Mostly… fixed income and cross product eTrading

January 30, 2007

Where To Next for Cross Asset Trading ?

Filed under: 2015, etrading — holky @ 7:38 pm

magmasystems looked at the demise of Dresdner’s Digital Markets and asked “what will happen to the dream of cross-asset class trading?”,   specifically posing the question “In these times where everyone is predicting the reduction of traders due to automation, will cross-asset trading be the last field of battle as the silos struggle to maintain their autonomy?”

Last year Citigroup, Goldmans, Merrills and others combined separate Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities groups into single units. As each of these asset classes already has significant ‘e’ presence, the previously silo’d ‘e’ guys working in them are having to quickly evolve to understand and cover more asset classes. So it looks like we can right now just rely on evolution, rather than Revolution, for the guys at the coal face to identify ‘e’ synergies and – given the support of these new broader business groups – for fab new cross-asset class etrading “opportunities” to be developed and exposed to customers imminently.

Joining the dots with asset-classes outside of the FI/FX/commods space at this point, we do of course still need a Revolutionary element 🙂 

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1 Comment »

  1. Indeed Cross Asset Trading is the only viable option in financially amalgamated global markets

    Comment by Alex Spiroglou — May 18, 2007 @ 12:38 pm


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