What brokers want: Technology, reliability and interoperability

This whitepaper, created by WatersTechnology in association with ION Markets, sheds light on the extent to which brokers make use of single, integrated front-office platforms, their technology sourcing/development preferences, their most acute front-office operational and technology challenges, what they value most in a trading technology partner and the specific technologies they would implement in an ideal world.

Key findings include:

  • Thirty-eight per cent of respondents rely on in-house-developed/proprietary front-office tools to manage their trading and communication functions, while 34% opt for a blend of third-party and proprietary tools.
  • In terms of what respondents most value in a prospective trading technology provider, reputation and industry track record was the by far the most popular option, selected by 69% of respondents.