Trends in e-Commerce and Electronic Trading 2011

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E-commerce no longer just applies to the trading end of the spectrum, but it needs to be across the entire investment life cycle if banks want to maintain their edge. The biggest challenge for the sellside in the future will be to switch from a product and asset class-centric approach to a client focus in order to deliver the best platforms across functions and divisions.

This report found that e-commerce now covers all asset classes, albeit in varying proportions: from a mere 10% in credit default swaps (CDS) to more than 85% in listed futures and options. E-commerce has moved far beyond trade execution. To be competitive, a bank’s offering must now cover the whole investment life-cycle — from pre-trade to post-trade and straight-through processing with prime services becoming the main entry point. The biggest challenge for the sell-side, in order to deliver the best platforms across functions and divisions, will be to switch from a product and asset class-centric approach to a client focus.

Published on: 20 Jun, 2011

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Trends in e-Commerce and Electronic Trading 2011 – Table of Contents

  • 1.0 Key findings and trends
  • 2.0 The scope of e-commerce continues to expand
    • 2.1 Definition of e-commerce
    • 2.2 E-commerce covers the full trading cycle
    • 2.3 E-commerce is multi-channel
  • 3.0 Current importance of e-commerce and expected growth
    • 3.1 E-commerce by asset class
    • 3.2 E-commerce from a client’s perspective
    • 3.3 Expected growth in e-commerce
  • 4.0 The forces shaping e-commerce
    • 4.1 The industry is organised in silos with systems that tend to be product-oriented
    • 4.2 E-commerce is primarily a technology offering
    • 4.3 Clients are increasingly demanding
    • 4.4 New regulatory environment
  • 5.0 Building an e-commerce strategy
    • 5.1 Changes in trading technology
    • 5.2 Organisational maturity model
    • 5.3 Best practices for defining an e-commerce strategy
  • 6.0 Appendix – The Abbreviated History of Electronic Trading
    • 6.1 Equity market
    • 6.2 Foreign Exchange Market
    • 6.3 Derivatives Market