Tough Times Ahead for the Broker-Dealer


A few months ago, technology vendor Fidessa released a whitepaper that dealt with the future evolution of the brokerage model. In terms of technology, they said in an accompanying piece, a dynamic approach was required, as with business as a whole. Brokers would have to become smarter in order to survive.

Having spoken with several this week, though, it's not clear exactly how some will survive. Voice-based brokers, some of whom deal with significant buy-side clients, are struggling with the

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