Appendix A. QuickReturns Ltd.

QuickReturnsLtd. is the sample company we use throughout this book to explain the concepts of the WCF. This appendix contains the high-level architecture that we have created.

The following is a simplified model of an equity trading market and its participants. We have combined some of the roles in order to simplify the perspective. This model is not meant to replicate a real interorganizational structure; it's just a basic representation for demonstration purposes.

The following are the primary participants, along with a general description of what services they provide or expect from other participants:

Asset manager: This is an individual providing portfolio management and issuing trades to buy or sell stock through ...

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