C and C++ languages are everywhere around you, in every tools you’re using (smartphones, computers, even Java is writing in C 😊 …). It’s a basis hard to master but he will be faithful and will give you all his power no matter the challenge you want to raise.
Execution performance and metaprogramming are the principal reasons which make it essential for high frequency trading. C++ is one of the two languages of high intensive calculation (risk calcul and pricing).
Given the basis of code legacy and the few resources available on the market, learning C++ is a good way for having new opportunities, especially at Invivoo.