The trading industry is currently recalibrating its business models concerning sellside derivatives and structured products, aiming to recover from the regulatory changes that occurred during the post-financial crisis as well as the shrinking volatilities in the global cash equities markets.
As businesses experience the constant brawl of the bull and the bear, Buy-side entities are recommending models to traders, based on their Request for Quote (RFQ) data. Mining and analyzing this data, buy-sides will be able to identify trader-behavior and suggest better trading options. On the other hand, sell-sides are offering lucrative prices for trade. Leveraging smart algorithms to spot liquidity and block trading possibilities in the market, entities are adopting tools to enhance the holistic trading and price discovery process.
With the digital transformation penetrating into the small market sector as well, The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and The Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFID II) along with Brexit Planning are in control, implying more investment in business innovation. Operational platforms will enable collaboration between teams, consequently promoting seamless workflows that drive productivity.
All of the trends mentioned will undoubtedly make trading an enjoyable experience. However, with increasing cyber threats security is being considered the foremost objective to be achieved. Global regulators and UK’s FCA are working toward framing steps that would mitigate risks.
While cutting-edge technology ensures quality for the trading industry, it is an uphill task for organizations to decide on one from the wide assemblage of trends. To make this task easier, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts and the editorial board of Capital Markets CIO Outlook has selected a list of trading solution providers.
We present to you Capital Markets CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Trading Solution Providers in Europe - 2019.”