Buy-side use of equity derivatives outpaces automation

Long-only buy-side firms and hedge fund managers report greater use of exchange-traded equity derivatives such as options and futures for hedging and leverage, but technologies available to automate trading and processing of these instruments have yet to catch up with demand.

A recent report by financial services consultancy Tabb Group entitled Exchange-traded equity derivatives: The buy-side's increasing exposure, explains that as investment managers have taken on more advanced risk

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