Eholzer was previously head of Eurex Trading IT and in charge of the the Eurex and Xetra technology road maps. He was project manager for Eurex's new trading platform that went live in December 2012 and has continued to roll out the project in stages. He was also responsible for performance monitoring and capacity planning as well as for design changes of the Eurex and Xetra trading systems.
Eholzer joined Eurex in 2007 as head of the Eurex Trading Technology Roadmap that resulted in the delivery of interfaces for order management and market data.
He started his career at Deutsche Boerse Group, the owner of Eurex, in March of 1998 and became head of Eurex Trading IT in April 2013. Previously he was executive director, head of trading system design at Eurex.
From 1995 to 1998, Eholzer worked as a research associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Bonn in 1995.
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Wolfgang Eholzer, head of Eurex Trading IT, has seen his share of technology changes to exchange platforms. The latest, and biggest of his career, was the creation of a brand new trading platform for Eurex, called T7.
In this video, Eholzer spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about building the new system and the thought process that went into the project, which has been rolled out gradually beginning in December 2012 and is now complete. In Eholzer’s view, the goal for T7 was to deliver three major benefits: more capacity, lower latency and improved functionality. While most exchanges like to tick off those three items, Eholzer said a lot of thought went into that. For one thing, the goal was “to make life easier for our members.”
The feedback on the new platform has generally been very positive, he said. The system is very stable and the technology is living up to its billing. On average, the system is 14 times faster than the prior platform. For options trading, trades are executed up to 40 times faster and four times faster on futures trades.
Next up, Eurex has one major upgrade this fall, on its market data interface. For futures, it will feature an order-by-order feed so members can see individual orders. Next year, Eholzer will focus on the next big task at hand – a replacement of the Eurex Clearing platform, which is due in mid-2014. The goal is to make its clearing platform more flexible and robust as well. A good idea given the push of OTC products through clearinghouses. 
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