3To succeed today, sell-side firms MUST shed operational complexity, especially in exchange connectivity infrastructure. Otherwise, they’ll be unable to execute on strategic innovation. Once they shed complexity by simplifying infrastructure, data becomes cleaner and more accessible, empowering firms to reduce operational costs and innovate. Object Trading sponsored a study that included interviews with senior executives from trading, clearing and prime brokerage firms. It focused on how sell-sides are dealing with trading and risk management complexity. The study uncovered how firms can:
- Lower costs by simplifying exchange connectivity
- Mitigate risk with a pre-trade view of exposure
- Simplify regulatory compliance
- Speed up on-boarding for both customers and exchanges
- Focus business and technology teams on innovation
Follow the links below to read valuable insights gained from our research and to view other relevant resources.
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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This research report discusses market access and the pre-trade risk management limitations faced by the sell-side. Learn how simplifying exchange connectivity and associated risk controls can help your firm innovate and compete in the current marketplace. Download Report
Why firms should not wait for regulators to mandate improved risk controls. Better pre-trade risk enforcement is better for business. This article discusses the benefits firms gain when they normalise their exchange connectivity and pre-trade risk controls. Read Article
With competition at an all-time high, sell-sides need new customer-centric ways to differentiate themselves while remaining profitable. This article by Steve Woodyatt explores these challenges and offers firms a strategic plan of attack. Read Article
Before the financial crisis, large sell-sides tended to build everything in-house, including market access infrastructure. But today, this approach is becoming far too costly. Learn how sell-sides can benefit from using one gateway provider for market access. Read Blog
Regulators are pushing for a standardised risk controls. But many brokers agree that a cookie-cutter approach to risk won’t work given sell-sides’ differing business models and client goals across markets. Read Blog
Many sell-sides’ IT teams are absorbed with constant fire fighting merely to keep systems up and running. In the first blog of this two-part series, we explain how normalising market access can alleviate this burden, while helping brokers competitively differentiate their services. Read Blog
In blog two of our series, we discuss how consolidating the number of exchange connectivity gateways can help firms lower operational costs and create a more effective approach to pre-trade risk constraints. Read Blog
Interviews and discussions on important topics with Object Trading staff and industry experts. Webinars, video and podcasts. Go to multimedia page.
Listen to this pre-recorded webinar to hear Object Trading, Futures & Options World and leading industry experts discuss how to turn market proliferation into a unique selling proposition for your business. Listen Now
FOW Magazine and Object Trading partnered to host 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 to get the highlights. Download White Paper