Mostly… fixed income and cross product eTrading

March 2, 2007

Direct buyside involvement in FPL / FIX

Filed under: etrading, FIX — holky @ 7:27 pm

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  1. Is that the right combination of member firm types?
  2. Should there be more buyside involved in the committees and contributing directly – helping steer fix to ensure it addresses their real pain points and strategic aims?
  3. Or is the buyside voice sufficiently and accurately heard through the vendors?
  4. Or don’t the buyside actually care?
  5. Or don’t they know that they care, because its not something they are directly involved with?
  6. How many buyside firms – larger in size than the small firms who can qualify to get in for free – aren’t involved because there is a cheque to write – whereas they could commit some time, which would be useful if the answer to qustion 2 was yes
  7. repeat from question 3 on….
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1 Comment »

  1. Wow! Well my two simple observations are:
    First, 2007 membership is down from 2006….not a great sign but looks minimal & could be explained by consolidation, & secondly Buyside membership has essentially been around the same level for 8 years!

    Kind of proves what you hear anecdotally….the buyside see STP as important but to what degree? I still think they need to be pushed or incentivised somehow – righly or wrongly.

    Comment by waratah — March 4, 2007 @ 3:03 pm


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