The second annual eCommerce research paper complied by GreySpark’s Capital Markets Intelligence team – “Trends in e-Commerce and Electronic Trading 2012” – was launched recently at a media roundtable event, which attracted key titles from buy-side and sell-side publications.
The main topics discussed by the media following this event were based around the key offerings of the brokers and how this needs to evolve, as well as looking at how impending regulations are forcing banks to diversify their e-platforms into new asset classes in order to stay competitive.
GreySpark managing partner Frédéric Ponzo added: “Dealers’ focus within their e-commerce strategy is switching from execution to post-trade services. Protecting your franchise is seen as an important driver. Dealers want to automate as many functions as possible for their clients to reduce cost-per-trade.”
Additionally the report found that for the smaller players on the sell-side, the key to aligning their e-commerce strategy with their core client base was by offering a broader range of products on one platform to a narrower base of investors.
Key coverage of the report appeared in the following outlets:
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