Integration looms large for buy-side firms deciding on whether to buy or build

As high-speed trading systems become par for the course, asset managers turn their focus to integration capabilities, according to a new study.

It’s the age-old question for technology professionals at financial firms: buy or build? Buying systems off-the-shelf gives standardization and economies of scale; whereas, building in-house provides customization and potentially greater performance. For years, either answer meant compromising on either cost or performance. But now, it seems that the buy side is gradually beginning to converge on an answer: both.

A study released today by research firm Coalition Greenwich suggests that asset

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Refinitiv’s PermIDs: Converting needs into opportunity

Refinitiv’s PermID framework was conceived as a proprietary tool to address an internal challenge around identifying objects in the firm’s information model. Once it had proved its worth, it was rolled out to the firm’s clients to significant success.

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