The trends

Sell-side equities front office headcounts are levelling off from the radical reductions that followed the financial crisis. Capitals markets consultancy GreySpark expects staffing levels to plateau at roughly 70% of pre-crisis levels by 2020.

Inevitably, this has spurred further automation, with more orders flowing through direct market access (DMA) and algorithmic trading. It has also meant that traders increasingly have to handle more orders. Having different systems for care and automated orders is inefficient, especially where a trade might be under performing in low-touch and needs to be pulled into high-touch care. This convergence of operations calls for a hybrid system that can manage both types of orders in an integrated way.


The case of the cost-effective execution stack

Ofir Gefen, President APAC at Itiviti, discusses trends in automation and low-touch trading. Exploring the impact this has had on firms in terms of technology and costs, he provides his answer to the age-old question: should firms buy or build?

The integration of high and low touch capabilities

This white paper takes an in-depth look at the evolution of low touch trading and its implications for order management technology, exploring the need for fit-for-purpose solutions that provide clients with the quality service that they demand - now and in the future.

Customer expectations

In this blog post, Ismael Sami, Product Strategy Director, Itiviti examines the expectations from buy-side for seamless service to handle high and low-touch orders. Firms want their high-touch providers to be able to access the tools of automated trading if necessary to achieve best execution.

Agency trading case study

In this case study, a joint venture investment bank in mainland China, majority owned by a Tier 1 foreign bank selected Itiviti’s agency trading solution to enhance order management, onboarding and middle office capabilities, to better serve its expanding global client base.

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