In a world where trading firms always need to be one step ahead of the game in the technology race, it is becoming increasingly challenging to balance the demands of innovation with core trading business activities.
A common solution is to look towards getting more hands on deck – but is staff augmentation always the right solution? In many cases trading firms are finding that this challenge can actually be better met by taking advantage of professional services consulting. When faced with this decision, the key lies in asking yourself three key questions:
– Is the project you are embarking on part of your firm’s “core business”?
– How much time would it take for your current team to deliver compared with a professional services organization?
– What kind of costs are associated with staff augmentation vis-à-vis professional services?
Combined, your answers will determine the path that is most likely to benefit your firm for the project in question, as detailed by Kirk Kvist, AVP Professional Services at Itiviti.
Trading Kirk Kvist, Itiviti’s Director of Professional Services for the Americas region, makes the case for and against professional services, outlining instances in which outsourcing can be beneficial vis-à-vis situations in which it is preferable to use internal resources. Essentially it comes down to the three key aspects of any project: scope, time and cost. Is […] September 22, 2017
Trading Chris Anderson, Senior Product Manager at Itiviti, delves into the history of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and the key drivers that have shaped their evolution over time. The video highlights the key points covered in the TED-style talk delivered at FOW Trading Chicago in June 2017. Read more about ETF Trading August 29, 2017
Trading In recent years, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen phenomenal activity and growth. Regulation, product innovation and investor appetite have driven global Assets under management (AUM) to record levels, while also fueling increasing market structure complexity and straining trading platform capabilities across the board. Itiviti, in conjunction with GreySpark Partners, recently engaged in a comprehensive review […] May 18, 2017
Trading Videos from the ETF panel held at FOW Trading Amsterdam 2017. ETFs are big business in the US but elsewhere take-up has been slower. This is now changing as investors seek to gain lower cost exposure to global trends. Regional competition is hotting up as exchanges vie to build regional hubs for ETF trading. But […] May 16, 2017