The last decade has produced a remarkable transformation in the front office - especially from a buy-side perspective - although current trends suggest that operations and risk management will hold the spotlight over the next 10 years. More than ever, back-office teams need to develop operational procedures underpinned by solid technologies in order to address investors' needs, adapt to a changing market environment, anticipate new regulations and manage counterparty risk. It's a significant but not insurmountable challenge. Victor Anderson , editor of Buy-Side Technology, finds out more from four industry experts
Victor Anderson: Let's set the scene in terms of the changes we've witnessed during the course of the last decade in the financial services industry. We've seen: -The industry yielding significantly greater trade volumes through practices such as high-frequency trading -Buy-side firms engaging in multi-asset and cross-asset trading strategies -A rise in popularity of complex financial instruments...
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