Algo trading set to grow but clearing must meet the challenge, says market
Algorithmic trading has been a critical driver behind the rise
in exchange volumes in the last few years, but the increase in
automated trading presents a challenge to clearing operations,
senior market participants said on April 30.
Speaking at a roundtable on the future of derivatives trading,
hosted by algorithmic software provider, Progress Apama, Giles
Nelson, director of technology progress software, said that the
rising exchange traded derivatives volumes had been influenced
by the increased use of algorithmic trading. When you
have a machine to help you, you can trade a lot more
contracts, he said. Those traders who are not using
computer assisted models and execution capabilities will find
it more difficult to cope with the volume of information
currently in the market.
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