The case for modularity and interoperability

Key findings 

  • Optimized—Almost half (47%) of respondents believe their entire trade lifecycle to be significantly optimized (automated, transparent and auditable), while just under one-third (30%) reported that parts of their trade lifecycle are automated, although they have no plans right now to improve their levels of automation.
  • Front-office systems—43% of respondents reported having a single, integrated multi-asset trading platform (albeit with limitations), while 27% have deployed modular trading platforms.
  • Greatest challenges relating to their trading technology—40% of respondents cited their systems’ inability to add support for new markets/instruments, while 30% cited a user interface that lacks integration, intuitiveness and configurability.