With the continued evolution of capital markets, market consolidation is the commonplace order. Smaller technology vendors are being acquired by larger vendors at an alarming rate. The latter are also expanding their offerings through mergers and acquisitions to reduce time-to-market for new solutions and features.
The ability to choose an independent connectivity provider is the ultimate insurance policy.
Over the course of the past 24 months, we have seen billions and billions of dollars change hands, not just from the mergers of tech companies, but financial firms recognizing the need to become more technology focused. To fully comprehend the impact of consolidation in this space, let’s consider the below:
- How does vendor consolidation impact you and your clients?
- Is your client connectivity managed by your OMS provider?
- How confident are you that the risks to your and your clients during a migration have been addressed?
How can you unbundle client connectivity from your OMS provider to protect your firm and your clients?
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George is Head of Product Strategy- Client Connectivity and Data Analytics at Itiviti. Prior to working at Itiviti, George worked as a Managing Director at Convergex, an Agency Broker Dealer, where he was responsible for the Trading Services Division which included Global Trade Support, Global Connectivity, Vendor/Exchange/Broker Relations as well as the CONNEX Managed Services business, which he founded while there. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Towson University.