Cross product platforms - the drive for optimisation

The demand for trading in multiple asset classes through a single interface is increasing rapidly. Olof Paulson examines the next step in the trading process and the challenges facing vendors.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 11 / Leader / July, 2003

The demand for trading in multiple asset classes through a single interface or application programming interface (API) is increasing rapidly. As a result, an institution's ability or inability to meet demand will be an important differentiating factor over the next few years. Olof Paulson, Head of E-TCM product development, SEB Merchant Banking, examines the next stage in the trading evolution and the challenges facing vendors. BENEFITS Client Rationalize process further Enable broader responsibilities Transparency New opportunities Fewer Legal contracts Increased collateral leverage More advisory from banks One interface/integration (STP) Bigger fish with institution Provider Cross collateral handling Potentially lower systems costs Increased cross selling Ability to offer broader advisory Client focus, less product focus Less interfaces New product mixes/services Joint user support team There are two main discernible drivers behind the trend towards multiple-asset class...continued

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