Increased trading volumes, compressed margins, and the nature of the fixed income trading desk becoming more multi-asset has changed the dynamic of automation from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must have’. As a result, enhancing automation capabilities on the desk has swiftly moved to the top of the priority list for many European buy side heads.
To better understand how European buy side leaders are embracing automation across rates trading, The Finance Hive and Tradeweb hosted a digital boardroom for a select group of head traders and technologists to brainstorm, benchmark and share experiences.
The report that was commissioned as a result of this session covers the following key topics:
- Where to start and how to develop
- Bespoke rule customisation
- Reliable pre-trade pricing
- Embracing interest rate swaps automation
As trade sizes increase through automation, I am confident that this will lead to greater adoption as comfort with automation use grows. I also envisage greater specialisation in rule-building using python and better integration with OMS and EMS systems, which will be huge enablers for increased use of automation on the buy side.”
Head of Trading, Portfolio Manager, Pinebridge Investments
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