Laying the Groundwork for Cross-Asset Trading

DWT: What is the necessary technology foundation that firms need to deploy prior to implementing a cross-asset trading platform? How many firms usually have this in place? Margaret Bailey, smartTrade: Most organizations have their foundations in place-generally from legacy single-asset implementations that are still working well for them, to a degree. Currently, firms are in the process of unifying their systems to support cross-asset trading and its complexities, trying to build where they c