Post-trade still struggling from underinvestment, but purse strings are opening

Bloomberg, Broadridge, BNP Paribas, and a handful of startups are working to address manual processes in the back office.

When compared with the front office, evolution in the back office has been slow…to say the least. But things are starting to change as more firms realize that although those workflows and systems work today, they may not work as well in the future. As the markets faced greater volatility—in part due to the pandemic, which led to an increase in trading volumes—post-trade systems and workflows are beginning to feel the pressure. 

Over the past year, firms have been innovating to future-proof

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