude anomalies, apply individual weightings – all in one place. And finally generate multiple custom rate instances by activating various calculation strategies. The result is a profoundly refined rate that accurately represents the market situation.
When it comes to rate export after fitting your FX and MM curves, D3 elements takes over again. Whether you choose the TREP platform from Thomson Reuters, the standardized FIX® protocol or the highly efficient Streaming API – D3 elements serves internal clients or external e-trading platforms on a 24/7 operation basis.
The good news is: D3 elements now allows you to bypass the curve construction process entirely. In this standalone mode, you can forward normalized rates from various feeds and even calculated custom rates right away, ensuring ultra-low latencies.
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