The buyside is having to take on more responsibilities in
the face of regulatory change and the squeeze on sell-side
firms, a whitepaper by FOW has found.
The whitepaper, run in association with Object Trading,
Commerzbank and G.H. Financials, identifies a transition
underway in terms of the relationship between the buyside and
their sellside providers as part of a restructure of market
infrastructure and service provision.
The changes in market infrastructure and service provision
is impacting different parts of the market in different
Asset managers are having to adjust to lower levels of
liquidity while proprietary trading groups and hedge funds are
taking on greater technology procurement and operational
At the same time, banks that are committed to the market are
innovating to streamline their operations and offering a more
granular but unified service to clients.
Non-bank FCMs are investing in their operations to offer a
wider service to clients.
On both the buy and the sellside, collaboration and a
greater understanding of each other’s business
models is resulting from the changes.
Ultimately, the whitepaper finds that a more transparent,
safer market is emerging but the transition to that market is
causing challenges and increasing complexity and
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