Today’s buy-side firms are challenged by finding new ways to lower the cost of doing business, while increasing returns on trading strategies and boosting AUM. But the velocity of change, or shifts in the markets, has not made this an easy goal to attain. Specifically, buy-sides struggle with:
- Limitations placed on the buy-side business model by brokers, vendors and exchanges, which are holding firms back from achieving competitive differentiation
- Trading system life spans that are rapidly decreasing, calling for constant innovation
- Fragmentation in products, liquidity, cross-border regulations and compliance, causing high costs, and challenges in attaining first-mover advantage
- The impact of lower volatility, which is making it increasingly difficult for firms to compete
- The need to cost-effectively develop portable strategies that can follow capital and volatility around the globe
Follow the links below to learn how buy-sides can address these and other key challenges in order to successfully attain innovation and growth.
Buy-side and sell-side executives discuss the changing Futures market, the effect of regulations in depressing competition, and impediments to innovation and growth.
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Sell-side retrenchment and specialization result in increased operational complexity for the buy-side. Transformation is forcing buy-sides to take control of their technology in new ways.
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Dramatic changes in the financial markets have increased the complexity of running a trading business. Learn what steps buy-sides can take to optimize for resilience. Download Report
A surfeit of new trading venues has augured in a new era of exchange competition with look-a-like contracts launched on new and incumbent exchanges. FOW Magazine gathered a group of CTAs and prop trading firms to discuss the market evolution and the impact on their businesses. Download Article
FOW’s Prop Trading Special Report Prop Idols: The Next Generation Talks Cost, Competition and Opportunity
In recent years, prop trading firms have emerged out of the darkness to become vital liquidity sources. Read this article to get some of Europe’s top traders’ thoughts on the major challenges and opportunities the industry will face going forward. Download Article
Read our key takeaways from the Deltix and Object Trading webinar, “Access, Research, Trade – the ART of Futures Innovation”. Read Blog
There’s no getting around that trading strategy portability is a necessity. A single access infrastructure across markets makes testing & deployment more efficient and increases R&D ROI. Read Blog
In this, the second blog post of our R&D series, Steve addresses how firms are speeding up the velocity or momentum with which they push new ideas through the R&D process. Read Blog
One of the largest investments for today’s buy-side is trading system research & development (R&D). Learn how firms can lower the cost of R&D and increase the ROI of strategies. Read Blog
Interviews and discussions on important topics with Object Trading staff and industry experts. Webinars, video and podcasts. Go to multimedia page.
Listen as Deltix, Object Trading and RCM Alternatives discuss and demonstrate a platform that improves R&D and trade execution. Learn how to back-test, simulate and move a strategy into production all on the same platform. For medium and large CTAs seeking to improve their trading and potentially unlock alpha hidden in inefficient or sub-optimal trade execution. Register Now
Listen to our pre-recorded webinar for a demo of the Deltix Algorithmic Futures Trading Platform integrated with Object Trading’s low latency Direct Market Access Service Platform. Learn how this technology is helping discretionary and systematic traders speed time to market for futures exchanges globally. Listen Now
FOW Magazine and Object Trading partnered up for a discussion about the impact that challenges such as cost pressures, regulatory burdens, fragmenting liquidity, and evolving client demands have on today’s FCMs. Read this white paper for a glimpse into some of the strategies FCMs are undertaking to win buy-side business in the face of these issues. Download White Paper